Yes, Hanukkah begins on Dec. 8 this year, but no, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the plethora of potato pancakes at the Fourth Annual Latke Festival at BAM. Hosted by Edible Brooklyn and Great Performances, a $55 ticket gets you all the latkes you can eat, plus wine, vodka and sips from Schmaltz Brewing, GuS–Grown Up Soda, Kombucha Brooklyn and Brooklyn Roasting Company. Somehow I’ve been enlisted as one of the judges, and I’m looking forward sampling, and then singling out for praise, latkes from the likes of A Voce (with fontina, apple and truffles), Fatty ‘Cue (with crab, smoked créme fraiche and caviar) and Balaboosta (potato, yam and carrot latkes with honey, preserved lemons and yogurt sauce). Tickets will not be available at the door, so get ‘em now if you want in on all the latke love. –A.G.
If your knowledge about donuts begins and ends in a few bites, there’s a new exhibition at City Reliquary in Williamsburg looking to fill in the holes for you. Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut is entirely devoted to the beloved confection, charting its rise in popularity and the role New York City has played in the […]
It’s been seven years and I still haven’t recovered from the closing of the giant Tower Records store in the East Village. For nearly 20 years the store was my whole world, an excuse to go to the Village and comb through old and new records. My relationship to Tower went back to when they […]
Yes, from jam to ketchup to candles to shoes, you can find almost anything handmade in Brooklyn these days. You can also learn how to make or do pretty much anything you can imagine, from ballroom dancing, to 3-D printing, to figure drawing, Thai cooking or Photoshop skills at any number of official and […]
Sat December 7, 2013The last holiday season was not a pretty one for Red Hook businesses. But if there’s a community that can bounce back, it’s this tight-knit group of resourceful owners who know how to throw a good neighborhood event. They’ve deemed this Saturday, Dec. 7 “Discover the Hook” day, and are gathering all of […]
Sun December 8, 2013Getting to know your neighbors takes on an entirely different meaning in the new short documentary 2×1. The film, which was shot in part using Google Glass, captures the daily activities, rituals and routines of members of Crown Heights’ Hasidic and West Indian communities, literally through the eyes of the people who […]