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Bedford Stuyvesant

  1. The Absolute Best Bar in Bed-StuyFrom an eclectic jazz haunt to a classic dive.
  2. In Praise of the Deli
    A Trip to David’s Brisket House, the Jewish Deli That’s Run byThere’s an elaborate backstory behind every venerated deli in New York, but the story behind David’s Brisket House is more elaborate and convoluted than most.
  3. things that happened a while ago
    The Time Nelson Mandela Visited Bed-StuyThe school is being renamed in Mandela’s honor. 
  4. real estate
    Is Bed-Stuy the New Williamsburg?Ugh.
  5. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Found Dead in Tipped-Over Shopping Cart in Bed-StuyPolice believe someone was trying to move the body.
  6. Venues
    Gramercy Tavern Alum Opening Bed-Stuy Culinary Event Space and ‘PrivateThink ticketed chef dinners, cooking classes, and more.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Gaia Italian Café Opens on Lower East Side; Nom Wah Tea Parlor ReopensPlus: Compose adds a dessert tasting menu, and more, in our daily neighborhood watch.
  8. Openings
    SCRATCHbread Opens Its Take-out Window in Time for Stuffing to GoAnd they’re serving Thanksgiving stuffing.
  9. stupid crime of the day
    When Stealing a Frozen Turkey, the ‘Pregnant Belly’ Approach Is Always Better Than the ‘Popeye Leg’ Approach“He’s got a big turkey in his pants!”
  10. show me the money
    Did Spike Lee Sell Out Bed-Stuy?A liquor ad he endorsed is papered all over the neighborhood from ‘Do the Right Thing.’
  11. Slideshow
    First Look at Bedford Hill, Charming Bed-Stuy Breakfasters TodayAn Austin transplant and her artist boyfriend open a café in Bed-Stuy.
  12. The Chain Gang
    Brooklyn Has a Checkered FuturePlus, is Five Guys overhyped and mediocre?
  13. At the Greenmarket
    Bed-Stuy, World Financial Center Get Farmers’ MarketsA Greenmarket joins Ed’s Lobster Bar near Battery Park.
  14. sad things
    Three Murdered in Bushwick, Bedford-StuyvesantThough the incidents all occurred around the same time in the same neighborhood, they were apparently unrelated.
  15. neighborhood news
    Try Not to Worry About That ‘Amateur’ Nuclear Reactor on Your Quiet Brooklyn StreetIt almost definitely won’t make your kid grow up with three ears.
  16. Other Cities
    Can New Yorkers Really Not Handle Nashville Hot Chicken?The owners of Peaches HotHouse say they tempered the fire owing to the “litigious nature of New Yorkers.”
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Fatty Crab Hosts Memorial Day Pig Roast; Mercadito’s World Cup TacoPlus: David Wondrick and Don Lee talk polar cocktails, and Mercadito expands hours for the World Cup, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Gelato at Grom; Dollar Oysters at BoboPlus: Tequila shots for moms at Rodeo Bar in Gramercy, and a lecture on stir-fry at the Museum of Chinese in America in Soho, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    A New Taco Truck Comes to Midtown; Juice Press to Offer Cooking ClassesPlus: An Ecuadorian food truck in midtown, and a La Belle Torte pop-up shop in Greenpoint, in our roundup of daily neighborhood news.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Karloff Comes to Cobble Hill; James Celebrates Wildflower WeekPlus: discounted wines at Smith and Vine, and a Calçotada Festival at Savoy and Back Forty, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  21. Openings
    First Look at the Black Swan, Bed-Stuy’s ‘Sophisticated’Oysters and cask-conditioned beer come to Bed-Stuy.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Terroir Tribeca Opens; Beer Dinner at the VanderbiltPlus: Marcus Samuelsson at the James Beard House, and a $10 lunch menu at Bann, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Earth Day at Habana Outpost; Sushi Tatsu ExpandsPlus: Tequila at Zengo, and Spanish tapas in the East Village, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    The Butternut Market Coming to Bed-Stuy; Spitzer’s Corner Serving LunchPlus: Hill Country hosts a beer and BBQ event, and Pó will henceforth be known as Bino, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Black Swan Opening in Bed-Stuy; Brother Jimmy’s Introduces Southern BrunchPlus: The Bell House hosts the American Lamb Takedown, and Pomme de Terre closes, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    6th Street Kitchen Opens; Prosecco Special at AlloroPlus: A garden café in Greenpoint, and a beer dinner at the Farm, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  27. Neighborhood Watch
    Matsuri Celebrates the Phallus; Empire Room DebutsPlus: new Italian food in Greenpoint and free creamwiches from ‘wichcraft, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Get a Piece of Bed-Stuy’s Farm Share; 10,000 Free Cups of Coffee inPlus, new French-Caribbean in Prospect Heights, and a punk dream bar in Park Slope?
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Indian Restaurant Coming to Bed-Stuy; Support Local Beef at the Union SquarePlus, new residents for the defunct Safe Haven Bar and Grill, and Paulie Gee’s pizzeria on Greenpoint Avenue.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Learn Beekeeping; Saraghina Expanding Into SeafoodPlus: Koi’s new lease, and new murals at Bill’s Bar and Burger, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Stumptown Hits Midtown West; Signs of Life at CruPlus: Aldea does lunch, and Lesly Bernard opens Cantina Latina, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Taste of Argentina at Water Taxi Beach; Magnolia Bakery Reins In ExpansionPlus: Twitter your opposition to a T.G.I. Friday’s Union Square, and where to learn more about ice cream, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  33. Openings
    Inside SarahJames Speakeasy, Opening in Bed-Stuy SaturdayThe spot will be open “however long people want to stay.”
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Wilfie & Nell’s Astoria Sister Will Open Soon; Cure Closes in East VillagePlus: More Little Buddy biscuits coming to Windsor Terrace, and Cure closes in the East Village, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  35. Openings
    What to Eat at Umi Nom, Kuma Inn’s Sister Spot, Opening TomorrowCheck out the menu of Southeast Asian small plates and noodles!
  36. Openings
    First Look at Saraghina, Bringing the Artisanal-Pizza Trend to Bed-Stuy MondayAnd check out the menu.
  37. Openings
    Bed-Stuy and Flatiron Get SpeakcheesiesTodd English and Milk & Honey vets are keeping the trend alive.
  38. Truckin'
    Dessert and BBQ Island Trucks ReemergeCatch them when and where you can.
  39. Openings
    Outer-Borough OutingsOur roundup of six recent bar openings includes new spots in Bay Ridge and Bed-Stuy.
  40. Green Grocer
    Bed-Stuy Gets New Produce MarketA kosher fruit market adds to the neighborhood green quotient.
  41. neighborhood watch
    MTA Adopts ‘City’ ShorthandA little subway signage makes us wonder about the nature of our metropolis.
  42. neighborhood watch
    Now Brooklyn Heights Is Climbing Aboard the Ikea Whine WagonThe Wonder Wheel is 88! On 8/8/08! Whee! Climb aboard the daily boroughs report and drink in the view!
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    Creative Pastry Chef Wanted at Soho Café; Pig Fest in ChelseaParlor Steakhouse to serve brunch, and a really cool food-bank concept in Brooklyn, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  44. neighborhood watch
    Joshua Kushner: Jared 2.0?Jared Kushner’s developer bro rocks the East Village shul crowd, the waterfalls installation is killing the trees at River Café, barges are rotting in Jamaica Bay, and scruffle venue Studio B in Greenpoint is shuttered. In today’s hood roundup!
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    20 Percent Off As Sheridan Square’s New Menu Previews; New Haven PizzaThe futures of Chickie Pig’s and YourAsian don’t look bright, and where to find exotic tacos in Queens, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  46. neighborhood watch
    The Chelsea Hotel Has Not Lost Its EdgeThe naked girl at the Chelsea Hotel, the lost ‘SNL’ sets of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and a very awkward tale of gentrification from Harlem, in today’s boroughs bundler!
  47. neighborhood watch
    Battle Over the Brooklyn Flea Goes to the Religion PlaceThe real nannies of Park Slope, Roosevelt Island’s Animal House potential, the great Fort Greene flea smackdown, and a few bits more in our (whew!) week’s-end hood-scanner.
  48. NewsFeed
    ‘Food Party’ Creator Reveals Backstage SecretsThu Tran will pay you in potatoes.
  49. neighborhood watch
    Dwarf Pimp Busted in Bed-StuyThe rides at Coney are reportedly dangerous, Malcolm Gladwell buys up more of the West Village, and a little person gets caught big pimpin’ in Bed-Stuy. Ho-hum, just the start of another week in our daily boroughs report.
  50. neighborhood watch
    The High Line: Now With Seating!The old Domino Sugar plant keeps its cool sign, the Village likely loses a theater save its façade, and the High Line gains its first bench! More wins and losses in today’s boroughs report.
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