Friday, October 30, 2009

Just in Case You Bump You Head

and forgot . . the ING's New York Marathon is TOMORROW. It's the 40th anniversary for this auspicious occasion and there will be congestion. For those who are willing and able try to get out there and cheer them on. It's no small feat to attempt and finish NYC's Marathon and I'm sure they'll appreciate it A LOT!

. . . and for those just trying to get brunch here's a guide of bridge and road closures. lazy a@%'$

Alternative for you know what

The Vanderbilt on Vanderbilt:

The Vanderbilt is up and running just in time for this Fall's festivities. For a well deserved break, how about dropping in on them and treating yourself to some well deserved pre-halloween sustenance: drink + meal = success.

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
570 Vanderbilt Ave
(between Pacific St & Dean St)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 623-0570

Go get your ghoul on!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guess Who's Getting A New Coat of Paint

On the way into the office, I passed by an old development that's getting some long needed love. Apparently, a garden center is to come our way this fall. This green center is nothing less than a welcome addition to our corner of Hicks and Degraw. This location though seems a little ironic as it faces the hurdling fumes of the BQE. WE will keep you updated as events unfold.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Wonder

Ghouls & Gourds

Sunday, noon - 6:00p (rain or shine): Brooklyn Botanic Garden children's costume parade. Play around with carnivorous plants and recycled instruments. Chat with children illustrators and storytellers and enjoy the Botanical grounds. See site for schedule and admission.

Free Book Swap

Bring a book - Get a book! This Saturday the Cobble Hill Association will hold their book swap at the Long Island College Hospital Sitting Park (at Henry and Pacific Streets in Cobble Hill) from 11 am to 3 pm. Books will also be available for purchase for one buck.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cosmos, Well Not Exactly But...

For those seeking intelligence in more immediate locals, Imagine Science Film Festival and the Secret Science Club brings you the search for intelligent life through short films. Tonight at 7:30 the Bell House presents for your viewing pleasure: Naming Pluto, MEPE and the Exquisite Corpse of Science - among other fine shorts. Sure, it's no Cosmos but I'm sure you can submit your requests for next year.

Ready Steady GO GO GO!


The festivities for CMJ start today. As always there's a veritable smorgasbord of treats for all the senses. So get your sexten and astrolabes ready cause your gonna need 'em - or you can just consult your tried and trusted music guides at Brooklyn Vegan. Have fun and remember to hydrate.

Monday, October 19, 2009


The Food Network is taping an event on the Barge tomorrow at noon. It's an all ages show and there will be lots to sample. Also, please be aware the dish is fish so anyone with allergies should take note. Otherwise it should be a great event.

Have fun!

National Design Week

Free Admission to Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
October 18-24, 2009

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, is offering free admission to visitors during National Design Week. They will also be hosting public programs surrounding the National Design Awards.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Kombucha 101 at The Brooklyn Kitchen

Lastly, if you haven't taken Kombuchman's bi-monthly Buch 101 class at The Brooklyn Kitchen, November 11th is a great time to make it happen! Next month The Brooklyn Kitchen is opening their doors to their new teaching space, the Brooklyn Kitchen Labs. Don't miss it! Click here to sign up.

Eric and Rick

Drink the Revolution!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tom Waits Giveaway

from the website

Tom Waits is releasing 8 tracks from his newest release Glitter and Doom Live. Release date is November 24th which includes a 35 minute CD/track of Wait's compelling song/banter - pre-order here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Ultimate

Cobble Hill welcomes Ultimate Burgers and Dogs at 243 Degraw Street in Cobble Hill, between Court and Clinton Streets. It's a build your own joint with options from New York Classic, Southern Slaw, Chicago, to Korean BBQ. Let's hope this D.I.Y. trend works out for UB&D and they'll be able to stay a while, unlike many of their predecessors.

Monday, October 5, 2009

First Annual Brooklyn Fishing Derby

All you anglers out there it's time to get your hooks and lines ready for Brooklyn's own Fishing Derby brought you by Brooklyn Urban Anglers Association (BKUA). The competition is open to novices and experts for some nice prizes and bragging rights. Registration is currently open and the competition is from October 1 - October 30. Sign-up, Rules & Regs., and updates are found at the Brooklyn Chowder Surfer website. Get your lines ready and have fun!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Oktoberfest 2009

A few suggestions:

Oktoberfest launch at Williamsburg Radegast Hall & Biergarten (Oct. 2-4)
Second Annual Coney Island Freaktoberfest Boutique Beer & Music Festival (Oct 3, 5-midnight)

Have fun and be safe!

Film Festivals

9th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
October 2nd-4th
The Sideshow by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum

Red Hook International Film and Video Festival
October 3rd and 4th (1:00-6:00pm)
Brooklyn Waterfront's Artist Coalition's Screening Room (499 Van Brunt Street)

see schedules for more information on festival passes and screening times

Extremely Hungry Festival

Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
October 3rd

This evening is brought to you in collaboration with Hungarian Cultural Center and it's Extremely Hungry festival. Performances will be held free throughout the evening: Dallam-Dougou, Vertical Player Repertory, Cremaster 5 (Matthew Barney, 1997), Opera on Tap and Vertical Player Repertory, and dance party hosted by Brooklyn’s DJ Reborn and Hungarian DJ Yonderboi.

Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.