West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights Monday!

We attended the last “Movies With a View” last night and Red Hook Flicks ended their summer program last weekend as well. Kayaks at Brooklyn Bridge Park have tweeted “See y’all in 2019” and Celebrate Brooklyn has ended. But we shouldn’t feel too sullen, September has a lot in store for us all! Starting with […]

Spotlight on Weeksville Heritage Center by Shyda Hoque

Have you taken a tour of the Weeksville Heritage Center off of the A stop at Utica yet?  The center is celebrating 50 years and is one of the few remaining historic sites of pre-Civil War African American communities. James Weeks, along with several other African American investors, purchased land in response to the 1826 […]

Crown Heights Losing Some of its Spice by Arthur Mallett

Developer Bruce Eichner’s Continuum Company and Joel Bergstein’s Lincoln Equities have partnered up for a deal to purchase a series of buildings from spice importers J. Golombeck Inc. and build a massive four-building residential complex The Real Deal reports. Abutting Prospect Park’s east side, the tract at the corner of Franklin Ave and Montgomery Street is comprised of […]

3 Outdoor Brooklyn Bars for Labor Day Drinks.

As the long weekend approaches and the summer comes to an end a lot of us are having the same thought.  “I need a drink!”. Well, there aren’t many weekends left to take advantage of sitting on a bar’s patio or garden area and having a few drinks while the sun goes down.  Here are […]

Labor Day West Indian Carnival and More.

Labor Day along Eastern Parkway becomes a sea of colorfully-dressed West Indian American parade goers celebrating and dancing down the street.  Also known as the New York Caribbean Carnival, this event is amazingly vibrant. It’s a wonderful experience to feel so much joy and pride surrounding you and it’s hard not to get wrapped up […]

Food Courts In Brooklyn by Shyda Hoque

I’m sure you have seen many empty storefronts throughout the city due to the high commercial rents.  One way that many independent restaurants have been able to thrive has been through the renaissance of the food court. Many are choosing to rent a stand and a van to save on the cost of rent of […]

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri, is coming to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens on April 29th.  Some are concerned about the unusually warm weather affecting the timing of this event.  Will the trees bloom too early for the festival? We can always follow the progress of the cherry blossoms on this BBG map.  It shows […]

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 […]

Neighboring Walls Art Exhibit.

We love our Brooklyn art communities. Art is a major factor when we talk about the vitality and energy within our infamous borough.  The idea of opening up artists studios and the community being invited to view their work is not a new one.  Open Studios has been around for a while in several different […]

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