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Tips and Articles in Brooklyn

Seattle, WA One Pot dinners (OnePot.org; $35–$60 for three courses, BYOB) sometimes include boldface names, such as Gore Vidal and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Oakland, CA You might be entertained by a stand-up comic or serenaded by a Spani...
Sahadi’s 187 Atlantic Ave.; 718/624-4550. A Brooklyn fixture since 1948, this Middle Eastern and Mediterranean market has a wide selection of picnic-ready prepared foods, including luscious taramosalata and flaky spanakopita. One Girl Cookies 6...
Jacques Torres, Le Cirque's former pastry star, shocked the food world when he built his chocolate factory in Brooklyn's gritty DUMBO. But since its opening in 2000, the tiny sweets shop has been mobbed with chocoholics, and has just been expanded...
Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn is giving its Manhattan counterpart a run for its money with a crop of restaurants worth crossing the river for. 1 Anglophiles rejoice at the Chip Shop (No. 383; 718/832-7701; dinner for two $24), where the cod fillets—an...
It's a complicated look, the one that the crowd on the beach was sending my way—equal parts amusement, amazement, pity, and confusion. I know that look well. I used to wear it myself on midwinter days when my father would drive us across Brooklyn ...
We'll be in New York soon and want to check out Brooklyn's restaurant scene. Any top picks? —K. T., LEXINGTON, VA. Foodies gasped last fall when a 30-seat chef-owned restaurant in Carroll Gardens was rated by Zagat as New York City's seventh-best...
A.P.C. Surplus Store This discount outlet of the simple, well-cut Parisian label sells items from last year’s collections at 50 to 60 percent off (A.P.C.’s covetable jeans are the only full-price pieces). The stock changes every six weeks. On...
For lovers of old-fashioned amusement parks, 1955 will forever live in infamy. That was the year Disneyland opened, and family fun has never been quite the same. Soon, theme parks were sprawling everywhere, with half-mile lines, high-concept rides...
New York has never been a city of good breeding. It's my home and I'll defend it to the death, but architecturally it has always been far less interested in the pedigree of a given building than in the revenue-producing potential of the real estat...
It's nine o'clock on a Friday night and you've waited three weeks for the hottest table in Dallas. You're sitting in a sleek room with cool white walls that make you think: Miami. But here, there is no headset-clad hostess in a skintight shea...