From time to time, Allison Meier, our resident historian here at Brooklyn Based, leads cemetery tours around New York. This Sunday she’ll be at the Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York. The tour, which is organized by the Obscura Society NYC. The tour will focus on restoration efforts in the cemetery, which has suffered neglect and vandalism since the 1950s. The site is an overgrown urban forest, which sounds pretty interesting in its own right. Believe it or not, the weekend is supposed to be beautiful, so you may as well ride your bike to Queens and check out an obscure corner of New York City. Tickets, $18.
Gopnik argues that the whole idea of “parenting” as a modern task that we are supposed to master, like whipping up gourmet meals each night in our chef’s kitchens and cultivating a yoga practice that includes various acrobatic feats, has little to do with what young children actually need to learn about the world around them. If you think about this for a minute it’s a very liberating idea, and one backed by an immense body of research, both from Gopnik’s child psychology lab at U.C. Berkley and from her colleagues in the field around the world.
While “Sarong Party Girls” by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is often hilarious, it’s also a sobering read as it raises questions about misogyny, gender politics at work, class differences, and materialism in modern Singapore.
Whether you’re headed out of town for Labor Day, already planning ahead for a fall road trip, or just need something new to listen to while you clean your apartment or commute, here are the six podcasts we’ve been buzzing about here at Brooklyn Based.
A lake, a 55-foot pool, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard, and miles of newly forged trails that you can explore by foot or a bicycle at the ready. Also: nightly bonfires. These are some of the things that you can enjoy at the new Hasbrouck House, a meticulously renovated historic hotel and restaurant two […]
It kind of feels like we are the only ones in Brooklyn at the moment, I Am Legend-style, so if you are reading this, rest assured that you aren’t alone and there is plenty of stuff going on around here for the next seven days to round out your Ideal Week. (Also, no actual vampiric-zombie beasts. That we have first-hand knowledge of.)