Photo Eric McNatt June is an exciting time for the LGBTQ community, and arguably nowhere does Pride Month better than NYC. With each borough putting on its own Pride Parade, the city becomes a rainbow of queer-centric activities. At the the non-profit Queer|Art, this month-long celebration of diversity and inclusion presents a unique opportunity to bring an alternative type of event to the community. Hosted at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg as part of Pride@Wythe...
Love stories with organic beginnings aren’t nearly as common anymore as they once were, especially in this digital age. When was the last time you heard someone say they had to leave for a Tinder date? As recently as today or within the last week. When was the last time you heard that someone had a date with a person they met at a coffee shop? Probably two weeks ago or more likely than...
PHOTOGRAPHY The Sunday Photographer Back before it became a trendy destination known for its brunch spots, farmer’s markets, Smorgasburgs and filled with organic eateries, Brooklyn was a place of industry, a place where immigrants settled and made lives for themselves utilizing what they had brought with them, their crafts. Many of the remnants of Brooklyn’s industrial identity have been knocked down, or worse yet, converted to even trendier condo’s with "original wood floors" or "exposed...
Everyone celebrates April 20th in their own way. Joints, bongs, edibles: take your pick (or don't at all, we won't judge!). No matter your fancy, while weed is decriminalized in NYC, it's still not always the most straightforward to get your hands on. In honor of the 4/20 holiday, we're sharing a personal essay from one of our community members.     Sitting in a bar in Park Slope the first week I moved here, I was...
PHOTOGRAPHY Shan Wallace When I was presented with the opportunity to have an interview series with Brooklyn Magazine, it took me some time to come up with a name. I wanted it to be a reflection of what I was trying to do, but also a reflection of where I was doing it. Though I’m originally from Baltimore and live in Atlanta, my boyfriend is from Brooklyn and currently lives here, so I’m here a...
For the past four years, the National Book Critics Circle has partnered with The New School’s MFA Creative Writing program, allowing the students to interview each of the NBCC Awards Finalists. In addition to building excitement for the Awards Finalist Reading and Ceremony held at the New School March 14th-15th, these interviews have built an intergenerational bridge between the writers of today and tomorrow. This year, as part of the ongoing collaboration, and in support of...
PHOTOGRAPHY LaQuann Dawson As an occasional interviewer for the magazine Modern Painters, David Bowie expressed an intense interest in the process of artists—what inspired them; what they were trying to explore; above all, he wanted to learn how they became artists. David Bowie Is, an exhibit celebrating the life and work of the renowned music legend, opened at the Brooklyn Museum two weeks ago. Like the icon it is dedicated to, the exhibit has been created...
The last time I was at City Point, the mixed-use residential and commercial complex, located in Downtown Brooklyn, I hosted their BKLYN All-Stars Shoot Out Event for NBA All-Star Weekend. Bringing out families from all across the borough, to have them compete for gift cards and bragging rights, was a complete success. Not to mention the fact that, after the shoot out, Italian restaurant Fortina (located on the lower level of City Point), blessed all who participated...
Editor's Note: When we partnered with American real estate company Douglas Elliman to present Brooklyn's 20 Best Blocks, we wanted to make sure that this came from a sincere place—so we connected with Brooklyn's own The Sunday Photographer a.k.a Matthew DeFrenza to take us on a journey throughout the borough to show us his favorite blocks. Douglas Elliman is New York City’s #1 brokerage and continues to grow with local offices across Brooklyn. Look for us in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope,...

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