Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    A New Company Is Framing and Selling 'Ownership' of NYC Street Art

    Who in New York City doesn't have $150 or so kicking around that they want to blow on something crazy? I mean, we're all trust fund kids and Russian oligarchs at this point, right? Thank God for Wall-(m)-Art, the mysterious dealership company/performance art project/racket that will take any graffi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Here's How to Navigate Crif Dogs if You're a Vegetarian

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Westville East (555 Driggs Avenue, 718-302-3200) Neighborhood: Williamsburg Cuisine: Hog Dogs

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Inside the Mast Brothers' Chocolate Brew Bar, Now Open in Williamsburg

    The drinkable chocolates at Brew Bar (105A North 3rd Street, Brooklyn), the Mast Brothers' new not-coffee shop now open a few doors down from the siblings' Williamsburg factory, are the antithesis of Serendipity's glop, Max Brenner's price-gouging, even City Bakery's supremely sippable, seasonal aby ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 13, 2014


    Wish Bukowski a happy birthday

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Houdini Kitchen Laboratory's Habanera Pizza, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 73: Habanera pizza at Houdini Kitchen Laboratory (1563 Decatur Street, Ridgewood; 718-456-3770)

  • Voice Choices

    July 16, 2014


    Head outdoors for a slice of Americana

  • Voice Choices

    June 11, 2014


    Jam on at the compact, convenient festival

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 5/21 - 5/27

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have the best VHS crap on the internet, Ira Glass' dream improv perfomance, ravishing Finnish poker players, Bieber-powered pole dancing, relaxed gay manners, and the superstars of six-second jokes. In other words, we've got what you need. Here's our rundown of the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Take a Look at the Newest Bites at Smorgasburg

    Smorgasburg, which returned for its fourth season at Brooklyn Flea last weekend, is a Williamsburg institution and constant source of joy (Ramenburgers! Local beer! Mighty Quinns!) and aggravation (ugh, this line). Now in its second season, the DUMBO Sunday market (at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Attention Upscale Homeless! Urban Outfitters' Space Ninety 8 to Open in Williamsburg on Friday

    Last year, when news emerged that Urban Outfitters would be opening up on North 6th Street in Williamsburg -- a stone's throw from a planned Whole Foods and Anthropologie (both on Bedford), and next door to a new American Apparel -- an informal poll yielded consensus: neighbors were unenthusiastic. ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 26, 2014


    Joe Mande drops 
his first album

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Scenes From Barcade's 10th Annual Underground Chili Extravaganza

    Last night, Barcade (388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-302-6464) celebrated ten years of chili cook-offing at its Williamsburg outpost. The intimate affair featured crockpots aplenty and a good many wooden spoons.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Cheap Drinks at Juke Bar, Point Break, The Abbey, and Dirty Pierre's

    If Valentine's Day is stressing you out -- or you just want to celebrate being single -- happy hour is an excellent relaxation technique. Here's a look at a few place you'll always be sure to find true love for less -- we're pretty sure it's at the bottom of a glass somewhere.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The Bakeshop By Woops Opens In Williamsburg

    A little bit of coffee and an amicable dosage of sugar might just be man's best friend when it comes to the dreaded "L" train commute. Leave the pre-work personality drink to The Bakeshop by Woops (548 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-384-4410), the brick-and-mortar extension of by Woops macarons that o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Taco Chulo's Chile Con Queso Is a Cold Weather Balm

    Taco Chulo (318 Grand Street, 718-302-2856), a middle-class taqueria tucked away on Grand Street in Williamsburg, has an expansive open room as big as a dancehall with high ceilings, red walls, and a tiny bar in the back. It fills up early with families sharing taco salads ($11) and seared fish burr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Renegade Craft Fair and CHERYL's Very Club Kid Sexxxy Thanksgiving

    Prepare for a full pre-Thanksgiving agenda this weekend as we help you sweat off the pounds (before you gain a couple next week) on the dance floor, and while you whiz through the shopping aisles. Pack some water. You're going to need it. Friday [Lit] Have a couple of shots tonight to honor come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Xixa's Gorditas Shouldn't Be Missed

    Despite good press, Xixa (241 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-8860) -- the second Williamsburg restaurant from the team behind Traif -- remains somewhat hidden on a frightful corner in the shadows of the on-ramp to the Williamsburg bridge. It's lucky that chef Jason Marcus's polyglot cuisine, wh ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Reader: Diner Should Be on the List of the Best Williamsburg Restaurants

    Billy Lyons dropped a list of the 10 best restaurants in Williamsburg yesterday, a group that's increasingly difficult to narrow down because the neighborhood continues to amass notable spots alongside some older mainstays. And one reader noted a couple of restaurants that he believes should have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Williamsburg

    The Williamsburg renaissance transformed an industrial afterthought into a world-renowned enclave of artistic endeavors. Lucky for us, some of those artists chose to work with a grill rather than an easel to display their talents. With the backdrop of Manhattan providing a perfect canvas on which in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Omnivore Brings a Pig Roast to Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

    On Sunday, a piggy (and food industry-heavy) crowd gathered at the Crown Victoria in Williamsburg for Omnivore's Carnivorous Party, a good old-fashioned swine roast featuring an international lineup of chefs including Marc Cohen (Bucherie Lawrence, Montreal), Gregory Marchand (Frenchie, Paris), and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/6/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    A Glitch in Google Maps Lets You Watch Williamsburg Gentrify in an Instant

    A lot of ink has been spilled over Williamsburg's transformation from a seedy warehouse habitat for the city's creative underclass into the world capital of the hipster overground. Bemoaning gentrification in Williamsburg is the most tired conversation you can have about how this city is changing. B ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    July 24, 2013


    Look at that, Bushwick is all grown up

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Food Start-Ups Have A New Home on the Williamsburg Waterfront

    With the remnants of the nearby Domino Sugar Refinery in the background, a new kitchen incubator hopes to attract a crop of environmentally responsible entrepreneurs to the Williamsburg waterfront: Green Desk, which made its name by offering flexible work spaces to those tired of hopping on conferen ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 17, 2013


    The Williamsburg Waterfront welcomes New Order

  • Film

    May 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    BrisketTown Is Serving Lunch and The General's Got Doughnuts

    ISA in Williamsburg is now open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant has turned some of their dinner entree options into smaller dishes divided into snacks, pizzas, soups, and salads. Some items, like the Tuscan kale Caesar salad garnished with sourdough croutons, are available ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2013

    Invasion Of The Charter Schools

    Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Williamsburg's Dead Herring Goes Out In Style On Last Night, Will Reopen Soon In New Location

    This past Saturday, Williamsburg's Dead Herring house closed its doors after six years of throwing quality rock shows, dance parties, craft fairs, and other assorted fun times. As one of the last remaining DIY spaces located in Williamsburg proper (or "prime Williamsburg," as their landlord likely c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Tomorrow: My 13 Favorite Brooklyn Restaurants

    The plum, lemon cucumber, and radish salad at Potlikker is indeed wonderful, but will it be enough to catapult the Williamsburg restaurant into my top 13? Tomorrow we're going to depart somewhat from our usual Friday 10 Best: I'm making a list (and checking it twice) of my current favorite 13 rest ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 9, 2013


    Warm your winter with Diiv

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The Middlesteins Author Jami Attenberg Talks Brooklyn Restaurants, Pickles, and Food in Literature

    Author Jami Attenberg Food addiction plagues Edie Middlestein, the protagonist of Jami Attenberg's third novel, The Middlesteins. While an unhealthy fascination with food should seem familiar to Fork in the Road readers (and writers), it strains Edie's suburban Jewish family to the breaking point, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Tiny Empire Looking for Big Impact in Williamsburg

    Nestled between busy Williamsburg restaurants on North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue lies an organic health oasis called Tiny Empire. Walk in and find yourself facing a rainbow assortment of fresh-pressed juices and healthy dessert options of acai bowls and chia seed pudding. Face the counter and ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Get Free Froyo for a Year at Soho's 16 Handles

    When 16 Handles opened a location in Williamsburg it could have meant the end of Williamsburg or the beginning of the chain's complete total fro-yo domination. The new flagship store at 240 Lafayette opens tomorrow, and they're celebrating with free froyo for 16 social media savvy customers.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Brooklyn Brewery Finishes Expansion, Expects 100,000 Barrels of Beer

    A bright yellow crane stuck out against the Williamsburg waterfront on Tuesday morning as it installed three 25-foot-long fermenters in the Brooklyn Brewery on North 12th Street. This week marks the third and final phase in the Brooklyn beer company's expansion plan that was announced in February 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Pad Thai Redeemed

    Finally, a pad thai that kicks your ass Pad Thai is one of those dishes to be instinctively avoided. Even at great Thai restaurants, the cooks switch into gringo mode and turn out an indifferent heap of pale rice noodles that's invariably bland and way too sweet. But then last Friday evening a gro ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Say Hello To American Table Café and Bar, Williamsburg Pizza

    Marcus Samuelsson recently opened American Table Café and Bar in the lobby of Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Menu items include pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw, the doro wat tacos, filled with Ethiopian-spiced chicken and hard-boiled egg, and scalloped sausage with curry. The restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Best Posts of the Week! Guy Fieri Fever, Wine Bars, and Strudel

    Our week in food: I headed to a posh Kosher spot in Soho for my weekly review while Robert checked in on Liza Queen in Williamsburg and visited the oddly named Urbanspace Meatpacking, where he found some hits and misses. Did you miss the awesome guest appearance from Nick Greene? Our web editor fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Dumpling Eating Contest Saturday in Williamsburg Benefits Charity

    How many of these could you knock back? Tomorrow dumpling manufacturer Chef One will sponsor a dumpling eating contest at Smorgasburg, located at North 6th Street and the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank For New York City, and if you think wa ... More >>

  • Books

    August 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Blue Collar's Fast Food-Style Burgers

    [See More Taste Tests: Taco Box Debuts at B Bar on Bowery | Aita's Fritto Misto di Vedura] Though I can't say I'm crazy about the name, I stopped in for a cheeseburger at Blue Collar, the new burger joint in Williamsburg from the Miller's Tavern team.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    Build Your Own Burger at Kent Ale House, Dish #88

    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. [See More 100 Dishes: Grilled Khmer Sausage at Num Pang | Octopus Salami at Rosemary's]

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Say Hello to Station, The Kent Ale House

    [See More Openings: Dudley's, Siggy's Good Food | Landbrot, Seattle's Best Coffee] Designed like a European train station cafe, Station is bringing "bohemian french cuisine" to Williamsburg. Headed by a Eleven Madison alum, menu items include fillet steak provençale, duck a l'orange, and rabbit ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    McCarren Park Pool Party Poopers Force Early Close

    That headline alliteration was hard for us to say, too.On Thursday, after three years of renovations that cost over $50 million, the "hipster playground" known as McCarren Park Pool re-opened with a cutting ceremony led by Mayor Bloomberg and hundreds of heat refugees. (We brought our camera&nb ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012


    Williamsburg gets 
its pool back

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Top Ten DIY Venues In New York City

    In New York's chaotic do-it-yourself music ecosystem, nothing is a given. A venue might combust as suddenly as easily a new one might spring up, making this list obsolete—yet that volatility is part of the venues' inherent uncivilized appeal. Who's to say where the next bunch of longhairs migh ... More >>

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