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Minions, those ubiquitous animated creatures currently making their mark on pop culture via their very own film, seem to provide a pretty good cover for drug smuggling. At least that's what one narcotics ring based out of Harlem and Brooklyn thought, as a few of its members were recently busted for smuggling $225,000 worth of cocaine from Puerto Rico by way of a few stuffed toys, including the popular minion.  Gothamist reports that the drug ring, which had...
A Boerum Hill church established in 1866 will be bulldozed this fall, following three years of community organizers' efforts to thwart developers from demolishing the over century-old Brooklyn landmark. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Church of the Redeemer, which was sold to real estate developer the Jackson Group last year for $20 million, is primed for razing, as per a recently discovered sign posted outside the church.  The Harlem-based Demolition Depot has been contracted to auction off some...
Got plans tonight? Want some more? Sure you do! Get a head start on your holiday shopping (or just your shopping for yourself) and head over to Erica Weiner's beautiful Boerum Hill shop (that wallpaper!) where one of our favorite labels, Carleen, is kicking off a more-than-month-long pop-up (November 21-January 1).  We love both these brands and even recommended Carleen's "Utopia" sweatshirt as a perfect holiday gift; luckily, the "Utopia" sweatshirt will be at the...
Boomwich, Boerum Hill’s newest resident, will open up shop in less than two weeks, and lets get this out of the way first—yes, there will be some sort of sandwich version of the infamous Cold Fried Chicken pie from PeteZaaz (Pete Entner co-owns both operations).   On top of that, there will likely be a Leg of Lamb Gyro, topped with heirloom tomato salad and tzatziki sauce, and Pastrami paired with sauerkraut, fresh mozz and mustard...

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