Brooklyn’s own restaurant week kicks off this March

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This is good news for everyone in Brooklyn—because who doesn’t love food? And deals? Beginning on Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 27 Dine in Brooklyn will showcase the borough’s unique and varied flavors and cuisines with over (so far) 60 participating restaurants. Prix fixe dinners will run $28 (not including tax or gratuity) as well as $15 lunch and $12 brunch at a handful of eateries according to the event’s website. [Read more…]

Bohaus Coffee & Flowers brings a new take on coffee (and flowers) to Bed-Stuy

13407284_1773926029519863_1156384197655507496_nAs I sit outside Bohaus, a brand-new coffee and flower shop that opened only a few days ago—on June 8th—scrawling down notes from my interview with the owners, I smoke a cigarette. I take a drag and breathe out, accidentally exhaling straight into the face of a young girl as she accompanies her family into the shop (they’ve just seen it and, attracted by the novelty of a freshly opened business, have stopped by for some coffee and treats). Between pangs of guilt [Read more…]

R.I.P. B.I.G.

On this day in 1997 Brooklyn lost a famous son, and Hip Hop lost a legend. Christopher George Latore Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G., and Big Poppa died after being shot in California; the victim of a much debated unsolved drive-by case. We all know the story. Avoid the west coast, pour some out for Biggie and Bed-Stuy, and enjoy this clip.

You're just as likely to get bed bugs from Victoria's Secret as you are from the Brooklyn Free Store

“For some people, this is like a living, breathing example of an anti-capitalist way of being,” Thadeaus said. “I was involved in a lot of the anti-globalization protests of the late nineties and earlier this decade, and that was a lot of protesting, breaking windows, saying what we’re against. And this is a demonstration of what we’re for. This is the new world that we wanna create. This is how it looks.”

You know the Brooklyn Free Store? You should. Go read (my piece) about it over at The Awl.