Williamsburg is now home to so many families The New York Times dubbed it “Toddlertown,” and this Saturday Town Square and Motherburg NYC are embracing the baby boom with the all-day Brooklyn BabyFEST. Cloth diapers, home births, tips on sleep and getting into preschool are just some of the things new and expectant parents can glean from the 70 exhibitors and 20 panel discussions. Expect food and drink from The Brooklyn Hero Company, ice cream by LIC’s Malu, live music, free childcare on site, and Brooklyn Based Kids is sponsoring the first-ever Diaper Derby–a crawling contest for those who are mobile but not yet walking. Email us if you want to enter; there are only 5 slots, and the first baby to reach the finish line gets a $40 gift certificate to children’s bookstore, The Story Nook. Be sure to check out the exhibitors and lineup of panelists and demos, then purchase tickets in advance to save time and money at the door.
It’s crazy that a seemingly insignificant piece of garbage can cause so many problems. According to the New York Department of Sanitation, New Yorkers use 5.2 billion plastic bags, each year. That adds up to 1,700 tons of residential garbage each week. Their disposal isn’t free for the city (The New York Times reported that […]
It’s #BYOBag Week here in New York, an initiative designed to encourage us all to examine our plastic bag using and abusing ways. We have six suggestions for totes that will make you forget plastic even exists, including our own version. The Brooklyn Based tote bag, which weighs practically nothing, holds a ton of groceries or […]
So Grub Street says there are no “big-deal” restaurants opening in Brooklyn this fall because the rents here are no longer cheap enough to attract exiled Manhattanites. To me, this analysis misses the entire point of the Brooklyn restaurant scene. There have never been “big” restaurant openings in Brooklyn. This is where small restaurants open […]
After 20 years in Brooklyn I was finally priced out of my borough this summer—much like I’d been priced out of Manhattan two decades earlier. It’s a typical NYC story, but unlike the couples profiled in the most recent eye-roller of a NY Times story on the phenom, my man and I weren’t in a position […]
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 […]