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.
This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, which means trips upstate, free movie screenings, and a lot of al fresco dining, drinking, and dancing. Here are just a few of the newest spaces for all your outdoor frolicking needs. Courtyard at The Landing It seems like every week, Industry City finds a new reason to […]
As big fans of mini-golf, my family doesn’t have many options in the city to play as much as we’d like. We were so excited to hear that Shipwrecked had finally opened, we set sail for Red Hook as soon as we had a Saturday afternoon free. Located in an unassuming beige building at the […]
Another summer, another series of music festivals. Governors Ball at Randall’s Island from June 3 to 5 is arguably the most high-profile festival in New York City this summer, featuring a bevy of top-tier acts including Kanye West, the Strokes, Beck, the Killers, HAIM, Father John Misty, and Courtney Barnett. The lure of the festival isn’t […]
From the Newport Jazz Festival and Woodstock, to Live Aid and Lollapalooza, music festivals once held historical and cultural importance—before the dizzying array of acts, foodtrucks, and selfie-happy audiences took over. The Memphis Country Blues Festival, which first started in 1966, is not as well known as some contemporaries, but was equally significant. Though it had a […]
Yippee! It is AMAZING outside today, and I have to tell you that this weather couldn’t be better timed as far as I’m concerned. I’ve spent the last 36 hours and counting in that special place in hell known as the UPS customer experience, and have needlessly missed a day of work, endured an abysmal […]