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While It’s Hot: A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

There is always talk of where to get the best pizza in NYC. I personally don’t think there is a best. It’s all relative.

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Writing With Light: Brooklyn’s Finest…

Writing With Light: Brooklyn’s Finest…

What we have here is a photo of one of my favorite people in the whole wide world of Brooklyn. Ms. Mercedes is what I like to call a guru of life.

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Oprah X Jay-Z

Oprah X Jay-Z

It’s always a beautiful thing when moguls unite, whether it’s social or for a greater cause. To see great minds mesh together is such an inspiration for me.

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Cheryl’s Global Soul

Cheryl’s Global Soul

This past sunday, the fam took me to brunch for my birthday. My mother decided to take a chance at a place we’d never been called Cheryl’s Global Soul and we were throughly satisfied. The crowd alone was a testament to how popular this place is and it was no surprise why. The food tastes great and everything is fresh made from scratch.The prix fixe brunch menu had a variety of breakfast items that you’d expect but all with a twist. I had the poached eggs over salmon hash, which was amazing. Other table favorites were a Lox and scallion scrambled served with home fries and a fresh spinach and mushroom omelet. I devoured the food so fast I didn’t even have a chance to photograph any of it, lol. Plus, of course mimosa’s and bloody mary’s were on deck. We sat in the backyard seating area which was great since it was such a nice day. I think the part I liked the most is that you get seated by Cheryl herself, which keeps it personal and neighborhood eatery like. Kudos to this spot, another great reason to not have to travel into manhattan. It’s located at 236 Underhill right off eastern parkway, a 2 sec walk from The Brooklyn Museum.

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A Night with the Brooklyn Cyclones

A Night with the Brooklyn Cyclones

I’m not really a baseball fan, but when VIP suite tickets came my way via one of my illest most reliable connects(mom-dukes, lol) I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. There were endless hot dogs, sodas, and other stadium food, as well as a perfect view of the field. There was an indoor room with seating as well so we we’re all good just incase it rained, even though I’m glad it didn’t.

 

View from inside

 

My little brothers with the mascot

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Brooklyn Loves Spike Lee

Brooklyn Loves Spike Lee

Hello Brooklyn!! Greetings to the rest of the world as well but specifically Brooklyn. In case you were not informed, there has been a tribute to Spike Lee going on since June 25th and will go through June 30th which has been named Spike Lee Day! From art galleries to poetry slams, everyone is paying homage to one of the greatest filmmakers to ever do it. You may have missed a few days of the festival already but it’s not over!! Click here for a list of events and be sure to “Do The Right Thing” and attend whatever you can!!

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I Love New York: Habana Outpost

I Love New York: Habana Outpost

If you don’t have any solidified warm weather hang out spots, consider this a favor. Habana Outpost, located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, is one of the best places to be  when the sun is shining and the temperature is above 70 degrees. Between the networking opportunities with the people that frequent it, the food, and the refreshing frozen drinks, this is the best place to start your day in my humble opinion. They host tons of events during the Spring and Summer months and they had KRS One perforat their block party recently! And if that wasn’t enough, they also open up their establishment as a market place on Saturdays for vendors to come and sell their goods. You can find anything from artwork to clothing. Not to mention you can find me in there talking to as many beautiful ladies as my mind can manage! Come through to mix and mingle and buy me a mojito. Check out the pics from my recent Habana Outpost visits. You’re welcome!!!

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BK Neighborhood Poster

BK Neighborhood Poster

A homie of mine sent me this poster and I liked it alot. I think I want a print of it. It’s 27 bucks at Ork Posters. They also have other cities such as D.C., and Chicago so be sure to check the site.

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Brooklyn’s In The House!!!

Brooklyn’s In The House!!!

“So if you soft tuck your chain”!!! Just kidding. This is not that kind of party. What party you ask? It’s the one year anniversary of the Brooklyn based Minority Report blog and also the birthday of the beautiful designer for Butch Diva, Tiffany Rhodes!!! It’s going down tonight, Friday January 30th 2009, at Tamboril (527 Myrtle Ave near Grand St) in Brooklyn. Dinner is being served from 9pm-10:30pm and after that, it’s time to dance your stress away and just have a good time. All your friendly neighborhood Brooklynites are sure to be in the building so come dressed to impress. For more info on the party click here. Hope to see you all there. It’s gonna be a great night!!

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Random Homage#4: Just My Thoughts

Random Homage#4: Just My Thoughts

1: So the first thing on my newest Random Homage list is somewhat of a two-in-one. It’s the transcript for Barack Obama’s inaugural address via Broccoli City, a great blog i’ve recently come across. They cover a wide array of subjects and the site is just overall fresh. Anyway… By now, I’m assuming everyone of you has heard the speech but you can check it out here and analyze the powerful and genuine words of our President.

2: Okay okay. So the second order of business is also somewhat of a daily double as well. The Brooklyn Circus has become…Well…A Brooklyn staple. It’s become much more than just a shop. It is a brand that the fashion forward Brooklynite can embrace and incorporate easily into their wardrobe. There is a particular piece i’ve got my eye on and that’s the new shawl collar sweater. The detail on it is amazing so go pick this piece up asap in hopes that I havent already freaked it and made it impossible for you to get like me. Just kidding. Sorta.

3: The Sartorialist. The blog of an always traveling, highly fashionable family man with an eye for detail and incredible photography. Need I say more? Sounds like the story of my life within the next two years.

4: If you love high quality footwear that will have you “outchea” as my homies from Chi-Town would say, then you’ve got to appreciate Common Projects. This brand has proven to be nothing short of spectacular and their Spring/Summer 2009 continues their streak. Check it out here.

5: I love Brooklyn. As does Mos Def. Whenever I miss home a little to much, THIS is what I tune into on my ipod.

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A Brooklyn Classic Revamped

A Brooklyn Classic Revamped

Where Brooklyn at??!! I know all my fellow Brooklynites can relate to this one. This is the season where alot of us break out our North Face snorkels, long johns, Thinsulate gloves, and Timberland boots. Real New Yorkers don’t let the cold weather stop them from getting around but when the snow starts to fall it gets a little difficult. Unless of course your boot game is up to par. I been tellin yall. Step the boot game up because most boots can be worn year round. NYC is supposed to be getting alot of snow next week according to the forecast and I don’t wanna get my Polo boots all messed up so I did some browsing for a new pair. I’ve outgrown Timberlands for the most part but then the unexpected happened. I found these SICK high top beef and broccoli field boots. As a Brooklyn boy, I’ve had my share of fresh beef ‘n’ brocs so these are so nostalgic. They are the height of the classic 6 inch Timberlands but the same style and colorway of the field boots. With the right pair of denim that sits perfectly on top of them and a smooth parka, these boots can and will be freaked. Watch me! They run for $160 but you can get them from Dr. Jays for $127.99. You’re welcome fellas. Be safe and keep checking out the site!!!

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Happy Birthday Jigga!!!

I’m not sure if you all were aware but yesterday, Thursday December 4th was Hov’s born day so you know we had to give him a shoutout. Nick, just recently posted his new song with Santa Gold, “Brooklyn Go Hard” which is absolutely bananas. But I’m going to post it again with a little spin on it. Evan Roth a dope ass programmer/artist and co-founder of the Graffitti Research Lab created an ill typographic video coded completely in Flash. Happy Birthday Jay. Peace n love yall and peep this video. You won’t be disappointed.

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