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.
In many ways, September always feels like the start of a new year. So much cultural programming kicks off come Labor Day that we found ourselves flush with fun things to look forward to over the next week and well into fall–make sure to look out for our September Fun Map in your inbox tomorrow. […]
As we mentioned last week, the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn is tomorrow, and for the past 106 years, part of the commemoration of this Revolutionary War skirmish, fought along the East River in Brooklyn Heights, has included a memorial service at the Prison Ship Martyrs monument in Fort Greene Park. I first learned […]
The borough-dominating team behind Brownstoner, Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg is finally ready to open their hotly (and angrily) anticipated new venue in Crown Heights this Wednesday. The marquee element of their small-producer food incubator, Berg’n is an indoor-outdoor beer hall with tons of group seating, a 40-foot bar pouring local brews, food from four of Smorg’s […]
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 […]
Although he was born and raised in California, the late Jeff Buckley will always be a quintessential New Yorker. It was in the Big Apple that his career really flourished after he moved here in the early ’90s. New York City was different then—most of the music venues were in Manhattan, record shops were plentiful, […]