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Friday, July 30, 2010

The Heights has the right spirits next week

Nightlife: What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment.

A great cocktail recipe

Nightlife: One of the bar owners involved in next week’s Brooklyn Heights Association’s 100th anniversary pub crawl, Jason Furlani, shares his special summer-time concoction, the Brooklyn Bridge Buzz, so you too can enjoy this Roebling Inn exclusive. Comment.

It’s like a summer ‘Campo’ for pizza lovers

Dining: The new Campo de’ Fiori on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope is like a tiny corner of Rome. Comments (2).

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The ‘Odessa’ file: Brighton Beach 2010 — livelier than ever

Nightlife: Coney Island, with its topsy-turvy amusements, sports bars and sideshow freaks, tends to grab the spotlight for nightlife in southern Brooklyn. But its neighbor to the east — Brighton Beach — is a sea of debauchery in its own right. Comment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

You’ll be dying to get into this bar in an old coffin factory

Nightlife: If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comments (1).

Meet Jack Rabid, the godfather of punk rock (journalism)

Checkin’ in with: Jack Rabid can rattle off band names like letters of the alphabet. Comments (2).

Calexico’s new cart serves a burrito muy bueno

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Most burritos end up igniting a Mexican Revolution in your stomach — but the pollo asado burrito ($7) from the Calexico food cart in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is as wonderful as un beso from Salma Hayek herself. Comment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another ‘Super’ reading from Shteyngart this Friday

Books: Gary Shteyngart has the unique capability to leave you wincing and laughing at the same time, as any satirist worth his salt should do. Comment.

Big Takeover, big party

Music: Jack Rabid’s music magazine throws a 30th anniversary show at The Bell House. Comments (1).

This joint distills the essence of Brooklyn — into gin

Shopping: Brad Estabrooke’s Breuckelen Distillery opens on Aug. 1 Comment.

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

Music: In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment.

Monday, July 26, 2010

‘Sonic’ convergence! Youth to play Prospect Park — free

Music: Indie rock gods Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have been pushing the rock envelope for three decades as the seminal rock band Sonic Youth, delivering arty, experimental sounds to generations of head-bopping teenagers and cool dads alike. Comments (3).

Park Slope’s newest music venue will ‘Rock’ you

Nightlife: The Rock Shop officially opens on Aug. 2. Comments (1).

Life is a cabaret with the Vagabond Opera on July 31

Music: How many musical genres can one band incorporate into its sound? Comment.

This Saturday, a talent show for Coney Island

Nightlife: Coney Island’s got talent. Comment.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Man cave outfitter to open in DUMBO

Shopping: Animal bones, magnifying glasses, and leather satchels: a new DUMBO shop stocks everything you would find in your grandpa’s den, if your grandpa hunted game and discovered evolution. Comment.

Typewriter is key to Carey Wallace’s new romance

Books: A beautiful and recently married Italian dame is going blind, but nobody believes her except a nutty inventor. In order to help her overcome her disability, he devises a novel machine: the typewriter. Comments (7).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hotlantic! Brooklyn’s main street is sizzling

Shopping: Here’s our walking tour of Atlantic Avenue from the harbor to Third Avenue — the hottest street in town. Comments (3).

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Shopping: Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comments (1).

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