Spuyten Duyvil

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Here Are the Best NYC Beer Events in May

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Was the Engineer of the Derailed Metro-North Train "Zoned Out" or Sleeping?

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    After Metro-North Derailment That Killed Four, Federal Transportation Board Begins Investigation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Black Friday Brunch, Beer Battle, Alternatives to Champagne, Mominette's First Anniversary

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    It's KelSo in Cans!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Five Patios to Go Sit on Before Summer Comes to a Screeching Halt

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty's Death Deemed a Suicide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The 10 Best Draft Beer Bars in New York

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Happy 75th Birthday, Henry Hudson Bridge!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Our 10 Best Beer Bars

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Ask the Critics: The Sweet Spot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver On The Oxford Companion to Beer

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 17, 2011

    St. Anselm Finds Religion on the Grill

    A Williamsburg restaurant reopens and lights the gas

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    U.S. Postal Service May Cut More Than 30 NYC Post Offices to Save Money

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    How to Say Those Unpronounceable New York City Place Names

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Time Out Gets a Namesake Beer

    TONYTastier than eating a magazine​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Bittermens Has Decamped to Red Hook and Is Now Making Burlesque Bitters

    BittermensBurlesque Bitters Will Tease Cocktails​Good 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    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!

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2010

    Two Low-Key Food Events: Spuyten Duyvil's Oktoberfest & International Pickle Day

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz Brewing Company Talks Geektoberfest, Jewish Celebration & How Sour is the New Bitter

    Jeremy Cowan​Jeremy 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Our 10 Best Bars for Drinking Outside

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    St. Anselm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Debuts the Newark Dog

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Traif; Goodbye to Bushwick's Market Hotel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    In Good Spirits at the Bell House

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Fette Sau's Joe Carroll will Debut St. Anselm Next Month

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Our Ten Best: Brooklyn Bars

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    New Yorkers Rise Early for Moon Mugging

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Haute Snack Food Comes to Metropolitan Avenue

    hamburgercalculus.comSpuyten Duyvil‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Jimmy Carbone Explains Why He Won't be Biking to Queens, Staten Island, or the Bronx

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2009

    Grizzly Bear's Mellow Gold

    Brooklyn quartet goes quietly, grandiosely epic

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Meet the Maker--Manhattan Meadery's Nathaniel Martin

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008
  • Dining

    April 17, 2007

    Poking the Fat Pig

    Brilliant no-nonsense 'cue at Brooklyn's newest barbecue

  • Books

    May 23, 2006

    The Fine Print

    Brooklyn's indie publishers turn the page

  • NYC Life

    November 29, 2005

    Honey, Don't

    Why mead, ancient drink of love, may not be making a comeback this year

  • Film

    September 14, 2004
  • NYC Life

    January 6, 2004
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    November 11, 2003
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    October 15, 2002
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    August 20, 2002
  • News

    July 3, 2001

    Midsummer Night’s Read

    Beach Fare with an Edge

  • News

    December 26, 2000

    One Track Mind

    Chelsea Group Works to Save an Abandoned Rail Line   

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Toxic Soil at ‘Spitting Devil’

    Parents Oppose School Construction on Contaminated Site

  • News

    June 15, 1999