Whether you know him by name or not, French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is responsible for some of the most defining moments in pop-culture, and fashion, of the past few decades. Madonna’s cone bra? That was him. The resurgence of sailor stripes? Him again. Gaultier has also created a litany of career-defining red carpet looks over the last few decades and joined Marc Jacobs as an advocate of men in skirts. His fashion house is better described as a circus, and he’s invited us all to join him under the Big Top at the Brooklyn Museum, where Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk makes its East Coast debut on Oct. 25. The multi-medium exhibition traces the designer’s storied career from the 1970s to now, highlighting his inspiration for his collections and featuring 140 of his most iconic looks.
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 […]