Shakshuka from Chick P (490 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, 718-783-1525), $9 This belly-warming bowl of stew will fortify you against the cold -- or give you a good base for a beer-fueled night at Barclays Center.
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 >>
A small restaurant shines bright on Church Avenue
Spring is (finally) in the air and the warm weather seems to be lightening our moods as well as our wardrobes. Did the rising temperatures have the same effect on our critics? Tejal Rao has mixed feelings about Manzanilla in Gramercy, while Robert Sietsema writes a rave for Cathedral in Flatbush. R ... More >>
How a boy's death became street theater in Flatbush
Typical sidewalk jerking operation Brooklyn is the jerk capital of the world, more so than even Jamaica itself. You can't go very far in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Crown Heights, Rugby, East New York, and Flatbush without seeing a 60-gallon drum spewing smoke -- the universal symbol of some of th ... More >>
This week, our restaurant critics ventured beyond the Manhattan dining scene, with Robert Sietsema on the hunt for authentic Jamaican jerk all over Flatbush, and Tejal Rao sampling new Nordic dishes at Williamsburg's Aska. How did their Brooklyn choices stack up? Read on to find out.
Step #1: Buy a meat patty. We prefer the spicy beef from Jamaican Pride Bakery. The origin of the Jamaican meat patty -- ubiquitous in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Flatbush -- is a matter of some controversy. Was it inspired by the Cornish pasty, and brought to the island by the Brits, or did t ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced yesterday that they're packing some major heat. And, by heat, we mean the recovery of 154 illegal firearms seized in undercover police operations dating back to 2011. The NYPD launched three different undercover ... More >>
CMJ: So many shows (about 1,300), so little time (5 days). Poring through the schedule, separating the wheat from the chaff--and sorry, there's lots of chaff every year--and figuring out a plan of attack is time-consuming and headache-inducing. So to help you out a tiny bit, we've picked out 10 acts ... More >>
Better Than: Watching the Internet.Boilerroom.tv has become a sort of voyeuristic dream party for DJ nerds over the last year or so. Proudly self-branded as "the world's leading underground music show," the website is sponsored by a handful of lifestyle-branded music partnerships - Red Bull Music Ac ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar will ask local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Smoke DZA is the Kushed God. Calling Harlem home, the weed connoisseur rapper has cultivated a fine crop of fans and can boast an army of 65k faithful Twitte ... More >>
Cam'ron w/Flatbush Zombies, Asaad, Reese The Well Saturday, July 14 Better than: The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Mark July 14 on your calendar as another historic date in New York hip-hop's current growth spurt. On this day, people from all corners of the city gathered in a semi-legal warehouse yar ... More >>
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 >>
A five-borough tour of winter warm-up meals
Rebecca Marx Since opening earlier this year in the former Taro Sushi space off of Flatbush Avenue, Kalushkät Gourmet Falafel has distinguished itself with, simply put, some damn fine balls.
This Saturday, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will conclude with shows by Brownsville's mighty M.O.P., who will perform their rambunctious brand of rap down under the Brooklyn Bridge, and, er, noted Queens representer Q-Tip. Rappers from Brooklyn have never been shy about proclaiming their her ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. TienGarden, the vegan restaurant beneath the Bikram yoga studio on the Lower East Side, is closing its doors after 16 years in business. [Low Down NY] Sora Lella, the New York outpost of a Rom ... More >>
ARatedOnly.com has announced its new website and smartphone app, each featuring a comprehensive guide to all the Department of Health A-rated restaurants in the city. All your favorites are there: the Wendy's on Flatbush Avenue, Burrito Loco in Greenwich Village, as well as other spots like T ... More >>
So there's a hot new club/bar/live-music venue called Prime 6 in the works down in the Atlantic Yards nexus at Flatbush and Sixth in Brooklyn, inciting the usual neighborly trepidation, because this club might play rap music. There is now a petition circulating, not to stop Prime 6 from openi ... More >>
Indie filmmakers Kasia Kowalczyk and Tal Harris make shit awesome
via Gothamist/APA six-story residential building in Flatbush was partially destroyed by a fire last night. Over 70 people now have to seek housing elsewhere, and two dozen were injured (minor injuries mostly). It took firefighters more than four hours to control the blaze because of last night's ... More >>
Your $1.25 vegan treat lies waiting to be unwrapped. Doubles is a difficult word - it's singular for a pair of miniature Indian pooris sluiced with chick pea curry and folded over into a loose sort of sandwich. So what if you order two doubles? "Doubles" is plural for doubles, too.
Scrooge locks workers out in the cold
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 >>
Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>
The Brides.com annual Valentine's Day mass wedding takes place tomorrow at the top of the Empire State Building. This year the event includes its first same-sex couple. Charles G. Hogg, the groundhog who bit Mayor Bloomberg on Groundhog Day, is appearing at the Staten Island Zoo this weekend, in ... More >>
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