10/26/16 10:41am

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Getting around Brooklyn just got way cheaper—all uberPOOL rides within the borough are less than $8 through the rest of the year.

That means you can go from Bushwick to Park Slope, Williamsburg to Red Hook, or Crown Heights to Greenpoint for less than $8—all day, every day, just in time for this weekend’s Halloween festivities. (Yes, there’s fine print but it’s super simple: the trip needs to start and end in Brooklyn and be no more than 8 miles. And if you’ve got a friend in tow, you add $1. That’s it.)

If you’ve never tried uberPOOL, even better—you get a FREE first ride. Just download or open the Uber app, go to the Promotions tab, and apply the promo code BBPOOL. Your first uberPOOL ride will be free.*

Sharing, as they say in an uberPOOL, is saving.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open your app and select uberPOOL
  2. Enter your destination—you’ll see your low upfront fare in the app
  3. Request! You’ll be matched with others headed your way.

Learn more about uberPOOL in NYC here.

*Valid on uberPOOL only, up to $20. Valid only in NYC. Expires 12/31/16.

10/25/16 11:00am
bric brooklyn events

“Dad Day” photo via BRIC TV

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Ever wonder what it would be like if CBS comedy Two and a Half Men were set in Brooklyn? Dad Day, debuting this week on BRIC TV, will give you an idea as it follows an anxiety-ridden family man named James, his 5-year-old son Henry, and self-assured bachelor Craig as they navigate an ever-changing Brooklyn and the demands it places on friendship, career and fatherhood. (more…)

10/20/16 11:00am

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Sponsored By Luna Park.

Get ready for spooktacular fun with Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island! Join us every weekend from Sept 24 - Oct 30 for a family-friendly event.

Created By BlankSlate

This Sunday, October 23, watch a team of knife-wielding artists carve up a giant pumpkin. It’s a highlight of the seasonal fun and games at Luna Park’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival, running every weekend from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. now through the end of October. Guests that guess the correct weight of the giant pumpkin, either at the park or online, can win up to $1,000 in prizes. The winner will be announced on October 30. (more…)

10/06/16 10:30am

Luna Park Halloween Harvest

Sponsored By Luna Park.

Get ready for spooktacular fun with Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island! Join us every weekend from Sept 24 - Oct 30 for a family-friendly event.

Created By BlankSlate

Really, who doesn’t want to see a giant pumpkin? That’s just a small sample of the seasonal fun and games at Luna Park’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival, running every weekend from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. now through October 30.

Stop by Jack’s Pumpkin Shack to see this year’s giant gourd. For a chance to win prizes worth over $1,000, guess Jack’s weight. But do so before October 23, when Jack’s weight is revealed and Marc and the Maniac Carvers return for their fourth year to give the impressive pumpkin a Halloween makeover. (more…)

10/03/16 1:00pm

bric events in NYC

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Community leaders, activists, elected officials and scholars will gather for a #BHeard program called “Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing.” The Town Hall, sponsored by BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

09/14/16 11:00am

Pierhouse Brooklyn: Luxury Condos for Sale at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sponsored By Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pierhouse offers expansive one- to five-bedroom, townhome-style condominiums in world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Created By BlankSlate

Sure, you’ve visited Brooklyn Bridge Park. What if you lived there? Pierhouse, developed by Toll Brothers City Living, provides that opportunity.

There are several factors that distinguish this condo complex, beyond the fact that it sits inside Brooklyn Bridge Park: few residential spaces in New York City boast 18-foot ceilings. Fewer still have a pet spa with dog showers. (more…)

08/31/16 4:59pm
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Are you considering a career in Big Data? Network with other data scientists who are doing interesting work in this rapidly growing field and learn what the different career paths look like within Big Data & Analytics when you join IE University & CARTO on Tuesday, September 6th for the next IE Big DataTalk.
CARTO will host the talk at their amazing loft space in Bushwick, located just a block from Roberta’s Pizza. You’ll hear short talks from three experts in the field before breaking for a networking cocktail. The event is free, but registration is required to learn more about this fascinating world.
08/17/16 9:00am
Photo by Sunny Jhooty Photography via Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Photo by Sunny Jhooty Photography via Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

On Saturday, August 27, hundreds of cyclists will ride en masse along 7.5 miles of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway at the inaugural Brooklyn Bike Rave, a glowtastic night ride with lights and music.

Brooklyn Bike Rave, hosted by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, is New York’s first event of its kind and allows the participant to become an integrated part of the experience by bringing their own creativity and lighting up their bikes, dressing up and playing music from a synchronized playlist, while experiencing the energy of nocturnal Brooklyn at its best. (more…)

08/10/16 11:30am

dine in brooklyn 2016

Sponsored By Dine In Brooklyn.

Dine In Brooklyn 2016 takes place Thursday, August 11th to Friday, August 22nd.

Created By BlankSlate

Brooklyn foodie culture will be celebrated Restaurant Week style from August 11-22 at Dine In Brooklyn 2016.

Borough President Eric Adams says this year’s theme is designed to encourage participants to discover — or rediscover — their favorite Brooklyn dish.

“This Restaurant Week reflects the digital journey that diners are taking to find favorite dishes, both old and new,” he said.

With a digital arsenal of a dedicated website and social media hashtag (#DineInBK), Dine In Brooklyn will feature more than 100 restaurants, allowing patrons to eat their way across the borough. (more…)

08/05/16 11:00am

BRIC Brooklyn digital media classes

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

“We don’t have anything like this in Italy,” said filmmaker Marco Napoli about the free media education courses offered by BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn.

Napoli, who recently relocated to New York from Rome, traveled from Long Island to the Brooklyn Public Library’s DeKalb branch in Bushwick last month to learn more about the courses.
(more…)