As you may have heard, we have a doughnut situation on our hands. The streets just north of McCarren Park in Greenpoint are Peter Pan Donuts and Pastry Shop (727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-389-3676) territory -- neighbors have lined up for the breakfast pastries here for decades -- but there's ... More >>
Peter Pan Bakery (727 Manhattan Avenue, 718-389-3676) was established more than 62 years ago in the then predominately Polish neighborhood of Greenpoint (and Polski Meat Market still holds court across the street), when the Dodgers still called Brooklyn home. It would be hard to fathom the shop exis ... More >>
2013 will go in the culinary books as the year of the Cronut, of Isaan fare, of dialed up Asian flavors, of one-item fast casual restaurant concepts, and of a return to vegetables -- the pork era, it seems, finally came to a close. I averaged two meals out per day in this city as I chased down stori ... More >>
Donuts from Peter Pan Bakery (727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-389-3676), $1 If you can get on board with replacing a meal with a donut or two, one of the best cheap meals in the city awaits you in Greenpoint.
The long running Broadway smash Wicked posted a weekly gross of almost three million dollars for the week between Christmas and New Year's, edging out the previous record by Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Having seen the show, you might well wonder: "Why is the musical with the green lady still rac ... More >>
Bike ride through Greenpoint
E-sarn sausage, $6.50, Dish #37 Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Burrata From Faicco's | Honey Dip Donut from Peter Pan Bakery] Thai ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
[See More 10 Bests: Gelatos | Pastry Shops] Doughnuts may just be bits of dough, dropped into hot oil, but a fine piece of fried dough can be a truly beautiful thing. From classic cake doughnuts and glorious yeasted beasts, to creamy stuffed buns, here are our 10 favorites in NYC right now. Don't ... More >>
Just as Wicked provided the Oz backstory for new generations, Peter and the Starcatcher serves as a prequel to Peter Pan, but it uses a whole other tone. In showing how a mopey orphan boy became the arrested youth known as Peter Pan and a creepy pirate named Black Stache evolved into the taunting, ... More >>
If you're really "in the streets" of New York City, then most of the people in your circle should be street urchins and guttersnipes also using the asphalt lawns of the Big Apple as their playground. They're your closest friends, even though you didn't go to school together; you're not from the sam ... More >>
A man who describes himself as a "zombie enthusiast" (the correct term is "zombie aficionado") was arrested at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Tuesday. The Post reports that 25-year-old Christopher Rodger had a camouflage bag full of "swords, knives, burglar tools, night-vision goggles and ... More >>
Disney goes downtown
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. The concept of "twee" reached a nadir in 2010, the inevitable result of a swaddling culture that seems hell-bent on keeping people in Peter Pan mode until they're sent six feet under. But even more disheartening tha ... More >>
Urban sharecropping is the latest twist to the farm-to-table movement, in which homeowners get matched with would-be farmers who don't themselves have gardening space. [Wall Street Journal] Mayor Bloomberg's favorite diner, Viand Café, was slapped with 36 violation points in its latest ins ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisCourtesy Skippy? Peter Pan? Ever the staple of school children's lunch boxes and cash-strapped college kids, peanut butter typically evokes culinary nostalgia and routine more than kitchen innovation. But at East Broadway Restaurant Inc., a small, often crowded eatery on the ... More >>
Out today is New York's Cheap Eats issue, wherein Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite round up the year's myriad developments in (mostly) affordable eating. They've got your burgers, your new-wave Asian (Fatty 'Cue, Baohaus, Umi Nom, et al.), your vegetarian, your noodles, fried chicken, and so on. B ... More >>
The perfect neighborhood glazed donut Fork in the Road has bitched before about how Dunkin' Donuts has invaded Brooklyn, and the deleterious effects suffered by the borough as a result: independent coffee shops forestalled or even closed; the gobbling up of choice food-permitted retail prope ... More >>
Listen to it here. No "Tightrope," but pretty lithe and groovy and weird. Super-weird. Topics: terrible fixations, androids dreaming of electric sheep, Peter Pan, Juicy Fruit. Great drum sound. (It's no "California Gurls," but what is?) Also: This is a straight-up Of Montreal song in which Ja ... More >>
In an interview in this month's Esquire, Tina Fey has an American Pie kind of moment, courtesy of a certain doughnut shop on Greenpoint's Manhattan Avenue.
Peter Bellamy It's been a big theater season for playwright Craig Lucas. In November, his Prayer for My Enemy made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons, and now comes The Singing Forest, currently in previews at the Public Theater. The new piece--directed by Mark Wing-Davey and featuring O ... More >>
Click to make this beautiful pastry life size! Nothing compares with the old-world goodness of Teutonic pastries--well, nothing I can think of at this moment. This $1.75 morsel from Greenpoint's distinguished Peter Pan Bakery features a thick white pudding poised between custard and cheesecake, gene ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 30, 1961, Vol. VII, No. 6 Sick Comic for the Middlebrows By Martin William I wish everybody would come off it about Bob Newhart. He is a pleasant comedian. But surely the fact that his fairly affable jibes at business and politics ... More >>
Since no one's trying to do any thinking today, we bring you... Last week's DVD release of Tinker Bell— the Peter Pan prequel shamefully rendered in digital 3D instead of traditional pen and celluloid animation—presents us with a bold new take on the sexy/creepy siren of Disney's Classic Age. ... More >>
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