02/19/15 8:51am
pok pok ny

Eat this, and still have plans for the rest of the day. via Facebook.

This is a game-changer, people: we love Thai food and we love efficiency, and now those two glorious things are finally one, with Grub Street noticing that Pok Pok Ny now takes reservations for parties up to 12 people. The wait for Pok Pok is legendary, with many documented cases existing on the internet of people going insane while waiting for some authentic kaeng hung leh. (more…)

11/10/14 4:10pm
red hook ikea

It’s hard out there on the Ikea streets. via Flickr user Ham Hock

A long time ago, we told you about the best ways to get your malms ‘n’ things back from the Red Hook Ikea. It was a useful article, but in keeping with the times, we’ll suggest you also keep your head on a swivel there, or show up heavily armed, because according to DNA Info, crime is on the rise at Ikea. With any luck, things will calm down before the Swedish government sends a crack team of super soldat to restore order to the furniture store. (more…)

11/04/14 8:00am
kentler international drawing space

Don’t worry, it’s not a drawn out time or anything at Kentler. via Facebook

Red Hook, a part of Brooklyn which is not traditionally thought of as an art gallery haven, has plenty to offer art lovers willing to get over there. It’s a bit of a hike from the Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick art scene,  but the Sandy-surviving neighborhood has something extra those neighborhoods can’t offer: views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. Here are our favorites.  (more…)

09/29/14 4:03pm
escape music festival

Red Hook said No-by.

Earlier this month we learned Red Hook was getting a music festival featuring Yeasayer and Moby October 11 and 12. Well just kidding guys, because according to the Brooklyn Paper the Escape Music Festival is honoring its name and has fled from the Red Hook Container Terminal to Governors Island.

09/22/14 1:38pm
menu mash-up

Think of it like “Noms Against Humanity.” via Facebook

When glancing at the menu of a food truck or trendy restaurant, a few thoughts come to mind. “What brave soul first made a kimchi taco?” “Do kale chips actually belong on a waffle sandwich? I knew my drunk snacks had potential!” Indulge in your culinary creativity without setting off the fire alarm by coming out to Menu Mash-Up Game Night on Tuesday September 23 from 7pm and 10pm at Orchard (257 Columbia). (more…)

09/17/14 2:42pm
Amazing Garden

Look at all the fun people had their last year. via The Amazing Garden

Community gardens are just one of the multitude of reasons why Brooklyn is so amazing. Unfortunately these gardens are not just designated open spaces that grow and maintain themselves, but that’s okay because raising money for one of them this weekend involves you listening to live music and enjoying the best grilled sandwiches in the borough. (more…)

09/09/14 2:02pm
escape music festival

The Joy (will be) Formidable. via Facebook

Do you ever imagine what Brooklyn would be like without music festivals? Well we’re pretty sure it would be really quiet and unfestive, so we’re glad we don’t need to picture that too much since Brooklyn’s getting another one: Escape Music Festival is coming to Pier 9 at the Red Hook Container Terminal (Degraw Street and Van Brunt Street) October 11-12 and it’s bringing really major festive musicians with it. (more…)

09/04/14 2:27pm
caco prieto

Have you visited Cacao Prieto, yet? Well get on it. Photo by Karen Yau Østensjø

Hey, remember the Brooklyn Spirits Trail, the self-guided tour of Brooklyn’s booze makers that gets you a look at Brooklyn’s thriving alcohol industry? The spirit trail now has a spirit guide, our own Fikriyyah George, who’s set up a tour that will get you a guaranteed spot on a tour of four of the locations on the trail in Red Hook, along with lunch. Which you’ll need, because of the booze. Man, she thought of everything. (more…)

07/25/14 12:54pm
portside newyork heavy metal sale

You can probably figure out what to do with this thing. via PortSide NewYork

Are you a prospective restaurateur struggling to think of a theme for your future eatery? Stocking up for an elaborate production of your one-person show, “If I Were a Pirate”? Perhaps you’re just looking for a way to decorate your apartment like a ghost ship so you can dub it “the hull,” kind of creeping out all those who visit from now on, you weirdo? No matter what your goal, there’ll be some deals waiting for you at PortSide NewYork’s “Heavy Metal” sale at Pier 11 in Red Hook this Sunday, according to DNAInfo, where you’ll find all the marine gear, and none of the scurvy. (more…)

06/25/14 3:18pm
destination red hook

It’s this or riding the bike there

It’s summer and dang it, that means it’s time for free stuff. Free outdoor movies, free concerts and sure what the hell, free ferries. That last one is a reality now, because a press release just landed in our inbox alerting us to the news that the free ferry between Red Hook and Manhattan that started last year is coming back for more, with service starting this Saturday, June 28. (more…)