Santa Claus is coming to town! Yep, it’s that time of year again and Mr. Claus is working his elves to the bone, but he’s found a little time to get out and meet with his fans (even the four-legged ones) across the globe. This Sunday he’ll be sliding down the chimney into My Two Dogs where he’s asking for a $6 donation for you, your family, and your pets to sit in his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas, while shooting a terrific holiday photo (the photo will be emailed to you so it’s easier to post to Facebook and brag to your friends about meeting Santa). A portion of all donations will be sent to Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, an awesome company “saving badass dogs from idiot humans,” as it states on its site. Sitting is on a first-come first-served basis, so get there early.
The Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum (the last hurrah before the museum moves downtown) is four floors of surprises and astonishing sights. The artist is quoted in the museum’s family guide as saying, “If you follow your own interests, it can take you to a very magical place.” And with the blink of […]
We’re excited, and a little sad, to announce the fourth and final Brooklyn Based-Brooklyn Brewery Immersion of 2014: Saturday, Oct. 11 in Prospect Heights. It’s been an excellent Immersion season, drinking and eating our way through the South Slope, Greenpoint and Bushwick, and we can’t wait to spend the day hanging out on Vanderbilt Avenue. […]
It’s not just high-profile albums that are dropping this fall–there are more than a few memoirs from and biographies of musicians coming out this fall. We’ve tallied 16 and counting here. With the success of critically-acclaimed books by Patti Smith and Keith Richards, there have been plenty of recent tomes from from and about artists […]
Famous Nathan, a recent documentary by Lloyd Handwerker explores the history of a very special restaurant: a little family-owned hot dog joint on the Coney Island boardwalk. Founded in 1916 by a hardworking Jewish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker (the director’s grandfather) Nathan’s Famous was a neighborhood hub throughout much of the twentieth century, flourishing even […]
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 to Entrepreneur® Business […]