Pie potentate Pels poses for a pic

Pie potentate Pels poses for a pic

Hey folks, welcome back to the second installment of Brokelyn’s newest profile series: Perfect Summer Sundays. Each week, we bring you a local personality from the borough. They tell you how they like to spend a Sunday in their neighborhood. Then, you try it on for size. Tourists, too! Gone are the empty brags of having “been to Bushwick,” or the misguided attempts to hang out where the locals do. This way, you get a taste of what the neighborhood’s all about from someone who actually lives there, and you can leave satisfied.

This week we’re taking you to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens with Alison Pels, newly-crowned pie potentate of central Brooklyn. Since opening her own shop in the area, Pels has discovered all there is to know about this unassuming little neighborhood tucked in next to Prospect Park, and she’s brought all her “secrets of the garden” to Brokelyn! (more…)

06/30/15 10:18am

marshall braven

Last week, we gave you an exhaustive rundown of suggestions for how to spend every freaking day of summer 2015. But we also know that there are still gonna be those lazy summer Sundays where you just want to do something without doing much of anything. Enter Brokelyn’s newest profile series, Perfect Summer Sundays.

Each week, we bring you a local personality from the borough. They tell you how they like to spend a Sunday in their neighborhood. Then, you try it on for size. Tourists, too! Gone are the empty brags of having “been to Bushwick,” or the misguided attempts to hang out where the locals do. This way, you get a taste of what the neighborhood’s all about from someone who actually lives there, and you can leave satisfied.

This week we’re taking you to Bushwick with Marshall Thompson, owner of Braven Brewing Company. Braven was founded in Bushwick in 2013, and their soft, wheat-y white IPA has been gracing bar taps around the borough ever since. Best news: next month, they’re going retail! Keep your eyes peeled for Braven bottles, six-packs and cases at the bodega starting in July. (more…)