Crack those piggy banks open now, because on Sunday the Collect-I-Bowl Record Show is back at Brooklyn Bowl. It’s free admission, so show up early—there will surely be a line around the block. Expect tons of vinyl from over 40 dealers (some from New York and others from out of state), including a lot of out-of-print, limited edition, picture discs and rare punk rock, jazz, blues, soul, R&B, new wave, metal, and more. No need to worry about taking a break from the overwhelming selection for sustenance—there will also be two full bars and Blue Ribbon food. DJ Uncle Mike will be supplying the tunes while you dig through the endless crates of vinyl wondering if you’ll have enough money left to pay your rent after you leave.
At one point in time, you could walk from Brooklyn to Governors Island. During low tide, as one story by Walt Whitman goes, Revolutionary War-era farmers would walk their cows across a sandbar to graze on the island. If they were too late in walking back, and the tide rolled in, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle […]
For Julian Padilla, an organizer of Bushwick Pride, the line that divides the North Brooklyn neighborhood’s LGBTQ community is clearly defined. “On the one hand, you have a lot of black and Latino LGBTQ people who created communities that were thriving, despite racism, capitalism, homophobia and transphobia, and now there are a lot of people […]
When we wrote about Makeshift Society, a new co-working space that opened on Hope Street in Williamsburg back in May, we mentioned that Bryan Boyer, founder of that space, wanted it to be more of a collaborative community for creatives than a glorified coffice, and that they’d be adding new projects over time. Time for an […]
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 […]
The dog days of summer have officially arrived, and no, we’re not talking about By Brooklyn’s annual celebration of Brooklyn’s most popular pooch—the French bulldog. We’re talking about the stretch between the Fourth of July and Labor Day when the temperatures heat up and there seems to be no end to the events vying for […]