Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>
When the Upper West Side and Prospect Heights outposts of Australian-themed Sunburnt Calf--satellites of East Village staple Sunburnt Cow and now-defunct LES bar Bondi Road--shuttered back in May, Aussies Tim Harris and Matilda Boland, who'd met doing time at the restaurants, jumped at the chance to ... 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 >>
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 >>
This is your future, Brooklyn.Oh, Brooklyn. We stood by you as your chocolatiers congratulated themselves on their "childlike curiosity." We had your back when the owner of your new-wave soda fountain described the mise en place required for making an egg cream. We even stuck around when your ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Asian fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba, in Morgans New York hotel, will close in October. The owners will replace it with a new concept. [Crains] Leske's, the last Scandinavian bakery in B ... 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 >>
Edward Casabian/newyorknearsay.comMike FranzettiAlmost two months after Nate Smith's sudden departure from Dean Street, the restaurant's owners have found his replacement.
Last week, Brian Smith alerted us to some new developments at Ample Hills Creamery, the ice cream parlor he's planning to open in Prospect Heights later this spring. Among other things, Smith told us that his will be the only Brooklyn ice cream parlor to pasteurize its own ice cream mix, mean ... More >>
A little more than a month after he helped open Dean Street, Nate Smith has parted ways with the restaurant.
A guide to winter plays
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."
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Victoire (left to right): Eleonore Oppenheim, Eileen Mack, Missy Mazzoli, Olivia De Prato, Lorna KrierBrooklyn five-woman chamber-rock collective Victoire is a wistful tuft of wailing strings, sombe ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Aaron WojackBrooklyn's Callers make an indescribable, codeine-ready micro-ruckus that straddles some downtown-via-Bedford line between grandiose indie rock gestures, art-jazz slither, dusty folk, an ... 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
Spicy lamb lasagne with homemade pasta"Kaz An Nou" means "our house" in the Creole language spoken in Guadeloupe, and the name is apt. A group of us trooped over to this new French-Caribbean restaurant in Prospect Heights on Friday night, and the small spot felt homey and warm, staffed by one ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Generation excess comes to Prospect Heights
For the second week, New York watches the World Cup
Brooklyn's greenmarkets hold their own against Union Square
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Attaining altered states through shamanic dance and chanting
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