A Hipster Top Five Friday August 2nd 2013

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Welcome back.  As you all know it is top five Friday, but you knew that before it was cool.   I’ve been feeling kinda hipster-ish this week so I figure it is time for a hipster themed top five. This week, we’ll check out how to create your own hipster logo, where to find other…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 29, 2013

Jay Shells

1. Artist Jay Shells takes his Rap Quotes project to the streets, literally. Shells creates official-looking signs and posts them at specific locations as rapped by famed lyricists including Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Jay-Z and Nas. 2. An Aurora Borealis occurred on March 17th. How did I know about it? I saw this video…read more…

Top 5 Friday : December 7, 2012

Maja Wronska

1. Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty, a documentary by Ben Lewis, combines interviews from renowned economists and historians with animation to tell the story of poor people from the beginning of time to present day. It is an eye-opening presentation. The entire series can now be viewed on PBS. 2. You know what…read more…

Jay-Z, Brooklyn and Where I’m From

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Back in September, Jay-Z broke in the new stage at the Barclays Center with eight straight performances. I remember the night of his first show because the traffic was bumper to bumper, complete and utter insanity in my old neighborhood. But the city was full of energy, the type of energy that is wholly infectious.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 2, 2012

Doug Mills

1. The city that never sleeps comes to a halt. This is what Lower Manhattan looked like with no power during the night of October 30th. Thank you Jonathan Percy, who captured the skyline from neighboring Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2. As viewed from the New York Times building at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, here is…read more…

Photographs from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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I am lucky enough to live fairly close to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and this past Sunday was my first visit. Thankfully, I was smart enough to bring along my S95 to take snapshots of the breathtaking flowers, plants, and trees. You step through the gate on Flatbush Avenue and you forget, for a brief…read more…

Bike Share Comes to NYC

NYC Bike Share

Following in the footsteps of her sister cities: Boston, Washington DC, Montreal, Melbourne, and Minneapolis, New York City is soon welcoming a bike share for those wanting a better solution to walking and automobile traffic. Choose between a long term or short term membership, locate a bike station, and ride away. At the end of…read more…

Parenting according to the Park Slope Folks

As I slowly come down from my vacation high (and I desperately try to rid of my tummy roll I acquired while eating all I could eat), there is nothing like a humorous take on the BK to bring my feet back to solid ground. And it doesn’t even have to be my own neighborhood…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 16, 2012

Keith Haring

1. The Brooklyn Museum is hosting an exhibit of Keith Haring’s work ranging from 1978 – 1982. His iconic graphic images will be available to view from now until July 18th. Make sure to cross the East River and visit the museum if you have the chance. 2. Casa de Mi Padre arrives in theaters…read more…

Watch a Mini Documentary about Sam Zygmuntowicz, The Violin Maker

The Violin Maker

Filmmaker and photographer Dustin Cohen showcases Sam Zygmuntowicz, a modern day luthier, in his latest film, The Violin Maker for the Made in Brooklyn series. Zygmuntowicz produces his violins and works with clients out of his Brooklyn workshop on a daily, almost continuous basis. Watch as he expertly fine-tunes his craft and explains why he…read more…