When Josh Copp moved to 248 McKibbin Street, he joined what the Times called "an instant artistic fraternity that is all but extinct in New York." That same 2008 profile made 248 briefly famous as a post-graduate animal house where residents partied non-stop and "people honk saxophones and bang drug ... More >>
While Italian immigrants were busy making this city great by giving us pizza, their Eastern European counterparts set to pickling cucumbers and tomatoes, smoking fish, and rolling bagels and bialys by hand. Long New York's unofficial breadstuff, an outstanding bagel starts and ends with proper techn ... More >>
There are plenty of middling faux-Gaelic watering holes that ply patrons with green beer on that shit show that is St. Patrick's Day, but if you prefer a less bastardized version of the Irish pub, the following picks should work just fine. With Guinness on our brains and sausage rolls in our bellies ... More >>
'Two Jimmies," says Holly Laessig with a laugh. She and Jess Wolfe have settled on the same drink, the Jimmy El Camino, after deciding together which flavor combinations sounded most appetizing on the General Greene's drink menu. "[It's] a spicy, sweet mixture," explains Wolfe. See also: It Takes A ... More >>
The Key Food on Prospect Avenue, in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace, will close at the end of the month. One Wendy A had a bad experience there in March and went on to review it on Yelp, writing "i literally hate this grocery store, and i wish it would go out of business and get replaced by something bet ... More >>
Well, here are four words we never thought we would type: Save the G-train? Brooklyn's straphangers, known to love the looping line as much as they hate it, are now rallying in support of the G: District Leader Lincoln Restler has organized a petition to keep the MTA from cutting off full Church Av ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Former Le Cirque Pastry Chef Iacopo Falai has shuttered his bakery, Falai Panetteria, after closing his flagship restaurant. The move marks an e ... More >>
Fancy some hokey pokey ice cream?Sarah M. asks: I just got back from a trip to New Zealand and loved it. What are New York's top spots for Kiwi cuisine? Dear Sarah: Unfortunately, New York doesn't boast many New Zealand restaurants. In fact, I only know of three. But they're definitely wort ... More >>
DCPILast night's attack in Sunset Park doesn't fit the pattern attributed to these suspects.In the last few days there have been two sexual assaults in south Brooklyn, one in Windsor Terrace and the other in Sunset Park. The attack in Windsor Terrace, in which a young woman was groped from be ... More >>
A woman was assaulted on Vanderbilt Street in Windsor Terrace last night, and cops say it's the work of one of the men behind the string of sexual attacks in south Brooklyn since March. A DCPI detective confirmed that the incident fit the pattern of the other attacks. This one is the 12th in the ser ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hinsch's, the beloved Bay Ridge luncheonette, has closed after more than 50 years in business. [Brooklyn Paper] The embattled space th ... More >>
It's been about seven months since the now-infamous south Brooklyn sex attacks began, and the NYPD still hasn't been able to finger a suspect. The police have ramped up their response after 11 crimes, but not without problems; women in the neighborhoods affected have begun to accuse police of handli ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street] Ci ... More >>
Not to be alarmist, but there is a serial sexual assailant on the loose in Brooklyn. We've written about him here before, but he's still at large; he's suspected of one rape and five attempted rapes along Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, on 16th Street in Park Slope, and in Bay Ridge. The most r ... More >>
Real Mexican cheese now being coagulated in Windsor Terrace Porcelain-white Oaxacan cheese -- used all over Mexico, and indispensable to such signature recipes as chile relleno and queso fundido -- was prohibitively expensive not too long ago, costing as much as $10 for a 14 ounce baseball ... More >>
Scumbag armed mugger in BrooklynCops believe the same armed mugger struck twice in Brooklyn in the early morning hours last Saturday, March 19. They don't have him, but they finally released what they say are photos of him. At 3:30 that morning, the robber came up to a 63-year-old at a bus stop n ... More >>
Earlier this morning there were reports of delays on the G and F lines. Turns out this may be due to a 31-year-old Brooklyn man who reportedly fatally stabbed his mom and slashed his dad, then went to the G train's 15th Street station, where he jumped off the platform and into the path of an ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's announcement last week appointing Hearst executive Cathie Black as the city's new schools chancellor drew a lot of skepticism -- and ire -- from critics who think the magazine publisher isn't qualified enough (or...at all) for running the city's public schools. Last week, a stat ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rebe ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisEggplant and tomato friends again in Windsor Terrace Eggplant and tomato sometimes have a strained relationship. The tart, red nightshade often steals the show in this combo, which is a longtime staple of Mediterranean cooking. From moussaka to samfaina, even the slightest e ... More >>
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Windsor Terrace residents have been turning up sacks of slaughtered animal parts in Prospect Park, supposedly the work of a "demented animal killer" who's been at-large for months. Yikes.
zavracky.comJake ZavrackyJake Zavracky is living the dream: tending bar by day and making music by night. Or is it the other way around? In any case, when he's behind the bar at Lowlands, the beer garden that opened in Gowanus earlier this year, he aims to please. What's on tap that's season ... More >>
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The Rockaway Lobster House in Jamaica Bay, which featured arguably the best views of the bay, has closed and is for sale. The space is now owned by the Wharf, a bar and grill hidden behind a gas station. [Grub Street] DUB Pies, the Australian pie joint in Red Hook, is shuttering its Columbia Street ... More >>
Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh. (This is our third conversation of the campaign with Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York, Reverend Billy.) How's the campaign going? Are you confident? I'm confident that an accelerated evolution is now taking place. Could you elaborate? This government ... More >>
Chant 'Attica!' with Al Pacino in Bryant Park
Mona's Middle Eastern 'Tasting Menu'Gialeti's Café in Windsor Terrace/South Park Slope, Brooklyn, opened about a month ago. It's a small, sunny operation on a block that can use some good cheap eats. The café is owned by two women--Gia and Lety, get it?--who bake pastries, make salads, sandwiches, ... More >>
If you bought a Mr. Softee cone in Sunnyside or Woodside last summer, it might have been fake. A federal judge rules that Akop Papazian and the M. Pete Soft Ice Cream Corporation used the Softee logo under false pretenses. Get ready for the class-action lawsuit! How Not to Find a Jewish Wife in New ... More >>
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