Enjoy the last of the summer evenings with a night spent lakeside enjoying music, food and a bit of fishing in Prospect Park. Prospect Park is a prime spot for hooking a largemouth bass and at the Prospect Park Alliance’s “Fish, Brew & BBQ” event this month you can give… Read More >The post See What You Can Lure In With an Evening of Fishing in Prospect Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
It’s been 40 years since BRIC was first conceived as a way to bring together arts and economic revitalization and the organization is marking their four decades of making an impact in Brooklyn with a full slate of new offerings. Founded in 1979, the organization has become the borough’s largest supplier… Read More >The post BRIC Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary With a Packed Season of New Programming appeared first on Brownstoner.
Grab a book to get you through the rest of the blazing hot summer or stock up on winter reads with the fifth annual Small Press Flea this month. Sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library and BOMB Magazine, the day-long event will feature the literary wares of more than 30 independent publishers.… Read More >The post Find that Perfect End of Summer Beach Read at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Small Press Flea appeared first
Before a new film about artist Jean-Michel Basquiat hits the airwaves you can watch a screening in the borough where he was born. “Basquiat: Rage to Riches” documents the art and life of the Brooklyn artist via interviews with those in his life, including fellow artists and family members. The… Read More >The post Catch the U.S. Premiere of a New Jean-Michel Basquiat Documentary at Brooklyn Museum appeared first on Brownstoner.
Fort Greene Brownstone With Atrium and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.69 Million This weekend’s open house picks are all brownstones, despite one particularly deceptive facade. Inside, they range from a current SRO with center stair to one with a uniquely renovated atrium. Located in Fort Greene, Bed… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Saving a Historic House, Celebrating Michael Jackson appeared first on Brownstoner.
Finish summer with a flourish and take a twirl on a colorfully painted stead this month with a free ride on the Prospect Park Carousel. Every Thursday in August from noon to 6 p.m., the Prospect Park Alliance is offering free spins on the vintage amusement. Climb aboard a horse,… Read More >The post Take a Musical Spin With a Free Ride on the Vintage Prospect Park Carousel appeared first on Brownstoner.
It’s time to break out the tricorn hats and commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn. Once again August is filled with demonstrations, tours and talks bringing to life the history of the Revolutionary War fight. Background of the Battle The Battle of Brooklyn (also called the Battle of Long Island) was fought… Read More >The post Mark the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn this August appeared first on Brownstoner.
Williamsburg House With Pool and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.545 Million All of the open house picks this weekend are move-in ready. From Williamsburg to Bay Ridge, we have a classic Neo-Grec/Italianate brownstone and an Edwardian brick home with a garage. One is in a historic district… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Park Slope’s Montauk Club, a Family Beach House appeared first on Brownstoner.
Mark the birth of the pop music king in Brooklyn style, with a Bed Stuy block party. Spike Lee, the director of classic Brooklyn films “Do the Right Thing” and “Crooklyn,” not to mention borough brand entrepreneur, is hosting his eighth annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson block party on August… Read More >The post Celebrate the King of Pop at Spike Lee’s Annual Michael Jackson Block Party appeared first on Brownstoner.
Bed Stuy Brownstone With Distinctive Bay Window Returns as Flip, Asks $2.149 Million Here’s a unique brownstone that sticks out, literally, with a teal blue metal bump out with a bank of windows on the upper floor. Located at 809 Halsey Street in Bed Stuy, this Renaissance Revival house is in… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Hotel in Williamsburg, Affordable Housing in Crown Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
Get a dose of Vitamin D and a bit of local history knowledge with a series of free walking tours of Wallabout and Fort Greene Park. Organized by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, the series runs from July through October, with two tours a… Read More >The post Meander Through History With Walking Tours of Wallabout and Fort Greene Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
Spend a summer day in Prospect Park and soak up the sights and sounds of Brooklyn’s diverse communities at the first Brooklyn Roots Festival. The family-friendly event celebrates the traditional arts of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities with an afternoon of dance and drumming performances, storytelling, puppetry and interactive activities. It’s a collaboration… Read More >The post Celebrate the Folk and Immigrant Traditions of Brooklyn With Performances in Prospect Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Brooklyn (2018 Edition) One of the biggest questions each Fourth of July concerns where the best place might be to see the fireworks. Where are the biggest crowds? How early do I have to arrive to see anything? Is the spot kid friendly?… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Celebrating the Fourth of July appeared first on Brownstoner.
Explore the past, present and future of the Brooklyn Cultural District this weekend with a walking tour that mixes history with a bit of performance. The FAB Alliance and American Opera Projects are hosting a two-hour excursion through the changing neighborhood — past institutions new and old, public art… Read More >The post Learn With Some Musical Accompaniment on a BAM Cultural District Walking Tour appeared first on Brownstoner.
Domino Park Opens on the Williamsburg Waterfront (Photos) Domino Park officially opened Sunday — the fanfare included acrobatics, music and performances — and was flooded with children all weekend. Sunday’s overcast and drizzly skies didn’t deter them from jumping into the fountain or climbing the Domino Sugar Refinery-themed playground equipment. — Charming… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: BAM Park Opens by Mistake, Then Closes Again appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklynites can get out and enjoy another new public space this summer with a roster of free public programs sponsored by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The season of events, dubbed ‘Move on Myrtle,’ kicks off on Thursday, June 21 with a day of music and an official ribbon cutting… Read More >The post Get Ready for a Summer of Free Public Programming at Myrtle Avenue Plaza appeared first on Brownstoner.
Experience the past and present of Brooklyn with a new exhibition of contemporary art at the borough’s oldest house. This weekend the Brooklyn Arts Council launches ‘Nou La – We Reach!’ in collaboration with the Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush. The exhibition at the 17th century farmhouse explores Caribbean migration to… Read More >The post Join an Artful Celebration of the Caribbean at Wyckoff Farmhouse in East Flatbush appeared first on Brownstoner.
Domino Park officially opened Sunday — the fanfare included acrobatics, music and performances — and was flooded with children all weekend. Sunday’s overcast and drizzly skies didn’t deter them from jumping into the fountain or climbing the Domino Sugar Refinery-themed playground equipment. Views of the river and passing boats, the… Read More >The post Domino Park Opens on the Williamsburg Waterfront (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
Kushner Companies Pulls Out of Two of Brooklyn’s Biggest Development Sites Kushner Companies has sold off its stakes in two of its biggest Brooklyn properties, apparently in a move to raise cash for its embattled business. — The Insider: Modern Duplex Arises From Gut Reno of Structural Nightmare in Carroll Gardens The owners of… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Kushner Companies Out, Domino Park to Open appeared first on Brownstoner.
You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the mind-bending designs of M.C. Escher with a special exhibition opening up this month at Brooklyn’s Industry City. More than 200 works by the Dutch graphic artist, known for his mathematically precise, yet seemingly impossible, drawings will be on display in what is being… Read More >The post Alter Your Reality and Step Into the World of M.C Escher at Industry City appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Insider: Architect Reconfigures Art-Filled Park Slope Townhouse With Fresh, Unfussy Style After a decade of living in a lower duplex with two rental units above, these homeowners decided it was time to take over more of their townhouse. So they called on architect Alexandra Barker of Gowanus-based Barker Freeman Design… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Art-Filled Renovation, Gardening in Raised Beds appeared first on Brownstoner.
Step into the summer season by getting outside to explore Brooklyn’s natural beauty with a guided tour of Prospect Park. The two-hour tour will explore the 150 years of history packed into the park with a look at the hidden natural and man-made wonders of the green space. Walkers will… Read More >The post Take a Trek Through History With a Walking Tour of Prospect Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
While Memorial Day for many is a way to kick off the summer season, it’s also meant to be a day of remembrance. With its origins as Decoration Day following the Civil War, it’s long been a chance to remember and honor soldiers who have died in war. Brooklyn has… Read More >The post Remembrance and Celebration: Memorial Day in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Buy Brooklyn Heights Townhouse for $15.5 Million Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are returning to Brooklyn. The actors, who have been married since 2003, purchased an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights for $15.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. — The Insider: Bed Stuy Brownstone… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Returning to Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.