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When assessing the progress of upcoming restaurants, plywood or butcher paper being ceremoniously removed from the windows is generally a good sign. But the best indication that Claus Meyer’s Brownsville project is finally coming into the home stretch? They just started accepting applications for their culinary school. Tentatively slated to debut later this fall, it’s the most essential branch of an ambitious complex, which will also include a full service restaurant, a café and bakery,...
A co-founder of Noma, one of the world's top restaurants, will open a cooking school, bakery, and cafe in Brownsville, according to DNAinfo. Co-founder Claus Meyer—who will also open a Nordic food hall in Grand Central Market, and a bakery in Williamsburg—was visiting New York in 2013, when a chance run-in at SCRATCHbread (RIP!) became the catalyst for his Brownsville venture. Standing in line, Meyer struck up conversation with Lucas Denton, now 30, who worked at the NYC Commission...
Since Brooklyn rap legend Sean Price--AKA Ruck, AKA Megatron Sean, AKA Kimbo Price--passed away in his sleep at the age of 43 this past Saturday, homages to the Brownsville native have been cropping up around the borough. There's already a mural of Price's face in Crown Heights, and a wake was held for him in Flatlands on Tuesday. Now, Complex has put together a memorial video about the late rapper's 20-year plus career, from his start in the mid-90s...
Sean Price, Brownsville native and founding member of hip-hop collective Camp Clik and duo Heltah Skeltah, died Saturday in his Brooklyn apartment. Price, 43, is survived by his wife and three children, reports CNN. Many in the hip-hop world are mourning the loss of Price, whose Camp Clik collective was home to some of the more prolific underground East Coast hip-hop acts of the 1990s, like Pitch Black and Smif and Wessun. Many artists paid tribute to Price on Twitter on...

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