“We are just clearing out old stuff we don’t want to take with us to the new warehouse,” co-owner Jonas Kyle told us over the phone. The “hodgepodge of stuff” includes art books, poetry, and literature.
A city vehicle following Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)
Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New York with high winds, heavy rain, and a 13-foot storm surge that plunged downtown Manhattan into darkness. Today, on the anniversary of the storm, Mayor de Blasio touted the success of the city’s troubled Build it Back program, and the New York City Housing Authority reported progress in overhauling three of its flood-afflicted developments.
Burson & Reynolds store front. (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)
Greenpoint’s Manhattan Avenue strip has always been a destination for affordable homewares, but in recent weeks a couple of young women have opened home design shops that stand out amidst the 99-cent stores and budget appliance centers. “Most of my clients are what I’ll call of the Williamsburg persuasion,” admits Erica Lewis, the 24-year-old who opened Copper + Plaid two weeks ago. Still, she and Ashley Burson, who last month opened Burson & Reynolds just a few doors down, hope to be embraced by the newcomers and the old-timers in their rapidly changing community.
Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park march to Midtown Equities’ offices. (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)
Halloween came early for a developer seeking to take over a controversial plot on the Williamsburg waterfront; this afternoon activists hauling coffins and headstones tried to spook Midtown Equities out of building on land once destined to become a park.
Everybody knows that to be from Philadelphia is to have a glint of madness in the eyes, a smile relishing the shock and horror of the sensitive and the mollycoddled when confronted with the sight of a bulbous, half-naked Eagles fan stuffing his face with a cheesesteak sandwich in the middle of a blizzard. King George really did not have a clue about who he was dealing with in 1776.
Seems exaggerated, you say? Then explain the success of Philadelphia’s six-year-old PYT Burger. In this age of calorie-counting health freaks PYT stands out like a Maurizio Cattelan statue with menu items like the Firebird Chicken Sriracha (a chili-and-sriracha-marinated chicken patty, pepper jack, thin cut onion rings, ranch, lettuce and tomato) or the “Doh! Nut” (beef patty, American cheese and chocolate-covered bacon on a glazed donut bun). PYT made national headlines in 2013 with the creation of an abomination, a burger that, it’s rumored, the Vatican may have considered condemning as the Eighth Deadly Sin: the Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger.
The Rumney Guggenheim gallery may be the best thing to happen to Brooklyn’s art scene in a long time. The gallery celebrated the opening of its inaugural exhibition, “Some Place Like Home,” last night. The entrance to the exhibit is in the northeast corner of the sumptuously renovated colossus that once was the Williamsburgh Savings Bank but now is Weylin B. Seymour’s, a large event space.
Police search for weapon near scene of crime. (Credit: Matt Coch)
Three people were shot, one fatally, shortly before 8 a.m. today in Bushwick. A 53-year-old man was found dead near the corner of Knickerbocker Avenue and Grattan Street with gunshots in his torso, a police spokesperson told Bedford + Bowery. A 57-year-old man was wounded in the torso. A bullet also grazed the hip of a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school, the police said. Authorities are looking for three Hispanics in their mid-20s.
Stuffed Crab Ball with pulled tea (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)
Kyo Pang, co-owner of the newly opened Kopitiam on Canal Street in Chinatown, is pulling off the rare and improbable. With remarkable concentration, she pours steaming Malaysian tea, teh tarik, from one aluminum pot to the other, lifting her hands above her head to extend the stream of tea. This is what is called “pulled tea” in Malaysia, which is something of a lost art in the Malaysian community in New York.