• Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014


    Ride where Washington rode

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Find Superlative Square Slices at LoDuca Pizza

    As the birthplace of American pizza, New York can be a cheesy, saucy utopia. In this column, we'll highlight neighborhood pizzerias with staying power. If there's 00 flour, so be it, but the only prerequisite is that these places have been serving their neighborhoods for more than a few years. Have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Doppelgangaz: "We Hold Dipset Near and Dear to Us"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] After dropping the marvelous HARK last year, the Doppelgangaz have opened their 2014 account with this week's 11-track Peace Kehd project. It's another fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Miss Lily's Bottles Their Jerk-Chicken Sauce

    The city's finest jerk chicken is in Brooklyn's Flatbush, but Caribbean luncheonette Miss Lily's has a few admirers for the tender jerk it serves on West Houston. Those with access to grills this summer should know the restaurant is joining the ranks of New York sauce peddlers such as Rao's and laun ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2013

    Cathedral Is A Haitian House of Worship

    A small restaurant shines bright on Church Avenue

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Wylie Dufresne Opens Alder in East Village; Desnuda Opens in South Williamsburg

    Wylie Dufresne has caused quite a stir with the opening of Alder, his new restaurant on Second Avenue. The hotspot opened last Thursday and was the newest East Village restaurant to warrant waiting lines around the block. Dufresne told Flo Fab, "It's not meant to be a destination, like wd-50." Inste ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2013

    Everybody Wants a Piece of Kimani Gray

    How a boy's death became street theater in Flatbush

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    "Harlem is the Mecca of the World!": Bodega BAMZ Introduces His Latin Trap Movement

    "I'm from Spanish Harlem and the story has never been told from my 'hood," says Bodega BAMZ, the uptown rapper who's plotting to write his own chapter in hip-hop's history with his Latin trap movement. The cornerstone of BAMZ's come up so far is Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., the 'Pac-style mixtape he dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    So-Called Modesty Committees Bully Businesses, Cyclists

    It's typical for people in Orthodox Jewish communities to dress conservatively; you'll often see women in long-sleeved tops and full skirts or men in pants and high-collared shirts strolling through southern Brooklyn. What's unusual is the lengths some will go to make sure their neighbors follow t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 17, 2012


    Championship boxing at Barclays Center

  • Voice Choices

    August 22, 2012


    Action Bronson cooks up fun

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Lana Del Rey's Top Six Hip-Hop Connections

    She's no longer an Internet phenomenon, but the moody singer Lana Del Rey has turned into something of an infatuation for rappers, who are more than eager to collaborate and canoodle with her. In honor of her headlining a series of shows at Irving Plaza this week, here's a short list of her notable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Who's Getting Foreclosed on in Brooklyn Tomorrow? A Grumpy Chinese Restaurant

    The Voice is starting a new feature several times a week. As foreclosures continue unabated across the nation, the Voice will be profiling the foreclosures that happen every week right here in the five boroughs. We'll be looking closely at the properties facing foreclosure, the public auctions where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Children Of The Night Wave The New York Flag On Queens... Revisited

    "I find myself walking to work and I can see the sun rise right over Queens Boulevard, and I say to myself, why hasn't Queens gotten a trophy in a very long time? I mean, I feel like we deserve to shine right now, don't we? We got a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful team and I can see us parading down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Live: Slaughterhouse (Minus Joe Budden) Satisfy The Faithful At Best Buy Theater

    Slaughterhouse w/Flatbush Zombies Best Buy Theater Thursday, March 29 Better than: Spending the next few nights in the bookings alongside Joe Budden. There's Joell Ortiz. Here comes Crooked I. Royce just bopped onstage... but where's... uh oh. "Where's Budden at?" shouted the tipsy Nets hat next t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Miss Lily's Bake Shop's Jamaican Beef Patties

    Downtown Manhattan is seriously lacking in Caribbean pastry shops. This may not mean much to some, but other people don't want to have to hop the train to Flatbush just for a snack. Luckily for that second group Miss Lily's Bake Shop (132 West Houston Street; 646-588-5375) now has the downtown patty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Forty-Year-Old John Lindsay Campaign Billboard Uncovered in Flatbush

    John Lindsay was the mayor of New York City from 1966 to 1973. That's definitely far enough in the past that you'd think his campaign materials would be long gone. Check out this photo, though: That's a Lindsay campaign billboard from the late 60s, recently uncovered on the corner of Bedford and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    M50 Bus Wins "Slower Than a Lawnmower" Acclaim

    According to this year's annual "Pokey" award, the slowest local bus route in New York City is the M50, which travels crosstown on 49th and 50th Streets between First and Twelfth Avenues, clocking in at just 3.5 miles per hour at noon on a weekday, according to Straphangers Campaign staff and volunt ... More >>

  • News

    October 19, 2011

    Stoops to Conquer

    Ode to a Brooklyn neighborhood

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Brooklyn Begets Another Market​What would summer in New York be without another market to ply the masses with artisan cupcakes and silk-screened onesies? It wouldn't be summer in New York at all, particularly for Urban Space, the specialty retail market developer that's planning to open a new market on F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Taro Sushi's New Flatbush Avenue Outpost Is Open

    ​Earlier this month, we were excited to learn that Taro Sushi, a much-loved, miniscule Park Slope fixture, was expanding to a larger location on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks Place. The restaurant projected a late-September opening, and according to Here's Park Slope, it has come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Ed Cotton In at Plein Sud; Massimo De Francesca In at Nios

    ​Ed Cotton, formerly of BLT Market, will be the executive chef at Frederick Lesort's new Tribeca brasserie, Plein Sud, set to open next month. [NY Times] Massimo De Francesca, who was previously at Domaso, just outside D.C., will take over the kitchen at Nios, and is planning such new menu it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Shayquan Davis, Suspected Flatbush Rapist, Arrested

    ​Police announce they have apprehended Shayquan Davis, the young man sought for a sexual assault on a 17-year-old woman in Flatbush last Wednesday. The assailant also took her purse. They found Davis today in a basement apartment on East 91st Street in Brooklyn. Davis was originally though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Get Your Haitian Goodies at Flatbush's Ultimate Bakery

    ​ You know you've hit the bakery jackpot when the counter is manned by old ladies in housedresses, as it is at this bombastically named Haitian bakery in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Puffy white breads, cookies, pastry, and cakes line the display case, and a pile of the Jehovah's Witness screed, The Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Chicken-Fried Chicken Livers from Cornbread Diner and Tipsy Parson

    ​​ If the current fixation with all foods cholesterol-laden and comforting brings about a chicken-fried chicken liver renaissance, all that superfluous mac-and-cheese will have been worth it. They're elemental and delicious, entry-level offal. The crisp, rugged batter contrasts nicely wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Pix from Ambiance, a Haitian Restaurant in Canarsie, Brooklyn

    ​Djon djon rice is a Haitian homestyle specialty, rice boiled with spindly black mushrooms native to the island along with baby lima beans. While Hatian restaurants in town were originally concentrated in Flatbush and East Flatbush, a fanning out of the Haitian population in Brooklyn has resu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    10 Brooklyn Restaurants Worth Going To; Eater Founders' Favorites

    ​Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: Download Dinowalrus' "Electric Car, Gas Guitar"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Ted Gordon​Brooklyn ecstasy-noize troupe Dinowalrus crawl out of the teeny-tiny opening Animal Collective and Black Dice have made for fluttery textures, ambient suckscapes, and incoherent blare-chan ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2009

    How to Be a Japanese Reggaephile

    Step one: Move to Kingston or Brooklyn, and try not to get killed

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Cider Scene at Flatbush Farm

    Flatbush Farm's Basque Cider Festival last night featured plates of Basque peppers and Idiazábal cheese. The cider itself--Sarasola Sagardoa, with its razor sharp acidity and yeasty funk--was poured as it should be: from high overhead into a glass held at waist level, which stimulates the bubbles a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    New York Named Least Manly City

    The compulsive listmakers at Sperling's Best Places have come up with "America's Manliest Cities." The #1 butchtown is Nashville, and at the bottom of the list of 50 towns is New York. Nashville took the warm, sticky crown with "its high number of NASCAR enthusiasts" and "popularity of hunting and f ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 10, 2008

    Top Café Tibet Is Stuffed With Good Food

    A delicious new restaurant in Ditmas Park

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Election Night Eating and Drinking (Plus Bonus Sex Toy)

    Well kids, here we are at last. I'd like to say something hope-y, but I don't want to jinx it, so let's just talk about where to eat and drink while watching election returns, shall we? NY Mag has a good guide here. In the spirit of fairness they even include the Young Republicans gathering. Cras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    More Voters Discuss Election with CUNY Students

    More election-time vox populi audio from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: In Staten Island, student Patricia Lacey thinks it's "retarded" we're at war, because "we're not the parents of this world... why should we lose the people we love for people who don't even like us?" Server Corina Episc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    W. Indian American Day Parade Hot, Loud, Fun

    Have you ever actually stood next to one of those sound trucks? We got a chance when one of them was exiting the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade route today. "We makin' a right," called the DJ as the big rig rolled out. He started singing, "Watch de' RIGHT, watch de RIGHT, watch de RIGHT" i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Apocalypse Now? Purse-snatchers and iPhone Robbers

    It's Friday the 13th, and the papers are full of all kinds of horrors: Gas hits $5 a gallon in the city, thugs lure you to deserted blocks with the promise of cheap iPhones and then rob you blind, and a sweet, grandmotherly Catholic school teacher gets suckerpunched on the way to school by a purse-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    City Council Scorecard: Two Indictments and an Ongoing Investigation

    The City Hall headline for tomorrow will read that a top aide to a Brooklyn councilman, along with another staff member, were indicted in Manhattan federal court for ripping off $145,000 of city grants to a nonprofit group they controlled. Asquith Reid, chief of staff to councilman Kendall Stewart ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    A Mighty Wind in Brooklyn

    Photos by Neil DeMause Even some of the oldest trees in Brooklyn were no match for a tornado. The car didn't fare too well either. While the Bay Ridge tornado got all the initial press, Mother Nature opened up a major can of whoop-ass on Ditmas Park (aka "Victorian Flatbush") as well.

  • Dining

    December 28, 2004

    Fool's Gold

    A Park Slope trattoria adds new recipes to the repertoire

  • News

    November 4, 2003

    The Man Who Would Be Kings

    Wannabe 'Brooklyn Nets' Owner Ratner Already Is a Man for All Subsidies

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    June 10, 2003
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    November 26, 2002
  • News

    May 28, 2002

    BAM's Boom

    Is It Good for Fort Greene?

  • Dining

    May 28, 2002
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    May 28, 2002
  • Music

    February 13, 2001
  • News

    January 16, 2001

    Confessions of a Gangsta Rapper

    Murder, Robbery, Police Brutality, Hip Hop, and Other Tales From a Pioneer of the Crips Gang in New York

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    September 21, 1999
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