Exploring Glass Bottle Beach by Arthur Mallet

In the dog days of summer, New Yorkers like to take advantage of the local beaches: Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and the Rockaways.  There’s one beach, however, that offers a unique attraction: Glass Bottle Beach and it’s vast treasures. Located in Dead Horse Bay across from Floyd Bennett Field, Glass Bottle Beach lives up to […]

Live Jazz at Putnam Triangle Plaza by Arthur and Darlene.

Earlier this month, locals around Putnam Triangle Plaza were treated to a wonderful outdoor performance from Patsy Grant and her jazz band. It was a perfect mild early-summer evening, with many people casually ambling about. The band began with an instrumental set sans-Patty, and then she joined them for a set of jazz tunes, as […]

Remembering the Park Slope Plane Crash of 1960 by Arthur Mallett

When I stopped in to Cousin John’s bakery for a banana cream pie the other day, a black and white picture on the wall caught my attention. The photo showed a street scene that was easily identifiable as the stretch of 7th Avenue just outside the door. Scattered across the street were what appeared to […]

Restoration Brewing in Crown Heights by Arthur Mallett

Plans are underway to restore the main building of the Nassau Brewing Company at 945 Bergen Street in Crown Heights.  The facility served as a brewery beginning in 1849.  It’s unique structure allowed for a gravity cooling system, utilizing ice harvested from the Arctic region. The once thriving brewery gave way to local competition in […]

Brooklyn Paramount Theater Restoration Underway.

Did you know the Brooklyn Paramount Theater is being restored after decades of serving as a basketball court for Long Island University? Following the lead of Kings Theatre, which reopened 2015, the Paramount will be used once again for concerts and other live events. The Paramount, built it 1928, was designed by the architectural firm […]

A Translucent Sculpture Turns Invisible by Arthur Mallett

  Nicholas Papadakis’ sculpture of a translucent child that had been hovering on Prospect Park Lake was reported missing on Sunday.  It had been installed as part of the Art Slope festival, a multi-arts festival in Park Slope. Luckily, the sculpture was recovered by two teenagers who discovered it in the woods.  It appears to be […]

RealTours: A Day in Crown Heights with Arthur Mallett

Crown Heights is home to a diverse array of restaurants, shops, and people.  Arthur Mallett calls the neighborhood home and would like to share his favorite spots in and around his hood to those who may not be familiar with the area.  Morning: My favorite morning spot is Outpost Cafe on Fulton Street. The friendly […]