Articles Tagged ‘brooklyn’

4th of July Fun, New York-Style

4th of July Fun, New York-Style July 2, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s no more festive place to be on Independence Day weekend in New York City than Coney Island (Brooklyn). First off, those seeking an early kick-off to the holiday can watch fireworks two nights early—Friday, July 2 starting around 9 pm—in the regular Friday night fireworks show (runs...

Summer Shopping at the Brooklyn Flea

Summer Shopping at the Brooklyn Flea July 1, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It seems like summer is racing by, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy one of the season’s most enjoyable weekend activities: a stroll through the Brooklyn Flea. Every Saturday (outdoors in Fort Greene, Brooklyn) and Sunday (indoors at nearby One Hanson, at Flatbush Avenue), the Flea...

Lobster Roll Roundup

Lobster Roll Roundup June 17, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
For the perfect summer lunch, you can’t beat a lobster roll. New York City may not exactly be New England, but it’s got its fair share of places where you can enjoy delectable lobster rolls, each with their own spin on the classic formula (soft buttery bread, mayo and melt-in-your-mouth chunks...

Introducing a NEW New York City Subway Map

Introducing a NEW New York City Subway Map June 4, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Sometime in June, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will release a newly redesigned version of the New York City subway map (as reported in The New York Times). As we’ve said before on this blog, New Yorkers are dedicated users of public transportation, and the subway system in particular...

Catch World Cup Fever

Catch World Cup Fever June 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This summer is all about soccer in New York City. Read on for some great suggestions for where to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup—whether you’re supporting a particular country, you’re a fan of the game in general, or you simply want to get in on the fun—and some other great soccer-related...

New Luna Park Opens at Coney Island

New Luna Park Opens at Coney Island May 26, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Get ready for some old-fashioned summer fun…Memorial Day Weekend marks the official opening of the season at Coney Island. Though it’s looked a little shabby in recent years compared to its early-20th century heyday, the Brooklyn neighborhood is still home to classic New York City landmarks and...

Great New York Reads

Great New York Reads May 20, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I’m just starting to read Brooklyn, by the Irish novelist Colm Toibin (his earlier novel The Master, about New Yorker-turned-expat Henry James, is one of my all-time favorites), and it got me thinking about all the great novels that have been written about New York City over the years. There are...

New York for Wine Lovers

New York for Wine Lovers May 13, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Oenophiles, take note: there’s a newcomer on New York City‘s flourishing wine bar scene. This is not just any wine bar, however—it’s the first all-kosher wine bar in the city (if not the country). As reported by Wine Spectator, Basil Pizza and Wine Bar opened this past weekend in...

Would You Pay $12 For a Cup of Coffee?

Would You Pay $12 For a Cup of Coffee? May 11, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
We’ve talked about where to get a great cup of coffee in New York City. But would you be willing to spend more on a cup of coffee than you would for the average cocktail? Or even (in one of the city’s more affordable restaurants) an entrée? Yes, the $12 cup of coffee has arrived. As Fox...

Shepard Fairey in New York

Shepard Fairey in New York May 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Street artist Shepard Fairey’s star has been rising steadily ever since the 2008 presidential campaign, when he designed the Barack Obama “HOPE” image that became one of the most widely recognized images of that historic election. This past weekend, crowds packed the opening of May...