Our car is in the garage (once again) and we need to rent a car for a few days or a week starting Sat. Which are the least expensive options in the area? Brooklyn, Manhattan etc. Thanks!
Hi all, I've been searching for a recipe for many years and was hoping you could help.
I grew up in Bensonhurst, and there was a local grocery store there called Aiello's. Over near the deli counter, they had a store-made bread that I can only remember as "Yo Yo Bread," though as I was pretty young, it may have had another name. This would have been circa 1986-1992.
It was a round loaf with a hole in the middle (as if cooked in a tube pan.) The bread itself tasted fried, though I suspect it was simply baked in a pan with a ton of olive oil.
Inside the bread were little chunks of ham, or maybe prosciutto or salami...maybe all three?
It is definitely not "lard bread," though I do love that too.
Is any one familiar with this bread? Specifically, I'm hoping to find a recipe for it so I can replicate it this Christmas.
Thank you so much!
This was mislabeled on Getty Images website as Washington Square Park but it's actually GAP:
Looks like there are some beautiful things at this holiday pop-up shop at 681 nostrand. Martina's dream will be open till Dec. 24th, then back more permanently in April.
Seems a lot of fun was had at the opening event last night: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Martines-Dream/214348430971?id=214348430971&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FMartines-Dream%2F214348430971
Looks like the owner is a young, talented brooklyn based designer who can cater to populations new and old.This is just the kind of business I'd love to see more of on the avenue. Was the nostrand ave merchants association involved in making this happen?
Also, Anyone know what was at 681 nostrand before?
The parking lot at 564 St. John's between Franklin and classon to be developed into an 8-story high, 172 unit apartment building, buzzbuzz reports: http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2013/12/564-st-johns-place-rabsky.html
Before photos anyone?
This now makes 9(!) big new developments in crown heights. We'll be discussing them all here: http://brooklynian.com/forum/crown-heights-and-prospect-lefferts-gardens/the-big-6-developments-in-western-ch-in-2013#post-775084
El Gran Castillo and all those little shops are facing eviction.
Just heard two volleys of shots near Nostrand about a minute apart from each other. I'm on Pacific and Nostrand, and they sounded like they were a couple blocks south of me. Stay safe out there, folks.
It's a shame. I haven't heard any in a pretty long time.
Buried in a DNA.info article on the new Crunch Crown Heights, I noticed a reference to a Blink fitness on Utica.
"Coming March 2014"
and they're now hiring: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/csr/4227084077.html
my fingers are still tightly crossed for a gym on/nearer Nostrand.
On 2nd avenue at the corner of 13th street, there’s a Stop sign which has been knocked down (presumably by car)… It’s been this way for a few days. I wonder how long it’ll take until the city fixes it… I’m guessing the city will wait until after there’s an accident in which someone gets seriously hurt, and then decide it’s time to fix it.
About five minutes ago, I heard a series of loud booms in the distance. It sounded kind of like fireworks, or thunder -- or explosions far off. I saw someone across the backyard looking out their window at the back of a facing apartment who seemed to be looking to see what was going on, as well Does anyone know what this was? It went on for some minutes.
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I’m surprised this story didn’t get more media attention. Just terrible.
Black Student Allegedly Beaten By Hasidic Mob In Williamsburg
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the alleged beating of a 22-year-old fashion student at the hands of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish mob. Taj Patterson, 22, was walking home from a party through the predominantly ultra-Orthodox section of South Williamsburg when he says a group of at least twenty Jewish men attacked him. Patterson says that during the beating, the men yelled anti-gay slurs, including, "Stay down, f----t!”
"I’m walking down some block by myself and then the next thing I know, I’m surrounded by a group of Hasidic Jewish men and they’re attacking me,” Patterson tells the Daily News. “I was alone. I was an easy target. I’m black. I’m gay, a whole slew of reasons." The assault occurred in the wake of a number of seemingly unprovoked assaults on Jews in Brooklyn. In November, hate crime charges were filed against a suspect who allegedly attacked a Jewish man in Borough Park without provocation.
In an interview with NBC New York, Patterson said his assailants "came up behind me, they grabbed me, they punched me in the face, kicked me down, knocked me out." The assault, which occurred on Flushing Avenue near Spencer Street, was stopped by an MTA bus driver who pulled over and intervened. "I get out of the bus and all these men were standing up straight around him,” bus driver Evelyn Keys tells the News. "Taj is laying down on his back. I went up to him and he was in so much pain. He says, ‘I can’t see . . . I can’t breathe."
Patterson, a student at the New York City College of Technology, was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was treated for a broken eye socket, a torn retina, bruises and blood clotting. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. (According to the police report, Patterson was highly intoxicated, and the Post reports that he couldn't make a coherent statement that morning.)
Assemblymen Dov Hikind, who has repeatedly condemned the so-called "knockout game" attacks on his Jewish constituents, concedes that "something obviously happened" to Patterson, but tells NBC New York the assault "sounds so out of character" for ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Every year we hold a happy hour in December to celebrate Festivus. This year we also have a separate Ice Skating event which ya'll should hit up! (http://brooklynian.com/forum/the-lounge-random-stuff/save-the-date-dec-15-2013-the-9th-annual-brooklynian-festivus)
Tentative date for the Festivus Happy Hour is Dec 18th, after work, say 6pm and on.
Location: Sharlene's on Flatbush!
This is a last minute thing, but we hope you can all come out! Newbies are strongly encourage to come and all friends of friends, neighbors, etc.. spread the word!(\__/)
Join the Lenox Road Block Association Alliance (LRBAA) and EmblemHealth on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET as community residents set the holiday mood with a tree lighting, toy drive, steelpan orchestra performance featuring Metro Steelpan Orchestra and other live entertainment. The festivities will be held on Lenox Road at the corner of Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226.
“We are extremely proud to kick off this year's Holiday season by hosting our first annual ‘Lights on Lenox’ holiday event,” says LRBAA Chairperson Judy Spence. “As part of our commitment to fostering a strong sense of community within our area, LRBAA takes great pleasure in partnering with community residents, local institutions and business owners to present what will surely be an event to remember. “
The Lenox Road Block Association Alliance (LRBAA), a community-based, volunteer-led organization that does not operate for profit, was founded by local residents in 2008 to organize and empower residents of Lenox Road between New York and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn. LRBAA's mission is to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood culturally, socially, and economically. Members of the LRBAA unite to serve as a collective voice in support of our community.
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Brooklyn, NY 11226
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This is my first post on the forum... so... an official hello! I am a new resident in Crown Heights and am a tenant of the notorious #73 on the Worst Landlords List provided by de Blasio.
To make a long story short, my second-floor apartment has been cursed with an inexplicable banging sound coming from the kitchen/bathroom area of my apartment. There are three heat pipes (I don't know the official terminology) that go through the living area (two in the kitchen, and one in the bathroom). The banging is super random, and sounds like a jackhammer going through the building. It has happened twice since I have moved in two weeks ago.
I got about 3-4 hours of sleep last night because I thought a war was going on between the floors. Is there any way this can be taken care of without a landlord? I have a super but he speaks very limited English, and essentially I think there is nothing that can be done as the pipes run through the kitchen and bathroom.
Also, one last note: There is a cigarette/gas-y type smell that comes from a corner of my bedroom where the radiator is located. I shut off the radiator to stop the banging, and thankfully my room is well-insulated, but a cigarette smell crept through there last week, and then I awoke to a gas-y smell this morning. I tried to use a odor deodorizer but that makes it smell worse.
Any and all suggestions would be helpful!
Congrats on your house hunt, and welcome back to NYCAdmit it, you want to go ice skating with us on January 12th.
The change on Nostrand will make the one on Franklin look minor
So I double-parked outside my house yesterday to go pick up my daughter. When I got outside, a police office asked for my ID and told me to wait in my car, then after a few minutes walked up to my car with a summons for disorderly conduct, which covers obstructing vehicular traffic. So, instead of a $100 ticket, I have to go to criminal court and appear before a judge. And, if I want to plead not guilty, I have to go at least twice - once to plead, once for a trial.
By way of explanation, he told me that people had been complaining about double-parking on underhill. Odd, since I can't think of a resident who would complain about double-parking on their own street. I also don't see why there is such a big effort to ease traffic on underhill, which is only a few blocks long and should be used primarily by residents.
On another topic: anyone been to criminal court? The lawyer I talked to said I could go on another day, since I can't take the day on the front of the summons off from work. Is there a day of the week that is less crowded?
Although people dislike crime, they love to discuss it. Up until now, the public has had to rely on RNN, or MNN (which feed the Gothamist Crime Map), or Spotcrime.
Each service has its own quirks.
Now, NYC gov is in the act, and has launched its own website and promises provide reliable crime and incident info after the fact.
Without further a due: http://maps.nyc.gov/crime/
Note, this site is unlikely to replace the other sites, because it won't provide news as it breaks. So RNN won't get competition.Admit it, you want to go ice skating with us on January 12th.
The change on Nostrand will make the one on Franklin look minor
Longtime readers may recall that this place was once to become a bar run by the Indian Restaurant next door, but that never came to fruition.
Now, the space has presumably changed hands and is to become a Mexican Restaurant with Hookah pipes.
676 Franklin Avenue
Note: My understanding is that when one allows Hookah smoking, one can not also serve alcohol. So, it should be interesting to see how this place does in light of all of the other Mexican places in western Crown Heights. Vicente's will make six (6!):
3. The soon-to-open burrito place across from Bob and Betty's (formerly Jam Rock)
4. The soon-to-open location of Yummy Taco on Washington (blick!)
5. Los Muertos on Washington
6. Vicente'sAdmit it, you want to go ice skating with us on January 12th.
The change on Nostrand will make the one on Franklin look minor