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’
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
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!
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
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
The greatest challenge to writing about Brooklyn is deciding which of the countless stories happening right this moment should be covered. We bet you could help. With a borough this fascinating and complex, you may very well have a uniquely powerful story that hasn't been published yet. We're interested in hearing from you. While we do cover … Continue reading Brooklyn Pulp Announces Call For Contributors
A sterling, serene Sunday afternoon in Prospect Park was interrupted by a brush fire, with fire trucks rolling into the 150-year-old bucolic gem. So Prospect Park is on fire pic.twitter.com/XYE1ztkhru — Ashley Semrick (@HelloSemrick) April 9, 2017 A spokesperson confirmed the FDNY received a call at approximately 3:19 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Firefighters rushed … Continue reading Brush Fire In Prospect Park Quickly Quashed By FDNY