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A Texas-style barbecue food hall is coming to Brooklyn

Brooklyn has lost some of its cool cred to Texas hipster haven Austin recently, but the playing field is being leveled soon with Downtown Brooklyn’s own barbecue food hall opens. Despite its name, Hill Country Food Park (345 Adams St.) somehow won't have any rides or carnival games...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:27pm

These are the best landlords in Brooklyn

When apartment hunting in New York City, you want to make sure your new building has one of the best landlords around.  Each year, New York City’s Public Advocate releases a list of the worst landlords in the five boroughs, a ranking of those who leave their tenants to live in dangerous...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:55am

This car-free bridge from Brooklyn to Queens needs your help

Alternative transportation is having a moment in the city, whether it’s the looming shutdown of the L train or the constant headache that is riding any of the city’s subway lines. From more ferries to electric bikes or creating car-free corridors within Manhattan and beyond, everyone is...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:14pm

Find zen on this pretty pink patio at HealHaus wellness cafe

Feeling like you’re not in the middle of New York City can be difficult when you’re in the middle of New York City. But this new pretty pink patio should do the trick.  The backyard deck is the hidden secret of HealHaus, a new holistic wellness studio and cafe that just opened at...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:29pm

Pregnant mom who lost toddler in Park Slope crash loses unborn child: Lawyer

Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, the pregnant Brooklyn mother whose child was killed after being struck by a driver who ran a red light in Park Slope in March, has lost her unborn child, her family’s lawyer told the New York Daily News Wednesday. Blumenstein and her husband, Jonathan, were expecting...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:59am

Coney Island Boardwalk becomes designated landmark

For the past 95 years, the Coney Island Boardwalk has been a landmark for millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike, but on Tuesday, it officially became a designated city landmark. “We are so proud to designate the Coney Island Boardwalk a Scenic Landmark,” said Meenakshi Srinivasan...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:12pm

Is an electric bike for you? We took a test ride and fell in love

Biking in New York City is, to put it mildly, daunting. There are the distracted drivers on their phones, pedestrians who don’t respect bike lanes, the noise and rush of traffic right next to you. For the people who commute by bike, though, it’s all worth it. “Biking is the only...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:52pm

Downtown Brooklyn becomes a living lab to let startups study the city

Downtown Brooklyn has become a living laboratory, home to studies that will ultimately help the neighborhood — and the entire city — improve, officials say. Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a not-for-profit that manages three Business Improvement Districts in the area, has announced a...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:39pm

Park Slope driver who fatally struck 2 children indicted: DA

The Park Slope driver who fatally struck two young children when she ran a red light in March was indicted for reckless manslaughter and other charges on Thursday, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced. Dorothy Bruns of Staten Island was charged with second-degree manslaughter,...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:26pm

Floating food forest Swale docks at Brooklyn Army Terminal for the summer

Have the warmer temperatures we’ve been experiencing this week in New York City given you a hankering for some summer produce fresh from the source? Starting Saturday, you’ll get your chance to pluck fruits, vegetables, herbs and more right from the garden when Swale, a floating food...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:27pm

As NYC changes, one Brooklyn photographer restores its past from old photo negatives

With its bustling streets, beautiful parks and ever-growing number of skyscrapers, New York City is an iconic city to photograph, especially now in the age of Instagram, but not for Brooklyn photographer Ray Simone, who’d much rather get lost among images of old New York. “As we’...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:02am

Celebrities smoking in the Met's bathroom is now an art show

Everyone knows what it feels like not get an invitation slipped under your Trapper Keeper in English class to an amazing party. The curators of Brooklyn’s interactive pop-culture gallery THNK 1994 just lust after better parties — and stage their own when the invitation is lost in the...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:27pm

Deviants and degenerates welcome at Deadpool bar in Brooklyn

You can always tell something important about a superhero by their favorite bar, and that’s possibly the most true for Deadpool. The foul-mouthed prankster Ryan Reynolds was born to play prefers to drink in the company of the other mercenaries who congregate at Sister Margaret’s School...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:26pm

Restoring the chicken's glory at the Museum of Food and Drink

It’s time to meet the food you love most face to face. Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink is back in action after a two-month revamp, and it’s brought out some of the hundreds of items collected over its five-year history in a small Highlights from the Collection exhibit....

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 6:54pm

What to expect as Goat Yoga finally comes to Brooklyn

Whether it's being closer to the country life all city dwellers fantasize about or just a fun way to change up a workout, the hottest trend in yoga has been to add baby goats. For once behind on a cultural moment, Brooklyn hasn't had a single yoga studio that also carried oats for four-...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:47pm

Police identify woman whose remains were found in Brooklyn park

Police have identified the remains discovered in a Brooklyn park earlier this week as belonging to a woman who has been missing from the borough for several months. Brandy Odom’s head and torso were discovered Monday by a woman walking her dog in Canarsie Park, which is less than a mile from...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:21am

New renderings of Domino Park at Domino Sugar Factory site unveiled

Though it’s not slated to open until this summer, new renderings of Domino Park, the waterfront esplanade of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment, have been released by developer Two Trees Management. The quarter-mile Domino Park will open in June, ahead of the waterfront buildings that...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:04pm

Crown Heights rally planned for Saheed Vassell, Brooklyn man killed by NYPD

Following the death of Saheed Vassell, a Brooklyn man who was shot and killed Wednesday night by police who mistakenly thought he had a gun, activists have planned rallies calling for justice. “Saheed Vassell, an unarmed Black man was murdered by NYPD Wednesday night,” the event page...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:27pm

Pipe-wielding man fatally shot by NYPD officers in Brooklyn

NYPD officers fatally shot a black man after they believed he was pointing a gun at them in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The man, who police had classified as mentally ill after previous encounters with him, was instead wielding a metal pipe with a knob. Five officers were...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 2:25pm

NY AG investigating fatal shooting of Saheed Vassell

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating the death of Saheed Vassell, a Brooklyn man who was shot and killed Wednesday night by police who mistakenly thought he was wielding a gun. Amy Spitalnick, press secretary for the AG’s office, confirmed in a...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:53pm