Arts and Entertainment

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

Well-known chef brings her blue tacos to Gowanus bar

Acclaimed chef Denisse Lina Chavez, who has moved between restaurants quite a lot in the past few years, is now making her well-known El Atoradero tacos at Parklife, an indoor and outdoor bar in Gowanus.  … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing wins New York Craft Brewing competition

A Brooklyn brewery has once again been chosen as the best craft beer in New York state.  … Full Article

Food of Chinese Muslim group comes to Sheepshead Bay

A new restaurant in Sheepshead Bay is probably the first and only restaurant in Brooklyn to offer the food of the Dungans, an ethnic group of Chinese Muslims who were expelled from China in the 19th century after an unsuccessful uprising and now live in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan … Full Article

NYC looks to open film production center at Sunset Park's Bush Terminal

Sunset Park could become Sunset Boulevard if a plan by the de Blasio administration to turn a portion of Bush Terminal into a film and television production center becomes a reality. … Full Article

Emily Warren Roebling musical heading to Scotland, at the world’s largest art festival

When the high school drama team Troupe #7892 found out it was the only student group from New York selected to attend the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, the world largest arts festival, the students knew they had to come up with an original show. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn sushi emporium specializes in hand rolls

While sushi is considered a delicacy today, the sushi hand rolls at Daigo Hand Roll Bar in the DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn hearken back to the days when sushi was first offered as a snack in the roadside stalls of Edo (today’s Tokyo), Japan in the early 19th century. … Full Article

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