Everyone loves birthdays, right? Don’t tell us if you hate them, it’ll ruin this. Anyway, everyone loves birthdays, and you know what lives in New York and has had a ton of them? The Brooklyn Bridge! Specifically, it’s had 129 birthdays, which makes it one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US. And Sunday, the Bridge turns the big (one) three-oh, which calls for a poetry reading to celebrate it. (more…)
It’s Friday, which means it’s time to party anyway. But it also happens to be Bike to Work day, and if you’re sitting in your office a sweaty mess, the odds are pretty good that you celebrated appropriately. Or, you really gotta get in shape, dawg. But, if you did bike to work today, you get a reward other than just the satisfaction of doing the right thing: tonight in DUMBO, Transportation Alternatives is having a FREE Bike Home from Work Party! (more…)
An often overrated part about going to the movies that you know what you’re going to see. We don’t mean in the “formulaic Hollywood garbage” sense, we mean that the sign on the movie theater informs you of what you’re watching. The Independent Filmmaker Project, Filmmaker Magazine and reRun agree with that sentiment, which is why they’ve teamed up for the “Secret Film Club,” a new series of independent movie screenings where you don’t know in advance what they are. (more…)
Adam Yauch Park is now officially a reality! You can find what we will always refer to as MCA Park on Columbia
Street Place, in Brooklyn Heights. BrooklynVegan has some scenes from the dedication, and the city parks page for the playground has a Beasite Boys lyric on it, because of course it does. Please DON’T actually go there and drink brass monkeys, because that’s illegal and this is a playground. And don’t forget: MCA Day is tomorrow at Littlefield. Will Marty Markowtiz be there rapping like he was today (below the jump)? One can only hope. (more…)
I went to grab a cup of coffee down the block this afternoon and came back with a sunburnt nose, so while we keep harping on the fact that summer’s almost here, IT REALLY IS ALMOST HERE. And with that in mind, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s released their full free summer lineup — we were already pretty pumped for free movies like Roman Holiday and Rocky, but now the Free Stuff Season’s just looking better and better. Here are a few gratis events of note: (more…)
Sure, you’ve still got your space heater plugged in and haven’t retired that ratty winter coat yet, but really, summer is coming, we swear! (Maybe. Hopefully. PLEASE GOD PLEASE). And even if the weather’s being coy, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s getting ready for outdoor movie season: they’ve released the schedule for Syfy’s free Movies With a View series, and it looks awesome. Like, Ferris Bueller-awesome. Because one of the films is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Seriously, if you’re not psyched, you’re not human. (more…)
Despite how it feels out there right now, anyone who’s lived in the Northeast for awhile will tell you that this 70 degree weather thing is just a preview of what’s to come. My proof, outside of living here my whole life? Take a look at the weather forecast for this weekend. No, the real jump off for summer starts in May, when the wind dies down and we’re past all that April showers bullshit. And Celebrate Brooklyn knows that too, which is why they’re launching their summer dance parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park next month. (more…)
There’s a fine line between historical preservation and needless fetishism. The Modern Lover may love the old world, but time marches on regardless, things break down and become inconvenient, and the question has to be asked: is it worth keeping this old thing? DUMBO is facing that exact question right now, now that the city has informed residents there that it wants to rip up and replace the old cobblestones that make up some of neighborhood’s streets. (more…)
OK, so obviously it’s very difficult to get really excited about warm weather attractions when it’s the day after spring started and we’re supposed to get snow, again. But we need to do something to summon the warm weather, and maybe getting a whole mess of people excited about all the fun to be had at the Brooklyn Bridge Park is a way to do that. So here’s some good news: the Squibb Bridge and Park, one of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newest attractions, is open for walking and frolicking! (more…)
So we told you back in October that Brooklyn Bridge Park was looking for someone to fill the Smokestack Building with some kind of food vendor. If you put in an RFP and didn’t get picked, don’t be too bummed out, you lost out to a couple of big time foodie joints. This summer, you’ll be able to chow down on lobster rolls (if you can afford it we guess)from Luke’s Lobster, or get a lowly sandwich from sub purveyors No. 7. (more…)
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