The most spectacular settings for summer movies are city parks and rooftops, but the opening of Steinberg Screen at BAM’s Harvey Theater has made watching movies indoors magical again. Brooklyn’s largest indoor screen, hung before the stage of the Harvey’s artfully dilapidated theater, is just a temporary thing–BAM will roll it up Sept. 5 and go back to hosting performances there until next summer. In the meantime the pop-up movie palace is screening Blue Jasmine, and watching Cate Blanchett as a Ruth Madoff-like figure who loses all her money, and all her marbles, is even more remarkable in a majestic theater. It’s screening there through Aug. 22 with three showtimes on Sunday.
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 […]
Network television returns in a few weeks, after the long summer break. What to binge watch on a cool(ish) autumn night before all those cliffhangers get resolved? Here are seven suggestions from moody procedurals to bawdy comedies. Broad City If you somehow didn’t get caught up in the hubbub surrounding last winter’s debut of Broad […]