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.
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 […]