John Carpenter’s horror classic on the waterfront
From the Seaport to Staten Island, we'll be checking in with restaurants all over the city that were hit by Sandy and updating you on their struggles and recoveries. Email us to tell us more about your reopening or rebuilding efforts. Puglia by the Sea sat right on the water in Staten Island, and a ... More >>
Monday, October 22 Sherryfest. Today starts Sherryfest, a week-long celebration of everything sherry. Union Square's newest wine bar, Corkbuzz, offers the perfect excuse to day drink at a tasting and Q&A on Tuesday afternoon. For the more experienced, try a Spanish sherry and food pairing at the Me ... More >>
Dish #33 is a charred, sweet-savory delight 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.
In case you missed it, our week in review: We suggest some places where you can get your hands on some Greek wines: "Although I take issue with its thick-lipped wine glasses -- I prefer mine sharp as a surgeon's scalpel -- the Moschofilero is a perfect tipple on a balmy night: fresh, mouth-watering ... More >>
As the Billyburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint underground overloads itself with crude art-noize slop, the clean-cut, pop-obsessive whizzes in the Red Hook-based Hospitality are quite the welcome anomaly. With an indiepop aesthetic as charming as their band name, singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber Papin ... More >>
This Saturday, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will conclude with shows by Brownsville's mighty M.O.P., who will perform their rambunctious brand of rap down under the Brooklyn Bridge, and, er, noted Queens representer Q-Tip. Rappers from Brooklyn have never been shy about proclaiming their her ... More >>
Robert SietsemaViewed from Inwood Hill Park, New Jersey is beautiful. Despite this week's sodden weather, spring really is upon us, which means that picnic season is too. New York harbors untold numbers of excellent picnic spots, be they in midtown pocket parks, an empty soccer field, or you ... More >>
Sixpoint BreweryMemorial Day weekend is 11 long days away, and courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery, there is now another reason to mourn its relative distance.
So Jay Electronica dropped by Red Hook Park last night for a show that seemed just a bit more... intense than Conan O'Brien's fete uptown. Per friend-of-SOTC Carter Maness:
The Red Hook vendors may have just kicked off their new season, but, like just about everyone else these days, they've already turned their thoughts to the promise of an open-air flea market.
Lucy Browne's, the soul food joint that opened in the space formerly occupied by Steak Frites, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after less than a year in business. [Crains]The Village loses some soul food. Karaoke Boho, the West Village outpost of Sing Sing, has been shuttered ... More >>
Is it lights out for Botanica (and its unlit 17th-century Dutch facade)?Botanica in Red Hook may be closing its doors. According to general manager Pat White, the one-year-old spot's problems stem from it being an "expensive concept. Plus an owner that is hell bent on esthetics rather than fu ... More >>
Tony Cenicola/The New York TimesSohui Kim's first-born is a restaurant No one ever said it was easy to open a restaurant, but it's even harder to keep a restaurant running, turning out great food every single day. Beloved Red Hook stalwart The Good Fork celebrates its fourth anniversary next ... More >>
Just in time for the holidays, the Department of Health has gifted the mobile vending community with a big, fat lump of coal. Midtown Lunch has discovered that the DOH's newly repealed and reenacted Article 89 has prohibited the sale of fish, seafood, and shellfish by street vendors, as well ... More >>
Since the Fort Defiance review ran, owner St. John Frizell has added a proper dinner menu, so we headed to Red Hook to check it out this weekend. Frizell is a master of coziness and simplicity--he knows what would hit the spot, and serves it without fuss. When the weather was hot, he slung pl ... More >>
Stumptown is all over New York these days -- even our little far-north-Greenpoint neighborhood has been penetrated -- and this weekend they held a little gala to celebrate the opening of their Red Hook Roastery in a converted artist's space at Commerce Street and Van Brunt, equippe ... More >>
Peter Baker/flickrOn Monday, Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference to announce the city's plan to invest more than $165 million into the revitalization of the Brooklyn waterfront. According to the accompanying press release, Phoenix Beverages, a large beer and beverage distributor whose brands inc ... More >>
Hey folks, just popping in here to bring you our favorite posts from the past week. Happy 4th, and see you on Monday. Coverage of the Un-Fancy Food show, including salty caramels and beer. Cheap lobster from Red Hook Lobster Pound? Grill it! (Maybe give it a valium first.) Ah, summer, when thoug ... More >>
It's rumored that Momofuku Milk Bar (207 Second Avenue) is planning to add a real bar, with real liquor![The Feed]New York liquor stores are not too happy about Governor Paterson's proposal to allow supermarkets to sell wine. We, however, are quite happy about it.[Boozy NYC]Beloved Red Hook liquor s ... More >>
The kids from "Fame" "Rent" "Real World: Brooklyn" are on some sort of charm offensive: yesterday amNY ran profiles of the roommates whose Red Hook antics will captivate the MTV demographic of stoned pre-teens starting January 7. Though one of the kids challenged a surly hipster in a bar with "You d ... More >>
Today's amNY Red Hook feature gives some romantic historical background (shipping, decline, roaming packs of wild dogs, renaissance) before getting to the pitch: shopping, dining, nightlife and leisure options. Red Hook Ballfields! Hope & Anchor! A shop with a real red hook! And of course Ikea. If ... More >>
As far back as 1996, the New York Times was telling us that while late-coming residents "do not expect Red Hook to become gentrified overnight... the prospect that the nearby neighborhood could become a hot commercial area worries them." With Ikea, "The Real World," and the Cheyenne Diner all comin ... More >>
First it was the revelation that MTV's traveling petri dish, The Real World, was settling in Red Hook. Then came word that Bravo's slightly more sophisticated but no less dramalicious reality hit Top Chef was heading to Williamsburg. Now, we may know just where the young chefs of the latter show wi ... More >>
The good news is, after a long bureaucratic delay, the Red Hook Park food vendors should be back at work this weekend. The bad news is, they may have to charge you more. The Brooklyn Paper reports that, thanks to a City crackdown on their facility requirements -- which, one vendor told the paper, c ... More >>
One last sleepy Red Hook weekend before Ikea arrives
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