There's nothing better than shaking off the cold rains of April to enjoy sunshine and budding flowers and the warm days of May -- unless it's doing all that with a beer in hand. Check out some of the beer-focused events happening around the city this month, including today's excellent kick-off.
As the facts surrounding Sunday's derailment of a Metro-North train add up, it's looking more and more like human error was involved. Sources told the New York Post and DNAinfo that the train's engineer, William Rockefeller, was either asleep or "zoned out" just before the train ran off the tracks.
At 7:20 on Sunday morning, a southbound Metro-North train heading from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring 63, 11 of them critically. On Sunday night, the dead were identified by the Metropolitan Transportation Authori ... More >>
The long weekend is here! We say you abandon your Black Friday shopping strategy, take it easy, and check out a few of the city's less intense events -- none of which require you to wait in line at 5 a.m.
Get ready for some big Brooklyn beer news: KelSo is launching a canned beer line. Known for easy-drinking and innovative brews, the small husband-and-wife operation is taking new form as beers goes beyond the tap and into the can. We caught up with Kelly Taylor, head brewer and co-owner, to learn mo ... More >>
The weather saluted Labor Day's signal that summer is over--or at least it gave us a reprieve from the stifling humidity of last weekend. And while we welcome the cooler temps, these days remind us that sweater season is really just around the corner. Before it comes, though, we'll be basking in ray ... More >>
Before he was found in his Bronx apartment last Thursday dead with a head gun wound, Chris Lighty was the force behind some of hip-hop's greatest acts in the past twenty years. From Diddy to 50 Cent, Lighty helped manage the no-names that became icons, pushing hip-hop into its permanent spot in the ... More >>
Some like it bottled. Some like it canned. But really, is there a better experience with beer than when it's drawn from a tap? When that brew is poured, it offers the delightful hoppy blend in true form. The only challenge is that to enjoy a real draft beer, you've gotta head to a bar--well, unless ... More >>
The double-decker Henry Hudson Bridge, which links Manhattan to the Bronx, is 75 today! Originally designed for a casual jaunt in and out of the suburbs, the bridge became a thoroughfare once commuters started moving north. The Riverdale Public Library is celebrating the bridge's dodrascenten ... More >>
The craft beer movement, once the province of homebrewers and so-called "beer nerds," has become so mainstream that you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar in New York City that doesn't have at least Brooklyn Lager on tap. But where do you go when you want to find the absolute best brews in the ... More >>
Calvin Godfrey Everyone I Know asks: Do you know where I can the find a restaurant that serves inventive, exceptionally prepared food at dirt-cheap prices with a fun atmosphere and plentiful booze? Dear Everyone I Know: I am not a magician. I cannot conjure up a restaurant with the food of P ... More >>
photo by Michael Harlan TurkellGarrett Oliver makes beer a companion.When an editor at the Oxford University Press first approached Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, about doing The Oxford Companion to Beer, he politely declined. Having already written a book, the prospect of su ... More >>
A Williamsburg restaurant reopens and lights the gas
Today in things we don't really worry about until we order something from Amazon, the Post Office, which lost $8 billion last year, is considering closing 1 in 10 retail outlets and is studying 3,653 local offices, branches, and stations throughout the U.S., many of which could be replaced by ... More >>
Thanks to the pronunciation experts at the New York Times City Room blog, who told us the right way to say "Van Wyck" just weeks ago -- a Netherlands native says it's "Fon Weg"; do with that what you will -- we now know how to say three other place names that previously likely befuddled and b ... More >>
TONYTastier than eating a magazineThe city's latest beer isn't a new seasonal ale or anything like that. Nope, it was created as part of a marketing campaign to celebrate weekly mag Time Out New York's beer issue, which is being billed as the city's ultimate guide. No longer just magazine s ... More >>
BittermensBurlesque Bitters Will Tease CocktailsGood news for bitters lovers: Bittermens, a small-batch bitters company based out of Boston has just moved to New York, opening a production facility in Red Hook. "We'd gotten to a point where we were exceeding the space we had. We got our sta ... More >>
Friday afternoon is here, and so is our look back on the week that was. We ranked Our 10 Best 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Jin Fong and Very Tong vie for dim sum supremacy. Pumpkin ale taste-off!
Two attendees at Spuyten Duyvil's Oktoberfest might have been posing for an August Sander photo in the 1920s. Note the lederhosen. OKTOBERFEST AT SPUYTEN DUYVIL Too many of today's grandiose food events are a pain in the ass to attend, and expensive, too. I'm thinking of shindigs where the ... More >>
Jeremy CowanJeremy Cowan started Shmaltz Brewing Company back in 1996 out of his San Francisco apartment. Now, the beer is brewed in upstate New York and includes the line of HE'BREW craft kosher beers and Coney Island Craft Lagers. Cowan is busy this week as NYC Craft Beer Week is in full sw ... More >>
Sam Horine/MetromixSpuyten Duyvil's idyllic backyard.On this fine Friday, we turn our thoughts to bars where you can drink outdoors. We've gathered up our 10 favorite places to enjoy an adult beverage in the sun, and hope you'll be inspired to sneak out of work early today to check one out. ... More >>
The Newark dog at St. Anselm is really a pair of dogs jammed in "pizza bread." St. Anselm, the younger sibling of across-the-street Fette Sau and next-door Spuyten Duyvil, has been having a soft opening lately, prior to getting its liquor license.
Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week. The Market Hotel, a music hall in Bushwick, has been shut down for operating without a license. Promoter Todd Patrick hopes to relocate his events to Monster Island, off Kent Avenue. [Brooklyn ... More >>
Keith WagstaffRevelers enjoy the Farm on Adderly's pork, beef, and lamb-blend meatballs.The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is but a week away, but don't think that would stop me from pouring artisanal alcohol down my throat in the meantime. Thank god for Edible Brooklyn's Good Spirits event at th ... More >>
Freewilliamsburg.comSpuyten Duyvil will be getting a new neighbor next month.Good news for those awaiting the delayed opening of St. Anselm, the latest addition to his Fette Sau-Spuyten Duyvil empire: it's going to open sometime next month.
The best thing about drinking in Brooklyn is how incredibly diverse the options are. You can belly up the bar in an old sailor's hangout, or a place where they make their own bitters, a spot with 19-century charm, or one with no charm at all. A stellar Brooklyn bar might be a neighborhood tim ... More >>
A group of die-hard New York stargazers met this morning in Inwood, in the northernmost tip of Manhattan near Spuyten Duyvil Creek, to watch the LCROSS lunar probe crash into the surface of the moon. The mission's objective is to see if there is water on the moon. Jason Kendall, the founder ... More >>
hamburgercalculus.comSpuyten DuyvilThe gastronomification of Metropolitan Avenue continues apace: Free Williamsburg reports that Joe Carroll, the owner of Fette Sau and Spuyten Duyvil, is busy crafting a "haute snack food joint" in the building next door to his Belgian beer shrine. The new place ... More >>
dyobmit/flickrYesterday, a New York Times article about this Sunday's Bike to the Bars ride to various Brooklyn and Manhattan bars raised a question: "...seriously, no good beer in Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island?"Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy's No. 43 and one of the creators of the Good Beer Sea ... More >>
Brooklyn quartet goes quietly, grandiosely epic
Today we debut Meet the Maker, a recurring feature in which we meet a local food or drink producer, farmer or monger of some sort. Because everyone loves a monger. This week, we meet Nathaniel Martin, co-founder of Manhattan Meadery. Nathaniel (pictured left with a tank of his mead) and his broth ... More >>
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