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About a month ago, I climbed the steps to the roof of Buidling 275 at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Before me was a blinding white rooftop surface, populated with 42 rectangular planters, inside of which five varietals of Bordeaux red grapes grew. On the space's Eastern edge, a few picnic tables were shaded by a tent—necessary that day; the sun was direct and unrelenting—and Devin Shomaker, co-founder of Rooftop Reds, the world’s and therefore (probably) the galaxy's...
When Brooklyn Brewery opened its production space and tasting room on North 11th Street in 1996, the company was a neighborhood trailblazer. Today, that reality is quite different. It's at the epicenter of a teeming social scene (and at times shit-show), just around the corner from Brooklyn Bowl, and across the street from Reynard and the Wythe Hotel. So while the company still has nine years remaining on its lease, the Brewery has decided to wise up early: in anticipation of astronomically-further-rising...

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