Park Slope

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Scenes From Last Night's Bar Food Blowout at Pork Slope

    Last night Park Slope residents and Filipino food fanatics descended on Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675) for a night of festivities and food from the host restaurant, Maharlika, and Jeepney. Fork photographer Emily Tan was on location, and she brought back a little food porn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Cheap Drinks (and Food) at 100 Montaditos, High Dive, The Whiskey Ward, and 2A

    You likely had a rough commute this morning, which means you're definitely having an end of day drink, right? Right. Here are a few places where you can make that happen cheaply.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Bark Hot Dogs Plots a Manhattan Location

    Chef-partners Joshua Sharkey and Brandon Gillis successfully transformed the hot dog from sidewalk fare to gourmet eats with their Park Slope restaurant Bark Hot Dogs (474 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, 718-789-1939). And next year, Manhattanites will be able to sink their teeth into homemade pickle-toppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    The Full English Breakfast at Chip Shop, Our Cheap Brunch of the Week

    When Chris Sell packed up his things and moved across the pond to New York, it was Britain's loss. And ever since 2001 when he opened the first Chip Shop in Park Slope, his facility for fried fish earned him accolades from several publications (including the Village Voice about ten years back) that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Mezini Opens in Park Slope With Oysters and Italian Food

    Despite its traditional billing as a winter item, a platter of oysters is ideal for summer snacking on a patio (and with modern fishing practices, you can enjoy the shellfish this time of year without worrying, too). Perhaps that's why the raw offerings have been such a popular draw at Mezini, the I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The CitiBike Program Has A New Map So Maybe It Is Really Happening

    We haven't forgotten about the CitiBike plan. Even after it got delayed once (thanks computer glitches). And then again (thanks Sandy). Now, the expected release date is this July for New York's first citywide bike share - a program that Mayor Bloomberg is still whatever about. Keyword: expected. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Leather Bar Rawhide Will Close in Chelsea; 5 Ninth Shutters in Meatpacking District

    Saigon Grill brought Vietnamese food to the Upper West Side, but after two closures due to health-code violations, its doors have shut for good, West Side Rag learned. A note dated February 26 hung in a window and said, "Restaurant official closed. We're sorry for inconvenience with you." 620 Amster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Nino's Pizza Closed on St. Marks; All is Quiet at Fornino Park Slope

    Fornino Park Slope, the offshoot of the Williamsburg location, closed for renovations a few weeks ago, and promised to be back on February 4. But nothing has changed, the tables are still set, and the lights are out, reported Here's Park Slope. No one answers the phone, and the fairly active Faceboo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Park Slope Gets Lincoln Heights and Country Boys; Table Verte Comes to East Village

    Lincoln Heights opened on Monday in Prospect Heights. From the owners of Park Slope's Al Di Là comes a casual cafe where customers can get coffee and pastries as well as charcuterie, organic pork chops, and dry cured sausage. Regulars of Bar Corvo around the corner may recognize some of the flavors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Listen to Fort Defiance's St. John Frizell Talk about "The Third Place" and Life After Sandy

    St. John Frizell has been through a lot over the past four months. His much-loved Red Hook restaurant, Fort Defiance, was nearly destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. "We got six to eight feet of water in the dining room, and the basement was completely flooded," Frizell said when he spoke with Jesse Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Where Am I Eating That Resolution-Breaking Brunch? Hint, Hint

    Here's a hint: Those berry-filled pancakes came from the griddle of an intensely-seasonal Park Slope kitchen. The menu at this sweet Brooklyn spot is constantly rotating -- so go there soon, as the crepe fillings will change -- but the atmosphere is always cool and casual. Need another hint? Find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Family-Friendly Calexico Coming to Park Slope

    Here's Park Slope reports that a new Calexico spot is coming to the old Blue Ribbon Sushi space on Fifth Avenue.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Say Hello to Bishops & Barons, Yunnan Kitchen

    East Village bar Bishops & Barons opened last Thursday. It's a cocktail and supper club spot by the same owner of the spot in Chelsea that was so exclusive it went out of business. According to The Local, the back of the bar "features a small semi-private chamber outfitted like a showgirl's dressing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Who or What Is To Blame for Park Slope's Philandering Fathers? Park Slope's Philandering Fathers

    When Ashley Madison, OkCupid of adultery, released stats suggesting that family friendly-seeming Park Slope might have more cheating spouses -- especially dads -- than elsewhere in New York, people reacted the way people tend to react to this kind of news. Of course, some (wrongly) blamed wives fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Park Slope Co-Op Will Vote on Boycott of Israeli Products Today

    Today at Brooklyn Tech High School at 7 p.m., the Park Slope Co-op will decide once and for all whether to ban Israeli products in its grocery store. The meeting is not open to the public or the press, but there are bound to be legions of angry protesters waiting for the co-op members outside.

  • Dining

    March 7, 2012

    Talde: Pan-Asian in the Pan

    A Top Chef-er takes his toque to the Slope

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Batali Sandwiches, A Gumbo Cook-Off

    ​Screening of Beer Wars at the Park Slope Co-op Learn about the U.S. beer industry at the Park Slope Co-op on Tuesday at 7 p.m. with Beer Wars, a documentary by director Anat Baron. Tickets are free. Batali Sandwiches at Num PangStarting February 15, Num Pang will serve sandwiches created by famou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Sweet Melissa, Little Branch

    ​Little Branch in the West Village was shut down by the Department of Health yesterday for operating without a permit. [Eater]Sweet Melissa in Cobble Hill is no more. The owner will now dedicate all her energy to the Park Slope location. [NYT]

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Southpaw Closing Next Month; Tutoring Center To Open In Its Place

    On Tuesday, a flare regarding the future of the Park Slope venue Southpaw went up via Twitter: "I cant believe I'm writing this but, Southpaw will be closing its doors for good Feb. 20th," wrote @TheGreatHustler, a member of the Park Slope venue's booking and marketing department. "The venue has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Pok Pok Wing; North End Grill Open

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Portland sensation Pok Pok Wing has opened at 137 Rivington Street. [Eater NY] North End Grill has opened for lunch at 104 North End Avenue, in Battery Park City. [Eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Say Goodbye to Falai Panetteria

    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. Former Le Cirque Pastry Chef Iacopo Falai has shuttered his bakery, Falai Panetteria, after closing his flagship restaurant. The move marks an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Say Goodbye to Christie's

    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. ​Christie's, a popular Park Slope meat patty stand, will close after 45 years of business. The eatery's owner has said that the landlord u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Park Slope Sex Survey Confirms: (Most) Park Slopers Have Sex

    Singles in Park Slope​Last week we wrote about a sex survey going down at Fucked in Park Slope that promised to reveal some interesting things about the neighborhood. Today, part one is out! Turns out the neighborhood has (a few) more women than men, more straight people than otherwise -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Park Slope Sex Survey Will Show the Kinkier Side to the Slope (That Means Train Sex)

    Behind these doors...​Our friends over at Fucked in Park Slope are busily compiling answers to their second annual sex survey. Having something of an interest in such things -- intellectually speaking, of course -- we were curious about what this year's results might tell us. We talked to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Urban Etiquette Notes, Now With Dog Poop

    FIPS​Sometimes it must be asked: Have we gone too far with urban etiquette missives? I mean, we live in a large city surrounded by millions of other, often annoying in some way or another, people. There's bound to be shit that happens. Yet in one neighborhood, reports Fucked in Park Slope, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Say Goodbye to Kenmare, Holy Basil

    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. Kenmare has given up the ghost. The Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan one-time hotspot, in Nolita, will be replaced by a new concept. [Zagat Buzz]​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Say Goodbye to Shang, Travertine, Cowgirl's Baking

    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 about it. Susur Lee's Shang, in the Thompson LES hotel, has closed and will be replaced by a Blue Ribbon restaurant. [Eater] Crêpe Monster, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Police Have Released Photos of Brooklyn Sex Assault Suspect's Jacket

    The police have released two photos of a jacket believed to be that of one of the suspects in the series of scary sexual assaults in Brooklyn since March. It's a pretty average-looking Champion jacket: Police say the jacket belongs to a person of interest in a sexual assault pattern involving te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Yet Another Woman Was Attacked in Park Slope On Wednesday Night

    ​We've received a tip from a reader that another woman was attacked in Park Slope last night. The reader got an email from Community Board 7 that describes an assault that happened at 9:15 p.m. on Prospect Avenue between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Yet Another Woman Was Attacked in Park Slope On Wednesday Night

    ​We've received a tip from a reader that another woman was attacked in Park Slope last night. The reader got an email from Community Board 7 that describes an assault that happened at 9:15 p.m. on Prospect Avenue between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Cops Release Video of Brooklyn Sex Attack Suspect

    This surveillance video was released by the police at a Community Board 7 safety meeting in Park Slope last night. Its time stamp is September 4th, which, as Fucked in Park Slope notes, aligns it with the attack in Sunset Park that happened that night.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Williamsburg Totally Hearts Park Slope (Not Really)

    via​Remember when the boroughs were sending each other love and/or hate notes? Hate is a certain kind of love, no? Anyway, now the neighborhoods have gotten involved. Specifically, Williamsburg, which has its own share of PR issues but is lashing out at Park Slope and telling it where it truly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Bread & Tulips, Goodbye to Tonio's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Charlie Palmer's Metrazur is serving its last tonight at Grand Central Station. An Apple store is said to be taking its place. [Strong Buzz] Little Veselka, the to-go Veselka outpost above the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Basset Hound Meet-Up in Park Slope Was Too Cute For Words, But Perfect on Video

    This Sunday marked the first ever meet-up of the North Slope Basset Hound Association (NBA, but not that one). Six basset hounds attended the event in Prospect Park, and there was far more cuteness than should exist in one place. The group of hounds and their owners intend to make the meet-ups a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Park Slope Pigeon Killer Sounds Off Online

    ​Normally a quiet neighborhood full of mothers and small children, Park Slope was shaken up on Monday when a nutjob admitted online that he's been poisoning pigeons in JJ Byrne Park. Under the username Pyrrhic Victory the killer wrote extensively about his tactics for avian genocide and then r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Some People Hate Food Trucks. Some People Love Them. Discuss.

    ​Last month, we wondered aloud if there was a burgeoning food truck backlash. In Park Slope, the answer seems to be "why, yes indeed."

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Argument Over Bill at Park Slope Nail Salon Leads to Chair-Throwing Rampage

    French pedicure = disaster.​Today Brooklyn blog Fucked in Park Slope reports on an incident that occurred at what you'd imagine to be a perfectly respectable and generally rage-free (save the cutting of cuticles) zone: A nail salon on Fifth Avenue near Carroll Street. Specifically, H&L Nail Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Kulushkäkat Will Bring Falafel to Park Slope

    ​As if to offer compensation for neighborhood vegetarians bemoaning the imminent opening of Fleisher's, Kulushkät Gourmet Falafel will soon open its doors in Park Slope.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Park Slope Is Awash in Frozen Dairy

    joelk75/Flickr​This past weekend brought major developments for Park Slope lactose lovers, thanks to SkyIce ice cream and Culture Yogurt.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2011

    Young Children Too Sleepy to Hear Fire Alarm

    ​In news that will scare the pants off of Park Slope helicopter-parents, scientists are now saying that young kids will probably not be able to hear the sound of smoke detectors in their fiery homes. Scary! Now on top of having to grab the wedding album and finding the dog, parents will have to wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Poor People Walk on the Left in Park Slope

    via FIPS​Ah, Park Slope. Not content to merely offend tourists (remember that Tourist/New York sidewalk signage we were all going on about last year?), some prankster in the borough has taken things a step further and divided the wealthy from the merely average at the Garfield Entrance to Pros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Park Slope Citizens Decry Plans To Open A "Yo MTV Raps 'Bling-Bling' VIP Club," Suggest Making It An "Indie" Club Instead

    ​So there's a hot new club/bar/live-music venue called Prime 6 in the works down in the Atlantic Yards nexus at Flatbush and Sixth in Brooklyn, inciting the usual neighborly trepidation, because this club might play rap music. There is now a petition circulating, not to stop Prime 6 from openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Park Slope Anti-Rap Club Petition Flooded With Pro-Rap Signatures, Hilarious Jokes

    ​You will by now be familiar with Prime 6, the soon-to-be Park Slope club and already the site of much controversy. Will the neighborhood descend into an orgy of Yo MTV Raps, "Henessey" [sic], and "bling-bling" on account of the club's plans to play rap music? Or will the forces of "indie" pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    The 'Kid Factor' at PSBklyn Is, Predictably, 'No Joke'

    PSBklyn​PSBklyn, with its dearth of vowels and surfeit of arcade game and tableside TV screens, was hailed upon its recent opening Park Slope as the apotheosis of child-friendly dining, a place where offspring could run wild as their parents consumed tasteful gastropub fare. An almost identica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Park Slope Gets Park Slope-iest Trash Cans Ever

    ​Leave it to Park Slope to outdo the rest of us slovenly borough residents, even with regard to trash. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the neighborhood has six fancy new solar-powered self-compacting trashcans, which you can find at Bergen, Union, and Fourth Street, not to mention additional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Park Slope Moms Choose Herb

    ​It is via our friends at Fucked in Park Slope that we come by this fragrant nugget, so to speak: When not sending their nannies off to fulfill "family hours" at the Co-op or teaching baby yoga or complaining about hat-gender-stereotyping, Park Slope moms are smoking the doooooobie!

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Park Slopers Ponder Perplexing Existential Questions Wrought by "You Would" Graffiti

    One of these messages is confusing. Photo circa 2009. ​The New York Post notes some strange goings-on in the nabe of Park Slope, where "You Would" tags have apparently never ventured...until now. Graffiti artists have begun to write all over traffic-control boxes and other "blank canvases" wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Ariel Panero Memorial Set For Sunday

    ​People are saying their own kind of goodbyes in the comments section here, but if you'd like to do it in real life, the memorial service for Ariel Panero will be held this Sunday, December 12, at the Montauk Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn (25 Eighth Avenue) at 1 p.m. "Please come out and show y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Village Voice Web Awards: The Finalists for Best Neighborhood Blog Are...

    ​Congrats to our Village Voice Web Award finalists for Best Neighborhood Blog! There are many worthy contenders, of course, but the public has spoken and the 5 favorite blogs in the hood are...

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Wheelchair-Bound Man Totally Schools Store Robber (Video!)

    ​Yesterday we mentioned that civilians seem to have kind of had it with crime. An East Village woman beat her attempted mugger up at an ATM; a Park Slope shopkeeper warded off his store's thief with a heavy-duty wastebasket. Now, take this group of stalwart Vancouver residents, including one ... More >>

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