Getting to know your neighbors takes on an entirely different meaning in the new short documentary 2×1. The film, which was shot in part using Google Glass, captures the daily activities, rituals and routines of members of Crown Heights’ Hasidic and West Indian communities, literally through the eyes of the people who participated. The film offers an intimate look at these two very distinct cultures, highlighting both their similarities and differences–watch the trailer here to get an idea. Its filmmakers will screen the doc, which derives its title from the two mile by one mile area in Crown Heights where it was shot, for the first time this Sunday at Mister Rogers at 8pm. A Q&A with the director, Hannah Roodman, and her team, as well as some of the film’s subjects, will follow. It’s free, and the doors open at 7pm.
This summer Nate went to a camp with no microwave. It was a beautiful, earthy, spirited camp but it was nonetheless a camp at which Nate could not heat up the only three lunches he eats: hot dogs, pizza and pasta. We were left with one option: peanut butter (actually soynut butter since camp forbade […]
Last week meteorologists predicted record snowfalls this year—up to 50 times the amount we saw last winter! Sure the story was a spoof, but it’s just a reminder to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Here’s how to make the last few days of summer count. We took a break from Funny Story in August, […]
After a brief summer hiatus, Funny Story is back at Brooklyn Brewery on Thursday, Sept. 18. If you’ve never been before–or haven’t been in awhile, it’s time to join us at Brooklyn Brewery for a night of hilarity. Usually we here at Brooklyn Based help fill the roster with journalists, food folks and Brooklyn personalities, […]
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 […]