The music video for Shadow is a trip back to 1979 through the eyes of an introverted photo assistant who’s becomes far from camera shy when a nude model arrives on set. It’s written and directed by Ryan O’Hara Theisen who is a filmmaker based out of Brooklyn, he sent over his thoughts on it.May 10, 2012 Boroughing, Multi/Media, Music Profiles, Video
Last Thursday night at least one gallery was experiencing some post-tryptophan bliss. At 111 Front Street, A.I.R. Gallery boasted three simultaneous openings.December 7, 2010 Art Reviews, Boroughing, Classic
The ribbon cutting for Pier 1, the first section of Brooklyn Bridge Park to open, took place in the rain on Monday, March 22.April 1, 2010 Multi/Media, Read Features, Video
Matthew Maher is a brave man. Along with three other members of the Civilians investigative theater troupe, based here in Brooklyn, Mr. Maher interviewed his parents about their marriage and subsequent divorce for a new project entitled You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce.
The show will run at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo from November 12-14 and will be filmed and edited for online release. Mr. Maher will portray his own parents’ story, as will fellow actors Caitlin Miller, Jennifer Morris and Robbie Sublett. The show, director Anne Kauffman, aims to be a unique event in the world of theater, and promises to “reveal the stories behind the statistics.” Mr. Maher tells us about it, after the jump.November 9, 2009 Boroughing, Theater
In light of the increasing number of newly painted bike lanes, and the cars who like to defile them, we’ve created a list of new road rules for everyone to help prevent catastrophic crashes between bikes and cars.September 15, 2009 Classic, Culture, Environment, The Locals, The People
‘Tis the season for city elections, so in advance of the September 15 primary, Brooklyn The Borough has compiled a list of incumbents and challengers in this year’s contested City Council elections for Brooklyn. There are many challengers this year, and open seats in the 33rd and 39th districts have made for heated races. Issues surrounding sustainable development have driven many candidates out of the woodwork. The pro-development Brooklyn political machine is still alive but questions remain about whether candidates supported by the county’s party boss, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, will sustain themselves despite criticism for their ties to a machine that makes the money flow from Brooklyn based business interests. The term limits extension has also sparked a renewed political engagement in the borough. Many candidates who had planned on running for seats that would have been open before term limits were extended have chosen to challenge incumbents that voted for the extension. We’ve compiled detailed information on each race as well as fundraising totals as the candidates head into the final weekend of the campaign.September 10, 2009 City Politics, The Locals
In fiscal year 2009, 311 records indicate Brooklyn had 4,042 complaints of bed bugs and 1,729 violations. These numbers place Brooklyn first among all boroughs in number of complaints, with over 50% more complaints than the next closest borough, Manhattan. Dr. Louis Sorkin, a bed bug expert and entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History, thinks the City should offer its residents more education on preventing the spread of these tiny terrors. Here’s the scoop on what to do if you find yourself with these unwanted house guests.August 9, 2009 Boroughing, City Politics, Culture, Real Estate, The Locals, The People
This just in: an announcement at 10am tomorrow will bring news of the construction of a new pier on the Brooklyn waterfront offering direct ferry service between Brooklyn and Governor’s Island. Elected officials will gather at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park tomorrow morning to take pictures of themselves likely in front of shovels, probably wearing hard hats.
On a recent exploration of the island, Brooklyn The Borough had to take a train into Manhattan, where the ferry operates every half hour or so on the weekends. According to a state website, ferry service operates between Brooklyn and Governor’s Island on days when there are scheduled events. This weekend is apparently one of them as ferry service will be offered from Brooklyn’s Fulton Ferry landing.July 21, 2009 City Politics, Real Estate, State Politics, The Locals
On Friday night, as the Book Expo kicked off at the Javits Center, the crowd at PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo was kickin’ it with KRS-ONE, the zen master of their new imprint I Am Hip Hop. The first book to drop? The Gospel of Hip Hop.May 30, 2009 Brooklyn Beats, Classic, Music Profiles, Read Features
The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is training an army of riot grrls.May 22, 2009 Brooklyn Beats, Classic, Music Profiles
“The title of the show comes from [the movie] Juno,” said New York Magazine Photo Editor Jody Quon, standing in the middle of St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo on Wednesday night. The opening night of the New York Photo Festival was already underway.
“It’s that moment when [Ellen Page’s character] tells her father that she’s pregnant and he says, ‘I thought you were the kind of girl who knew when to say when,’ and that’s when she says, ‘I don’t really know what type of girl I am.’ So that’s the whole loop.”May 15, 2009 Art n' About, Classic, The Art
Last Saturday afternoon, many Brooklynites happened upon Habana Outpost on Fulton Street in Fort Greene to find philosopher/rapper KRS-ONE preaching to his disciples.May 14, 2009 Brooklyn Beats, Music Profiles, Read Features
The photographer Patrick McMullan, best known on the celebrity and socialite party circuit, was introducing his intoxicated son around outside of the PowerHouse Arena last Friday night.May 12, 2009 Classic, Featured Artists, The Art
“We’re just going to do it,” said Kris Graves, sitting on an ottoman in the center of Kris Graves Projects, his new eponymous Dumbo gallery. “Fuck it.”
It was a recent Sunday afternoon and Mr. Graves, 26, was explaining the sentiment he felt when he and his cousin Gravelle Pierre, 29, decided to open the gallery. It’s a sentiment that seems to have pervaded Brooklyn’s creative class as of late.May 7, 2009 Art n' About, Classic, The Art
A tipster sends in this picture of Frances McDormand – of Fargo fame – digging through some vintage duds at the expanded Brooklyn Flea in Dumbo this past weekend.
McDormand shot scenes for husband Joel Coen’s film Burn After Reading in Brooklyn Heights in 2007 and lives in New York, though we’re not sure if she actually lives in the borough.
We hope she found something unique!February 9, 2009 Fashion, The Locals
After a month of success at their winter pop-up market in Dumbo, Brooklyn Flea has expanded to a second storefront across the street at 76 Front Street.
Sit and Read Furniture was there hocking early American and mid-century wares. Owner Kyle Garner had managed to sell his most expensive (a gorgeous marble table) and least expensive (a pair of chairs) pieces by late afternoon, and said business was steady all day.February 2, 2009 Fashion
On the day before Thanksgiving, at the corner of Prospect Place and Washington Avenue, Harvey Keitel put back the driver’s seat of a vintage ambulance and caught a little shut-eye. Looking like his role as the similarly vice-ridden cop in the 1992 film Bad Lieutenant, Mr. Keitel awaited set-up for his next scene as Lieutenant Gene Hunt on the ABC show Life On Mars.December 5, 2008 Boroughing, Classic, Culture, Film, Real Estate, The Locals, The Original BTB
There he was standing in front of me giggling, arms outstretched, and totally naked. He was bald and wrinkled, like the dancing old man from those Six Flags commercials, but he was just over a foot tall and, from his mostly toothless smile, drooled a bit. His mom scooped him up and got him dressed.June 24, 2008 Bars, Boroughing, Culture, Night/Life, Restaurants, The Original BTB