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From the best revived cocktail trend to the best rock star bar, here's our choices for the best places to drink up in Brooklyn. Best Reason to Drink in the Columbia Waterfront District: The Hop Shop This neighborhood-that-many-people-don’t-even-know-is-a-neighborhood has a few great spots to eat, like Pok Pok Ny, but not as many awesome, stand-alone bars. Well, no need to go to Red Hook or Carroll Gardens to imbibe any longer: The Hop Shop is the...
From the best onstage accessory to the best new trend in naming bands, here are our favorite things in Brooklyn music. Best New Venue Temperature Control: Alphaville There’s an air conditioner there now! Everything’s changed! We approve. 140 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick Best Niche Festival: New York’s Alright As part of a growing trend of smaller-scale festivals throughout the city (NYC Popfest, Out in the Streets, Gigawatts Festival, etc.), New York’s Alright epitomizes a weekend curated by and for a community...
From the best new neighborhood for artists to the best street photographer, here's our picks for what's interesting in Brooklyn's art and performance world. Best Neighborhood for Outrageously High Rental Rates for Studio Spaces That Sorta Suck: Bushwick $3.50 to $5 per square foot for STUDIO spaces, and often not even a decent space with, say, windows. Arbitrarily arrived at prices established and exacerbated by some of the very people who claim to “support” local artists. Red...
From the best podcasts to the best soul-crushing novels, here's our picks for Brooklyn's best in books and media. Best Book that Reminds You How Soul-Crushing Office Work Is: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips Best Genre-Bending Short Stories: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel Best New BK-philic Blog: Hey Ridge Former Brooklyn Magazine Editor Henry Stewart is from Bay Ridge, and he loves his ‘hood, and he loves delving into the quirks and intrigues that have long made his...