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…)
Now that Brooklyn Bridge Park’s got some brand new soccer fields, they’re ready to start filling them with players. Mini-future soccer stars ages 6 to 11 can sign up for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s youth league at $25 a kid. If you didn’t spend your middle school soccer days subbing out so you could sit on the sidelines eating Oreos (like I did), you can join an adult league yourself. (more…)
The people running Jane’s Carousel certainly have a lot to be happy about. They managed to survive Sandy, despite the storm’s best efforts, and the repairs on the merry-go-round weren’t so expensive that they couldn’t quickly re-open. And now, because it’s the time of year for love and they love us, they’re hooking everyone up with a two-for-one riding deal, all month long. (more…)
Kansas/Missouri. Michigan/Michigan State. Duke/Everybody (everyone hates Duke). These are some of the most storied rivalries in college basketball, blood feuds that go back decades. Brooklyn isn’t always seen as a hotbed of college athletics, despite the LIU Blackbirds making the NCAA tournament the last couple of years, but you can change that perception tonight by checking out the Battle of Brooklyn, between St. Francis College and Long Island University. (more…)
Each morning Brooklyn Heights residents wake the smell of roasting coffee, the chatter of their neighbors, and an abundance of fresh-baked muffins and scones. And it is awful, according to the Post (via the Observer). Some residents living above Iris Café, which opened in 2009, are now threatening to take the eatery to court for chronic food odors that have been deemed “offensive.” (more…)
If you love late night comedy but are wondering why the hell Carson Daly is still famous, we’ve got a show for you! Scott Rogowski, the self-proclaimed “Hostess with the leastess” brings you “Running Late,” a comedy show in the style of late-night talk. His show next Thursday is going to be the first one to take place in Brooklyn and will feature a couple of pretty funny people from a couple of funny New York institutions: Rachel Dratch of SNL and Alex Karpovsky of Girls. (more…)
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