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Arts & Culture fort greene
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout. Check out…

Food & Nightlife The Mediterranean Sea Bass at Istanbul Restaurant.
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THE BITE: A delicious meal must be eaten — every last bit. And the char-grilled Branzini at Istanbul Restaurant will have you picking through the bones to search for every little bite of buttery flesh. There a few things more eye-catching than seeing a whole-cooked fish carried through a restaurant. And that’s how Istanbul presents the Branzini,…

Events A police car outside the 61st Precinct.
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Next Tuesday, August 4, is National Night Out Against Crime, when more than 15,000 communities across the country join with their local precincts to take back the streets from unlawful activity. In New York City, station houses throughout the five boroughs will be hosting festivals, block parties, cookouts and other events meant to strengthen the…

Food & Nightlife gelato
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Which novelty gelato flavor would you like to see? Bacon-marshmallow-eggnog? How about pumpkin-cheesecake-funfetti? Coney’s Cones, an artisanal Italian gelato vendor, recently opened a location on the Riegelmann Boardwalk (1023 Boardwalk West) near Luna Park, and for a limited time only, the frozen treat vendor is letting fans dream up their own flavor combinations. As part…

Food & Nightlife Cats on the Bay oysters.
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There are few seafood treats better at beating the summer heat than raw oysters. The ice-cold, briny shellfish can be incredibly refreshing, spiked with lemon, vinegar, or horseradish for an extra kick. They’re the perfect savory summer snack. Now that July is in full bloom, I decided to find out where you can order fresh oysters along…

Food & Nightlife lamb shank at opera cafe & lounge
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THE BITE: There’s a piece of meat on Emmons Avenue so luxuriously rich, it will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. The lamb shank at Opera Cafe & Lounge, located at 2255 Emmons Avenue, is slowly cooked for four to five hours until the meat is so tender it peals right off the bone.…

Food & Nightlife Roast Beef Sandwich.
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THE BITE: This week, Gothamist heaped high praise on Roll N Roaster, the 1970s-style fast food joint on Emmons Avenue and East 29th Street, best known for its roast beef sandwiches (and cheez, of course). The article warned Brooklynites they might be wasting their lives if they failed to give the restaurant a visit. But there’s another meat-lover’s…

Food & Nightlife Food from Stoloyava
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Revered New York City food critic Robert Sietsema recently praised the local Russian eatery Stolovaya for its hearty and affordable fare. But his review came with a tip that most of you are probably familiar with, and which may actually be a selling point for some carnivorous eaters: Guests are advised to bring their own vegetables. From the…

Business Photo by Megan McGibney
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by Megan McGibney Walk into the newly opened restaurant, Next Door, and one may immediately notice something different about this upscale pizza restaurant at 2005 Emmons Avenue. It might be the stone oven flame burning brightly in full view in the back, or the Manhattan style décor. Either way, Next Door has been providing a unique…

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