high and dry
The Bare Bones
We rode the substitute for two hours. These are our findings. Read More
Lets just say if New Yorkers ever rode into battle, they would do so without wearing any armor. Read More
on the waterfront
The competition is no Alaskan dog race, but an amalgam of shopping carts, crazy costumes and happy hipsters in the streets of New York City. Read More
Long-simmering plans to put up two new high-rise towers along the Greenpoint waterfront should be put to a vote this week, and the project’s future mostly lies in the hands of City Council member Stephen Levin.
Mr. Levin, who represents the North Brooklyn neighborhood, must vote in favor of or against a 40-story and 30-story tower by the Council’s final meeting of the year on Thursday. The project’s developers Joseph Chetrit and David Bistricer hope to win approval for the towers that would soar past the area’s current 15-story zoning cap.
Stein’s pick: Greenpoint, with a cheat down into Williamsburg to grab The Elm, is the correct answer. Besides Paul Liebrandt’s kinda douchey but nonetheless brilliant restaurant, besides Luksus and Sara Kramer’s Glasserie (below) and the stunning Alameda, the neighborhood is in that magic crepuscular moment of foodie ferment. Read More
Cajoler of contrast, summoner of intergalactic flavor commentary, banker of the long shot, Canada ditcher—there are many ways to describe Daniel Burns, the fair-haired chef and co-owner of Luksus, a 26-seat tasting-menu-only restaurant in the backroom of a beer bar in Greenpoint. The most germane and exciting way, however, is as a new thinker. Mr. Burns is a thinker of new thoughts, a taster of new tastes. And his vision? It is the new vision. He is the new seer.
A quarter page color ad appeared in the widely-distributed free newspaper amNewYork back in April featuring Avril Nolan along side the text “I am positive (+) … I have rights.” Read More
Silence is golden – at least that’s what one Brooklyn eatery is banking on.
Eat, a restaurant in Greenpoint, is planning on running a monthly event where all diners must chow down in complete silence.
Nick Nauman, Eat’s managing chef and events curator, came up with the idea in a bid to Read More
SHAKE THE BROOM
Hipsters who enjoy partaking in recreational activities are having a fantastic week.
Hot on the heels of news they might be getting more drinking spots, they’ll now have a nice green area where they can look philosophically into the distance and/or stroke their beards (possibly while drunk).
Does the idea of a sexy female maid fail to cut it? How about paying a man to scrub your filthy abode?
Chuck Bennet, 31, is turning the maid stereotype onto its head with his cleaning service: “Maid Men.”
The one-man company is based in Greenpoint in Brooklyn and provides deep cleaning Read More