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.
By this point every summer it becomes a real challenge to find events that we feel are truly worth your time and money. The city starts to clear out this time of year and most of the seasonal programming is winding down as well. The one big exception to the rule this week is the […]
While July 4 is the pinnacle of patriotism across the country every summer, Aug. 27 is a date that holds a lot of historical significance for Brooklynites, too, because it was the day the Battle of Brooklyn was waged during the American Revolutionary War. The battle actually started brewing 238 years ago on Aug. 22 […]
One of the benefits of this cool summer is that you can exercise outside without the formidable feeling of melting. If your fitness routine could use an infusion of fresh air, now is the time to take advantage of the seasonal workouts in Brooklyn’s great outdoors. Here are six to get you started. 1. Brooklyn […]
Brooklynites: I’m really sorry to have to break this to you, but your uber-cool borough’s best new restaurant is inside an Urban Outfitters. The Gorbals, which opened earlier this summer on N. 6th Street, is set on the third story of Space Ninety 8, a made-for-Brooklyn experimental “concept store” owned by Urban O. On the […]
Many years ago, I spent a college summer living with my aunt and uncle and their two young kids in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among the many things about this arrangement that benefitted me, I had access to the excellent homecooked Cantonese food prepared by my cousins’ babysitter, a neighbor and Chinese immigrant named Yuan Yuan. In […]