As a society, we spend a lot of time trying to predict what the next 12 months will have in store for us around this time of year–checking everything from horoscopes to farmer’s almanacs–but the organizers of TEDxGowanus are less concerned with what our love lives will look like in 2014 and more how the neighborhood, situated around a superfund site, will transform in the coming months and years. An independent offshoot of the popular TED Talks conferences, this one-day event is taking place at The Green Building and 501 Union on Jan. 26. The theme is Inspiring Community, and while tickets have sold out, you can tune in to a free webcast of the talks at 12:15pm that day at tedxgowanus.com. Over 20 speakers–designers, entrepreneurs, artists, historians and community leaders–have been tapped to deliver talks about the neighborhood and its ever-changing landscape–both developmentally and demographically, as well as culturally. Speakers will discuss the neighborhood’s past, present and future.
37 Problems is a new web series from filmmaker Lisa Ebersole about the question of parenthood. It’s raunchy, hilarious and and definitely NSFW.
The spring weather is beyond confusing, but your weekend plans are clear as can be: dessert nirvana, comedy and a serious chill out session.
Moving your money from a large corporate bank to a credit union is an effective way to vote for your community with your hard-earned dollars. Heres how.
Takumen a new izakaya in Long Island City is a perfect neighborhood restaurant with delicious ramen, excellent small plates and local collaborations galore.
We’ve planned the ultimate day of wedding planning for couples this Sunday at our 8th annual Wedding Crashers. Here are 7 tips to make the most of your visit (and win some prizes!). 1.Check in is at both 501 Union and The Green Building. Be sure to visit both venues to meet all our fab vendors. […]