Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it too often becomes an afterthought, skipped altogether in lieu of a hurried borough-to-borough commute. New York may not be much of a breakfast town -- unless you count the hordes who queue for corner store coffee and a mediocre egg on a rol ... More >>
Ice cream may have centuries-old roots, but technology and globalization are helping scoop shops push the frozen treat's boundaries with ambitious flavors and toppings. And while it's true that the city's old guard delis, diners, and malt shops are slowly fading away, you can still find a few surviv ... More >>
When the weather's nice, nothing beats a trip to our city's shores. Whether taking in the waning historic charm of a bygone era at Coney Island or parking yourself on a dune in The Rockaways, both beachside neighborhoods offer a heady mixture of fun and food. Here are the 10 best spots to indulge wh ... More >>
The go-go yogurt craze (thankfully not the Go-Gurt craze) of the mid-'00s still hangs on, but like a double scoop of freedom with a patriotism swirl, ice cream is back on top. It's hard to find a more satisfying sweet treat in so simple a package, and once mix-ins get involved, a single scoop is oft ... More >>
Fans of the perfect mojito ("the best in Nueva York!") rejoice. Ideya, which brought Latin-Caribbean flavor to Soho for 14 years until it was forced to close at the end of 2012, just reopened in a new location in Prospect Heights.
Morgan's, a new Texas-style barbecue restaurant, is just a few weeks away from opening at 267 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, and it sounds like it'll turn out some pretty serious 'cue--the spot has enlisted John Avila, who did time at legendary Franklin's in Austin, to man the pit.
DIY food- and beverage-related crafts have soared in popularity in the past several years, and we'll bet you can think of at least one or two friends who have at least flirted with a homebrewing hobby. Though equipment-heavy and time-consuming, there are enough people making their own beer in this c ... More >>
Having carved out its formidable niche in the gourmet ice-cream category with such flavors as dulce de leche and bananas foster, Häagen-Dazs has announced that it's expanding its realm and continent-hopping for its newest release, drawing inspiration from across the Atlantic for seven flavors of ge ... More >>
Monday, January 21 Inaugural Luncheon at 606 R&D Not one of the 250 guests dining at the inaugural luncheon? Have no fear. You can dine on the exact same menu at 606 R&D in Prospect Heights. The $75 prix fixe menu features lobster, grilled bison, and apple pie. Email the restaurant to make a reserva ... More >>
Once the water subsides and the sun comes out, everyone wants to get back to normal. But as the days pass post-Sandy, the stories that will trickle out are sure to continue to break our hearts for awhile. And if you're a music fan, the flooding of Norton Records warehouse is Red Hook is the most hea ... More >>
Potato balls, we mean. At a new Lower East Side Dai spot.
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This weekend had a diverse array of musical entertainments, from the nails-on-a-chalkboard sounds of a crapcore experimental group to the genre-bending garage-hop of Bosco ... More >>
During a recent press conference, the family of an elderly Prospect Heights woman burned to death by a man they said she once helped discussed their loved one's legacy and the financial challenges they have faced since arriving in NYC to plan her funeral. Accompanied by Councilwoman Letitia James ( ... More >>
Jay RuizLast week we reported on the rally organized in Park Slope by a new community group, Safe Slope. We learned that Safe Slope is starting a Safe Walk program that will pair women walking alone at night with walking buddies, and a Safe Space program that will partner with local businesse ... More >>
Across the street from the under-construction Atlantic Yards stadium, the future home of the Nets in Prospect Heights, a group of about 100 Brooklynites gathered yesterday to protest several large development projects in the neighborhood which they say have not delivered the promised job and ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>
Brooklyn's Don DivaFoxy is free!Foxy Brown was in court today over allegations that she had totally mooned her Prospect Heights neighbor, in violation of a standing protection order. The charges were just the latest episode in Brown's rich history of legal troubles, which includes menacing t ... More >>
Rebecca MarxWe were somewhat saddened to learn a couple of days ago that the Bluebird Coffee Shop had been sold - in addition to losing what is in many ways the consummate neighborhood coffee shop, we now risk losing some of the best doughnuts in Lower Manhattan. But it seems like our loss wi ... More >>
Ample Hills Creamery started its life last spring as a cart parked inside the now-defunct Lucas Fine Foods in Park Slope. A few months ago, its founder, Brian Smith, announced that he'd be opening a real, live storefront on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, scheduled to open this spring. ... More >>
A little more than a month after he helped open Dean Street, Nate Smith has parted ways with the restaurant.
Let's hope what follows is the strangest, darkest, worst news item any of us will have to read over the next two weeks. According to the NYPD, Michael Brea, an actor who once appeared on Ugly Betty, has killed his mother with a samurai sword after a "religious rant."
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Navy Yard Cocktail Lounge, which has been called the "Scariest Bar in Brooklyn," has closed, and the space appears to have been taken over. [Brownstoner] Moe's bar, a Fort Greene mainstay, ... More >>
Bilvalvian bargains at Cornelius.Happy hours tend to be skewed to boozehounds. But what about those of us who like to get high on life (and oysters)? The happy hour at Cornelius on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, named for the Staten Island-born tycoon for whom the whole street is name ... More >>
We told you earlier this year about New York City's 10 Worst Landlords (part 1, part 2), but some tenants are spreading their own words. Yesterday we pointed out one web site erected by frustrated and angry tenants. Here's another:
From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun
Brownstoner.comKombit Bar and Restaurant New York restaurants are beginning to raise money to aid relief efforts in Haiti, but at least one has been directly impacted by the earthquake: one of the owners of Kombit, a Haitian restaurant in Prospect Heights, is missing after traveling to Haiti ... More >>
Dangerously drinkable: Black Cherry RickeyAs is the trend among Michelin-starred chefs these days, Saul Bolton of the eponymous Smith Street restaurant is opening an American gastropub. The Vanderbilt will serve small plates, such as saffron pickled eggs and house-made sausage. But the "gastr ... More >>
Sixty-five newly-built condos in central Brooklyn are in financial distress or heading towards foreclosure, according to a
It's only 11 weeks old, but Tracy Westmoreland's Prospect Heights bar, Manhattans, is in danger of ending up in a place even more chilly than a certain region of the Russian Federation. As Brooklyn the Borough originally reported, Westmoreland's newest dive has found itself on tenuous ground sinc ... More >>
565 Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, used to house NooNa, a Korean restaurant that I really liked. Sadly, the restaurant closed a few months ago and now a whiskey bar called Cornelius has opened in the space. Another expensive cocktail bar is really the last thing anyone needs right now-- ... More >>
Continuing our Holiday Hosting Tips series, today Deborah Williamson offers up her entertaining tips. Along with her husband, chef Bryan Calvert, Williamson co-owns the Prospect Heights restaurant James and runs the catering and event company, Williamson Calvert. Her suggestions for simple, ch ... More >>
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