Arts and Entertainment

NYPD recently gave filmmaker Spike Lee’s production company $219,113 in consulting fees to help produce ads for the de Blasio administration’s community policing initiative.  … Full Article

Brooklyn-born director Steve Carr discusses new ‘Freaky Friday’ remake, movie career

Steve Carr is a man of many talents. His versatile career has included stints as a graphic designer, music video producer and director of popular movies such as the Kevin James comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and Eddie Murphy’s “Daddy Day Care” and “Dr. Dolittle 2.” … Full Article

Bushwick’s 'Alabama Joe' turned love of barbecue into making and selling grills

Joe Hudson, known as “Alabama Joe,” can be found almost every day on a lot at the corner of De Sales Place and Broadway in Bushwick, making and selling his own home-built charcoal barbecue grills.  … Full Article

Spike Lee received $219,000 to produce ads for NYPD

NYPD recently gave filmmaker Spike Lee’s production company $219,113 in consulting fees to help produce ads for the de Blasio administration’s community policing initiative.  … Full Article

Brooklyn's first Chick-fil-A to open near Barclays Center

Chick-fil-A, the controversial fried-chicken chain, is soon to set up shop in Brooklyn, continuing its rapid spread through New York City. … Full Article

Japanese-French restaurant coming to former brewery building

A Tokyo restaurateur is opening a Japanese-French restaurant called Doma in the redeveloped 19th century Nassau Brewery building at 620 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights. … Full Article

Martha Stewart to bring food, wine to Prospect Park

The USA Today Network will partner with Martha Stewart to bring the Martha Stewart Wine and Food Experience to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park on Saturday, Sept. … Full Article

Restauranteur to open new Downtown Brooklyn sushi, taco eateries

Versatile restaurateur Harris Salat is preparing to make a big return to Brooklyn this fall, opening a taqueria known simply as Taqueria and a sushi place named Bigeye Sushi in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn has changed what it means to be neighborhood restaurant

Brooklyn has changed the concept of the neighborhood restaurant, according to Bloomberg News. … Full Article

VIDEO: Kingsland wildflowers, a rooftop oasis in Brooklyn’s industrial north

Embedded in Greenpoint’s heavily industrial area, there is the Kingsland Wildflowers roof, a meadow with grasses, flowers and sedum plants designed to support urban wildlife. … Full Article

Bay Ridge artist creates ‘Life’ board game based on immigration experience

A Bay Ridge artist has created a new version of the classic board game “Life” that reflects the immigration experience. … Full Article

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