The ramen ride
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More Revisits: Excellent Prix Fixe Lunch Deal at Vongerichten's | Jonathan Waxman's Barbuto]
Summerstage puts on a show for all ages
David Huber, a would be first time apartment owner, took to the streets of Fort Greene today to stage his own one man demonstration against real estate giant Corcoran, complete with banners, signs and easels.
This is a crime story! There's apparently a new breed of criminal, a foul and despicable creature, who employs a hug and the words "I love you" to distract his victims, thereby allowing an accomplice to swiftly steal their most valuable possessions! This person and his friend have been dubbed the "I ... More >>
SmashburgerEat up, Dubai. Looks like Brooklyn was a mere pit stop on Smashburger's road to world domination: Three months after opening its first New York location in a Fort Greene condo tower, the Denver-based chain has announced it will expand to the Middle East.
Lots of people have asked me how they can help farmers whose acreage has been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irene. In the coming months there will doubtlessly be a host of benefits for farms at restaurants, concert halls, and other venues, but there is something you can do more immediatel ... More >>
basykes/flickrHere come the brides and grooms! Summertime is wedding season. In FitR's first-ever Wedding Week, we're celebrating the best wedding season ever because it's the first during which anyone can marry, regardless of color, creed, or sexual preference. Yay! Two people joining in hol ... More >>
It's hot as hell, so here's a guide to surviving the dog days this weekend (it's supposed to cool off Sunday, but we planned just in case...) without breaking the bank.
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 >>
Chantal MartineauYet another taco truck. Yay! When we told you about the newly minted Jalapeño NYC truck last week, you may have thought to yourself, "Great. Not another taco truck." And, yes, it may be the last thing the city needs on the whole. But it certainly isn't the last thing Fort Gr ... More >>
Inspired by its time in Brooklyn, the bistro returns to Manhattan
The bratwurst at Der Schwarze Kölner is one of the best bar-food deals in Brooklyn. Associated with the northern Bavarian city of Nürnberg, bratwurst is perhaps the quintessential German sausage, the leader in a crowded field that runs to dozens upon dozens of types.
Chantal MartineauWTF? Espresso, silly.It used to be judged by the existence of a wine bar. Then, maybe, a cocktail lounge. Now, the way to be sure a neighborhood has arrived is when it gets a proper coffee bar. WTF in Fort Greene is serving not only excellent espresso prepared by skilled bari ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Migas ($8) at General Greene General Greene 229 DeKalb Avenue Ft. Greene, Brooklyn 718-222-1510
Coming out of hiding?Brooklyn cocktail enthusiasts have been mourning the loss of The Hideout in Fort Greene since the bar quietly closed its doors back in February, reportedly over an internal squabble among management. Now, former head bartender John Pomeroy says that the disagreement has b ... More >>
New York City can finally claims to be a first city of coffee now that some 40 new cafes have opened in the last two years, including such serious coffee bars as Abraço in the East Village, Third Rail Coffee in the West Village, and most recently Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg. [NY Times ... More >>
Bloody Battle scene: which Mary has more bite?On a recent Sunday in Fort Greene, patrons of Brooklyn Public House were offered the chance to taste Bloody Marys from several bars around the neighborhood. The flight of six Bloody Mary samplers cost $10 and came with a ballot to cast one's vote ... More >>
When Jeff Maslanka and Ed Tretter opened 67 Burger in late 2006, they brought hand-formed, seven-ounce patties and Sam Adams milkshakes to Fort Greene and entered the pantheon of new burger joints that Our Man Sietsema observed were "sprouting in trendy neighborhoods like toadstools." Three ... More >>
This amazing gutbomb, courtesy of Korean chain New York Hot Dog and Coffee, piles tons of grilled beef bulgogi and hot-tart cabbage kimchee, along with some extraneous greenery, onto a poor defenseless hot dog. Take a gulp of Pepto after you eat this one. 245 Bleecker Street, 917-388-2608 take the j ... More >>
The Times did a "Living In" feature on Fort Greene yesterday, portraying it as a "busy, blooming hybrid whose slate-sidewalk streets somehow retain their serenity" despite waves of gentrification -- though a starting rent of $1,600 for a 1BR will make any neighborhood serene. (We are interested to ... More >>
Bati (747 Fulton Street, Brooklyn), the new Ethiopian restaurant in Fort Greene, is now open for lunch after a soft opening the weekend before last. A friend and I tried Bati last weekend and had some of the best Ethiopian food either of us had had in recent memory. The restaurant is still waiting o ... More >>
It's undoubtedly not how John Catsimatidis, the billionaire Gristede's owner and rumored 2009 mayoral candidate, would have liked his bespectacled, slightly pudgy face get public recognition: aloft on a pole held by a Brooklyn pre-teen, beneath the words "SHAME ON YOU!!" The occasion was a protest ... More >>
A Brooklyn housing project, once home to 1,200, now houses just two.
The city's complicity behind the borough's soaring eviction rate
Shy, surrealist pop pours forth from the Human TV
Yes, New York's third annual Idiotaroda mad-cap parody of Alaska's Iditarod race using shopping carts instead of dog sledstook place Saturday, despite threats and intimidation from the party-pooping NYPD. (See "How a Few Idiots Outfoxed the NYPD," a Voice Slide Show.) Some specu ... More >>
A day in the life of an eco-friendly girl
Brooklyn's greenmarkets hold their own against Union Square
The perfect bra and other gifts for new moms
Juke Joints and Alpine Lodges
Brooklyn Dance Clubs Pick Up the Cabaret Laws Slack
Locked Out of Manhattan, Dancers Find New Workshops in Brooklyn
Nineteen Theater Companies Win the Space Race
Artist; investor; furniture dealer