Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Holiday Train Show Returns to the Botanical Gardens

Now that the holiday season is truly upon us, you’ll have to forgive my inevitable barrage of posts about Christmas. It’s hard not to get excited about Christmas festivities when you live in NYC; the city comes alive with holiday … Continue reading

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Flour Shop Is Making Brooklyn Even Sweeter

Brooklyn baker Amirah Kassem says that there are three things that most influence her cakes: “Barbie, Disney, and Warhol.” Once you’ve stepped inside Flour Shop, her Williamsburg bakery, you’ll understand exactly how those pop culture icons inform her baking as … Continue reading

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One Brooklynite’s Vision is Realized in ‘Bouncing Cars’ Exhibit

Brooklyn, New York, is home to some of the most creative people in the world. And as local artist Jamison Ernest recently proved, it’s also home to some of the most determined. Last spring, when Ernest started a Kickstarter Campaign … Continue reading

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The Queens Museum Reopens and Welcomes a ‘United Nations’ of Art Lovers

After months of construction and renovations that forced the Queens Museum of Art to close its doors temporarily, the museum has reopened, emerging as an even more prolific arts institution. According to the museum’s directors, “In November, 2013, the Queens … Continue reading

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A Musical Performance at the Intersection of Local Politics and Philanthropy

What do you get when you combine musical theater, comedy, local politics, and philanthropy? While it may sound like the most random combination of elements, put them all together and you end up with a benefit performance called “Legislative Acts.” … Continue reading

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This Weekend, Go On a “Gallery Crawl”

We’re all familiar with the pub crawl – you know, the pastime that consists of consuming as much liquor as you comfortably can while spending the better part of your Saturday moving from pub to bar to lounge across town. … Continue reading

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