Race Cars are Coming to Red Hook! by Sandra Manley

On July 15th and 16th, the International ePrix Formula E Car Championship will come to Red Hook. It is the first motor sports event to be held in New York City. The FIA-sanctioned ePrix is the world’s first fully electric, single-seater racing series. The series was conceived in 2012, and the inaugural championship was held in […]

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 […]

Photos of the Tax March!

We attended the Tax March in New York City, which started at Bryant Park and ended in midtown in front Trump Tower, over the weekend and were so happy to see the huge crowds of people still fighting for what they believe in.  We saw some pretty great signs and the biggest sight to see […]

A Day at Brooklyn Museum and Upcoming Exhibits.

We spent a lovely day at the Brooklyn Museum the other day and wanted to share some photos in the gallery below.  Beyond looking at their extensive collection of art and historical items, we enjoyed reveling at the immensity of the architecture and details of the interior.  It is a gorgeous building inside and out and […]

Events and Happenings this Weekend.

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, getting up in the 70’s again on Sunday! Hurray! Spring is here and we are planning on taking full advantage and spending our days outside this weekend. Saturday is an important day for all of us resisting the current administration and all the craziness that comes with it. […]

Participatory Budgeting is Almost Here.

Participatory budgeting is a wonderful opportunity to have a say in what improvements are made to your community.  There is a list of nominated projects and you can vote for which ones, within your district, you think the budget should include.  This year it’s even easier to share your opinion because they have made it […]

Zerowaste in NYC by Sachia Munroe

I met a young woman at my train stop in Bed-Stuy who works for NYC Compost Project and is collecting items for soiling at Red Hook Community Farm. Living in a city among so many other human beings, we all know how important it is to reduce our waste. Here is just one small thing […]

Bell House hosts Women’s History Variety Show Tonight.

This event not only sounds like a lot of fun but it’s perfect timing after International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without Women” strike yesterday.  Time After Time is a variety show about movies and women’s history. So plan on seeing amazingly tough women on screen throughout the years. There is more or a […]

Today Without Women.

As most of you know today is the National Women’s Strike, “A Day Without Women”. Many women across New York are participating in the strike, which is wonderful, but it’s been a little controversial as well.  Many can’t afford to take a day off.  There were also questions about whether teachers and substitutes should strike. […]

General Nationwide Strike on February 17th.

As many of you may have already heard, most likely from your Facebook feeds, Anti-Trump resistance organizers are calling for a general strike the Friday before Presidents day, February 17th.  What exactly does this mean? Citizens are urged to stay home from work and school and not spend any money.  It’s meant to exclaim our […]