Nowadays most of us get our day-to-day news and information from the Internet, but there’s something special about a magazine. Turning off your screens for a moment to leaf through a glossy, well-designed magazine is like getting back in touch with an old friend.

Magazines are a great way to keep up with Brooklyn art, culture, real estate, restaurants, and news. Here are some of our favorite periodicals about our favorite borough.


Brooklyn Magazine is a monthly from Northside publishers, the company responsible for the free alternative weekly L Magazine, with which it shares most of its staff. The magazine is dedicated to celebrating the arts, fashion, and culture of the borough. First published in 2011, the magazine’s beats include food, style, real estate, local shopping, bars, restaurants, and more. They also publish daily online articles and work in partnership with Jameson on their popular “The Neighborhood” blog.

November 2015 cover photo courtesy of Brooklyn Magazine via Facebook.

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Edible Brooklyn
Ever wonder what to cook using celeriac? The latest issue of Edible Brooklyn has some detailed answers to that question. Edible Brooklyn covers local food and drink culture, restaurants, ethnic eats, farmers markets, food-related events and do-it-yourself cooking. Part of the Edible Media Network, Edible Brooklyn publishes five times a year and is available online, through subscription, or for free at selected Brooklyn retailers.

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The Brooklyn Rail
This magazine is dedicated to the visual arts and currently publishes 10 issues a year. In addition to local reporting, the Rail also offers criticism of music, dance, film, and theater. It features original fiction and poetry while giving its readers in-depth coverage of contemporary visual art. The Rail curates art exhibitions and hosts panel discussions, reading series, and film screenings that reflect the complexity and inventiveness of the city’s artistic and cultural landscape.

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Tenth Zine
This newcomer focuses on the history and culture of African-American gay culture. Its first issue explored what life might have been like for gay men forced to work as slaves on antebellum plantations. Creative director Khary Septh conceived this bi-annual zine, available online and in print, as a way to give black gay men a voice in how they’re portrayed in the media.