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.
For Julian Padilla, an organizer of Bushwick Pride, the line that divides the North Brooklyn neighborhood’s LGBTQ community is clearly defined. “On the one hand, you have a lot of black and Latino LGBTQ people who created communities that were thriving, despite racism, capitalism, homophobia and transphobia, and now there are a lot of people […]
When we wrote about Makeshift Society, a new co-working space that opened on Hope Street in Williamsburg back in May, we mentioned that Bryan Boyer, founder of that space, wanted it to be more of a collaborative community for creatives than a glorified coffice, and that they’d be adding new projects over time. Time for an […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan […]
The dog days of summer have officially arrived, and no, we’re not talking about By Brooklyn’s annual celebration of Brooklyn’s most popular pooch—the French bulldog. We’re talking about the stretch between the Fourth of July and Labor Day when the temperatures heat up and there seems to be no end to the events vying for […]
Le Fooding, a playful group of French food provacateurs, returns to New York this weekend, throwing a series of beachy picnics with summery soundtracks at Rockaway Beach on Friday Saturday and Sunday. A portion of the proceeds will go to Graybeards, to help fund further Sandy recovery. We chatted with Anna Polonsky, Le Fooding U.S. […]