The Year of the Snake begins on Sunday, which may not be the optimal time to get dim sum, but since the big Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, Queens is slated for next weekend, it could be just right. My family is fond of Dong Yi Feng or “Good Kitchen Seafood Restaurant.” We’ve yet to wait once for a table (though we arrive between 10:30 and 11) and all they’ve got all the staples like Har Gow and Siu Mai plus some delicious pan-fried spinach and shrimp number I don’t know the name of. Oh, and it’s cheap–about $10 a head. If you want something more adventurous, you can be the first in to Biang!, which opens at 11. It’s much sleeker (and cleaner), and it’s one of the few places where you’ll get to try the addictive flavors of Western China–think cumin, Szechuan pepper, lamb. It’s so good it made our list of Best and Worst Brooklyn Eats.–N.D.
Congrats to one of our favorite bookstores on their new location! Need a Christmas shopping field trip that doesn’t involve a craft fair? Hop on NJ transit tomorrow, get off at the Grove Street Station and go to WORD’s new Jersey City store, which opens Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9am to 10pm. After you can go […]
Tue December 24, 2013Hickoree’s Hard Goods is a go-to spot for Brooklyn’s urban outdoorsmen that also has a pretty great selection of menswear from around the world, which we wrote about last spring. The Corsillo brothers (Emil and Sandy) always manage to find cool fashion trends for guys from as far flung as Japan to […]
The best literary magazines set the bar the for the crème de la crème of contemporary fiction and introduce new and exciting voices. In this two-part series we’ll list eight Literary Magazines that have put in the hard work this year and are on their way to becoming the most exciting and vibrant on the […]
SoundCloud sees north of 250 million unique visitors a month. That’s a lot… I think. (After a million, numbers start to lose their meaning for me.) Only a little more than 14 million of those unique visitors come from the U.S. OK, that’s a big number, too, but it should be higher. When I conducted […]
Fri December 13, 2013There are so many things to love about American Hustle (which opened in New York today): Bradley Cooper’s perm and obscure eating habits; Amy Adams entire wardrobe (Michael Wilkinson really should receive award noms for his costume design); Christian Bale’s pot belly greased into an array of polyester suits (not to mention […]