south slope derby

Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

Aliens. Sharks. Pink-wheeled jeeps armed with water pistols. 17th Street has seen its share of wild vehicles over the years. And with the South Slope Derby rolling into town this Saturday to celebrate its tenth anniversary, you'll be sure to witness a new slew of wild creations on wheels. And not one iota of fossil … Continue reading Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

maplewoodstock

Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Music festivals come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds. This year's Maplewoodstock is about to explore the boundaries of just what a live audience will be able to hear. The free annual music and arts festival right of passage takes place Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 between noon to approximately 10:00 p.m. Headliners … Continue reading Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

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

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

Squibb Park Bridge

Bridge Wars: The ‘Inherently Flawed’ Pedestrian Zigzag Bounces Back!

Few urban pleasures are more satisfying than a practical shortcut. Measuring just 450 feet, the Squibb Park Bridge, which re-opened on Wednesday, April 19, not only deftly links Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, it also boasts some of the most stunning views in all of New York City. But that relatively small … Continue reading Bridge Wars: The ‘Inherently Flawed’ Pedestrian Zigzag Bounces Back!

the people movers

With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary

Five years goes by fast. Creative Director Kate Ladenheim and her contemporary dance company The People Movers haven't wasted a moment of it. The company's crisp and precise aesthetic was on display earlier this month as they celebrated their fifth anniversary at The Gowanus Loft. Both elegant and earthy, the dancers and their supporters gathered … Continue reading With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary