You. Must. Write. About. This. Band. Was the message I got from Sharon Van Etten recently, and I obliged, and here we are. They’re playing this Saturday at Glasslands with Speck Mountain and a special guest – wonder who that could be!
Author: Nicole Brydson
Since the current public advocate, Bill deBlasio, is ditching his post to run for mayor, Crain’s New York Business had a few things to say about who might replace him. We thought it was ripe for picking.
Take the L train to Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick where Brooklyn The Borough is media sponsoring a new ongoing event series by our good friends Partners In Crime at The Lab.
Juxtaposed against the early artists of the Hudson Valley style, whose creative re-creation of the manifest-destiny era American landscape lacked substance if not beauty, these modern artists toil in the devastating industrial quandaries of our society.
At the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Williamsburg this past weekend we were thrilled to check out all the DIY designs, live music and tasty and inventive snacks on hand (peppermint patty CAKE, omg). Thousands of locals came out to see the crafts and culture and share it with friends this holiday season. Tweet us @bklyntheborough or use #BKLYN if you see any good items out in the markets and we’ll share it with the borough.
There is something for everyone – literally – at Brooklyn’s plethora of local DIY artisan and food markets. Here’s the December 2012 line up!
It’s not a festival, but a “film challenge that brings communities closer together by inviting filmmakers of all levels to create short narrative or documentary videos of their block using only their block’s residents as cast and crew.”
Brooklyn The Borough’s new model was developed outside of the mainstream media, yet is imbued with the lessons of traditional media’s ethical platforms for reporting and discovery. The only thing that has changed here is the business model – now it includes you. We’ve created a new role for business in media, that reflects our new independent economy and gives creative people a local platform to bring in new customers and up cycles that desire to support a local free press by and for the people.
This is massively complex and yet really simple. We need a new kind of media for a new era – internet public access if you will. Media that is for us and by us, that tells the truth as best as it can, reflects our cultures, and informs us about our community wherever we go across devices.
An interesting short film came through our inbox this morning that we felt compelled to share in relation to our past series on food and environmental issues in Brooklyn. Here it is: the real life stories of New York City dumpster divers.