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Posts Tagged ‘Bedford-Stuyvesant’

Fusion Reporter Live Streams the NYPD Tragedy on His Block

This is absolutely the last thing Fusion reporter Tim Pool wanted to be sharing on the Saturday before Christmas. But because he lives on a Brooklyn block next to the intersection where two NYPD cops were brazenly and fatally ambushed this afternoon, he is live streaming at press time via YouTube as he reacts and investigates.

A friend texted Pool this afternoon when the horrific news of the shooting first broke, asking if Pool lived near the incident scene. Pool, via the stream above, explained that once he looked out his window, he realized the shooting had occurred very close to his Myrtle Avenue front doorstep in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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Gag Restaurant Underfinger Set to Pop Up for One Night Only

UnderfingerLogoWe’ve all heard of farm-to-table. Less common but no less delightful is the culinary trend spoof-to-reality.

It all started last month when Chris Stang, co-founder of food blog Infatuation, shared a gag item about a hot new restaurant in Chinatown called Underfinger:

The chef at Underfinger, Jesper Paulsen, grew in Copenhagen just a few miles from Noma, and has eaten there several times. He’s taken that training and applied to the Scandinavian tradition of serving minimalist finger sandwiches at funerals. The end result is one of the city’s most impressive tasting menus, a somber celebration of “farm-to-finger” ingredients and classic Neo-Nordic techniques.

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Spike Lee Delivers What Amounts to ‘I Had a Nightmare…’

ShutterstockSpikeLeeToday’s must-listen audio [NSFW because of repeated curse words] was very quickly posted last night. New York magazine’s Joe Coscarelli has both embedded and transcribed a fantastically provocative rant by the one and only Mr. Lee.

What’s great about Coscarelli’s twin-barreled approach is that listening to Lee is very different from simply reading the comments. On the page, they come across as more caustic. In the audio air, they amount to an impassioned and deeply felt monologue about the racially-tinged social strata of gentrified neighborhoods. It’s as dramatic and shocking a sequence as that time a garbage can was thrown through the window of a Brooklyn pizza joint.

Lee made his comments last night at the Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus during a Black History Month event. He was responding to a question from the audience.

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