Curious Jane

Powered by Girls: Curious Jane Students Take on Theater, Technology with a Camera Obscura

Curious Jane Camera Obscura / Theatrical Workshop: Insta from The Vanderbilt Republic on Vimeo. Four upside down figures appear behind a soft, white curtain. At times, one grows in size and dimension only to quickly disappear into the background of a churning 3rd Avenue in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. The silhouette of a tow … Continue reading Powered by Girls: Curious Jane Students Take on Theater, Technology with a Camera Obscura

Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery Unfurls Sweet and Colossal Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook

By now, many New Yorkers are familiar with the-little-ice-cream-shop-that-could fairy tale. In 2011, Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna (partners in ice cream crime and married in real life) opened up their fledgling Ample Hills Creamery in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. On that opening day, the fairy tale took on somewhat of a nightmarish quality. After … Continue reading Ample Hills Creamery Unfurls Sweet and Colossal Ice Cream Factory and Museum in Red Hook

Children’s Book Review: ‘Jack B. Ninja’ Boldly and Nimbly Reimagines a Classic

In the world of the ninja, reaching the level of Jōnin signifies the most elite, wise, and stealthy of warriors. While we can't confirm that author Tim McCanna and illustrator Stephen Savage are experts in kaginawa or shuriken, the duo has collaborated on a new children's book which displays the finest of storytelling and visual skills. Written by Tim McCanna … Continue reading Children’s Book Review: ‘Jack B. Ninja’ Boldly and Nimbly Reimagines a Classic

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