Coney Island Fun Guide: Food and Art At Coney Smorgasburg & Coney Art Walls
Coney Island is the quintessential New York attraction, from the beach to the boardwalk to the rides. Now you can add two new Coney Island destinations to your to-do list.Brooklyn's premier source of hip food vendors, is opening an outpost on Coney Island this summer. The popular food market will take up residence in a 50,000 square-foot lot in Coney Island, serving beer, wine and other summery drinks. After filling up on all the great treats check out Coney Art Walls which features the work by more than a dozen graffiti and street artists, many of them old-school and some new.

NYC’s Best Ice Cream List Adds Two New Contenders
Whether you’re craving a sundae, sorbet or popsicle, these awesome ice cream shops will hook you up with the best classic and original flavors. Ice cream is hands down the most delicious of all summer treats, whether it's slathered with homemade whipped cream or simply perched on a chocolate-dipped cone. New York City's ice cream makers have really stepped up their games this season, and we got the scoop on two of NYC's newest and finest, Ice & Vice and MilkMade.

Your Guide to Rockaway Beach 2015
No question, Rockaway Beach got hit hard by Hurricane Sandy almost three years ago, and recovery's been slow-going in parts, but there's also no doubt in my mind that Rockaway Beach remains New York City's best subway beach. By which I mean: exit the subway, and you're just two blocks or so from the water. Farther out on Rockaway there are a couple of terrific public beaches, at Fort Tilden and Jacob Riis Park, but you'll need a car, or a bike, or a bus, to get there. But to get to what most people call Rockaway Beach, the A train, usually plus the Shuttle, puts you right there. I went out to Rockaway a couple of times over Memorial Day Weekend, mostly around the popular Beach 90 to Beach 99 area, and here's a quick look at what's new, and what still needs some work.

Why Semilla is One of NYC’s Best Restaurants Right Now
New Brooklyn hotspot Semilla offers a rather unconventional but tantalizing menu concept. A seasonal, ten course meal made from in-season vegetables and ingredients is served in a series of freshly prepared smaller dishes. Read more about Semilla and find out where and when to make reservations.

NYC Best Meaty Eats: Great Steaks In Brooklyn
Whether it's a new, trendy hotspot or a classic, old-fashioned staple, a truly great steakhouse compliments juicy, sizzling slabs with the perfect setting, creating the backdrop for an unforgettable experience. When deciding which restaurants to feature this week we found two. Strikingly different in their approaches, there's no doubt that the delectable, mouth-watering hunks of meat invite an almost cult-like following of regulars, and enough staying power or innovation to draw crowds the world over. Find out what we picked!

Why Is Javelina Tex-Mex NYC’s Hottest Restaurant Right Now?
While much of New York is currently obsessed with finding the latest expression of "authentic" Mexican food, Javelina is here to completely buck the trend. Billing itself as unabashedly Tex-Mex, the restaurant specializes in chile rellenos, enchiladas, chicken fried steak, and frozen margaritas. he restaurant is named after a wild pig and incase you don't know what they look like, the restaurant's mascot (Javier the Javelina) has been stuffed and mounted, and now watches over the bar. Come get a little piece of Texas right here in NYC.

Earth Day Special! 8 Great Eco-Friendly Restaurants
With Earth Day coming around again on April 22, one of these easiest ways to make a tiny difference as you go about your daily routine is to patronize eco-friendly NYC restaurants, those places committed, to varying degrees, with sustainable farming practices, organic products, repurposed materials, renewable energy, waste composting... anything that lessens their ecological footprint on our well-trod home. Check out this great list of our favorite NYC eco-friendly restaurants.

Coffeed: Strong Brews & First-Rate Food Arrive In Chelsea
COFFEED is now open in Chelsea!! The Queens-based coffee startup is a little different than your average coffee shop. Not only is the coffee amazing but so is their philanthropy. Ten percent of all drink sales and five percent of all food sales will go to The New York Foundling, a charity benefiting undeserved children, families and adults. Additionally, COFFEED will employ New York Foundling teens, providing them with real world work experience.

The Great Xi’an Famous Foods – Now on The Upper East Side!
Xi'an Famous Foods first became, um, famous back in the mid aughts, with the original tiny stall in Flushing's Golden Shopping Mall. Next came another, even smaller, storefront in Manhattan's Chinatown. The more and more shops began opening up on the Upper East and Upper West Sides, Midtown East and West, as well as two in Brooklyn, in East Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Question is, has this rapid expansion effected the quality of the food, or is Xi'an Famous still one of the best cheap eats spots in all of NYC?

Delaware and Hudson, Williamsburg’s Not-Quite-Hidden Gem Of A Restaurant
Looking for excellent service? A super nice, friendly wait staff that are all friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, and welcoming? How bout a place where your chef stops by your table? Of course you are. Well. Williamsburg's Delaware and Hudson is the perfect place for foodies and those who are new to fine dining. It's also a great place to take out of towners or Manhattan friends who want to try fine dining in Brooklyn. We recommend making a reservation, but it's worth trying to get a table if you don't have one.