Prospect Heights (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Ample Hills' Gowanus Location Is Now Open

    Months ago, when we spoke with Ample Hills owner and ice cream maker Brian Smith about the history and future of his Prospect Heights parlor, his reason for expanding into Gowanus was pretty simple: "We can't make enough ice cream," he told us. "In the summertime, we make 500 gallons a week of ice c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Eye Candy From Morgans, One of Three Reviewed Restaurants This Week

    For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan made the barbecue rounds in Brooklyn, stopping by G. Lee's in Crown Heights, Beast of Bourbon in Bed-Stuy, and Morgans in Prospect Heights. All are worthy entrants in a borough becoming saturated in 'cue. "Any way you smoke it, it's a fine time for carnivor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    The 20 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    5 All-American Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July and Keep the Party Going All Weekend

    From sea to shining sea, Americans love celebrating Independence Day--especially since it gives us a completely legitimate reason to indulge. If you'd rather not man the grill this Fourth of July weekend, here's a round-up of five ways to get festive--while letting someone else will do the cooking-- ... 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 >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2013

    All That Brooklyn Jazz

    The borough is where it's at

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Rise, Doughnut Robots of New York

    You already know about the beignet-like puffs at Dumont's little doughnut counter in Williamsburg (I like the ones tossed about in ginger-spiked sugar), and the excellent, warm cake rings at 606 R&D in Prospect Heights. The Doughnuttery, a month-old shop in Chelsea Market, is also set up with a dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    There's No "App" To Cure Meningitis, New York City Gay Guys

    The New York City Health Department yesterday renewed a recommendation to gay men who've had sex with a man they met via-a digital "app": get a meningitis vaccine.In the last 12 months, there have been a total of 11 cases of meningitis within the City's gay community, two of which were diagnosed wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2012

    Jay's First Concert at Barclays, a Movie Opposed to Barclays, And a People Not So Divided

    A couple hundred people sat quietly on wet astro-turf watching a movie in a dark park about a man and his community's fight to keep an arena out of their neighborhood. A few blocks over, thousands of people waited eagerly under shimmering lights to see Brooklyn's favorite rapper baptize that arena ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 26, 2012

    Enter the Comfort Zone at 606 R&D

    It's homey for your homeys in Prospect Heights

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Australians Do It Right: Avocado on Toast; Who Needs Butter?

    [See More Good Stuff: What Should I Do with This Lamb Head? | Trying To Beat the Heat? Check Out Korean Naeng Myun | Photos: The New Amsterdam Market's Dairy Fair] Forget everything you thought you knew about what you wanted for brunch. No more gloggy, room-temperature eggs benedict or sugar stuff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Where Should I Eat for Dine In Brooklyn?

    The homemade tofu at Hibino Tanya T asks: I'm just hearing about Brooklyn restaurant week. Can you give me some recommendations maybe a little off the beaten track that won't be mobbed?

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Wanted: Brooklyn Bank Robber

    ​A bank robber has recently hit two Capital One branches in Brooklyn, and cops want your help finding him. The New York Police Department says the suspected perp (pictured here), walked into the Williamsburg bank, at 185 Broadway, around 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 29. He demanded cash and then fled o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Presenting the Most and Least Compatible New York City Neighborhoods

    According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nine Food TV Shows We'd Love To See

    ​How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 28, 2011

    Allswell: Nate Smith Won't Play B-17

    Or anything else in his new, jukebox-free restaurant

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    11 Best Burgers of 2011, NYC

    ​Bacon cheeseburger at Prospect Heights' Dean Street In honor of National Hamburger Day (why so close to Christmas, meat-masters?), we here present the 11 burgers that stuck most in our minds. And we promise they taste as good as they look.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Find Fry Bread?

    Jenna A. asks: Does any place in New York serve fry bread? Dear Jenna: The Thanksgiving holiday does seem like a good time to enjoy fry bread, the rather fattening (but tasty!) Native American treat made by submerging leavened dough into oil until golden brown, and then drizzled with honey or other ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 2, 2011

    Chuko, Tabata, and Ramen Misoya: Let's Go Bowling

    A slurp through three new ramen joints

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Way Station's Andy Heidel Talks About Flaming Moes, Dr. Who-Themed Cocktails and His Infamous Stroller Manifesto

    ​The first clue that Prospect Heights bar Way Station isn't your average drinking den is the giant blue TARDIS (the time-and-space traveling machine from the BBC's Doctor Who television series) sitting there as soon as you open the front door. Also present: custom steampunk devices, Victorian ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2011

    Dean Street--Another Pub for Your Gastro

    No blarney, but a great burger in Prospect Heights

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Woman Gives Birth in Cab on West 51st Street; Cabbie 'Didn't Even Mind the Mess'

    ​It's inevitable with all the traffic in this city that once in a while, a baby's going to be born in a cab. And so it happened last night at 7:30 p.m., as Even Sweeney tried to make it from Prospect Heights to Roosevelt Hospital, giving birth in the back of a livery cab on West 51st and Seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Seamus Mullen Aboard the Celebrity Solstice; Jamison Blankenship 'Out' at Morimoto

    ​Seamus Mullen fans can book a 12-night Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, where he'll be guest cheffing in May. [AOL Travel News] Chef de cuisine Jamison Blankenship and executive sous chef David Koon are leaving Morimoto to open a ramen shop in Prospect Heights. [Eater] David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Eton Vanderbilt; Goodbye to The Corner

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Tribeca mainstay, Columbine, is closing after 13 years of operation. Owner Barbara Stratton is planning to relocate nearby. [Tribeca Trib via Grub Street]​ The Corner on the Upper West S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Moutarde, Le Bistro de la Rue; Goodbye to Tavern on Dean

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    City and NY Restaurant Association Launch Delivery Workers Protection Program

    Revenge: best served cold.​Assami Semde may have foiled the would-be thieves who tried to steal his pizza earlier this month, but not all restaurant delivery workers are so lucky. And so in response to a recent rise in violent incidents, City Councilwoman Letitia James and Brooklyn District At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Happy Hour at Washington Commons in Prospect Heights: $2 Off Everything

    brokelyn.comNo bullshit: proper imperial pints at Washington Commons.​The chocolate lab is wagging its tail, but not because of the $2 off everything -- a rotating selection of beers on tap and a healthy whiskey list -- at Washington Commons in Prospect Heights. Or maybe that is the reason. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Pepsi to Cut Sodium with Designer Salt; The American Diner is Changing

    ​PepsiCo has pledged to cut sodium levels in its products and is hoping a new "designer" salt will help them do so. The new salt could reduce sodium by 25 percent in the company's Lay's Classic potato chips, and even more so in flavors like Sour Cream & Onion. [Wall Street Journal] Despite Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Goods Still Coming to Prospect Heights, But Has Given Up Guessing When

    Goods hopes to deliver the goods soon.​Prospect Heights residents have for several months been awaiting the opening of Goods at 115 Underhill, a specialty foods market and cafe that has been taunting passersby with its promise of "grocery, food, and drink" since the fall. According to co-owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Haiti: Even Your Neighborhood Bar Wants to Help

    nypress.comGive at the bar.​The Washington Commons may not be a destination bar for anyone outside of Prospect Heights, but it's a go-to for the locals. And it, too, wants to help Haitians in need of aid following last week's devastating earthquake.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Whole Foods Sells Bad Nuts; Drew Nieporent's Lazy Sunday

    ​Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing. [AP] Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Freddy's to Fend Off Atlantic Yards Project With "Chains of Justice" This Sunday

    nolandgrab.orgFreddy's​Freddy's, the Prospect Heights watering hole we recently named one of Our 10 Best Brooklyn Bars, has for the past few years been dealing with the threat of destruction courtesy of Bruce Ratner's proposed Atlantic Yards Project. This Sunday, Freddy's staff and supporters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    The Spice Is Right: Jerk Chicken in Prospect Heights

    ​ On a weekend afternoon in Prospect Heights, you can follow your nose to The Spice Is Right's oil drum grill, set outside on the sidewalk in front of the small Jamaican restaurant on Franklin Avenue. During the week, the grill moves into the backyard and out of sight, but the chicken is the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    "Fan" This Condo, Get 0.333% Off!

    Sterling Green wants you to move into one of their condos. In Prospect Heights. Want an alcove studio? They're $299,000 apiece. A little rich for your blood? If you join Sterling Green's 94 fans on Facebook (at least 26 of whom are Yale alumni), they'll knock $1000 off the price. So how's $298,000 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Survey Says: New Yorkers Pretty Happy with City Services

    The Mayor and the Public Advocate have released results of their NYC Feedback Citywide Customer Survey, which assessed 135,000 respondents' feeling about city services. Most of those questioned found their services excellent-good-fair -- police, fire, schools, libraries, all got 85 percent or highe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Atlantic Yards Showdown Over the Slowdown

    Accusations are flying from all sides of the Atlantic Yards debate over the apparent slowdown in developing the Prospect Heights mega-project. In the four and a half years since the project was announced, delays, lawsuits and controversy have dogged the plan, and some are eying a potential endgame f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    Roaring Over Ratner

    If you showed up to last night's public hearing on Atlantic Yards looking for enlightment on the pros and cons of the mammoth, 22-acre, eight-million-square-foot, 60-stories-at-its-tallest development that Metrotech developer and New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner has planned for the northern edge o ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2006

    Fire Storms

    An inferno in Greenpoint highlights a drop in the number of fire investigators

  • NYC Life

    October 25, 2005

    Vale of Cashmere

    My father carved animal soaps. Every month there was a new animal

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    November 23, 2004

    Dog Day Afternoon

    'That was nothing in comparison to the ordeal of my next place'

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    March 30, 2004
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