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.
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 […]