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PHOTOGRAPHY Zach Gross Last night, the entertainment & storytelling studio, Topic, hosted an important discussion on what identity is, and what it means to us inside the beautiful Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights. Investigative reporter Nicholas Kulish kicked off last night's discussion, speaking about his discrepancies between how the world sees him versus how he sees himself as a tall person. He argued that while he sees himself as an author and reporter, those categories of self-identification mattered less...
Although admirable eateries have inched their way up Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights’ other commercial corridor, Montague Street, has remained an enduring anomaly—bordering the borough’s poshest of neighborhoods with a succession of low-grade restaurants. Which is why even locals would be forgiven for neglecting to register a changing of the guard, on the subterranean space cornering Henry Street. Having housed interchangeable Chinese takeout joints over the years, such as Vegetarian Ginger, 128 Dumpling House and Andy’s,...
Reel Brooklyn is a biweekly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. Perhaps it was the most extreme metaphor for Brooklyn gentrification ever: a swoon-worthy B-Heights brownstone whose only renters are adversaries in the Miltonic battle between God and Satan. A late-comer in the who's-more-Catholic horror-movie fad that began with Rosemary's Baby (1968) and reached pustulating white-head-ness with The Omen (1976), Michael Winner's The Sentinel (1977) relocates the traffic...
It’s summer, which means warm weather, more free time, and endless options for things to do. But doing stuff is, uh, expensive! One could easily blow a whole paycheck on a fun summer weekend, but that doesn’t mean you have to!  We know Groupon is no secret, but we took some time to go through all the deals of the moment and found 15 of the best—from great food to essential Brooklyn experiences to...

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