Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

That Awful 'Brooklyn Girls' Video; LIRR Strike Talk; Brooklyn Food Tour and More

Here is Catey Shaw's  "Brooklyn Girls" music video -- the one that has caused so much hate it's gone viral. This may be the thing that breaks the back of Brooklyn Cool.

- Would you cancel your vacation in Italy just because of a LIRR strike? [Brooklyn Eagle]

- What's a couple dozen thousand? Brooklyn beep Eric Adams failed to include $36,000 rental property income on botched financial disclosure form. [NY Daily News]

- There's a Brooklyn food tour. [Trip Advisor]

- WTF? The Public Authorities Control Board just signed off on a loan from the state’s clean water fund to finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge. [Streetsblog]

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Brooklyn: Politics, Real Estate and a Floating Body in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bamboo Bites, Smorgasburg, BBP. Photo: MK Metx
- Brooklyn 8th-graders get record deal. [ABC]

- It's about time: Seeing as Boyland is serving hard time, Walker launches campaign for his Central Brooklyn Assembly seat. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Medgar Evers College to develop Crown Heights street into verdant campus quad. [Brownstoner]

- Robert Durst, an estranged member of the Durst family, appears to be racking up a sizable profit off his real estate investments in Brooklyn. [TRD]

- More photos from Brooklyn's Bastille Day -- and the World Cup -- on Smith Street Sunday. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Bus bunching is rampant and nothing is being done about it. [Sheepshead Bites]

- Police still don't know whose body that was in the water off Brooklyn Bridge Park. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Sturgeon were so abundant in NY Harbor that the fish were considered hazardous to boat passage. [Brooklyn Based]

And yesterday...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

DUMBO Goats Survive; Bossert Delayed; Goodbye to Cars with Pink Mustaches

Welcome to Brooklyn! Still fixing our falling bridges... MK Metz
- The DUMBO goats live! [Gothamist]

- The re-opening of the Hotel Bossert — once known as Brooklyn's Waldorf — has been delayed again, this time until 2015. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A Brooklyn building super named Unk is trying to solve his building's rat program with cat power, but tenants aren't satisfied. [NY Post]

- The city is searching for engineers to study the feasibility of tidal barriers for the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek. [TRD]

- Hang on: Crumbs' giant cupcakes could be saved. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Well, so much for Lyft, and it's pink-mustachioed cars. [Gothamist]

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mom Buried in Trash; New Pot Policy; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Remember when de Blasio used to say, "We need hospitals, not condos"  and "Save LICH?" That was before we elected him Mayor. Photo: MK Metz

- Police digging through 3 feet of garbage in a Brooklyn kitchen discovered the bones of a woman buried under the trash, and her emotionally-distrubed daughter in the kitchen. [NY Daily News]

- The Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced on Tuesday that it would stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases. Just don't try to smoke around kids.  [NYT]

- Fifth Avenue Record and Tape Center in Park Slope is closing after 42 years in business. [Racked] The shop had almost closed in 2009.

- Joey "Jaws" Chestnut may have won the Conry Island hot dog eating contest, but in South Dakota, a 47-year-old man choked to death during a similar competition. [CBC]

- U.S. Attorneys offices in Brooklyn and Colorado have been investigating Citibank, and the bank may have to pay a $7 billion fine for defrauding investors. [IBTimes]

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Brooklyn Navy Yard Releases 3rd RFP for Supermarket; and More Brooklyn Briefs

My Park & Me Day: This Wednesday in East NY
- The Gowanus neighborhood floods in the same places where the original creek used to be. [Mapping Gowanus]

- Crumbs Bake shop chain, including the one on Montague Street, is over as of Monday night. [BHB]

- On Monday, the Brooklyn Navy Yard released its 3rd request for proposals to build a big supermarket and retail there. [Crains]

- Thursday: A councilman and the Comptroller will help you find out if NYS owes you money. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Decades-old  Cobble Hill busines that survived the economic crash and Sandy forced to close due to New York State red tape. [NY Daily News]

- 20 vintage photos of Brooklyn. [Mental Floss]

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Brooklyn BP's China Travel Questioned; Moving to Bay Ridge; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Splitting coconuts at Smorgasburg on Sunday. Photo: MK Metz, McBrooklyn
 - Brooklyn’s BP Eric Adams and a top deputy spent 11 days traveling in China at the expense of a nonprofit run by one of their own volunteer staffers, The Post reports. The non-profit does sound pretty shady. [NY Post]

- Holy crap: Young people are moving to Bay Ridge. [Business Insider]

- Affordable housing forum at St. Ann's Church Tuesday. [BHB]

- Two Trees accused of discrimination in lawsuit. [TRD]

- Bed-Stuy's Fulton Art Fair celebrates the artists of the African diaspora. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- If something happens to BDB, Tish James becomes mayor . . . [NY Magazine]

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Friday, June 20, 2014

This Is What We Were Doing Last Night at Chocolate Works in Brooklyn Heights

THIS is what people were doing Thursday night at the recently-opened Chocolate Works chocolate factory at 110 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights.

We don't know how long this will last but as of last night a person could just walk in off the street, stick a marshmallows on a skewer and dip it in the deep, rich, molten chocolate cascading down this fountain.

Naturally we had to buy a couple of the homemade truffles . . .

There are also chocolate dipped cookies, homemade fudge, chocolate-covered pretzels and old-fashioned candy, plus a party room where kids or adults can learn to make their own chocolate.

Cool thing: you can have them make corporate logos, business cards, and curiosities (like rings or shot glasses) out of chocolate.

 More photos of the shop and its wares here.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Taste Brooklyn's Food Scene at 'Brooklyn Eats' on June 27

Photo: brooklyneats
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced it will be holding its annual Brooklyn Eats food and beverage trade show on June 27 at 630 Flushing Avenue in S. Williamsburg.

Fairway President and CEO Bill Sanford will speak about how food manufacturers can get their products on the shelves.

"Brooklyn Eats is the hottest food show in Brooklyn - and it's where our food and beverage companies make the jump from flea market tables to store shelves," said Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura in a statement. "It is the one show that brings makers and buyers together for business while allowing the public experience the foods and beverages that are on the forefront of Brooklyn's food scene."

Brooklyn's food scene has been a growing part of the borough's economy for several years, the Chamber says. The food and beverage sector accounts for 27% of all manufacturing employees in Brooklyn.

Located at 630 Flushing Avenue, the show opens to the public at 10:00 am, and from 3:00 - 5:00 pm Brooklyn Eats will be open exclusively to food/beverage buyers. For more info, tickets, and directions visit

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Secret Brooklyn Dinner; GOP Turns Back on Grimm; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Thousands of guests dressed only in white will descend upon a secret location in Brooklyn with food, drink and decorations on June 28. [ediblebrooklyn]

- Robber barons: They're closing libraries and hospitals, and now they're kicking old people out of their nursing homes. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Fair-weather friends: Republican leaders shut off support to Rep. Michael Grimm. [NY Daily News]

- Montague Street R line tunnel work ahead of schedule. [NY1]

- Projected off-street parking for Atlantic Yards could be cut by thousands of spaces. [Streetsblog]

- Brooklyn Heights Association House and Garden Tour on May 10. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Carmen Farina returns sanity to school promotion decisions. [Gotham Gazette]

- Plea for help from man claiming to be Chinese prisoner found in Saks shopping bag, and DNAinfo tracked him down. [DNAinfo]

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boerum Hill Cat Fight; Duane Reade Sushi Bar; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- 13-year-old shot in Brooklyn may lose vision in one eye. [NY1]

- Brooklyn author Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Rumor: Duane Reade on the corner of Court and Joralemon is "apparently being renovated into Brooklyn’s flagship DR like the one on Wall Street in Manhattan and it will apparently have a sushi bar in it." [BHB]

- Jim Creighton, the man known as baseball's first star, got an upgrade to his Brooklyn monument Tuesday. [NY1]

- Cops hunt suspect wanted for robbing four Brooklyn banks within just a few hours. [Sheepshead Bites]

- A cat fight has broken out over the will of a Boerum Hill woman who left $50,000 to her five felines. [NY Post]

- Brooklyn Heights civic groups are pushing for the DOT to close Joralemon Street to vehicles at Furman Street, near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A 66-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were discovered naked and dead in the bathtub of a Brooklyn apartment, an empty gallon jug of vodka nearby. [Daily Mail]

 - The polar vortex led to a serious gefilte fish shortage. [Grub Street]

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Krishnas Moving from Brooklyn; More Crashes; Eaters Guide; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Find love: Match-Maker sculpture in DUMBO.Photo: MK Metz
 - The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishnas) want to sell their U.S. headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn for upwards of $60 million. [TRD]

- A bicyclist died Wednesday in Brooklyn after being hit by a motorist who then bashed two other vehicles before ditching his BMW and running away. [Daily News]

- School crossing guard hit by car on Atlantic Ave. same day DOT announces Atlantic slow zone. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Kiss told the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony organizers at Barclays Center last night to kiss off. [Valley News]

- GQ publishes an "eaters guide" to Brooklyn: Where to eat breakfast (ex: Char No. 4 in Carroll Gardens -- how about creamy grits, a biscuit with bacon gravy and a bourbon Bloody Mary?), lunch (try that turkey-leg sandwich at Henry Public in Cobble Hill), and dinner (Vinegar Hill House, Seersucker, Marlow & Sons . . . ) [GQ]

- The wheels are starting to turn on the construction of Greenpoint Landing – a mega-project that will fill 20 acres of the Greenpoint waterfront with about 5,000 apartments. [Brooklyn Eagle]

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Awww, It'Sugar! In Downtown Brooklyn

Photos by MK Metz
 Even if you're a heath buff, it's pretty hard to resist walking into a store filled with magical piles of sugar.

That's the situation at the new candy store in Downtown Brooklyn, It'Sugar, at 210 Joralemon Street /Municipal Building. (Otherwise known as the Sephora Building.)

Passers-by were literally gasping, "Sugar!" when they saw the colorful storefront.

We walked out with a bag of soft sugary wormy things, something purple that exploded in our mouth, and a lolly pop with a real scorpion embedded inside.


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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Only Three Brooklyn Restaurants Participating in NYC Restaurant Week

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 Only three Brooklyn reataurants are offering discounted lunches and dinners in this year's NYC Restaurant Week, which continues through March 7.

These are: Benchmark Restaurant in Park Slope, The Greenhouse Cafe in Bay Ridge, and Saul in Prospect Heights.

A three course lunch will cost you $25; three course dinner is $38.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How's the Food On 'The Roof' of Whole Foods? And More Brooklyn Briefs

- L Magazine describes the food at The Roof of Whole Foods in Gowanus. [The L Magazine]

- Jay-Z issues statement about selling his share of basketball team. [Pitchfork]

- Water pipes have beeen cracking in the recent deep freeze. [NBC]

- Check out this Groupon deal for the Fairfield Inn in Boerum Hill. [Groupon]

- Brooklyn artist creates incredible pastels of icebergs. [This Is Colossal]

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Company May Manufacture Frankenmeat in Brooklyn

Vegetarians in NYC are salivating at the news that Brooklyn may soon be the headquarters of a company that grows in-vitro meat and test-tube leather

Crain's reports that "tissue-engineering" biz Modern Meadow is in negotiations to lease space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal's BioBAT bioscience facility, where it aims to produce leather for fashion items first, and then cowless beef and pigless pork.

If the company starts with bacon there will be nothing holding them back.

Related: Why Brooklyn Is The New Mecca For Fledgling Tech Startups [Business I nsider]

Photo: This delicious photo of bacon was shot by Cookbookman17, Flickr

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Brad Lander, 'Kingmaker'; Rooftop Skateboarding; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The New York Times discovers Councilmember Brad Lander and pronounces him "King Maker." [NY Times]

- Gov. Cuomo doesn't seem to get it about LICH. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- NY Methodist Hospital says they are seeing an increase in frostbite and other weather-related emergency room cases. [Brooklyn Bureau]

- Video: Rooftop skateboarding around Brooklyn. [Gothamist]
- Williamsburg store owners allowed to demand modest dress code. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Slammed by food stamp cuts, NYC soup kitchens runs out of food. [Daily Kos]

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Brooklyn Jewish Restaurant Serving What on Christmas? And More Brooklyn Briefs

- Jewish restaurant in Boerum Hill serving -- what else? -- Chinese food on Christmas day. [Tablet]

- A 72-year-old man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in Brooklyn Monday night. [NY Daily News] This after another man was run down Saturday night. [NY1]

- The River Cafe finally reopens after Sandy. [NYT]

- The family of a 16-month-old child who was shot to death in Brooklyn lashed out at the accused killer in court as he made seemingly smug facial expressions. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Vito Rizzuto, one of Canada's top Mafia leaders who was involved in the infamous 1981 slaying of three American mobsters in Brooklyn, died Monday. [Newsday]

- Slope gallery proves bigger isn’t always better. [Brooklyn Paper]

- Bloomberg TV anchor gives Bitcoin as a Christmas gift, immediately has it stolen saved by a white hat hacker. (Must read the comments.) [NY Magazine]

- Edward Snowden says his mission is accomplished. [Gawker

- A Tennessee father was arrested recently for picking his children up at school by foot. [The Urban Country]

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Whole Foods' Stock Rallies with Brooklyn Opening; The Conga Line at the GOP Party; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Whole Foods' opening in Brooklyn helped spark a rally in its stock. [InvestorPlace]

- "Brooklyn welcomes the skinny French fashions of Sandro," in Williamsburg. [NY Times]

 - De Blasio's new budget director is facing a " labor-contract tsunami." [Brooklyn Eagle]

- $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Brooklyn. [News 12]

Apparently there was quite a scene with a conga line at the Eaton-Catsimatidis GOP party in Brooklyn Heights Wednesday night. [Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead]

- Brooklyn Bridge Park announced the selection of a developer and operator for a marina adjacent to Pier 5, and a roller rink by Pier 2. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Music parades will takes place all over Brooklyn on Dec. 21. [Brooklyn Daily]

- ‘Iceman Cometh,’ with Nathan Lane, to play Brooklyn Academy of Music. [NY Times]

- Former judge admits racial bias influenced possible wrongful conviction. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Nordstrom Rack, opening soon on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, is looking to hire a store administer. [Nordstrom]

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Ten Things to Know About Gowanus Whole Foods Opening in Brooklyn Tuesday

Whole Foods is opening in Gowanus Tuesday morning (tomorrow!) and here are 10 things you need to know before you go:

- The gargantuan new market is located at 214 3rd street in Gowanus at the corner of 3rd Avenue, not far from the R train (get out at Union St/4th Ave). The G and F trains aren't too far, either.

- A 'simple bread breaking' ceremony takes place at 8:30 am, with doors opening at 9 am. The first 250 people in attendance will receive a free tote bag.

- Deep discounts all day Tuesday, including 6 - 8' Fraser fir holiday Christmas trees 50% OFF at $24.99/each, regularly $49.99/each.

- You can come in and shop, but why carry groceries home? Let your cashier know you'd like home delivery at check out.

- You can order your groceries online tonight at the e-store and pick them up after they open tomorrow.

- The Brooklyn store carries products from many local small vendors: Brooklyn-made ice cream, yogurt, pies, rice & miso, cupcakes, mayo, coffee, scones, granola, etc.

- YUJI Ramen!

- The Roof, a rooftop taproom & bar, will carry 16 beers on tap, plus canned and bottled brews and local Brooklyn food.

- You'll be able to drink & draw with Gowanus Open Studios/Arts Gowanus up there, too.

- If you are looking for less-expensive items, you can take a 'value tour.'

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Food Really Hit the Spot at Brooklyn Flea / Smorgasburg This Weekend

Deserts from s'more. Photos by MK Metz
McBrooklyn swung by the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg's giant new indoor location in Williamsburg (80 North 5th St. at Wythe Ave.) this weekend and actually had a good time holiday shopping.

First off, the giant indoor space is only a couple of blocks from the East River Ferry so it's easy to get to if you live near a ferry stop. Second, though it was wet and cold outside, it was warm and comfortable inside. Third, many of the great vendors from last year (at the Holiday Market) have returned, but also some new, interesting crafts vendors as well.

Fourth, the food was plentiful and delicious! (And there are benches to sit on while eating, if you want.)

Paella from HamOn
Food vendors included: HamOn, which sold Iberian ham sandwiches and paella (photo above); and Cutie Pies (cute little pies).

BeeHive Oven served warm bite-site sandwiches on biscuits (yum!); CheesePops stacked cheese plates on skewers.

Jack's ChedBred sold killer corn bread with cheese and other flavorings; Red Hook Lobster Pound had lobster rolls, etc. etc. Most of the edibles were located in the food section, but a few vendors were apart from the herd (oysters, coffee).

Smorgasburg says they will operate year-round at this location. The Brooklyn Flea/Smorg combo runs every Saturday and Sunday through March 2014.

Hours: 10am-7pm through Dec. 21/22, and 10am-6pm for the rest of the winter.

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