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Brooklyn’s Chinatown too often takes a backseat to its more ballyhooed counterparts in Queens and Manhattan—but it shouldn’t. Even if you haven’t spent much time on the Eighth Avenue strip, the Chinese New Year Parade is as good a time as any to get to know your borough’s Little Beijing. This coming year (the Year of the Dragon!) the New Year falls on Monday, January 23rd, and though there’s no date yet announced for...
Brooklyn Heights’ Pippa Lord (by way of Australia) has a busy enough day job (photo editor of a little mag called Elle—not to be confused with The L Magazine), so it’s kind of amazing that she’s decided to start her own website, SousStyle.com, a fashion-food hybrid with a simple premise: photos of attractive, stylish people from around the globe making the food they love. The site also features recipes, how-to advice (HOW TO CUT...
A defining ethos of the new Brooklyn is do-it-yourself: why buy a jar of pickles when you can grow your own cucumbers, brine your own water, and then pickle them yourself? Same goes for beer—brew-it-yourself is the new “support your local craft brewery.” Brick-and-mortar outposts like Bitter and Esters, which opened soft in July on the Prospect Heights-Crown Heights border, teach the classes and sell the supplies that will enable you to cook up...
Photos by Nina Mouritzen Theophilus London won’t let you forget his name: the first track off his latest full-length, Timez Are Weird These Days, is an ode to it. But before his eclectically sampled mixtapes began blowing up the blogosphere in 2008—before he began designing shoes for the likes of Cole Haan and charming the crowds at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival—London was just a kid from Brooklyn, growing up one of 20 cousins in...