Did this cute duck slow down your L Train commute this AM?

Officers captured and released “Presh” the duck, as Gothamist reports, after it hopped onto the L train tracks this morning. He was rescued from the tracks on the Jefferson L train stop without incident. He did not resist arrest and has since been released to Highland Park: [Read more…]

Rangoon NoodleLab brings Myanmar cuisine to the Jefferson stop in Bushwick

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The restaurant is a pop-up, open on Wednesdays, inside the wine bar Bodega Wine Bar with Burmese comfort food:

These noodles can take the form of stir-fries, soups, or cold summer salads, with some dishes toggling between those modalities. Individual recipes vary from week to week, so that one Wednesday if you order beef shan noodle —attributed to a state in eastern Myanmar bordering China— it may be a heap of slippery and pungently oily rice linguine shot with beef nuggets, shredded omelet, crunchy peanuts, and cilantro, tasting powerfully of fish sauce and secondarily of tomato. Another week, the sauce might be thicker and more tomatoey, with a heap of ground beef almost like an Italian ragu. Either way, the noodles are memorably tasty. [Read more…]

L Train rents by stop

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No surprise here, but it’s a lot more expensive to rent an apartment on the Bedford L train stop than it is at Broadway Junction. That said, the difference is pretty striking. Brick Underground mapped out an overview of median rent prices along this still-rapidly gentrifying subway line: [Read more…]

Santacon officially banished from Bushwick and seeking a new hood to puke on

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After a ton of pushback from City Councilmember Rafael Espinal and local bar owners, the drunk bros of Santacon have decided to steer clear of Bushwick:

“We’ve had interest from quite a few Bushwick bars but, after our initial exploration, the team at SantaCon NYC has determined that Bushwick does not have the capacity to be an appropriate destination for this year’s celebration,” the organizer, who requested anonymity as “Santa,” said in a statement to amNewYork. “We appreciate local businesses’ willingness to work with our charity event and we thank all of them for their support.” [Read more…]

Alternate names for what the Times calls “Quooklyn”

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We’ve just gotten used to Jefftown. Please don’t start calling the neighborhood on the border of Bushwick Brooklyn and Ridgewood Queens “Quooklyn.”

The Awl has some alternatives that we MUCH prefer:

1. Woodbush
2. Ridgewood
3. Bushwood
4. “Well my mailing address is Queens but I feel like I live in Brooklyn.”
5. Bushridge
6. “I mean I live off the L, so.”

Read the rest at The Awl or add your own in comments.