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Fort Greene

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Ogle This Ice Cream Porn From the Brooklyn Flea Ice Cream Festival

    Lucky for anyone who likes at least the occasional frozen treat, New York City runs deep in good ice creameries, and these parlors are especially worth celebrating in the hot months. Over the weekend, you could have done just that: The Brooklyn Flea hosted an ice cream festival at the Ft. Greene and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    12 Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: A $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Pequeña's Chilaquiles Verdes, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Chilaquiles verdes from Pequeña (86 South Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-643-0000), $8 Hit this duo of Mexican restaurants during the daytime hours, and you'll find a number of cheap items -- and the chilaquiles are excellent.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Three Underrated Patios Where You'll Actually Be Able to Find a Seat

    That line you see in the photo above? That was the wait at 7 p.m. last Friday night for the Frying Pan, the bar located on a boat anchored in the Hudson. And while we dig the notion of sipping drinks while floating on the water, the pay-off for spending 45 minutes waiting to board our happy hour des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    New G Train Ridership Stats Prove Why a Full Line Review Is Needed ASAP

    A few months ago, we learned that the MTA would bow to the demands of everyone and finally take a look at the dreaded G train. You know, the Crosstown Express, the green one, the one that comes whenever the hell it wants. A full line review and decision will come in July and, if yesterday's news is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Announcing Brooklyn Pour 2012

    [See More Events: BLT Cooking Class, Iron Chef Contestant Menu | Drink the City] Good news everyone! This fall, The Village Voice will host the second annual Brooklyn Pour, a fantastic beer festival featuring more than 100 craft beers, plus entertainment and on-site demos from local brewmasters.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    What To Look For in the Farmers' Markets This Week: Wild Bush Blueberries

    Identify them by their size. [See More Market Watch: Dear New York Plums, You're Amazing | Shishito Peppers] I spotted them at the Tompkins Square market Sunday: bush blueberries of the type that grow wild in northern lakeside and mountainous regions. They are about half the diameter of regular c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Solve Saturday's Hangover with Bittersweet Cafe's "Hangover Helper" Sandwich: It Actually Works!

    [ See More Drink Up: Stay Awake for Sex and 'Afterplay' with Dr. Ruth's New Wine | The Cocktail We Drank 'All Fucking Day Long' | Baoguette Café's Black Sesame Milkshake: It's Not What You Think ] You had too much to drink, yet again. The crew's all here: headache, dry mouth, the general feeling t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Best Places To Smoke Weed in NYC

    Hey man...yeah, we know it's early, too. Are you seriously watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation right now? Dude that's crazy. Riker like, gets turned into a Klingon or some shit on one of those episodes, right? No, I'm good for right now, thanks. I have to work! But is there any pizza lef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? The General Greene

    Fork in the Road readers, you never cease to amaze me with your food-spotting skills. Another week, another round swiftly over. I was, in fact, eating at the General Greene, the cozy Fort Greene eatery that specializes in comforting American fare. The pictured dish is none other than their ginorm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Four Gay Movies You Could Have Seen This Year

    Of course, the filmmakers will say, "They're not gay movies; they're actually about the human experience," blah blah. Yeah, well, anyway, the four gay movies are: Pariah (above) Sort of a lesbian Precious, with a Fort Greene girl gradually emerging into her lesbianhood, despite a gal pal who won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Tyler Kord to Expand No. 7 Subs

    ​Tyler Kord, of No. 7 and the eponymous sub shop, has announced that he's opening a new location of his sandwich store -- in Greenpoint. [Eater]

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Quantum Leap Has Fallen

    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Quantum Leap, a staple of vegetarian cuisine in the East Village, has served its last meal. The management reported that rent had become too exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Choice Eats!

    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 ...

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 ...

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2010

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . .

    Where to party till the sun comes up

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 ... Vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 ... Chan ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Hidechan; Goodbye to Yakitori Torys

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Yakitori Torys, sister restaurant to Yakitori Totto and the newly opened Totto Ramen, closed over the weekend, and is reopening as Hidechan, a ramen restaurant, immediately. [Eater]​ Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Ask the Critics: How Do You Find Out About New Restaurants?

    ​Even the back window of a car can provide a tantalizing clue. Andy S. asks: Robert, how on earth do you come up with the unusual restaurants you review? In other words, where do you get your tips?

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Original Cirque Chef Dies; Morimoto Goes Kosher (for a Day)

    ​Jean Vergnes, the chef who helped Sirio Maccioni open Le Cirque in 1974, died Thursday at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla at the age of 88. [NY Times] Wholesale food prices rose higher last month than they have in 26 years, according to the Labor Department. Vegetable prices, in particular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    The So-Called Eggplant Parm at No. 7 Sub

    ​The eggplant parm sub--which contains to actual eggplant--is a miracle of flavor and texture. Step into No. 7 Sub--spawned by a very well-regarded bistro in Ft. Greene--and find a shallow corridor in front of a large kitchen, where some amazing experimental sandwich making is occuring.

  • Dining

    February 9, 2010

    Roman's: Ungodly Din, Good Food

    But don't try to order that dish you loved so much last time

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2010

    LIT LADIES

    Would you like a blogger with that book?

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    This Weekend: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Block Party, After the Jump Fest, Impose and 826 NYC at the Yard

    ​ --Spike Lee's Brooklyn Block Party for Michael Jackson's birthday, which recently was moved from Fort Greene to Prospect Park, is expected to draw 10,000 people to the grossly named Nethermead in the heart of the park tomorrow. Things are supposed to go off rain or shine, although expect tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Cowgirl Sea Horse; DiGregorio at Bhatti Indian Grill

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema slums it at Cowgirl Sea Horse, which "offers the type of cooking we used to call 'white trash,'" while Sarah DiGregorio gnaws on lamb bone at Bhatti Indian Grill, where the lamb kebab "dazzles." Restaurant Girl discovers a cozy nook in The Mott, where Chef B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello to Superdive; Goodbye to Pere Pinard

    Aureole, along with chef-owner Charlie Palmer and executive chef Christopher Lee, has relocated from its Upper East Side home to Bryant Park. A four-course prix-fixe for $115 is available in the main dining room, and a parallel a la carte menu is on offer in the bar room. [NY Times] Gus and Gabriel ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2009
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    June 5, 2009

    Week in Review: Young, Self-Satisfied, Confident Celebrities

    In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009. Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Greenlight Books, the Impossible Indie That Could, Gets a Location in Fort Greene

    After last week's post-apocalyptic BEA, where the reports mingled just the slightest hint of indie-optimism with a general sense of what-the-fuck-do-we-do-now, it's encouraging to get the news out of Fort Greene that Greenlight Bookstore--the much-chronicled bookseller start-up that could--has final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Turkish Restaurant Opens In Fort Greene

    For many months, a banner with pictures of kebabs promised a new Turkish restaurant on the corner of Fulton Street and South Elliot in Fort Greene. Finally, Deniz (662 Fulton Street, Brooklyn), has opened. Co-owner Yucel Yuksel lives in Bensonhurst, where he also co-owns the Turkish fast food resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Brooklyn Public and Other Openings

    photo: HEFort Greene's new (really, I would say the neighborhood's only) gastropub, Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn), had a soft opening last night. I had a peak in earlier today and the space is quite lovely with exposed brick, tin ceilings, repurposed woods, and beautiful, vinta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Catherine's Caffe Opens in Fort Greene

    There's a new addition to Fort Greene's "restaurant row," aka DeKalb Avenue, this week. It's a bright, homey little spot called Catherine's Caffe that opened yesterday. Owner Hank Lipowczan has been working construction in the area for years, loves the friendly residents, and says its "always been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Loftstel Reaches Out to the Young and Broke

    We didn't know Loftstel was a thing until someone showed us this Craigslist ad, though we see Bed-Stuy Banana was on it months ago ("Your Dorm-Room Away From Home"). BSB is talking about the Greene Street location of the wifi-enabled group home ("$950 per month to share a room with drunk students!") ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008
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    September 21, 2007
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    August 30, 2007
  • NYC Life

    May 15, 2007

    Eco-Trendy

    At the Habana Outpost, drinks come in biodegradable cornstarch cups and the plates are made from sugar cane

  • Dining

    January 2, 2007

    Amok on Allen Street

    Cambodian cuisine makes L.E.S comeback

  • Dining

    July 4, 2006

    Endangered Bird

    A rant about the threat to real fried chicken in Brooklyn

  • NYC Life

    January 18, 2005

    Play Time

    Cafés for tots and the people who love them

  • NYC Life

    August 19, 2003
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    November 5, 2002
  • Dining

    September 17, 2002
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    July 2, 2002
  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Art School Confidential

    Pratt Under-Agers Prowl for Crowds, Cheap Ale

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    October 10, 2000
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    December 22, 1998
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