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Barely a handful of years ago, parents embarking on dutiful tours of New York City's cultural institutions were coerced into plying their charges with T-Rex-shaped chicken nuggets at the Museum of Natural History, and pre-fab turkey wraps at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden—each commanding infinitely more than the (suggested) cost of admission. But taking a page from Danny Meyer (who notably resuscitated The Modern and the Whitney), museums have begun to reward their captive audiences with...
Black Walnut may be a bit of a departure for Rob Newton, but it still hasn’t taken him past Smith Street. Known for cozy, casual, independently-owned spaces—including Wilma Jean, Smith Canteen and Nightingale Nine—Newton is the latest local, influential restaurateur to jump into the hotel fray, taking the reins of both a 100-seat eatery and associated food and beverage programs, for the recently-erected Hilton Brooklyn. And fittingly positioned on the junction of Smith and Schermerhorn,...
Smith Street, the storied, well-to-do shopping strip largely referred to as Brooklyn’s original Restaurant Row has been on a noticeable decline in recent months. Extending from the far reaches of Carroll Gardens all the way to Boerum Hill, where it turns into Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the thoroughfare wends its way through some of Brooklyn’s priciest neighborhoods, yet its sidewalks are currently lined with vacant storefronts. Not that it’s a ghost town in...
In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here's a short rundown of local food news from the week. Tonight, Gowanus will host the 2nd Annual Dive In Gowanus food event. Local restaurants and bars, including Dinosaur BBQ, Mile End Deli, Littleneck, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club and others, will donate some of their earnings to the Gowanus Canal Conservency and its STEM education, composting, and Clean & Green volunteer programs. Visit any place...

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