New York natives Josh and Benny Safdie are the Safdie Brothers. Remember the name, these kids are going places. This weekend marks the final days of the brothers two-week summer series Emotional Sloppy Manic Cinema, which features films they directed and selected for screening at BAM. We spoke to Josh Safdie about his craft.August 20, 2010 Classic, Film, Multi/Media, Video
Tagged: New York Natives
Singer/songwriter Kevin Devine tells us about his treacherous trip with Capitol Records, and finding a new independent home on Favorite Gentlemen Records.October 7, 2009 Boroughing, Brooklyn Beats, Classic, Music Profiles
As I lit my cigarette and Man in the Mirror wafted through the air, screams burst from the pedestrians standing on the opposite side of Joralemon Street. A hooded man in tattered rags with a dirt-encrusted face had emerged from the Borough Hall subway station with the intention of spooking the civilians.July 3, 2009 Brooklyn Beats, Classic, Culture, Music Profiles
Tom Folsom’s new book The Mad Ones keeps the author on the safe side of history. You won’t believe the tales he has to tell about Crazy Joe Gallo, a gangster from Red Hook who took on the establishment – the Costa Nostra – in the 1960s.June 23, 2009 Classic, Read Features
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
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
If you haven’t tuned in to Brooklyn Community Access Television you surely don’t know what you’re missing, but in non-crazy person TV news, the channel is now running a new episode of Neigborhood Beat, featuring Crown Heights. Here’s what we learned today.February 4, 2009 City Politics
“I just thought the whole thing was fabulous – what a great childhood you had!,” responded my mom when I asked her why in the world she ever decided to raise her children in Manhattan. In the 1980s. On Eighth Avenue and 53rd Street. “You got to see a side of the world other kids don’t.” Words of truth from a great mom.July 29, 2008 Boroughing, Culture, Real Estate, 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