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.
Inside Downtown’s Long-Awaited Foodie Spot DeKalb Market (Photos) Anticipation of DeKalb Market Hall at City Point has been making tastebuds tingle since it was first announced in 2015 and appetites were rewarded when the bustling food hall finally opened to the public Friday. _ Four Historic Lookers, All Renovated, to See This… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: DeKalb Market Hall Opens, Astor Family Rhinebeck Estate appeared first on Brownstoner.
This fall, some of the best literary minds will gather in Downtown Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City, now in its 11th year. Featured authors this year include Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead, Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award winner… Read More >The post Brooklyn Book Festival to Bring Out Literary Stars This Fall appeared first on Brownstoner.
Four Charming Move-In Ready Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.795 Million In the open house department we’ve got four in move-in shape this weekend. All have charm, all are in prime neighborhoods. As a result, none is cheap – they start at just under $1.8 million and top out… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Jehovah’s Witnesses HQ Plans, SHoP Architects Townhouse appeared first on Brownstoner.
It’s that time of the again: Northside Festival, the Coachella of going to the bars and venues you’d probably go to anyway, is upon us. Every June, the festival takes over North Brooklyn and this year there’s a stacked lineup at 36 venues. The fun started Thursday, June 8, and… Read More >The post All the Best Free and Cheap Northside Festival Shows to See Without a Badge appeared first on Brownstoner.
No word if there will be any ghostly spirits around at tour time, but you’ll get a chance this summer to check out the stories and people behind Brooklyn’s pre-prohibition distilling industry at Green-Wood Cemetery. A partnership between Green-Wood Cemetery and Kings County Distillers has brought the “Dead Distillers Trolley Tour”… Read More >The post Check Out the Stories of Brooklyn’s Departed Distillers at Green-Wood Cemetery appeared first on Brownstoner.
Bed Stuy Brownstone With Sleek Kitchen Reno, Original Details Asks $1.85 Million Here’s a Bed Stay brownstone that’s newly renovated — and not by flippers. Some care and expense went into updating this one, a late 19th century Romanesque Revival that sits at 611 Macon Street, between Malcolm X Boulevard and… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Plans For Jehovah’s Witnesses HQ, Pier 5 Uplands Progress appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn isn’t short on historic landmarks and sites. Thanks to a mobile app highlighting some of New York City’s architectural gems, you’ll have the opportunity to hunt for them yourself. Urban Archive, an app that mines the collections of New York City’s institutions to create a mobile archive, is hosting a… Read More >The post Test Your Brooklyn Knowledge With the Urban Archive Scavenger Hunt appeared first on Brownstoner.
This Memorial Day, you can spend your Monday off at Green-Wood Cemetery with an afternoon of live music and tours of one of the country’s most picturesque cemeteries. On Monday, May 29, the ISO Symphonic Band, a group that sponsors talented young New York City musicians, will lead the show with… Read More >The post Catch Some Tunes at the 19th Annual Green-Wood Memorial Day Concert appeared first on Brownstoner.
A Visitor’s Guide to Summer on Car-Free Fire Island With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But Fire Island is much more than that dichotomy allows. _ Renovated… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Guide to Fire Island, A Renovated Park Slope Manse appeared first on Brownstoner.
You don’t have to leave the borough’s borders to have a fun day on the farm this weekend. Farm animals have grazed upon the grasses of Prospect Park before and goats have made their return to the park in time for the Fun on the Farm event this month. As part… Read More >The post Take in a Day on the Farm in Prospect Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
Four Lookers in Move-in Condition to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.85 Million We’ve got a bunch of lookers for you on the open house front this weekend. No eyesores, no bring-your-architect specials, no sagging investment properties. Three have been completely renovated in recent years, and pair modern updates with period… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The Bordello Queen of Troy and a Swindler’s Manse appeared first on Brownstoner.
Four Move-In Ready Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $749K It’s going to be a warm one this weekend, and we all know what that means: your first chance this year to hit an open house in flip flops. If that doesn’t excite you, perhaps one or all of our… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Kosciuszko Bridge Debuts, a Park Slope Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.
Celebrate 50 years of advocacy for the arts in the borough with the Brooklyn Arts Council and an evening of food, drinks, and camaraderie. On May 18, the Brooklyn Arts Council will host “Alive With Art”, an event that will honor three community members who have supported cultural growth in Brooklyn.… Read More >The post Celebrate 50 Years of the Brooklyn Arts Council at “Alive With Art” appeared first on Brownstoner.
A Not-So-Secret Jehovah’s Witnesses Underground Tunnel in Brooklyn Heights Is No More! At least one branch of Brooklyn Heights’ not-so-secret tunnels is gone. For years, four private underground tunnels have connected numerous Jehovah’s Witnesses buildings in the neighborhood. The one leading to an apartment building at 124 Columbia Heights was filled… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklyn Heights Tunnel Filled In, Townhouse Prices Rise appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Brooklyn Bike Rave is back for another ride, allowing cyclists to hop on their bikes and take in a nocturnal Brooklyn along with lights and music. The bike rave will begin at sundown in Greenpoint, wind along the waterfront to Brooklyn Bridge Park and then loop back around into Dumbo… Read More >The post Ride Through the Night at This Year’s Brooklyn Bike Rave appeared first on Brownstoner.
Delve into Crown Heights history at an event hosted by local preservation group Crown Heights North Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project. Celebrating Preservation in Crown Heights North will feature a visual presentation by author Suzanne Spellen about the architectural treasures of Crow Hill, why they’re unique and why… Read More >The post Celebrate History and Preservation in Crown Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
Lottery Opens for Bushwick Church Site With Affordable Units Starting at $822 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 units in a development that is part of the former St. Mark’s Lutheran School and Evangelical Church at 616 Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick. _ An Artist Reveals a Brownstone Time Capsule… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Time Capsule Interior and Bushwick Affordable Housing appeared first on Brownstoner.
Heads up, Brooklyn gardeners. The annual Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale will return to the garden’s Cherry Esplanade next month. The event will have thousands of plants up for sale, and bills itself as offering “largest collection of plants in the metropolitan area.” Some special features at this year’s sale native… Read More >The post Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale Returns in May appeared first on Brownstoner.
Several months after her loss in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is returning the borough where she based her campaign operations. The former Secretary of State and New York State Senator will give the commencement speech to Medgar Evers College graduates on June 8 at Barclays Center. She will also… Read More >The post Hillary Clinton to Give Medgar Evers College Commencement Speech appeared first on Brownstoner.
5 Upstate Bungalow Colonies Offer an Inexpensive Summer Escape From the City While bungalow communities reached their peak of popularity in the 1950s there are still some around that offer a relaxed, communal summer experience for weary New Yorkers. Many of the communities have been transformed into inexpensive co-ops, providing a… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Upstate Bungalows and Dumbo’s Clock Tower Penthouse appeared first on Brownstoner.
Spring is back and so is the Greenpointers Spring Market. The Greenpointers Spring Market will celebrate the arrival of spring and the month of Earth Day with a market that focuses on local and sustainable products. There will be cocktails made with sustainably crafted Peloton de la Muerte, fresh beer from… Read More >The post Celebrate the Start of the New Season at the Greenpointers Spring Market appeared first on Brownstoner.