If you’re a fan of winding down while making stuff–like, say paint-your-own pottery–then you should give batik a try. Hiho Batik is a new boutique selling sweet batik clothing and accessories for kids and adults, and they’ve got a Make Your Own space in back, where you can pick up a pillow, shirt or pouch and flex those dyeing muscles you haven’t used since you dumped a twisted, rubber banded T-shirt in a bucket of Rit Dye. Batik is a much more forgiving process, involving wax, and on Friday between 4 and 6 pm Hiho will take $10 off your item ($40 to $50 depending on what you pick) and give you a 20% discount in store when you fill out their form and mention BB in the comments.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]