pig beach

Pig Beach Returns To ‘Gowanus Riviera’ With Barbecue, Snake Eyes, And Outdoor Moxie

If country clubs were cool and they served killer barbecue and smart drinks, then you'd join up, right? Welcome to the return of Pig Beach. While the idea of al fresco dining on the banks of the Gowanus Canal may sound a bit peculiar, the 13,000-square-foot space on Union Street has been recently renovated, and … Continue reading Pig Beach Returns To ‘Gowanus Riviera’ With Barbecue, Snake Eyes, And Outdoor Moxie

'Swell' by Francesco Simeti

Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

There is a disconnect between the description of Francesco Simeti's show, Swell, and the experience of seeing his work. The show opened at Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) on April 27 and will be on view through Sunday, May 27. The press release describes the exhibit as exploring the "human impact … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

Henry Bush and the Delta Flight crew.

Surprisingly Friendly Skies: South Slope Boy Gets A Plane Ride He Won’t Forget

The violent removal of a United Airlines passenger on an overbooked flight between Chicago and Louisville last month fueled concerns over passenger rights as well as a public relations fiasco for United's chief executive Oscar Muñoz. Tensions ran high, and some even questioned whether the airline was devoid of good will. However, a seven-year-old boy from South … Continue reading Surprisingly Friendly Skies: South Slope Boy Gets A Plane Ride He Won’t Forget

sunny's bar

Drink Mint Juleps While Helping To Save Sunny’s Bar Of Red Hook

We understand that you can't make it to Churchill Downs this Saturday to watch the 143rd Kentucky Derby. We have a better idea, and it involves heading to one of the most beloved local bars in all of New York City. Sunny's Bar in Red Hook will be holding their Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday, … Continue reading Drink Mint Juleps While Helping To Save Sunny’s Bar Of Red Hook

Doris V. Amen

Iconic Funeral Director Grapples With Her Very Own ‘Nightmare On 23rd Street’

Doris V. Amen is a vibrant presence in a business not known for vibrancy. Donning her high heels and driving “Old Betsy,” her 1978 S&S Superior Classic Cadillac Hearse, the funeral director for Jurek – Park Slope Funeral Home (728 4th Avenue at 23rd Street) has been comforting the bereaved for over 25 years. She's garnered the … Continue reading Iconic Funeral Director Grapples With Her Very Own ‘Nightmare On 23rd Street’

Books Are Magic

‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

The corner of Smith and Butler Streets was packed with people. A reader sat down on the steps to peel open his newest find. It was the type of traffic that the Cobble Hill neighborhood was more than happy to boast about as Books Are Magic was already humming with page turners. Launched by owners Emma and … Continue reading ‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven