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.
For music fans, the spate of popular music books that came out in 2013 is an opportunity to soak in some dishy and revealing stories, (many of which give credence to the cliché of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”), though there are also some very thoughtful and original titles in the mix. Here are a […]
If your knowledge about donuts begins and ends in a few bites, there’s a new exhibition at City Reliquary in Williamsburg looking to fill in the holes for you. Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut is entirely devoted to the beloved confection, charting its rise in popularity and the role New York City has played in the […]
It’s been seven years and I still haven’t recovered from the closing of the giant Tower Records store in the East Village. For nearly 20 years the store was my whole world, an excuse to go to the Village and comb through old and new records. My relationship to Tower went back to when they […]
Yes, from jam to ketchup to candles to shoes, you can find almost anything handmade in Brooklyn these days. You can also learn how to make or do pretty much anything you can imagine, from ballroom dancing, to 3-D printing, to figure drawing, Thai cooking or Photoshop skills at any number of official and […]
Sat December 7, 2013The last holiday season was not a pretty one for Red Hook businesses. But if there’s a community that can bounce back, it’s this tight-knit group of resourceful owners who know how to throw a good neighborhood event. They’ve deemed this Saturday, Dec. 7 “Discover the Hook” day, and are gathering all of […]