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.
With just over a week left ’til Oct. 31, Halloween is already creeping into the calendar, threatening to eclipse perfectly unspooky events like the CMJ Music Marathon, that annual showcase for new music across hundreds of NYC venues. We’ve winnowed the 1300-band lineup down to 15 bands to check out. On Saturday, you can […]
It’s probably time we declare the entirety of October Halloween month, rather than restricting all the costumed revelry to one night a year. In the interest of extending your spooky good times, we’ve rounded up two weekends worth of fabulous frightening fêtes, from the creepy catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery to the terrifyingly toxic Newtown Creek. […]
It arrives earlier and with more abundance each year—pumpkin-spice season. Flavoring everything, from cookies, to cream cheese, to local beer, to much-maligned-as-of-late pumpkin spice lattes that have become a sure sign of sweater-weather, pumpkin, the faker the better it seems, has become shorthand for fall. While we love actual pumpkin, in soup, curry, pie and even […]
Before the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club opened in Gowanus, shuffleboard was an activity you associated with Florida retirement homes. Now Royal Palms is one of the hottest spots in South Brooklyn, best known for its sprawling shuffleboard courts, but it also has one of the borough’s most sophisticated cocktail programs. Designed by general manager Tim […]
As much as we love New York City, and as ideal as it is for many things, it is not the best place to enjoy fall foliage and get that taste of the outdoors that even the most seasoned city dwellers need from time to time. Here are two easy trips north where you can […]