Ditmas Park has been reeling since beloved community member and owner of Whisk Cafe & Bakery Josh Rubin was found murdered in Pennsylvania earlier this month. The shop has been closed since he disappeared this fall. To help Josh’s family recoup some of the costs, Ditmas Park Blog reports the entire cafe’s contents will be up for sale this Saturday. The full (huge) list is on this Craigslist ad, but it includes oven, freezer, mixer, juicer, ice machine, coffee grinder, pots and pans, a router, chairs, even sugar packets and garbage cans. It’s from 10am to 3pm Saturday, at Whisk Bakery Cafe, 1119 Newkirk Ave., Ditmas Park.
Artists aren’t the only ones who deserve a leg up to do what they do. A similarly underrepresented body politic in Brooklyn, at least where funding is concerned, is its nonprofit sector. We’re talking community organizers, advocacy groups and other 501(c)-3 organizations whose purpose precedes their paycheck. Micro-leadership rarely receives macro budgeting, which can make it hard […]
President Obama (god, that feels good) held his last press conference yesterday, and it may be the last of those we have in a while, considering who’s coming in to replace him. Many of us watched glassy-eyed as the POTUS made his final address to the nation last week. Some of us teared up. Some […]
In case you thought Trump wasn’t going to come for the artists, think again. The president elect’s proposed sweeping cuts include a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, which means we’ll need to rely more than ever on funding and support from local arts organizations and cultural groups. And each other, obviously. Lucky for […]