A massive celebration of photography is coming to the base of the Brooklyn Bridge this month as Photoville returns to Brooklyn for its sixth consecutive year. The festival will include more than 55 shipping containers turned into galleries featuring work from photographers around the globe. The exhibitions this year cover a… Read More >The post Check Out Some Photography Under the Brooklyn Bridge at Photoville appeared first on Brownstoner.
Atlantic Avenue has been a significant commercial corridor in Brooklyn for over a hundred years, and you can learn a little more about its history and architecture on a walking tour this month with the Municipal Art Society of New York. Atlantic Avenue was once home to a number of… Read More >The post Explore Atlantic Avenue With the Municipal Art Society of New York appeared first on Brownstoner.
Prospect Park: Water Wars at LeFrak Center Two sisters, thick as thieves, draw water into their buckets and wait in the August heat, at LeFrak Center at Lakeside, to ambush passersby. (Aysha Choudhary/The Brooklyn Ink) Two sisters, thick as thieves, draw water into their buckets and wait in the August heat, at LeFrak Center at Lakeside, to ambush passersby. The older girl tries her best to scoop the shallow puddle into a plastic cup. The younger, a bit more savvy, siphons it through her water gun. They spend long minutes filling these tiny vessels. But finally, when they launched their attacks, they fail to drench their victims completely. They can’t seem to reach above anyone’s knees. In the Splash Pad, everything seems to …
With the sun ready to set on summer, we take a look back at some of the Brooklyn scenes captured by photographers during this warm weather season. The heat brought residents out to lounge on stoops, stroll the tree-shaded sidewalks and generally enjoy the borough’s architectural splendor bathed in the… Read More >The post Brownstoner’s Top 10 Instagram Photos of the Summer appeared first on Brownstoner.
This October, you can experience the scenic Brooklyn waterfront and get your daily steps in at the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s half marathon and 5k event. In a route that journeys along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway from Red Hook to Greenpoint and back, participants in the half marathon (13.2 miles) may… Read More >The post Race Along the Waterfront at the 5th Annual Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is fast approaching, and the annual Bookend Events have been announced for the 2017 edition of the largest free literary event in New York City. The festival, which is in its 11th year, kicks off September 11 with Bookend Events, the weeklong series of literary happenings taking… Read More >The post Bookend Events Announced for the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Curious Tale of Williamsburg’s Historic Abate Grotto At the intersection of Woodpoint Road and Conseylea Street in Williamsburg sits a 20th century curiosity built on a tiny plot of ground with a centuries-old significance in the history of Brooklyn. The Vito Abate grotto at 219 Woodpoint Road was built in… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Grotto in Williamsburg, Patti Smith in Brooklyn Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
Singer, songwriter and artist Patti Smith is set to read from her new book Devotion at the upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival. The festival, which is in its 11th year, kicks off September 11 and begins with Bookend Events, a weeklong series of literary happenings taking place throughout the five boroughs in… Read More >The post Patti Smith to Speak at Brooklyn Book Festival in September appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklynites poured outside to view the partial solar eclipse as it hit the city Tuesday afternoon. Although the boro wasn’t in the path of the total eclipse, Brooklynites were still treated to a partial eclipse — about 70 percent of the sun’s visible disk was covered. Some viewers took the warnings to… Read More >The post Brooklynites View the Eclipse (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
Bay Ridge Bungalow-Style Row House With Details, Front Porch, Garage, A/C Asks $1.1 Million This early 20th century brick row house at 343 79th Street in Bay Ridge isn’t exactly palatial, but it does have a coveted Brooklyn amenity — a garage. It also appears to be in excellent condition, and… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Danish Design Company Hacks IKEA, Viewing the Eclipse appeared first on Brownstoner.
J’Ouvert, the festival that brings a Carnival-like atmosphere to Brooklyn’s pre-daybreak streets each summer before the West Indian Day Parade, is fast approaching. At Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, you’ll be able to learn more about the festival’s origins, its artistry and have a chance to take in the art… Read More >The post Learn About the History and Artistry of J’Ouvert at Brooklyn Public Library appeared first on Brownstoner.
Afropunk Fest is returning to Fort Greene, bringing a vibrant weekend of music and art to the borough. This year’s lineup includes acts such as Solange, Gary Clark Jr., Raphael Saadiq, Macy Gray and many others. Started in 2005, the festival is a celebration of alternative black culture known for its… Read More >The post Afropunk Fest Returns to Commodore Barry Park This August appeared first on Brownstoner.
Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates will spend an evening talking over the themes of his new book here in Brooklyn at Flatbush’s Kings Theatre. Coates will discuss his latest book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, alongside Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg at the Kings Theatre on Wednesday, October… Read More >The post Ta-Nehisi Coates to Talk New Book at Kings Theatre in October appeared first on Brownstoner.
Hidden from view, Green-Wood Cemetery’s atmospheric catacombs are rarely open to the public. The vaulted space, originally created in the 19th century, happens to provide an ideal acoustic environment — a unique studio of stone — and a concert series is providing an unusual musical opportunity. … Read More >The post Enjoy a Concert in the 19th Century Catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery appeared first on Brownstoner.
Carroll Gardens Duplex Condo With Beamed Ceilings, Exposed Brick Asks $875K Here’s a Carroll Gardens condo with a loft-like feel that’s a “rare treat for a creative soul,” according to the listing. To put that another way, the unit — one of 12 in a former milk factory at 395 Smith… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Quirky Carroll Gardens Condo, a Chic Clinton Hill Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.
Red Hook, with its somewhat isolated waterfront location, has managed to keep some of its gritty industrial character amidst lots of change in Brooklyn. An upcoming tour will explore the history that transformed it from a small Dutch village to a 19th century working waterfront, and now to… Read More >The post From Gritty Waterfront to Art Hub, Explore the Past and Present of Red Hook appeared first on Brownstoner.
Park Slope Cinderella Project House Transformed Into Sleek Digs Asks $7.495 Million We’ve got some eye candy for you today — and an unusual property. At 77 Prospect Place in Park Slope, it’s a striking, light-filled modern townhouse, designed in 2004 by Baumann Architects, that encompasses and extends an 1890s carriage… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklyn Home Prices Surged and Pier 5 Uplands Opened appeared first on Brownstoner.
Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s past and check out the present with a unique tour of the green roofs, gardens and solar installations found on the rooftops of the complex. Brooklyn Navy Yard, established in 1801, was once one of the nation’s premier naval shipbuilding facilities and was in… Read More >The post Check Out Brooklyn Navy Yard From a New Perspective With a Rooftop Tour appeared first on Brownstoner.
Without Brooklyn, hip-hop wouldn’t be the same. Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and Mos Def are just a few of the most famous names to come from Brooklyn and hit the big time. Celebrate the genre at the 13th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival this week. Every July, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival showcases… Read More >The post Take in the Sounds of the Borough at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival appeared first on Brownstoner.
Live in a Midcentury House of Glass in Westchester County If you are looking to maximize the light flowing into your living space, this International Style home might provide the openness you crave. The house at 104 Marlborough Road is located in Briarcliff Manor, a small village located in Westchester County,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Fort Greene Public Plaza Opens, A Glass House Upstate appeared first on Brownstoner.
This weekend you can sample some of Brooklyn’s best culinary treats – all while supporting the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s work to bring bike and pedestrian space to the borough’s waterfront. The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is hosting their 13th annual Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes benefit party to support the completion of the Brooklyn… Read More >The post Grab Food and Drinks and Support the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative This Weekend appeared first on Brownstoner.
With the summer season now in full swing we look back to see what photographers were capturing in June as the delicate blooms of spring trees gave way to lushly leafed out foliage. The warm temperatures brought out photographers intent on capturing the stoops and porches of the borough… Read More >The post Brownstoner’s Top 10 Instagram Photos of June appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Brooklyn Arts Council is marking their 50th year, and they’re continuing the celebration with music this Fourth of July weekend. As a part of the larger International African Arts Festival at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, the BAC will host National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow Sidiki Conde… Read More >The post Explore the Music of the African Diaspora With the Brooklyn Arts Council This Fourth of July appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn has miles of coastline, and fishing is still a thing here, despite the borough’s increasingly urban feel. At an event at Brooklyn Historical Society, a panel discussion will attempt to reel in fishing’s history in Brooklyn and what lies ahead for city fishing. Jarrett Murphy, executive publisher of City Limits,… Read More >The post Catch a Conversation on Urban Fishing at Brooklyn Historical Society appeared first on Brownstoner.