We all know that the heavy lifting of Hurricane Sandy relief is far from over, and as the weeks go on, the ways to help keep multiplying. There are many funds to donate to (Brooklyn Recovery Fund, Occupy Sandy, even one created by the Old Stone House and Park Slope Parents), and many places to donate items and volunteer your time (check out our working list and map of sites around Brooklyn and Queens). You can even mix charity with comedy, drinking, and eating–starting with the benefits in this week’s Tip Sheet, a comedy show with Jonathan Ames, Amy Sohn and more at Union Hall on Monday and a special Pat Kiernan Trivia Night at the Bell House on Tuesday.
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 […]
Le Fooding, a playful group of French food provacateurs, returns to New York this weekend, throwing a series of beachy picnics with summery soundtracks at Rockaway Beach on Friday Saturday and Sunday. A portion of the proceeds will go to Graybeards, to help fund further Sandy recovery. We chatted with Anna Polonsky, Le Fooding U.S. […]