Tag Archives: cheap eats

2nd Annual New England Style Lobster Dinner for Imani Garden


This will be a repeat of last year’s fantastic New England Style lobster dinner fund raiser to support the work of Imani Garden.  On Saturday, October 8th, The Imani Garden Volunteer team will be steaming lobster outdoors on a bed of seaweed along with fresh corn on the cob.  They are getting the lobsters fresh from Maine the […]

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Rebirth Poetry Jam – Bushbaby Lounge


Bushbaby, one of our local gems, has been offering a multitude of events since they opened a few years ago. Adam Reichardt, one of our contributors, was lucky enough to catch their open-mic night on April 30, 2011 and turn it into a really cool piece: For more information about Bushbaby Tea House, check out their facebook page […]

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Home away from home: Diaby African Market


On the outside, Diaby African Market looks just like your average bodega corner store. But once inside, it is like stepping onto a trans-Atlantic flight from JFK to Conakry with a layover in Bamako. Diaby has literally dozens upon dozens of foods I have never even heard of, let alone know how to cook with, […]

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Bed-Stuy’s Summer “Playstreets” Series


For those into urban gardening and general community events in Bed-Stuy, it may be of no surprise that the Hattie Carthan Community Garden is one of the best educational and cultural community centers in Brooklyn. Since 1991, Hattie Carthan has provided 45 plots to local residents and acted as a gathering space to share skills, […]

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Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!


“Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!” So says the US Department of Health and the US Department of Agriculture. And what could be easier than stopping by your local Green Cart vendor and picking up a snack on your way to and from work? These places are convenient, fast, and inexpensive ways to add super-fresh […]

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Our city runs on coffee.


hot water  +  beans  =  successful day But you already knew that. That’s why you get your coffee every day before you hop on the train, bike, or bus to go to work. Hot or iced, it gets your fuzzy brain pumped up and your eyes open and alert. So I know how excited you […]

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Bake & Doubles


This morning was the first time I have ever been to A&A Bake and Doubles Shop at 481 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn. I know, I know, I should have gone there AGES ago, but I am so happy I haven’t waited any longer. Always a long line and idling vehicles curbside waiting for A&A’s warm and spicy […]

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