All in NYC

Review: Gold Star Beer Counter, Brooklyn, NYC

The New York City craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, and nowhere is that more evident than Brooklyn. A ton of breweries have popped up, with three more opening in the coming weeks. Along with the breweries, specialty beer bars continue to pop up, and more general bars and even dives have upped their selection to include more local options. Among my favorite of the specialty bars is Gold Star Beer Counter, located at 176 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights.

Scanning and Tweeting the "Chelsea" Bomb

This weekend, an explosion from a homemade bomb shattered the peace of a mild Saturday evening on a quiet stretch of West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Within a few minutes of the 8:30 p.m. blast, local news apps were pushing breaking news of an I.E.D. detonation with scores injured, setting off a night of confusion, uncertainty, and fear (at least, for people outside of New York — more on that later). . .