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.
Make yourself a cherry pie, whether or not you’re a Twin Peaks fanatic prepping for the return of the Agent Cooper, Sheriff Truman and the Double R Diner.
From bike parties to floating food forests, there’s a ton of great events to enjoy this week, but you’re forgiven if you just want to skip to Twin Peaks.
Some say that the neighborhood restaurant is a dying breed in New York City. Not at River Deli, which is not a deli at all, in Brooklyn Heights.
Emma Straub opened an indie bookstore called Books Are Magic, joining a distinguished group of independent booksellers in Brooklyn. These are our faves.
Yes, the White House sent an email introducing the American people to a bunny named Marlon Bundo today. There’s also plenty of fun to be had this week.