Greenwood Heights

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Sea Witch's Fried Clam Roll, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    No. 2: Fried clam roll from Sea Witch (703 5th Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-227-7166) A nautical-themed bar doles out crisp, clam-shaped New England justice.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    The Wonderful World of Offal at El Tenampa

    Out on 21st Street in Brooklyn, in the neighborhood that real-estate agents like to call the South Slope but is really Greenwood Heights, is El Tenampa, a large Mexican grocery store with a restaurant in the back. It's a fluorescently lit boxy space where the tortillas are appropriately pliable with ... More >>

  • Music

    December 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Presenting the Most and Least Compatible New York City Neighborhoods

    According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Cops: At Least Eight Sex Attacks in Brooklyn Since March, By as Many as Three Different Men

    Police sketches of the attacker(s)​Last night the NYPD held a precinct council meeting for the 72nd Precinct, which covers much of the area in Brooklyn affected by a serial sexual assailant(s) in recent months. It was open to the public. The police established a few key facts about the case:

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    New York City Has Slowed the Spread of West Nile Virus Just By Being New York City

    DIY mosquito killer​New York City mosquitoes, we laugh in the face of your West Nile virus! That is because, according to a recent study at the University of Georgia, West Nile has been slowed down in New York City because we're talking about New York City. Seriously. Although most diseases tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Evil, Marauding, Occasionally Headless Brooklyn Raccoons Now Rabid, Too!

    via​Since we care about the fate of adorable animals in trouble, and since raccoons can, given relative youth and the right lighting, be considered somewhat adorable (especially if they're not tipping over your garbage cans or swinging through your yard Tarzan-style to r ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2010

    Thistle Hill Tavern Cooks Up a Neighborhood Vibe

    New American fare gets a personal touch in Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Raccoons vs. Humans: Bloody Battle for Brooklyn Domination Wages on

    ​Maybe you heard about the raccoon that broke into a Park Slope home, stole into the kitchen cabinets, and somehow suffocated itself just in time for the legitimate residents of the apartment to find it dead among their flatware in the wee hours of the morning? That's just one example of what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Where Can I Eat Out With My Dog?

    Jacket magazine​Welcome to this week's installment of Ask the Critics. If you have a question you'd like answered in a future column, email us or leave the query in the comments. Today, we deal with a question that always comes up with the advent of warm weather: Which restaurants will allow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Early Word: Lot 2

    ​ Lot 2 is on a stretch of Sixth Avenue in what you might call Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, or South Slope. It's a quiet avenue. A few blocks south, it dead-ends into Greenwood Cemetery. In the last few years, the area has enjoyed an unlikely mini-boom: Aside from Lot 2, there's Toby's Publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Food At The Other Brooklyn Flea: Barbecue, Caribbean Hot Sauce

    ​ You already know about all the good food at the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea, but there's another flea market in Brooklyn, a nascent group of stalls on 20th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Sunset Park/South Slope/Greenwood Heights/whatever you want to call it. The market runs on Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Shameless Restaurants: Come for Training, Bring your Friends

    A friend of mine recently went through an unpaid "training" as a waitress at a restaurant, only to not be hired. She was never paid for the long shift she actually worked. It's a common practice -- telling someone they're hired, but they need to train, i.e., work, unpaid, for a shift or two. While i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    CSA Challenge--Young Garlic, Green Garlic, Greens

    We recently joined the Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and have been enjoying the challenge of figuring out what we want to eat based on what we have, instead the other way around. Right now, we have greens, greens, more greens and garlic. We pulled out the garlic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Raccoon Roundworm PANIC! Two Seriously Injured in Brooklyn

    Swine flu hasn't killed anyone in New York yet -- but raccoon roundworm has left one teenager blind in one eye and brain-damaged an infant in Brooklyn. (The Daily News informs us "The disease had previously been incorrectly called Raccoon Ringworm.") This illness is transmitted by raccoon feces, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats--Huaraches

    Too good to throw at George BushThe quality under-$5 meal is elusive. Under-$5 snacks that can be eaten as a meal are plentiful, but a really good, belly-filling meal for less than the cost of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toll is harder to find. Thus, I submit for the Incredibly Cheap Eats record, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Undercover Tripe Stew and Tamales

    Tamales left to right: Red chile-cheese, green chile-chicken, mole poblano-chickenHomemade tamales and empanadas at a tiny Mexican bakery, tripe stew stacked in the freezer of a Polish deli--these foods aren't exactly undercover, but in order to find this good stuff, you've got to notice the little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Despite Years of Coverage, IDT Scams Intensify in Brooklyn

    A number of local bloggers have been reporting on IDT Energy reps whose sales tactics aren't very consumer-friendly. Consumerist has made a mission of following the reps' antics ever since detailing an IDT senior citizen shakedown in August of 2006. In May Consumerist advised that "IDT Energy sales ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 24, 2005

    Secret Church

    It's cheerful on Fifth: "Hey, Bob, I'm just coming out of the barbershop"