If you’re into fixies, races, or only-in-Brooklyn traditions, make sure to head to Red Hook this Saturday night for the Red Hook Criterium. In its fourth year, the fixed-gear, unsanctioned, generally badass race through the streets of Red Hook has graduated from its origins as a birthday race for local resident David Trimble to an international phenomenon that even has its own eponymous drink. Registration is already full for the bike race, but there’s still space available for the Red Hook Crit Run, a 5K race that’s making its debut in the US after a successful trial run in the RHC Milano; in any case, spectators and well-wishers are encouraged to line the roads and cheer on the racers. The main event starts at 9pm, and, for those who’d like to raise a glass to the competitors, an afterparty is planned for 10:30pm, at The Bell House.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]