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Kensington (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Q&A: Adam X On Being Known As A Producer Instead Of A DJ, The Importance Of Mixing It Up, And Berlin's Energy

    Born Adam Mitchell in Coney Island, Brooklyn, techno and industrial producer Adam X was one of the key architects of the early '90s New York rave scene. With his older brother, Frankie Bones—who famously brought the British rave template to Brooklyn, throwing parties in old warehouses and othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Gunfight Erupts at Brooklyn Bar When Man Is Called a 'Rabbit Chinchilla'

    Chinchilla rabbit​Never call someone a "rabbit chinchilla." This is the lesson we may learn from a recent incident at the Old Gallery bar in Kensington, Brooklyn, where the two words -- innocent apart, angry-making together -- from an off-duty cop caused Pablo Negron to grab the gun from anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Our Ten Best: Brooklyn Bars

    ​The best thing about drinking in Brooklyn is how incredibly diverse the options are. You can belly up the bar in an old sailor's hangout, or a place where they make their own bitters, a spot with 19-century charm, or one with no charm at all. A stellar Brooklyn bar might be a neighborhood tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time for a look back at the week that was in our favorite blog posts: We ranked our 10 Best, Wildly Diverse Brooklyn Bars. Cocoa V's Pamela Blackwell talked about vegan truffles, the nut cheese phenomenon, and fakin' bacon. Crazy expensive Oriol Balaguer ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    News from Kensington's Am-Thai Chili Basil Kitchen: Menu Additions, Stall at Holiday Market

    Pad Chaa-Chaa: You can see some fresh peppercorns at bottom left​ It sounds like a Latin dance, but pad chaa-chaa is actually a Thai dish named after the sound that vegetables make when they hit very hot oil: "chaa-chaa." It's one of the many new dishes added to the menu at Am-Thai Chili Basil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    As we sweat into the weekend, here's a look back at the best posts of the past week:Our Ten Best Indian Restaurants A gravestone merchant on Graham Avenue also sells excellent bread from Il Fornaretto Bakery.Frank Bruni talked about his new book, Born Round.  We re-capped the premiere episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Early Word: Zaffran Bangladeshi in Kensington

    Don't talk politics at Zaffran​ Zaffran, a Bangladeshi restaurant recently opened on Church Street at the corner of McDonald in Kensington, Brooklyn, has an extensive and promising menu. There's nihari, a long-cooked beef stew, haleem, pasinda--chicken or beef cooked in yogurt and spices--goat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    A look back at the best posts of the past five days:Our Top 10 Favorite Frozen Treats.Toast Mad Men's new season with a Breathless Martini.Battle of the Dishes pitted egg creams from Katz's and Russ & Daughters against one another.Gramercy Tavern bartender Brad Hillman brews beer in his Brooklyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: Gyro King in Kensington, Brooklyn

    ​ Gyro King popped up about nine months ago in the middle of the Bangladeshi part of Kensington, Brooklyn. Along with the lamb gyro cut from a rotating spit, there's also chicken shawarma, various salads, and kabobs like chicken tikka. But Fork in the Road has had gyro on the brain ever sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Among New York's Bangladeshis, a Boom in Underground Gambling

    With the economy in a coma, members of the city's working class immigrant community have been hit hard in various ways. In Woodside, Queens, for instance, some unemployed Latino day laborers have taken to sleeping in the streets. Among the Bangladeshi community, remittances home have plummeted. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Our Man Sietsema and the 'Jiz Biz'

    Never one to let a dirty joke go untold, Our Man Sietsema has a good time recounting his exploits at Cafe Sim Sim, where the veal organs are called "Jiz Biz," and where, sadly, the proprietor was all out of testicle stew. Okay, but other than the ball jokes, how was the food? Cafe Sim Sim is in Ken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Thai Me Up, Thai Me Down

    Fork in the Road and Our Man Sietsema join forces to explore Bangkok-style eats.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Slow News Day: Two Headed Turtle, Walking Strategies, a Working Clown

    The New York Daily News finds a two-headed turtle in Kensington, Brooklyn. Originally a native of Florida, the bicephalic wonder was faring poorly and its owner turned it over to Brooklyn's Sean Casey Animal Rescue for urgent care. Casey recently brought the restored turtle to his pet shop on East T ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2006

    Rolling Down the Gates in Little Pakistan

    Pakistanis, Russians, Mexicans, Irish line a Brooklyn street for immigrant rights

  • Music

    March 15, 2005

    Digging in the Dirt

    Just another urban legend: The final interview with Ol' Dirty Bastard

  • Specials

    March 15, 2005
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    November 23, 2004
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    August 24, 2004
  • NYC Life

    August 10, 2004

    Thank You, Grandfather

    And that clever idea you had for canning vegetables in Switzerland

  • Specials

    January 13, 2004
  • NYC Life

    January 6, 2004
  • Specials

    July 15, 2003
  • News

    July 30, 2002

    The Judge Who Said No

    Brooklyn's Democratic Party Boss Punishes a Rebel

  • NYC Life

    July 9, 2002
  • News

    August 28, 2001

    Park Slope Scramble

    Is the 39th CD De Blasio’s to Lose?

  • News

    March 13, 2001
  • NYC Life

    January 30, 2001
  • NYC Life

    December 15, 1998
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