Photo via Rooftop Films’ Kickstarter

For the past 19 summers, cinephiles have been gathering atop unconventional buildings — like the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, the Bushwick Generator or Industry City in Sunset Park — to watch movies, short films and live performances as part of the nonprofit Rooftop Films series.

As the organization heads into its 20th season, it’s asking for help via a Kickstarter campaign to build its membership base and keep the community-building film events going strong.


Clockwise from left: Master of None, The Intern, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn

As Brooklyn becomes a bigger deal in reality, its presence on the silver screen is growing with it.

In just the last three months, three major films premiered that document various moments, both real and imagined, in Brooklyn’s history. In addition to the blockbusters, a host of other borough-themed content was released this year.


We did it, Brooklyn! We released our version of Joseph Lee Sweeney’s “The Doors of Brooklyn” poster, and just in time for the holidays. To place an order click HERE.

This exclusive, limited-edition giclée print is the perfect gift for Brooklyn enthusiasts, burgeoning and established architects, and residents. Feeling lucky? Enter our raffle for a chance to win a free poster!

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre was one of Brooklyn’s famed movie palaces. Like most of the great movie palaces built in the 1920s and ’30s, the Paramount was ornate and over the top. It’s now on its way to being restored, but it was almost lost forever. Here’s a look at its early days.


Autumn in Brooklyn is a season of discoveries, where every leaf is a new flower and the first signs of sweater weather lure residents out into crisp sun-kissed afternoons. And so was the case on Sunday, when Brownstoner visited the annual Greenpointers Fall Market for a full day of live entertainment, shopping courtesy of 50-plus vendors, and activities, including henna tattooing (our favorite part of the day).