Contemporary art has something to offer everyone—from yarn to diamond-embellished skulls, lawsuit-inspiring balloon-dog statues, and of course, a sense of humor, which is the theme of BAC Gallery‘s latest group show, “Funny Ha Ha.” Tonight only, as part of the show and also DUMBO’s First Thursday gallery stroll, see video installations by Beth Krebs, who breaks through the fourth wall of day-to-day life by injecting whimsy into the humdrum and ordinary. Other highlights of April’s First Thursday include a screening of “Survival Based Camp,” shot in Brooklyn and L.A., screening at 7 and 8pm under the Archway, plus drink specials at Bubby’s, Superfine, Water St. Restaurant and AlMar.
Generally Bay Ridge, where I grew up and still live, is a relatively quiet community, but there are a few events and places we rally around as a neighborhood, like Century 21, Shore Road Park and Halloween trick or treating. The annual Ragamuffin Parade and Third Avenue Festival–two events held every fall, is another Bay Ridge […]
A decade or so ago, the standard apartment warming gift among my group of friends was a liter of Jack Daniels, or if you were really feeling fancy, Maker’s Mark. Now, in a time when it seems like everyone suddenly has a “home bar,” and that home bar is stocked with multiple varieties of bitters […]
The Crown Heights restaurant scene these days seems to be a constant tug-of-war between the slew of trendy New American hotspots and the many longstanding Caribbean hole-in-the-walls (spoiler alert: there’s a lot more of the former opening, and a lot of the latter closing). But in all the ballyhoo about the rapidly changing face of Franklin Avenue and […]
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. […]