For those new to the game: This year 4,000 people will suddenly descend onto a public place with their chairs, tables, food, and friends, all dressed in white. Due to New York City alcohol rules, wine is purchased online beforehand and picked up at the event, but the party will go strong from 6pm to 10pm. Then at 10pm, as magically as it started, everyone will empty the place, leaving it as they found it.
Unless you’ve been out of the city for the last nine months, you’ve heard of The Cronut – a half croissant, half doughnut by Dominique Ansel Bakery. Having taken on an almost mythical aura (only 200 sold per day with group pre-orders rumored to have 30 day wait), the Cronut was bound to get some knockoffs. Reports of Cronut imitators have been spotted worldwide: the “Croissant Donut”in Manila, “New York Pie Donuts”in Dunkin’ Donuts South Korea, the “Dosant” in London:, the “Curlyssant” in Germany, the “Crescent Doughnuts” by Pillsbury. And now New York City-based Crumbs has revealed….The Crumbnut. We haven’t tried it yet, but do let us know what you think.
Throughout the past several decades, Flushing, Queens has become one of the largest and fastest growing ethnic Chinese diasporas outside of Asia, even within New York City itself. Flushing can be quite daunting to the outsider who’s not familiar with the area or traditional Chinese cuisine. Fortunately, after many visits through the bustling streets, seemingly endless restaurants, and surrounding parks, we have put together a day long walking guide to help give you a taste of the food, sightseeing attractions, and culture. Read on after for this guide for the top architectural sites in Flushing.
Saturday in Bushwick was buzzing with local sounds and sustainable eats at The Good Festival, a celebration of local farmers, artists, musicians, and chefs that make an extra effort to be eco-conscious. The host, Local Roots NYC, recent winner of Entrepreneur of the Year award at the city’s Neighborhood Achievement Awards, promotes a more sustainable way of eating through a unique community supported agriculture program and seasonal events that bring local purveyors directly to the consumer.
As we looked at fall events in New York City, we were amazed about how many incredible food events there were. Here we’ve highlighted our favorites for September and the beginning of October, many which highlight the local food scene.
When Odessa shuttered its doors early Sunday morning, New York City bid farewell to one of its finest dive bars. For many years Odessa had defied the ritzification of the neighborhood, continuing to offer up cheap drinks, so-so service, and an empty retreat on a weekend night. Seriously, a few months ago my friend and I found ourselves the only customers at midnight on a Saturday. Given all that, no one was surprised when the curtain came down. But the East Village will feel different without it.