Since it dropped in April, we've been big fans of Ratking's album So It Goes. You'll recall, we even said it has "redefined NYC hip-hop" and we certainly, after many more listens over these last few months, stick by that. To our minds, it's a frontrunner for NYC album of the year, as well as one of ... More >>
"There's no point of comparison for Umami Burger," says a spokesman for the burgeoning LA-based chain, which will open it's first New York City location at 432 Sixth Avenue on Monday. Burgers, he explains, usually divide into two categories: meat bombs and classics. Umami-founder Adam Fleischman, ra ... More >>
I generally hate train eaters, the finger lickers and the smackers with their overly fragrant saucy sandwiches. But sometimes the day is moving faster than I am, and the only way to catch up is to squeeze a few at-home tasks into the morning commute -- like breakfast. On Nostrand Avenue in Lefferts ... More >>
In 1620, a group of religious extremists set sail from Plymouth, England, on a ship called the Mayflower. The pilgrims basically wanted to set up a theocracy in the New World, and found a couple of British investors to foot the bill. So off they went, hoping that their slice of paradise -- pretty mu ... More >>
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Photo by Kristen V. Brown, The Brooklyn Paper"Just friends."In fact, it wasn't much of a secret by the time the Health Department paid a visit to Taste of Hawthorne, an illegal restaurant run out of the backyard of a private apartment in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Patrice Carter, who ran it w ... More >>
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