Lounge with local writers in the park.
We haven't forgotten about the CitiBike plan. Even after it got delayed once (thanks computer glitches). And then again (thanks Sandy). Now, the expected release date is this July for New York's first citywide bike share - a program that Mayor Bloomberg is still whatever about. Keyword: expected. B ... More >>
Shabazz Palaces w/THEESatisfaction Fort Greene Park Tuesday, July 24 Better than: An evening lazin' in the park. As a longtime resident of Fort Greene, I've gotten used to changes. (Insert standard gentrification gripe here.) They don't tend to come without warning, though, so when I stepped away ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out now: Jackson Connor talks to the sweet-voiced Fort Greene rapper Kilo Kish; Peter Gerstenzang chats with Rufus Wainwright about his new album, crafted with the help of Mark Ronson; and Aidan Levy hunts down the improvisational pianist Cecil Taylor, who's being honored wit ... More >>
Local boy Mos Def plays for his community
Chantal MartineauNew Mexican in Fort Verde.With all the fanfare most food trucks tend to launch with these days, it's amazing that this one has managed to slip in under the radar. The Jalapeño NYC truck has been seen parked outside Thirst Wine Merchants (Dekalb and Carlton Avenues) in Fort G ... More >>
Jennifer Egan discusses her rock n roll novel
CurbedThe future home of Smashburger.As it inches closer to opening in Brooklyn, Smashburger has provided Diner's Journal with the address of its first location, in Fort Greene. The burger chain will open on the ground floor of 80 DeKalb, an appropriately grandiose condo tower near Flatbush A ... More >>
On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brooklyn residents, clergy, and community leaders held an angry rally in Fort Greene protesting the most recent outbreak of violence in the borough. Among the tragedies prompting the Sunday rally, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the face Saturday in front ... More >>
Suspects in Friday night Fort Greene shootingsCops are looking for four suspects after five teens were wounded by gunfire Friday night outside Bishop Loughlin High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, after a basketball game with Christ the King High School. The next day, a 16-year-old girl was shot ... More >>
Nick Morgenstern is no longer at the General Greene in Fort Greene. The chef has moved on to the East Village to open Goat Town. [Grub Street] The chef situation at Villa Pacri is still "in flux." Fabio Trabocchi is consulting until January, with Giuliano Matarese of La Gazzetta downstairs ... More >>
Dino, which opened this summer in Fort Greene, is a pleasant, neighborhood restaurant that serves Italian-ish food. There's a selection of pastas, mains like roast chicken and grilled pork chops, and crostini, most of which are tasty, save the "wild" mushroom version, which is topped with reg ... More >>
The Loudest Venue in New York meets one of the Godfathers of Hip-Hop tonight at a bizarre but quiet possibly wonderful benefit at Brooklyn Masonic Temple: Along with Afrika Bambaataa and dudes from the Daptone crew spinning vintage-soul 45s, there will also allegedly be a photo booth, a raffl ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>
Just another relaxing Tuesday evening in the park. Pics by Rebecca Smeyne, way more below.DâM-FunK Fort Greene Park Tuesday, August 10 Can't believe it's taken me this long to experience an unironic keytar solo. "You know we came to kill this motherfucker for you today!" DâM-FunK announces ... More >>
Beginning today, the Department of Health is implementing its new letter-grading system, which will require restaurants throughout the city to display their grades -- A, B, or C -- near their entrances.
We caught our neighbor — people who work for him, anyway — putting up a fresh sign on his garage door yesterday in Fort Greene. Our neighbor, Spike Lee (who, thanks to a block profile this weekend in the Times, everyone now knows is our neighbor), is finally going to host his birthday pa ... More >>
Some guy named Common is at Fort Greene Park
Get your ramps, up.Of course, you never know what you're going to find on the menu at Roman's in Fort Greene, which is both part of its charm and a little disheartening. On a recent night, the market-driven menu featured -- what else? -- ramps, ramps, and more ramps. There was a small plate ... More >>
smokeye.wordpress.comBagels and piggies, and lox, oh my!The latest edible Brooklyn Flea update: When the market returns to its summer location in Fort Greene on April 10, it will have 25 food vendors. The latest additions are Mile End and Porchetta, and you can find them starting at 10 a.m. a ... More >>
EN Restaurant will open in Fort Greene, presumably at some point in the near future. Since this summer, a new restaurant's been under construction at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Cumberland Street in Fort Greene. Now, it appears that it's almost completed.
Police say these guys go to Bed-Stuy and Fort Greene dress up like maintenance men, come to apartments at night, and tell residents (female, alone) they've come to fix something; despite their almost comically sinister appearance, they are admitted, whereupon they draw a gun, ransack the plac ... More >>
After widespread alarm by citizens and city officials about "crowd control" and potential chaos in Fort Greene around Spike Lee's Michael Jackson tribute block party next weekend, the city announced today that event will move from Fort Greene Park to the center of Prospect Park. Jackson is no ... More >>
They'd been doing work on 493 Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Ryerson in Fort Greene, the building in the left-hand picture with the Vesper Bar & Lounge -- that little empty lot between 493 and Sushi Kool was filled with scaffolding, and someone had complained and obtained a buildings department vi ... More >>
Heads up, bikers! The Brooklyn Paper tells us cops rang a cyclist sting in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Friday and nailed 36 velocipedists for running red lights along those neighborhood's bicycle lanes. While they had them stopped, the cops also gave the cyclists summonses for minor infractions, su ... More >>
The beet salad, while morbidly beautiful, could use more salt and more horseradish (click if you dare) The General Greene began life last year as one of those short dishes places, predicated on cocktails and small plates of pork, offered with a kind of upbeat lunchroom decor. Though serv ... More >>
When I woke up this morning, my ongoing sniffle had increased to a full-on sinus infection/cold. I decided only pho could save me. Sadly, I've been unable to find any pho near me in Fort Greene. The closest thing is Nicky's Sandwiches (311 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) in Cobble Hill. I don't find the ... More >>
If you're looking for a lively, expensive meal, it can be had at the new Inakaya (231 West 40th Street) in the Times building. At the Japanese robatayaka, staffers scream out orders to cooks who grill the food while kneeling and serve it up using large paddles. The pricey menu includes a $65 Kinki f ... More >>
In the future, food scientists say you'll know exactly which foods are best for your body based on your own personal health profile.[CNN]In Fort Greene, Brooklyn, four African restaurants offer a taste of each of the continent's four corners.[NY Times]Whole Food Market Inc.'s first quarter net fell ... More >>
Ft. Greene favorite General Greene (229 DeKalb Avenue) is now open on Mondays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The neighborhood restaurant started a casual counter service for breakfast and lunch during the week last November, and they've recently fine tuned the menu for those times. They've ... More >>
Rebellion has never been so fun
Spirits of the ordinary kind
You can both live in Fort Greene and drink there. Just ask Owen. And Owen. And Owen.
While Atlantic Yards grabs the headlines, an art attack quietly transforms downtown Brooklyn
Is It Good for Fort Greene?