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The helicopters have started flying out to East Hampton already, but who needs a helicopter when you have all of Brooklyn at your fingertips this Memorial Day weekend? Luckily, there's so much going on that there's something for everyone: music, art, day drinking, and—yes—Memorial Day celebrations. We've got you covered. Here are ten ways to celebrate Memorial Day without having to leave Brooklyn. 1. Rooftop drinking at Berry Park, Northern Territory or The Ides: If...
Ten years ago the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA), a well-organized neighborhood specific activist network, came to an agreement with private developers. In the interest of raising much-needed funds to complete construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the community group agreed to let developers build a hotel and three-building condo cluster, despite the fact they were "not thrilled with the thought of a large new structure that is out of character with the rest of the neighborhood." But in exchange for...
It's Monday, which means that the only way to get through the long stretch of work week ahead of us is planning for next weekend. You're in luck: The fourth annual Brooklyn Kite Festival kicks off next Saturday. The event, which mostly consists of flying kites, watching kites fly in front of the Manhattan skyline, and attempting not to hum that kite-related song from Mary Poppins, kicks off at Brooklyn Bridge Park on 11 am...
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will meet next month with their community advisory council to review 14 renderings of residential and commercial buildings that will rise on the site of the park's Pier 6. Usually, this would be just another real estate story, but the continued encroachment of real estate properties into Brooklyn Bridge Park is a major point of contention in the borough, one on-par with the demolition of South Williamsburg's Domino Sugar...

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