'I cover the waterfront' - Coney Island
Really great short film on Coney Island. Shows the ‘road’ to the Brooklyn destination, the visitors, the beach, the rides, and of course lots of hugs… cause Coney’s all about the luv! I Cover the Waterfront - Coney Island from Kiera Rooker on Vimeo.
Profile of a Gowanus Artist: Part 2
Artist Lilia Teal By Jonathan Hack The ‘GO’ event is just under a week away. Here’s the second artist we think you should keep an eye on. Introducing Lilia Teal. Lilia was kind enough to sit down with us last week. Here’s what she said: Where are you from originally? Lilia: Western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley When did you realize you wanted to be an artist? Lilia: 4 years...
The Carpentress: Britany Stevenson
Carpenters are like the most badass people ever. They come with a specific personality that says ‘I can build that’. You always know them by the calluses on their hands. These apparitions on their skin are a badge of honor marking when they have created something new. Gowanus has a whole lot of carpenters, Britany Stevenson is one of them. In this Audio Slideshow called The...
Corn Grows In Gowanus
The Ailanthus isn’t the only tree that grows in Brooklyn: an ambitious agriculturalist is giving corn a shot in the streets of Gowanus. The above photo was snapped last week outside of the Ivy Garden, the Asian market that opened last year at the corner of 4th Avenue and President Street. Two planters — one on 4th Avenue and one on President Street — flank the store’s...
Gowanus Going To The Dogs
New dog grooming, training, and boarding place set to open on Union Street between 3rd Ave and Nevins St. They probably won’t need a liquor license, so there shouldn’t be too much objections to the four-legged crowd they’ll be bringing in. A sign on the door says the place will be called The Yuppy Puppy and will open September 30th. The place might evening be looking to...
Biking Hipster To Get New Ride
Oh, hipsters…your love of ironically riding a bicycle just got a little hipper! Look at this thing! Look at that guy. He’s so damn cool, we can’t even deal! Hipsters your ironic nature will love this new pedal-less bicycle. That’s right, nothings more cool or more ironic than a bicycle without pedals. The concept is from FLIZ and it is powered by running (or doing...
Kittery Seafood Shack Coming to Gowanus/Carroll G.
Carroll G’s Lobster… by B. Umanov Is it in Gowanus? Carroll Gardens? Somewhere else? Your father would’ve called it all “South Brooklyn” and scoffed at you for using these “made-up” neighborhood names designed to sell real estate, but wherever your predilection for nomenclature lies the news of another seafood joint could spell trouble for...
Louis C.K. Rocks the Bell House
Louis C.K. … Comes Gowanus’s Way by B. Umanov Photo credit: 1sutton1 Instagram If, like us, you weren’t one of the lucky few who got tickets to see Louis C.K. perform three intimate, last-minute sets at The Bell House Monday night, you can relive the glory through a review by Gothamist’s Ben Yakas. The Bell House teased a “big announcement” over the...
Profile of a Gowanus Artist: Part 1
Artist Charles Miller by Jonathan Hack As promised, we’ve chosen 3 Gowanus artists to showcase and get to know a little better as we countdown to ‘GO Brooklyn Art’ on September 8th and 9th. Allow us to introduce the first artist in our series, Charles Miller. We asked him a few quick questions and here’s what he had to say… Where are you from originally? ...
Quick Shuffling Delays Royal Palms Liquor License...
The Battle… At last nights Community Board Six meeting, the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club put their game on hold after it was clear the board could vote against their liquor license application. The nights meeting started off with an easy approval for Bellhouse to renew its sidewalk seating area. The calm approval of the beloved music venue in ‘no mans land’ Gowanus, quickly...
Tilt-Shifted 'Busy Brooklyn'
info from YouTube: A tilt-shift film from Brooklyn by Joerg Daiber. Shot in Brooklyn Downtown, Dumbo, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza and Coney Island in New York, USA. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiniatureFilms Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/spoonfilm YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/littlebigworld Web: http://www.spoonfilm.com Shot during the Vimeo Awards...
CB6 Meeting on Bellhouse Sidewalk Space &...
Aug 27 Public Safety Environmental Protection Permits & Licenses Committee Meeting Presentation and review of an unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application renewal submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of The Bell House at 149 7th Street (between 2nd Avenue/3rd Avenue) to permit 5 tables and 20 seats. Presentation and review of a new on-premises liquor...
Hands Off The Kids!
As previously reported, there’s some new graffiti adorning the south-facing ledge of the Gowanus Power Station’s roof. But it turns out that the picture we snapped a couple of weeks back was just a work in progress. “End Stop & Frisk.” OK! But the “Hand” appended to the end at the time was a bit baffling. We think that “Hands Off the Kids” is a...
Gowanus About To Go Ape
When you walk up into Park Slope along 5th Avenue the smell of delicious coffee gets stronger and stronger as you approach Park Place. The scent is familiar to Park Slope residents and the thousands of loyalist that swear allegiance to the brand know as Gorilla. We have friends that are crazy devoted fans… these folks like so many others simple won’t drink anything else. It’s...
No Laboring on What to Do on Labor Day
So Labor Day’s coming up… you know that holiday that’s all about the people opposite of the Wall Street Fat Cats that run this world. You know, that holiday where we celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers” -Wikipedia That’s us workers! and we totally have a holiday! Awesome! It’s actually kind of a lame holiday though. It’s almost like...
OBS TV: BROOKLYN BREWERY
Fordham’s Observer talks with Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, while visiting the Brewery. OBS TV : : BROOKLYN BREWERY from Fordham Observer on Vimeo.
Never Has A Fire Hydrant Looked This Beautiful
The striking photo above was snapped by New York City photographer James Maher on Bond St.between 1st and 2nd in Gowanus. Maher offers the following description of the photo via his own website: Here’s an interesting example regarding how light can transform a scene. I was lucky to be stuck in this area of Gowanus for a few hours a couple days ago and there was about a 5 minute period...
'GO' Invades Gowanus - Brooklyn multi-gallery art...
GO invades Gowanus! by Jonathan Hack There’s an extensive new visual arts initiative ‘happening’ in our hood that you need to know about! GO Brooklyn Art is a Brooklyn-wide, ‘community-curated open studio project’. What does that mean? The Brooklyn Museum, in association with literally hundreds of local artists, is putting together a free show throughout our entire borough and...
Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark Gives A Tour To...
Some guy saw Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, on the street and started talking to him. One thing lead to another and Brett Yormark gave him an internship…what? that just doesn’t happen ever. No one walks up to some CEO and gets an internship…. Anyways Brett Yormark gives his new street asking intern a tour of the Brooklyn Nets office. via
Charlene Kaye - "Animal Love I"
Check it out Pop Star Charlene Kaye’s new video that was filmed at the Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. “Animal Love I” by Charlene Kaye (Official Music Video) from AireBedd on Vimeo.
Taco me Gowanus
Th Upstate Eater takes their hunger to a Bodega called Rayes Deli & Grocery On 4th Avenue and gives a tacotastic review. Read it here.
Curbed - Union Street Bridge
Curbed continues to dive into Gowanus with this short video about the Union Street Bridge. Curbed Presents The Gowanus Union Street Bridge Opening from Curbed NY on Vimeo. Hope they take time to check out Carroll Street Bridge, the oldest surviving ’rectangular’ bridge in the U.S.
Gowanus Swim Club
Quality nice. Brooklyn Industries selling ‘Gowanus Swim Club’ shirt… Get it here. This shirt will go great with the infamous ‘Gowanus Swim TEAM’ shirt that all your friends have and you need to get. Swimming not your thing? What about the Gowanus Three Eyed Fish Or The Gowanus Octopus shirt
This is so awful we can’t even tell you… Author Bill Schutt videos ‘bedbug expert’ (crazy person!) Lou Sorkin as he allows hundreds of bedbugs to bite him on his arm. Towards the end of the video Lou talks about how he holds his arm a certain way so more bedbugs can feed and states: “Without me what are they going to do? – their going to die Lou…that’s...
Dale Radio Returning in September
Local Arts & Culture radio (podcast) show, Dale Radio, returns September 20, 2012 after a brief late summer break. Check out the promo for the upcoming season below: The Gowanus Flips for Dale Radio Season 5 from Dale Seever on Vimeo.
NYT - Trouble in Super'funded'
The New York Times goes over the major issues around a site that have been declared a ‘Superfund’, including sites like the Gowanus Canal. Check it out here.
While looking for tuna in Santa Cruz, Mark Peters gets an unbelievable shot of dolphins with a GoPro torpedo cam. The Blue from Mark Peters on Vimeo.
Reverse Coney Island
Marco Raimondi, a freelance video editor in Dublin, Ireland, post this video of ‘land of fun’, Coney Island Brooklyn. The video says it was captured during the winter, which might explain why everything looks so beautifully empty.
Curbed Talks Batcave
Curbed gives a little 411 on the old abandoned Brooklyn Rapid Transit System Power Station, also know as the Batcave, in Gowanus Brooklyn.
New Graffiti On The Gowanus Power Station: End...
The Third Avenue side of the abandoned Gowanus Power Station, aka The Batcave, has new graffiti: “End Stop & Frisk” now adorns the building’s south-facing parapet, a reference to the New York City Police Department’s controversial increase of street stops in recent years, long a focal point of Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly’s regime that has recently come under...
Waiting for the train is the most annoying thing ever! It’s hot or cold and the train seems to never come. To keep those who are waiting from going crazy someone decided to put art everywhere. Tim Sessler and Brandon Bloch filmed parts of the subway system exposing the various works that line the subway walls in this piece called “Art Underground”: THE ART UNDERGROUND - NYC...
The Third Avenue Whole Foods Has Broken Ground
For better or worse, it begins. The long-delayed and much ballyhooed Whole Foods on Third Ave and Third Street has finally begun construction. The ground has been leveled off, about half a dozen large work vehicles are on the site, and a pile-driver has already buried several piles into the ground (audible from several blocks away during day-time work hours). The construction is being...
Gowanus Wine Merchants: A New Wine Store Opens on...
Third Avenue finally has its own wine store! Gowanus Wine Merchants, at 493 Third Ave. on the northeast corner of 3rd Ave and 11th St., opened last week. The small but charming shop has an old-fashioned, hand-painted, gold-embossed window sign and offers a decent selection of wines from all over the world, organized by region. Join Gowanus Wine Merchants on Facebook. Happy drinking, everyone.
Littleneck's new place set to open - The Pines...
Looks like the Littleneck boys will be busting out their new place, the Pines, August 4th. The details from an image on their website (below) indicate a few choice items from their Caribbean menu that include: Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, and Pigeon Peas & Rice. Yum!
Gowanus - a poem
“A poem with music and video. A man rediscovers his creative sources in exploring and reflecting on the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. Poem by WIlliam Considine, music by Cosmo D. Video of the Gowanus Canal.” (info from youtube)
Gowanus Vintage Store!
Now that we’re older what we grew up with… is thought of as vintage!” That’s what Greg Paquette tells us in his new ‘vintage’ store called The Sporting Life in Gowanus, Brooklyn. In the store, which opened last month, you won’t find pieces from the 1960s like what Don Draper wears on Madmen or old-timey items worn during prohibition like on Boardwalk...
'Dale Radio' boats down the Gowanus Canal
Dale, host of Dale Radio, jumps in a boat and paddles his way down the Gowanus Canal with artist Marie Lorenz and actress Jenny Harder. Check out the Dale Radio episode related to this video here.
Batman Theme by Pomplamoose
Damn this is so cool! Why must these people continue to entertain us so much?! This video is Stop Motioning into our video game hearts!
Lucey's Lounge: Late Summer Cocktails
Lucey’s Lounge has begun producing cocktail videos that features classic and new versions of tasty mixed drinks. In this episode Henry, co-owner of Lucey’s Lunge, talks late summer tropical cocktails…the Hurricane and the Lime In The Coconut. Plus, they introduce one of their own called the Painkiller, which is a take on the Piña colada! mmmh yummy! If you having been to...
Gowanus Shuffle (board): a Brooklyn Street Divided
Union Street Brooklyn, NY (shot from 3rd Ave. facing Nevins St) It’s morning in Gowanus, Brooklyn…and along Union Street between 3rd Avenue and Nevins, the South Brooklyn Casket Company begins rolling out the homes for the recently deceased; Juice Haven pulls up their gates for the morning rush; cyclist zip by, coming and going from Carroll Gardens and Park slope, some stopping at...
New Gowanus Tattoo Shop
Wow so excited we can’t contain ourselves!!! Right next door to the legendary 2 Toms restaurant will be a tattoo shop called Triple Diamond Tattoo. After a few weeks of construction the rumors about the places’arrival was made official by the sign. The website for Triple Diamond indicates they will open summer 2012…which we assume means very very soon with the sign and all....
The Culver Viaduct - Katie Raffa
Katie Raffa transposes the ride over Gowanus, Brooklyn from one of the highest tracks in the subway system in a unique dual video exhibit entitled “Untitled 01 - The Culver Viaduct”. We’ve taken this ride many time and it has never been illustrated in such an artful way. Artist Statement (taken from vimeo video posting) “Using art as my way to explore New York City and...
New Images From Dustin Cohen
Dustin Cohen, the creator of the Made In Brooklyn film series, is back with some bitchin’ photos for American Way magazine. For the mag he captures the image of theoretical physicist, Discover Channel celeb, and seemly all around nice guy, Dr. Michio Kaku. The images make science(tist), look sexy! More image from Dustin Cohen, including Melania Trump for Elle Magazine, can be found...
Meet the "Superhumans" - Paralympic Athletes
Sure, athletes can be badass…but even the strongest of athletes pale in comparison to the mental and physical power needed to compete in the Paralympic Games. Check out this spot for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which shows those that are “Superhuman”: Truly Superhuman! via This reminds us of the Canadian ad Campaign that shows the equally as awesome athletes from the...
Green Roof in Gowanus
Frieda Lim, a Gowanus resident, creates a rooftop garden with a sub-irrigated planter system. This planter technology is said to cut down on soil contamination…our guess is because the top soil, which receives the contamination from the air, never receives water which would send the harmful in the chemicals from the top soil into the plants roots. Channel 12 has the report here. PS 133...
Capturing the Storm Over Brooklyn
John Huntington grabs a time-lapse of yesterdays’ storm in this video titled: “Severe-Warned Thunderstorm Over Brooklyn”.
Inside New York: Root Hill Cafe
Inside New York checks out local Coffee shop that borders Gowanus and Park Slope on 4th Avenue at Carroll…Root Hill Cafe.
Conserving the Gowanus Canal
Eymund Diegel, of the Public Laboratories, fiddles with his DIY aerial mapping device. He’s got some tape, a camera, a kite, and a ‘hello kitty’ hairband. He’s about to send his mismatch aerial camera high above the Gowanus to take photos like these. It’s another day in the life of a scientist, but he like so many others are working on unimaginable projects. This...
New York becomes an amusement park
Black Sheep Films merges New York City attractions including the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and time square with rides from Brooklyn’s Luna Park. The result is a fun “amusing” video to promote the Coney Island destination. Check it out… Check out more videos of Luna Park merged with NYC on Black Sheep Film’s website.
Birds Eye View From A Giant Red Balloon
So last weekend you were probably bee boppin around Gowanus and might have seen a big red balloon floating in the sky near the Canal. As usual whenever you see a big red balloon you thought two things: 1) 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons) - the song by that band you can never remember the name of! and… 2) Le ballon rouge (The Red Ballon) - the 1956 movie by Albert Lamorisse that you fell...