Brooklyn

French Baker Maison Kayser Coming to D.C. This Year

Two new boulangeries are in the works<p>French bakery Maison Kayser plans to open two locations in D.C. later this year, marking the global boulangerie’s latest expansion in the U.S. outside of New York City.<p>The carb haven, which bakes assorted goods and pastries daily, chose downtown and Mt. Vernon …

Washington D.C.

Inside A Masonic Lodge

The Masonic Lodge<p>The Masonic Lodge is the foundational organization unit of Freemasonry. It is comprised of a group of Freemasons, and resides under …

Buying into Brooklyn: A crash course for first-time home buyers Oct 10

Buying a home in Brooklyn is no easy feat. Even if you secure a hefty down payment, you’ll need to compete with all-cash buyers or consider fixer …

Brooklyn Brewery

Garment District’s economic potential is stifled by zoning restrictions: report

Just 4 percent of area employment is in the garment manufacturing industry, a report finds<p>As the hearing to rezone the Garment District looms, a new report issued by a neighborhood business improvement district advocates for the lifting of the zoning restrictions protecting the shrinking industry. …

19th century Boerum Hill brownstone seeks $5.6M after posh revamp

Check out homes for sale in Windsor Terrace, Bushwick, and Park Slope<p><i>Welcome to the</i> <i>Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup</i><i>, where we—you guessed it—take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips?</i> <i>Send 'em here</i><i>.</i><p>↑In Boerum Hill, an 1870s brownstone has been fully renovated and is going …

Architecture

Unassuming Downtown Brooklyn building offers 33 affordable apartments from $867/month

The nondescript design replaces plans for an undulating Karl Fischer-designed hotel<p>The nondescript 21-story building that is taking shape at 237 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn has launched the lottery for 22 affordable apartments. The Castle Rock Equities-developed mixed-use building will …

Housing

Hold the Phone: Whole Foods Is Just Casually Serving Boozy Milkshakes?!

I was scurrying down Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY — running late to catch the subway, as per usual — when I saw it: the glorious chalkboard sign outside of Whole Foods that read <i>boozy milkshakes</i>. After rubbing my eyes and seeing that the words didn't disappear, I realized I wasn't just imagining …

Whole Foods

Challenge Yourself With This Gigantic Chicken Parm Starting This Sunday

<i>(Scott Lynch/Gothamist)</i><p>The whimsical ice cream carnival that's been unfolding in Nolita courtesy of OddFellows at Chefs Club Counter concludes this …

New York City

Matt Damon Is Preparing to Buy the Most Expensive Apartment in Brooklyn

Matt Damon is in contract to purchase what could be the most expensive apartment in the entire borough of Brooklyn, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. …

Matt Damon

Cheap New York: The best affordable restaurants

A truly satisfying meal here need not cost an arm at a leg—or even more than 12 bones. Really. Just head to one of these standout, cheap New York …

Restaurants

Man stabbed and shot to death in Brooklyn

A hirsute gunman shot dead a 47-year-old man on a Brooklyn street corner Wednesday night.

Crime

A beauty pageant for transit nerds

This sounds weird and kind of awesome: On Thursday night, The City Reliquary Museum will host the 2017 Miss Subways Extravaganza, a pageant-style …

Beauty Pageants

Uzbek cuisine comes to Park Slope–here’s your guide to the menu

Quick, what’s the capital of Uzbekistan, you know the landlocked former Soviet republic in Central Asia? It’s Tashkent, though you may have thought …

New York City

Wylie Dufresne’s Dad Finally Opens His Long-Awaited Sandwich Shop

Byggyz on the Lower East Side has been six years in the making<p>Six years in the making, quirky sandwich shop <b>Byggyz</b> — from renowned molecular gastronomy chef Wylie Dufresne’s dad <b>Dewey Dufresne</b> — has opened on the Lower East Side.<p>It’s a streamlined operation with just four sandwiches on the menu, of …

New York City

Vans Replaces American Apparel on North 6th in Williamsburg

Vans opened Thursday at 102 North 6th Street in Williamsburg. The store, The General by Vans, occupies a fraction of the once large and prominent …

American Apparel

Fake Bullet-Hole Crown Heights Bar Plasters Over Controversial Wall

Summerhill covered up the hole-ridden walls Tuesday night<p>Following protests, boycotts, and social media backlash, <b>Summerhill</b> in Crown Heights has plastered over the controversial hole-ridden wall that the bar originally claimed came from bullet holes.<p>The bar and sandwich shop, located at 673 …

New York City

Watch: Bullet Holes and Rosé: Exploiting Black Pain for Profit

“Oh, great, another new bar on Nostrand,” said 25-year-old Justine Stephens when she first noticed a new business earlier this summer in her …

African-American News

Bedford-Union Armory Developer Faces Questions From City Planning Commission

<i>The Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights (Scott Heins / Gothamist)</i><p>BFC Partners, the company behind a controversial plan to develop the Bedford-Union …

New York City

Wylie Dufresne’s Wd~50 Pop-Up Tickets Are Now Live

Plus, Daniel Humm’s take on Italian-American food is back<p>Tickets live for Wd~50 pop-up<p>Reservations are now open for chef <b>Wylie Dufresne</b>’s stint at the South Street Seaport Food Lab, where he’ll be reviving dishes from his famed restaurant <b>Wd~50</b> that shuttered in 2014. The molecular gastronomy pioneer …

New York City

The most walkable neighborhood in each NYC borough

Here’s how WalkScore ranks neighborhoods across New York City<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to …

Urban Design

Brooklyn Seen as Best Bet for NYC to Win New Amazon Headquarters

Brooklyn may emerge as an attractive lure in New York City’s long-shot bid to become Amazon.com Inc.’s new home.<p>The borough’s image as a hip hub for …

Amazon.com Inc

5 Essential Stops for Chocolate in Brooklyn

Bars at the Raaka factory. Photo by Molly Leon.<p>Through her blog Chocolate Noise, writer Megan Giller has followed her love of chocolate to all of the …

Chocolate

Rezoning of Williamsburg’s Pfizer site moves forward with City Planning approval

It now moved on to the City Council for approval<p>The redevelopment of the former Pfizer sites in Williamsburg is one step closer to becoming a reality; today, the City Planning Commission voted in favor of the project (the vote went 9-1), a crucial step in the ULURP process.<p>The project, which is …

Urban Design

L train shutdown: everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about the 15-month closure of service between Brooklyn and Manhattan<p>Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: the L train shutdown is coming.<p>In April 2019 the Canarsie Tunnel, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan along the L line, will be closed entirely for 15 months. About …

Hurricane Sandy

Lilia Chef Plots Second Williamsburg Restaurant

Missy Robbins is taking on space at the Domino Sugar Refinery complex<p>Lilia chef <b>Missy Robbins</b> will open a second Williamsburg restaurant in the high-profile Domino Sugar Refinery revitalization. Robbins is staying mum about the details, but the <i>Post</i> reports she will take over about 4,000 square-feet …

New York City

Join a Photo Walk Honoring Bill Cunningham This Wednesday

This Wednesday afternoon, <i>New York</i> design editor Wendy Goodman will co-host a photo walk in honor of Bill Cunningham, welcoming the public to try out …

Fashion

City Planning Commission Approves Controversial Pfizer Site Rezoning

<i>A rendering of the proposed Pfizer site development. (City Planning Department)</i><p>The controversial proposal to develop a lot formerly owned by Pfizer …

New York City

NY’s Bounce Sporting Club Will Give Chicago Another Bar to Bro Down

Bottled Blonde and Concrete Cowboy have competition in River North’s former Parliament space<p>A flashy New York sports bar that offers bottle service and other clubby options is coming to Chicago, as <b>Bounce Sporting Club</b> should open at the end of October inside the former Parliament nightclub space at …

Red Hook Regatta celebrates Brooklyn's seafaring past while looking forward to its technological future

It's a regatta unlike any other ? teeny-tiny remote-controlled boats competing against each other in an event that highlights the rich maritime …

Community leaders outraged over nooses found in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn city councilman and NAACP leaders denounced acts of hate Sunday after two nooses were found in the borough.

Racism