New Record Shop in Carroll Gardens.

Almost Ready Records, at 135 Huntington St, opened up at the beginning of the year and we’ve checked it out and give it two thumbs up! When we glanced at the new space we originally thought it was declaring that this record store was “almost ready” as in “coming soon”.  But we soon discovered our mistake. Like […]

A Local Gallery’s Call to Action by Maryam Daghmoumi

There have been some very interesting things happening near the corner of Wolcott and Richards St, here in Red Hook.  Last weekend, Kustera,  a local gallery and brain child of Anna Kustera and Jack Tilton, who have collaborated to launch the careers of many prominent artists, and have opened galleries in Soho, Chelsea and now […]

An agent of change (and real estate): Victoria Hagman of Realty Collective

There are certain things you expect to see in the windows of real estate offices. Donald Trump’s hair is not one of them. For the opening and closing of the group art exhibition, Gut Rehab, an installation of the Donald’s hair called the Trump Hut (which made an appearance at the Republican National Convention, along […]

A Message From Carlos Menchaca

We received the message below from our Council Member, Carlos Menchaca, and wanted to pass it along!  We’re so proud of Menchaca and all the politicians standing up for immigrant rights and protesting alongside their constituents. We’ve been hearing about a lot of folks putting pressure on our local politicians, in fact we blogged about the protest […]

Holiday Food Shopping in the Hood.

If you are one of the lucky ones that get to stay here for the Holidays then you may have a daunting task on your hands, food shopping around the holidays.  Hopefully you’ve pre-ordered whatever you need to pre-order by now.  The Gowanus Whole Foods has been out of a lot of items, such as their […]

Brooklyn’s Best Pies for the Holidays.

Whether you are hosting a holiday meal at your place or going to someone else’s, pie is essential to have or bring.  There are so many mouth watering options around Brooklyn that it was hard to pick but here are our top choices.   Fruit Pies: Buttery, melt in your mouth, tart, and slightly salty, […]

Lighting of The World’s Largest Menorah

Chanukah begins on December 24th this year, which is wonderful for many celebrating because kids and many adults have the whole following week off from school and work. Here is a wonderful celebration to attend in Brooklyn beginning at 7pm on the night of the 24th in Grand Army Plaza.  Read more below! At the […]

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas.

Whether you are trying to figure out what to buy a co-worker or close friend or what to bring to a White Elephant gift trade, we’ve got a few ideas that may help you out.   We recently went holiday shopping at the BUST craft fair in Williamsburg and one of the more popular stands […]

Book Swap at Kentler International Drawing Space.

    Kentler is hosting a book swap this Sunday, December 11th from 2-4pm,”in the hope of fostering positive and empowering exchange in these anxious times”.  We think this is a wonderful idea.  We could use some inspiration and connecting with and communicating with our neighbors through books is such a lovely thought.  This event […]

Noisy Women Event Tomorrow in Red Hook.

Check out this inspiring even tomorrow night at the Van Brunt Stillhouse in Red Hook.  It begins at 6:30 an along with a conversation about racial justice, their will be a performance of Girl Be Heard, which is a “nonprofit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories”.  All in all sounds like a […]