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August 8, 2011 · Art / Culture

Slow Falls by Abigail Levine

Along the side wall of Four & Twenty Blackbirds Abigail Levine, a NY dance and performance artist, created Slow Falls for the Movement Research Dance Festival back in June. Details from June event: 4 dancers, starting 6…

August 5, 2011 · Places

Sweet: BIT – Four And Twenty Blackbirds

This past June Brooklyn Independent Television stopped into Four And Twenty Blackbirds for a slice and to see what’s inside the Gowanus pie shop.  

August 4, 2011 · Art / Culture

Makerbot’s 3D Printer: Colbert Bust timelapse

John Biehler captures a timelapse of a 3D printer from Brooklyn’s own Markerbot cranking out a bust of Stephen Colbert. This is such cool eye candy!   via: DoobyBrain.com

August 2, 2011 · Art / Culture

Guac Rockin a Boat!

Some lucky bastards were placed on a boat with Nacho New York’s Guactacular winners and bands: So So Glos, American Darlings, and North Highlands for a seafaring chip dipping good time! more info at: NachoNY.com

Revamped or Being Destroyed… My Brooklyn

my brooklyn looks at the dramatic cultural and economics shifts of some Brooklyn neighborhoods and dissects the negative & positive meanings behind the word ‘gentrification’. It also specifically looks at how well established…

July 29, 2011 · Art / Culture

Friday’s Heavy Metal Drum Solo

Here is your reward for being such good little workers all week… It’s a heavy metal drum solo from Tamas of Verismo @ Gowanus Ballroom !  

July 25, 2011 · The Canal

Monday’s Rewind: Brooklyn Informed – Gowanus Canal

9 months ago Brooklyn Informed posted this video about the Gowanus Canal. It’s an FYI video that features a few of the key players in the current clean up process. Via: SHFT on…

July 23, 2011 · Art / Culture

Proteus Gowanus’s Paradise Bizarre a 2011 Benefit

Film makers Sean Hanley & Ted Rogers take us into the world of Proteus Gowanus’s Paradise Bizarre an event with music, dancers, writers, preachers, strumpets, fixers, puppets, and therapists. Basically every type of event Proteus…

July 22, 2011 · Art / Culture

Turn the ‘Lightouts’ it’s time for music July 25th

Back in March we reported ,on the old Blogspot site, on the group Lightouts a Gowanus based duo that kicks out indie rocks songs…. Well, Lightouts are playing a gig right around here on…

July 17, 2011 · Beyond Gowanus

Brooklyn Street Art

Over this past week artist Luci Westphal collected images of graffiti and murals that paint the buildings and sidewalks of Brooklyn. Check out her blog here: Good Hard Working People

July 13, 2011 · Art / Culture

Les Bicyclettes Blanches at Gowanus Ballroom

In case you missed it here’s Les Bicyclettes Blanches playing at Gowanus Ballroom. Via: Mourrice Papi

July 9, 2011 · Places

Littleneck “clam shack” coming to 3rd Ave

As reported long ago a ‘fish place’ called Littleneck “clam shack” is coming to 3rd Ave between President St. and Carroll soonish. The website says they will be selling “classic New England-style beach…

July 8, 2011 · Art / Culture

Their Radical Dads & here’s their video “New Age Dinosaur”

Gowanus Canal based trio Radical Dads releases a new video for their song “New Age Dinosaur” that features the Gowanus area and other parts of Brooklyn. -––Doesn’t Loews look super sexy in this Match.com style…

So Many Books and So Little Time

Slicing the Public Each year, city-funded institutions wage petition and letter writing campaigns to try to prevent the now ever growing budget cuts from being passed down through Albany and City Hall. It’s getting to…

bike it: gowanus to midtown

If you didn’t know it takes about 40 to 45 minutes by subways to get to midtown Manhattan. It takes just about the same amount of time by bike depending on bridge traffic. Kenie Huber…

June 29, 2011 · Art / Culture

Brooklyn Shorts – Gowanus

Brooklyn Shorts is a daily comic and super-short film series that relates to a particular Brooklyn neighborhood. Above is the film and below is the comic for our favorite BK neighborhood, Gowanus… To…

June 27, 2011 · Art / Culture, Places

Monday’s Rewind: Gowanus Music Club

Back in 2010 Brooklyn Independent Television took a look inside a school for the next generation of Rock Stars… the Gowanus Music Club.

June 26, 2011 · Art / Culture, Places

Time-lapse: Gowanus Ballroom – The Architecture of Devotion Exhibit

Great time-lapse of a hanging of Black Paw Photograph’s for the Architecture of Devotion Exhibit at Gowanus Ballroom. The exhibit goes from June 24th – July 3rd.

June 26, 2011 · Food: Eat Me!

Brü = Brew with Lenses and Limes

Friend Mark and his friend Tyler show how they can easily brew a Pale Ale with supplies from the Brooklyn Brew Shop in Gowanus. Read it here: www.LensesAndLimes.com

June 24, 2011 · Art / Culture

Bling Bling Golden T-Shirt

If we played poker like Mr. Spiderman Tobey Maguire we would totally use only things made of Gold! We’d: write with a gold pens, drive a gold Cadillac, drink gold flake cocktails, eat gold…

June 20, 2011 · Beyond Gowanus, Science

How to Brew with Brooklyn Brew Shop

Check out this ‘how to’ guide for brewing beer via: BrooklynBrewShop.com Brooklyn Brew Kit is available at: Brooklyn Victory Garden at 920 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY

June 20, 2011 · Art / Culture, The Canal

Enticement to go see ‘Seaworthy’

Just a little preview for ‘Seaworthy’ at joint art exhibit, workshop, oh, and boat launch from EFA Project Space, Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space. Get more details at: Seaworthynyc.org Seaworthy also features…

June 19, 2011 · Art / Culture, Other Stuff

Tote Bag Printing At Gowanus Print Lab

Musician Grace Weber and her boyfriend Dane created this short video that shows just how easy it is to print tote bags for her new album at Gowanus Print Lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn….

June 16, 2011 · The Canal

Transforming South Brooklyn

On Grist.org, an environmental publication, Brooklynite Sarah Goodyear reports on the negative effects that the Gowanus Expressway has had on the South Brooklyn area. She references a video produced by the American Society of Landscape Architects…

June 13, 2011 · Art / Culture

Friendly Falcons & Their Friend the Snake present: Oh, River

The Friendly Falcons and Their Friend the Snake are a music and visual art group by artist’s Jeffery Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier. Their work takes music, sculpture, & drawing and rolls it into…

June 12, 2011 · Art / Culture, Places

Inside the mind of Brooklyn Brine

Christian Amundson and Pedro Padilla take a look at Brooklyn Brine in Gowanus and get an interview with the ‘master of pickles’ Shamus Jones. Check out more brinetastic things at: BrooklynBrine.com

Squid of the Week: The Anachronism

Preview for The Anachronism, which is a Steampunk style short that tells the tale of two kids who find a giant wrecked robot squid. Bonus Your Face Off The actually film short… The…

June 10, 2011 · Art / Culture, The Canal

Two JasperJohns TV Show features Gowanus

A new internet TV show involving “nine gay brothers from Ohio living in New York whose last name is Jasperjohns” called Two Jasperjohns shows off parts of Gowanus (Gowanus Canal). Just look how sexy…

June 9, 2011 · Art / Culture

Memory Tapes new video features Gowanus

Memory Tapes new surreal video for “Yes I Know” features images of both Gowanus and Park Slope Brooklyn. The video’s Direction and Post was done by Gowanus’s own Eric Epstein.   Disclosure Your…

June 8, 2011 · Places

Gowanus Grove Video

Marshall McDonald creates a video highlighting the festivities at the Gowanus Grove (June 5th,2011). The video gives a good insight into what one experiences when going to the Sunday dance event  just off…

Time Lapse of Makerbot 3D Printer Assembly

This is a time lapse by Lucas Saugen of a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer kit being put together.   Found Via: LaughingSquid.com

June 6, 2011 · Art / Culture

Skate Gowanus…Skate it real Good!

Skaters: Bogdan Dzyurak, Henry Wuwong, Tony Soto, and Nikios Wallace head out, on what we believe is a Tuesday, to skate through Gowanus. Homage, the skate shop of Carroll Gardens, captures all the sweet…

June 4, 2011 · Beyond Gowanus, Other Stuff, Science

Saturday Rewind: Recycling Center in Staten Island

The History Channel’s Daniel Wilson takes viewers inside the Pratt Industries Staten Island Paper Recycling facility.

June 3, 2011 · Art / Culture, The Canal

Body of Water – a video about the Canal

Three colleagues created a video essay on the Gowanus Canal for a journalism course at NYU.

June 2, 2011 · Art / Culture, Places

Brooklyntastic: Havin’ A Party – Best Commercial Event

This commercial is so Brooklyn and just so fantastic we can’t even tell you. It reminds us of the classic Grand Prospect Hall ad. that runs on NY1. Family owned Havin’ A Party has…

Battle For Brooklyn-Atlantic Yards project

Through corporate funds, political support, tax breaks, and what seemed to be strange insider deals, a stadium and skyscraper sized condos are now emerging from the Atlantic Rail Yards and where old Brooklyn…

Monday’s Rewind: Balloon Into Space

In August of last year Brooklynites Luke Geissbuhler & his 7-year-old son, Max, did something a bit odd; they launched a balloon into space for an amateur science experiment. The little balloon sported…

Holy Jello Competition, Batman!

It’s one of the greatest substances on the planet; both icky and sexy to the touch. It’s J-E-L-L-O, Jell-o! And Gowanus Studio Space wants you to use this cool substance in a very…

May 11, 2011 · Art / Culture

Gowanus Grind: Images from Thomas Greene Park

Hitting the deck and blasting through the pavement, Homage Skateboarding posted kick-ass multi-frame images of peeps ripping it up on the new skateboarding elements at Thomas Green Park Click the image for more photos  

May 4, 2011 · Art / Culture

One Book for an Entire Bookstore…truly Martian

Andrew Kessler’s ‘some kind of special’; not only did he get the chance of a lifetime by getting to hang out at NASA during the Mars Mission, he wrote a book about it, and…

Stroll along Gowanus Canal – Patch.com Reports
April 27, 2011 · The Canal

Stroll along Gowanus Canal – Patch.com Reports

ParkSlopePatch and CarrollGardensPatch took a moment last week, in honor of Earth Day, to talk about the Gowanus Canal. The piece dives into a brief history and talks to locals about the clean…

  • Slow Falls by Abigail Levine
  • Sweet: BIT – Four And Twenty Blackbirds
  • Makerbot’s 3D Printer: Colbert Bust timelapse
  • Guac Rockin a Boat!
  • Revamped or Being Destroyed… My Brooklyn
  • Friday’s Heavy Metal Drum Solo
  • Monday’s Rewind: Brooklyn Informed – Gowanus Canal
  • Proteus Gowanus’s Paradise Bizarre a 2011 Benefit
  • Turn the ‘Lightouts’ it’s time for music July 25th
  • Brooklyn Street Art

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