What’s your next six seconds looking like? If you like prizes, you may want to consider breaking out your iPhone, downloading the Vine app and going Steven Spielberg on all your friends. This Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Bat Haus, the Vine Film Festival is giving out prizes for the best Vine flicks in all genres. Shoot your movie, tag it with the hashtag #tinylittlevideos and get ready to make your acceptance speech. Awards and booze supplied by The Bronx Brewery, Kave Cafe, Northeast Kingdom and Miles Bar. Projections will be looped on the walls throughout the night, and there will be a special screening from Smash TV. Is that not enough fun? We know it is, but there’s an after party at The Rookery that’s going to take it up a notch just as the festival is winding down, so why not go? We’re unsure about a red carpet, but we’d say dress to the nines.
The Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum (the last hurrah before the museum moves downtown) is four floors of surprises and astonishing sights. The artist is quoted in the museum’s family guide as saying, “If you follow your own interests, it can take you to a very magical place.” And with the blink of […]
We’re excited, and a little sad, to announce the fourth and final Brooklyn Based-Brooklyn Brewery Immersion of 2014: Saturday, Oct. 11 in Prospect Heights. It’s been an excellent Immersion season, drinking and eating our way through the South Slope, Greenpoint and Bushwick, and we can’t wait to spend the day hanging out on Vanderbilt Avenue. […]
It’s not just high-profile albums that are dropping this fall–there are more than a few memoirs from and biographies of musicians coming out this fall. We’ve tallied 16 and counting here. With the success of critically-acclaimed books by Patti Smith and Keith Richards, there have been plenty of recent tomes from from and about artists […]
Famous Nathan, a recent documentary by Lloyd Handwerker explores the history of a very special restaurant: a little family-owned hot dog joint on the Coney Island boardwalk. Founded in 1916 by a hardworking Jewish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker (the director’s grandfather) Nathan’s Famous was a neighborhood hub throughout much of the twentieth century, flourishing even […]
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 […]