Category Archives: Brooklyn

Buzz-A-Rama: Slot Car Racing in Brooklyn

Once upon a time, before video games and the internet, Buzz Perry opened his slot car racing shop Buzz-A-Rama in Kensington, Brooklyn. That was 45 years ago and Buzz-A-Rama is still attracting generations of New Yorkers to its raceways every … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, Buzz-A-Rama, Slot Car Racing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Coney Island’s Ruby’s Bar Closes after 76 Years

For seventy-six years, Ruby’s Bar and Grill has been a Coney Island staple. It’s also been home to pirate-mermaid weddings, mermaid parade after-parties, and a timeline of photographs that date back as far as the bar does. But this October, … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, bars, Brooklyn, Community Life | Tagged , | Comments Off on Coney Island’s Ruby’s Bar Closes after 76 Years

Still Waters in a Storm: A Reading/Writing Experience in Bushwick

Still Waters in a Storm, a grassroots organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, was founded by Stephen Haff. This is a place where people of all ages come to a one-room classroom to read, write, and listen. One of the most … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Still Waters in a Storm: A Reading/Writing Experience in Bushwick

Babies in NYC Bars

After an exhausting day at work, you hit the bar for a much-needed drink. Unwind, let loose, drop a few f-bombs and then you hear a crying baby from the corner of the room. Rewind and censor. Who let the … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, babies, bars, Brooklyn, Community Life, food, New York, parents | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Babies in NYC Bars

Dating in New York

“I can tell you some stories about dating in New York,” Denise Patterson, a 39-year-old Brooklyn woman said. “It sucks.” Patterson, a professor of English relived a date with a guy who had a PhD in Philosophy. “Within the first … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, Dating, online dating, speed dating | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Pickle Store Moves to Brooklyn

When you walk through the door the first thing you see are ten orange 50 gallon barrels lined up like obedient children. Each barrel is properly labeled with a handwritten sign describing what’s inside. Sour Pickles. Giardiniera. Sweet Peppers… The … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, pickles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bed-Stuy’s own 9/11: music, weed, & what up baii

In a darkly lit room, Kevin starts the day smoking a blunt. It’s only 10 a.m. What am I getting myself into? I wait for him to exhale and exhale myself when I notice a blanket covered in cartoons on … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, Career, Entertainment, music, New York, weed | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bed-Stuy’s own 9/11: music, weed, & what up baii

Pricey Prices for Secondhand

At Goodwill in Manhattan, a no-label plaid shirt runs me about $4 and at Salvation Army it’s $5. Buffalo Exchange, a vintage store selling designer and high street wear, asks for a whopping $10 for the trend. Aren’t they all … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, Community Life, prices, shopping, thrift, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pricey Prices for Secondhand

A Fiesta in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden held its 18th Annual Chile Pepper Fiesta on Saturday, October 2nd. Whether looking for groovy beats or spicy treats, their was plenty to offer visitors. The festival was truly a celebration of the diverse uses of … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, chile pepper, festival, food, spicy | Tagged | Comments Off on A Fiesta in Brooklyn

Cody Cared For Me

As a teen, Nachez Jones needed a push to help her find her “purpose” in life. And Dr. Jacquelyne M. Cody was there to provide her with the extra boost. Dr. Cody is founder of CodyCares for Kids, Inc.—a Brooklyn-based … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn, High School, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Cody Cared For Me