Brooklyn branded booze is all the rave lately and everyone has someone on their gift list that appreciates presents of the inebriating variety. From gin to rye to wine to rum, bitters, beer, and bourbon, you could probably cover your whole gift-worthy circle with cheer in a bottle. Brooklyn as a brand symbolic of “the good life” started with Brooklyn Brewery back in the 70s, but Absolut was the first to stamp Brooklyn on vodka. But that crap tasted like Spike Lee’s secret bathtub moonshine formula and was probably distilled in the vodka equivalent of a sweatshop. Brooklyn Republic Vodka is the true vodka of our borough. Distilled with New York wheat, the formula is blended and purified in small batches with Brooklyn tap water in the company’s plant near the Navy Yard. We don’t know much about vodka tasting (except that it mixes great with, well, anything), but the New York Times describes it as having a “clean aroma, bright flavor and smooth finish.” $24.99 (and under) available and liquor stores throughout Brooklyn.
Just in time for that whole “Bed-Stuy is the new Williamsburg” thing, Bed-Stuy is getting some fancy new apartments of its own, like the ones at 836 Dekalb Avenue. Some people aren’t too happy about that, at least judging from these pictures snapped by a local resident who passed them on to us. We’ve got […]
What you see above is someone who stole some packages from a Clinton Hill apartment building. The footage is sped up, but you’ll notice the thief spent a bunch of time just hangin’ out, twerking, in preparation for the thievery. Or maybe she was just there twerking, as you do, and her and her dude […]
Brooklyn gets its first Whole Foods next week, on Tuesday December 17, when the Gowanus store opens, with great fanfare. Seriously, there’s going to be everything short of a marching band walking down Third Avenue (which it’s too cold for anyway). Aside from Marty Markowitz being there doing his official borough president eating food duties, […]