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.
We’ll take any opportunity to spend a summer afternoon in Red Hook, and Saturday, July 9 we’ve planned a prime one—The Total Red Hook Immersion. The neighborhood is one of our favorites for our day-long celebrations with Brooklyn Brewery, and this Red Hook Immersion will be the best one yet. The day begins at Brooklyn […]
There will be plenty of fireworks this month, both in the sky and on our social calendars. July’s cultural events are full of glitter, surprise and overwrought emotion—all of which can be found in our first pick, a screening of Death Becomes Her in Bushwick. The other nine entries on the countdown this month, from a beach read […]
With another holiday weekend upon us, it’s a good bet that lots of you reading this are in the midst of frantically trying to get your work done, line up the dogsitter, pack and figure out the optimal time to try to leave the city to avoid traffic, all before Friday afternoon arrives and it’s […]
Brooklyn’s bike lanes and greenways cover over 300 miles, which is more than any other borough. There are Citi Bike stands sprinkled about conveniently, ready to take your credit card. To purchase a bike, check out our guide to the friendliest bike stores in the borough. If you really want to be a bike boss, […]
The Lobster Shift is a monthly column by Kenneth R. Rosen that explores the city’s all-night eateries and their inhabitants. June 3 was National Donut Day. So really, that makes June, National Donut Month in my estimation. Which is to say, don’t tell me when to eat my cream puff. I’ve written about what I […]
The heart beats to animate the body; we call this human rhythm our pulse. It is no coincidence that I can’t stop thinking about heartbeats. How subtle a heartbeat is, how it quickens in love, and in fear. I think of how love and fear are related, especially growing up a queer person. When I […]