Christmas is over, folks. You gotta get that tree out of your house while the NYC Department of Sanitation is still picking ’em up. Otherwise, you just might find yourself in July attempting to convince your pals that the desiccated pine in the living room is some kind of edgy art piece (trust us, they won’t buy it).
Here’s a simple, two-step process to properly dispose of your celebratory conifer in Brooklyn.
We wanted to share a few photos of Brooklynites and Brooklyn homes all dressed up to celebrate the season. Whether you’re home for the holiday in Brooklyn or celebrating elsewhere, we hope these scenes help make you feel merry and bright.
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.
As the year draws to a close, so do many of Brooklyn’s art installations, including Juan Sánchez’s ¿What’s The Meaning of This? exhibition at the BRIC House Gallery.
Before Brooklyn was known for being a hip brand and cultural hub, it was known for its blight, its working-class authenticity, its empty streets and its crime.
Photographer Dinanda Nooney was known mainly for her collection of gelatin-print portraits of people in their Brooklyn homes. But Nooney also photographed outdoors. While her intimate photos of local families, bedrooms, kitchens and parlors paint a nuanced portrait of the borough in its disco era, her photos of backyards and streets better reveal Brooklyn’s realness during the time.
Brooklynites have a slew of choices for how they’d like to ring in 2016 — from a prime fireworks-viewing rooftop with friends and family to a disco Soul Train revival party out on the beach to the swells of live music at any number of venues.
The holidays are upon us. No matter how you celebrate, what local traditions make you feel merry and bright? Read on for a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the season in Brooklyn.
Disco-era Brooklyn is perhaps nowhere captured more intimately than in Dinanda Nooney’s series of photographs documenting 150 homes throughout the borough.
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.
The carefully curated esoterica at Gowanus’s Morbid Anatomy Museum is not for sale, but similar wares will be up for grabs at the museum’s flea market this Sunday.