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Summer may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late for some al fresco feasting. Here we bring you the best places in Brooklyn to picnic in style and the provisioners who should be packing your knapsack. You’re welcome. Brooklyn Bridge Park & Sahadi’s (187 Atlantic Avenue) Picnic Basket: Hummus | Baba ghanoush | Stuffed vine leaves | Tabbouleh | Greek salad | Fried cauliflower | Falafel | Pita bread | Pistachio baklava | Fruit...
David Seiter, principal and design director of landscape architecture firm Future Green, describes Red Hook's ecological origins, his latest projects, and the importance of planning for resiliency as oceans rise. Why did you choose Red Hook for your offices? We’re drawn to the quiet of Red Hook, the quality of the light and the amount of sky.  We love the openness and the sense of being surrounded by an overgrown urban nature. While we’ve always gravitated...
Brooklyn Bridge Park is currently hostinga sprawling photography exhibit, courtesy of Photoville, which calls the 74,000-square-foot display, comprising 65 cargo containers of exhibits along the East River, a fully-fledged photography "village." While this village lacks things like a mayor and a grocery store, it does boast the work of photographers from across the world, giving guests a taste of work they might not otherwise see. Since its inception four years ago, Photoville has grown from a fringe showcase into something quite big, gradually...
Jesse Hooker and Cosmo Piefl are two modern day outdoorsmen who recently escaped the urban confines of Brooklyn to set upon an explorer's mission: navigating the entire Hudson River by kayak. Along their way through the flora and fauna of New York State, the two men crashed into choppy waters, paddled through an evergreen landscape, and lived off rationed salami.  All 315 miles and seventeen days of their journey are documented in "The Paddle Home," a short video filmed mostly by...

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