'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

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

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

Liinu Grönlund's 'It Could Have Been'

Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Visiting the Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) can be disorienting the first time. Unless you've been there before, it's hard to recognize it as a gallery at all. There are no big windows or signs -- only two large wooden garage doors painted with a mural that reads: "Spread/Love." The mural is … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Kentile-Prospect Park

BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative

After a marathon 37-hour meeting which took place between the Gowanus Alliance and Prospect Park Alliance, the two organizations held a press conference this morning at The Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park to announce their surprising collaborative. Flanked by Gowanus and Park Slope residents alike, Gowanus Alliance President Paul Basile … Continue reading BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative

books are magic

New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

The smooth wooden shelves have been installed, bordered by warm, exposed brick walls at the mostly empty space of the forthcoming Books Are Magic! at 225 Smith Street (corner of Butler Street) in Cobble Hill. On this early Spring morning, the cool air blends with construction sounds from the inside of a future independent bookstore to create … Continue reading New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

Katie Ha Ha Ha

Katie Ha Ha Ha And Band Want You To Go Bananas At ShapeShifter Lab On March 5

ShapeShifter Lab in Gowanus is known for featuring talents from a variety of music genres. And those talents come from all over the world. But there's something a bit more special when our local musicians come to play live. On Sunday, March 5, families will flock to ShapeShifter (18 Whitwell Place, between 1st and Carroll … Continue reading Katie Ha Ha Ha And Band Want You To Go Bananas At ShapeShifter Lab On March 5