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Reel Brooklyn is a biweekly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. For decades before his death in 1999 the globe's reigning genius-director demigod, Stanley Kubrick, had always seemed like a man without a country—a despot in his own kingdom of weird dreams and mega-visions. But he was in fact a born-bred New Yorker, a child of Clinton Avenue in the Bronx, and if of all of his...
Third wave coffee bars are no longer the ultimate symbol of status, signaling the inevitable trajectory of upwardly mobile neighborhoods. Nowadays, any district worth its soaring rent increases must house an ostensibly Australian café as well, offering wheat free muffins and cappuccinos alongside avocado smashes and flat whites. So it only stands to reason that DUMBO—perennially the poshest, and home to the most expensive real-estate of all Brooklyn precincts—should boast a branch of the most...
Hillary's fat and still has emails, a Filipino fisherman found a 75-pound pearl and then kept it hidden under his bed for ten years, and policemen in France are forcing women to take their clothes off. A standard week, all things considered. Planning to stay inside and click about it? Boring. Get out. Here are all the art things you should do and see this week instead of slurping fifteen mezcalitas and slamming four pounds of guac with your girlfriends. OUCHI GALLERY: OVERFITTING Curator Yujia...
A Streetcar Named Desire St. Ann's Warehouse 45 Water Street, DUMBO Many classic plays of the twentieth century are so situated in their time and place that they resist even minor attempts at modernization. Such is the case with this A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse, which is a transfer of a production directed by Benedict Andrews that played in London in 2014. It is staged in the round on a revolving set that is...