I generally hate train eaters, the finger lickers and the smackers with their overly fragrant saucy sandwiches. But sometimes the day is moving faster than I am, and the only way to catch up is to squeeze a few at-home tasks into the morning commute -- like breakfast. On Nostrand Avenue in Lefferts ... More >>
What if they held an election, and nobody came?
Rather, what if they held an election, but there was no place to vote (see totally unrelated picture at right). That sort of happened on September 13 in the 43rd Assembly District, according to Assemblyman Karim Camera.
Camera sent a letter yesterda ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Kristen V. Brown, The Brooklyn Paper"Just friends."In fact, it wasn't much of a secret by the time the Health Department paid a visit to Taste of Hawthorne, an illegal restaurant run out of the backyard of a private apartment in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Patrice Carter, who ran it w ... More >>
Becki Fuller/FlickrA message as succinct and bracing as a palate-cleansing sorbet.
The desire for fresh almond croissants and artisanal pizza is what's driving Brooklyn gentrification, the Brooklyn Paper claims. Citing places like Roberta's, the Farm on Adderley, and K-Dog and Dunebuggy in P ... More >>
The sub headline on my story this week is "A new barbecue spot in the land of rotis," and that pretty much sums it up. Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is a paradise of West Indian and Caribbean food, and that's where prolific Brooklyn restaurateur Jim Mamary has recently opened a non-traditional but tast ... More >>
Poking around the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn today, I came across Gordon's Bakery and Restaurant. At first glace, I thought the place focused mainly on baked goods, but a second look revealed a long breakfast/lunch menu: Cow's foot soup, oxtail, curry goat, chicken and shrim ... More >>