If you’ve ever found yourself in the audience of one of Shakespeare’s timeless dramas and thought to yourself, “Man, this is awesome, but I wish I could be just a tad bit drunker, and yet somehow—somehow—stay classy,” then put that magic lamp down, Aladdin, because you won’t even need those next two wishes. Truffle Theatre Company (a young and homegrown Brooklyn-based arts organization) is putting on a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, arguably his most beloved comedy, in the mezzanine of 61 Local, arguably Cobble Hill’s most beloved public house (and inarguably New York Magazine’s Best Domestic Beer Hall of 2011). Tickets are just $15 and you can buy them here. And if a few rounds of iambic pentameter and locally crafted ale sound like just the appetizer, you should think ahead and purchase tickets to Local Roots NYC’s upcoming third Supper Club, held at 61 Local on February 1. Admission is limited to 30, and the $40 ticket grants you four expertly-prepared courses centering on that most poetic of fruits: the apple. Locally grown, of course.
The Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum (the last hurrah before the museum moves downtown) is four floors of surprises and astonishing sights. The artist is quoted in the museum’s family guide as saying, “If you follow your own interests, it can take you to a very magical place.” And with the blink of […]
We’re excited, and a little sad, to announce the fourth and final Brooklyn Based-Brooklyn Brewery Immersion of 2014: Saturday, Oct. 11 in Prospect Heights. It’s been an excellent Immersion season, drinking and eating our way through the South Slope, Greenpoint and Bushwick, and we can’t wait to spend the day hanging out on Vanderbilt Avenue. […]
It’s not just high-profile albums that are dropping this fall–there are more than a few memoirs from and biographies of musicians coming out this fall. We’ve tallied 16 and counting here. With the success of critically-acclaimed books by Patti Smith and Keith Richards, there have been plenty of recent tomes from from and about artists […]
Famous Nathan, a recent documentary by Lloyd Handwerker explores the history of a very special restaurant: a little family-owned hot dog joint on the Coney Island boardwalk. Founded in 1916 by a hardworking Jewish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker (the director’s grandfather) Nathan’s Famous was a neighborhood hub throughout much of the twentieth century, flourishing even […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]