The last holiday season was not a pretty one for Red Hook businesses. But if there’s a community that can bounce back, it’s this tight-knit group of resourceful owners who know how to throw a good neighborhood event. They’ve deemed this Saturday, Dec. 7 “Discover the Hook” day, and are gathering all of their talented, resident makers into a holiday pop-up market at Atelier Roquette (63 Commerce Street) from noon to 8pm. In one place you’ll find succulent terrariums from Kerry Quade Design, handmade wreaths from Saipua, children’s toy kits from Maker’s Toolbox, treats from Home/Made like citrus ricotta and salty burnt caramel, and loads of other original goods like jewelry, gift-worthy wine from Red Hook Winery, plus a collection of vintage and found objects. And if you’re toying with opening up a shop in Red Hook yourself, you can meet other small business owners, get questions answered, and tour available spaces with Realty Collective (351 Van Brunt St.) at 1 and 3pm. The fact that shops are decorating their windows for the holidays in hopes of winning the “Best Red Hooker Window Contest” should give you an idea of the good people you’d be joining.
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 […]
The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, and it has us thinking about what to read as the weather grows cooler. Who better to recommend a great book than one of Brooklyn’s many writers? We talked to a distinguished group of local authors about what they’re looking forward to curling up with–or baking from–this fall. […]