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.
In the last month, Brooklyn has seen the arrival of frigid weather, a new mayor elect, and an enormous Sephora in Cadman Plaza. This is just the latest in an onslaught of chain stores invading brownstone Brooklyn, and although I wanted to boycott the mega store just on principle, the allure of such an upscale […]
Each month in our Meet Your Makers series, we explore the back story of covetable, functional home goods and fashion, from a marble piggy bank to grass-fed bags. This month brings together three designers who can brighten your holiday greetings with unique handmade cards, and in one case, an app that allows you to […]
A hospital stay in 2007 was the unlikely catalyst for Eileen Conlisk to start her own card company. At the time, the graphic designer, who got her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, found inspiration for her own small business in the flower bouquets friends and family sent her. “I just started drawing […]
As the nexus of Brooklyn’s tech community, Dumbo is best known for its digital landscape. But tucked in amongst its startup companies and art galleries on Washington Street is the studio of Sesame Letterpress and Design where Breck Hostetter makes a living as a printmaker creating cards, stationary and other printed curiosities through a process […]