Home Tags Brooklyn Magazine September 2015

Tag: Brooklyn Magazine September 2015

  The last thing we’d try to do is define a one-style-fits-all “Brooklyn look.” And yet, we can’t help but be fascinated with how so many creative borough residents find myriad ways to express themselves through their clothes, demonstrating that fashion can be far from superficial, and serve as an extension of our personalities and thoughts. To honor this reality, we asked five of Brooklyn’s most sartorially inclined people—some directly involved in fashion, others just...

Tiki Chic: El Cortez

El Cortez 17 Ingraham Street, Bushwick On the surface the menu for El Cortez—an instant industry hotspot with a seedy 70s-motel bar vibe—reads like a haphazard mashup of New York’s latest, most pervasive lowbrow trends, Tiki and Tex-Mex. But El Cortez is more than just ersatz Mexican; diners are in the ultra-capable hands of chefs Stephen Tanner (The Commodore) and Dennis Spina (River Styx), whose abiding love for trash cuisine of all origins, is lovingly perfected. You...
Long gone are the days when Brooklyn-dwellers had to cross the river to get a stylish haircut; now people flock from all corners of the city, if not further, to get styled in Brooklyn. Here are our favorite salons—the ones we strongly recommend you check out the next time you’re looking to get all fixed-up. Pickthorn Led by veteran hair designer Chelsey Pickthorn, this hair studio has garnered a huge following for its hand-painted...
  When the video begins, you can see several police cars arrayed like battleships, but you can hear only one siren, blaring from an unmarked cruiser that comes to a stop in the middle of Fifth Avenue, in Brooklyn. It’s the first sign that something is about to go down. It’s minutes after 2am, but a small crowd has gathered. The person filming the scene swings around to the side of another cruiser parked in the...