Green with envy? Get ready to toast Avocaderia, Brooklyn’s new avocado restaurant

It sounds like trendy Instagram bait but Avocaderia, a new avocado restaurant opening today in Brooklyn, claims to be simple and healthy, too

The Butterfly Boy, and 50 years of other brilliant Brooklynites – in pictures

After witnessing the second world war’s brutality as a GI, Harlem-born photographer Jerome Liebling returned to New York and captured the humanity of the city’s chaotic streets. He found courage in the faces of children: ‘Sometimes there was a hint of defeat,’ he said, ‘but more often there was brilliance.’ One child, Butterfly Boy, withContinue reading “The Butterfly Boy, and 50 years of other brilliant Brooklynites – in pictures”

Gowanus, Brooklyn’s former industrial hub, is cleaning up its act

With new bars, art spaces and even a canal canoe club springing up, things are definitely happening in this previously overlooked New York neighbourhood