• Interview with James Bewley (Dale) of Dale Radio! –>Season 6 is here!

    For 5 seasons Dale Radio has been blasting out through the podcast airwaves with unique quirky content. The show has featured the who’s who of cool kids in the area and beyond; with peeps like Joel DovevNoah Rothbaum, Zach Gabbard, Joanna Ebenstein, Alexa Wilding, Ruby Lerner, Michael Cyril Creighton, Ashley Albert, Jonathan Schnapp, (the Gowanus Dolphin), and so so so so so many more kickass people!

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    The shows star is this dated blue suit wearing raspy voiced man named Dale Seever. The character is played by actor, visual artist, and writer James Bewley. By day James is the Senior Program Officer at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York, but once a month he transforms into the spicy conversationalist Dale for a lively podcast. We had the good fortune of talking to James through the old interwebs and learned a few things about the shows upcoming episodes.

    First off, there are a few changes at Dale Radio since last season. The most obvious is the venue change. The show moved from Film Biz Recycling to one of Park Slope’s best venues, Union Hall. So, we asked James…

    Why the Venue change?

    Well, all great culture happens in a basement, so I was adamant that I didn’t want to be above ground. I miss Film Biz terribly, but they needed to focus on what they do best, which is get those props into the hands of those in need (or even those who just want) not run events. I needed to have a little more wind in my sails from an operational and promotional standpoint – so we mutually agreed to part ways and that I would try something new. Luckily the fine folks at Union Hall were willing to include me in their lineup of amazing comedy events that are happening there right now.

    The new season has, of course, lots in store. The freaking shows’ opening episode features comedian, Seaton Smith; cabaret star, Molly Pope; performer/comedian, Jibz Cameron, and more. We wanted to know who James (Dale) was really looking forward to interviewing in the upcoming season:

    Who are you most excited about talking to?

    To be honest, I have stacked the deck with talented folks I’ve been waiting to have on the program for some time. I just finished Ophira Eisenberg’s book – and I enjoy Canadians – so I am looking forward to that conversation. Leah Bonnema and I were in an acting class together, so I want to see if she put any of that to use. I’m going to have Andrew Bancroft on the opening night and he sometimes appears as a rapping jelly donut – so that should also be fun. And we’re mixing it up a little bit in that all the guests will stick around and join Dale on the couch. In fact, all his interviews will Read more ›

     
  • What’s in the Park Slope Co-Op

    What’s the deal with the Park Slope Co-Op? Our friends have tried to explain it, but we keep sided-eyeing them cause it seems like a Park Slopian type thing. Well, GRITtv has done a little expose on the legendary Union Street business, which apparently pulls in a healthy unbelievable 48 million dollars a year! Check out the store behind the myth…

    A Brooklyn Story: The Park Slope Food Co-op from GRITtv on Vimeo.

     
  • Go Shopping Sunday Without the Kids

    If you have kids you know one of the hardest times of year is from now to the end of the month. This month is jammed packed with so much holiday stuff. It so difficult to go to every little event and even more impossible to find time to shop! When you do find a moment to run and get gifts, what do you do with the kids? Leave them at home to cause chaos? No! That’d be silly. You can totally just drop them off for a few hours at the Brooklyn Robot Foundry! They have this amazing class called “Kids Play, You Shop”  that take place on Sundays this month. Kids get to learn about, you guessed it, ROBOTS, while you run around and get their or everyone elses gifts. That’s seems awesome enough, but there is an even more awesome element to this class. If you drop your kids off at Robot Foundry you can totally get discounts at local restaurants, boutiques, and even a gym!

    Right now you can get a discount at the following places: 718 Cyclery, A. Cheng, By Brooklyn, Film Biz Recycling, Flirt, Juice Haven, Root Hill Burger, Root Hill Cafe, the Brooklyn Craft Central Annual Holiday Market (Dec 15/16 & 22/23), Garfield’s, Cotta-Bene, and Captain Quinn’s.

    This sounds too good to be true! It’s like a dream!

    Check out the class info here.

     
  • AGAST

    For the 16th year artist in Brooklyn will open their doors to the public for the Annual Gowanus Studio Tour (AGAST). This year there are 150 artist participating in the event, which stretches across all of South Brooklyn: Gowanus, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and Cobble Hill in 40 different venues. Artist of all types will have their work on display to show just how freaking creative humanity can be! What’s really cool about this event and why it’s extremely popular, even internationally, is because you get to actually meet the artist behind the work. This means when you wonder through the residential and industrial streets on this self guided tour you will be able to discover the artist behind interesting, unique, fabulous, and brilliant creative art!

    The is Oct 13th & 14th 12-6pm with a closing party 6pm Sunday.

    Check out AGAST’s website for more details, a pdf of the tour map, and an interactive google tour map.

     

     
  • Visit To Pork Slope

    *advisory not for vegan eyes!

    This weekend we wondered up into Park Slope, Brooklyn to the meat mecca know as Pork Slope. Here’s what we discovered:

    They have lots of beer…

    They have lots of liquor too high for us to reach…

    They have Pig stuff is everywhere… Read more ›

     
  • Root Hill Burger: “Very Soon!”

    Earlier this summer we surmised that the folks behind the Root Hill coffee shop and cafe at the corner of Carroll Street and 4th Avenue were working on a new burger joint just a couple of doors down. That GYFO dream came closer to reality over the weekend when the above sign — promising that “Root Hill Burger” would be opening “Very Soon!” — was posted on the storefront’s glass. The wooden construction panels that had been surrounding the storefront for the past few months have been removed as well.

    Gowanus needs a good burger joint: Two 8 Two Burger, Mooburger and Bonnie’s are all just a little too far out of reach for regular neighborhood snackin’. Can’t wait.

     
  • Inside Look At The New Park Slope Library

    We swung by the newly reopened Park Slope Library to check out the new renovations…

    They had balloons…

    A sign letting people know they’re back open…

    Got a super nice new handcap entrance…

    The handcap entrance has foot lights…

    The push for opening the door is kinda hard to find… but someone added an extra note to help…

    Old historic sign is in the entrance area…

    Historic guys head is there too…

    The fancy window when you enter looks…well, fancy…

    The inside looks really welcoming for you reading types…

    There are new self-checkout machines…

    There’s this second level that’s reminds us of an Escher painting for some reason…

    It’s over a books & DVD area…

    Books like “Five Little Monkeys”…

    Upstairs they have an archway ceiling and more books…

    With a lounge area, again, for you reading types…

    Look an old timey light…

    You should go to the library and get your read on…

    The Park Slope Library is open (at the time of this post):

    Mon 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tue 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Wed 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thu 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Fri 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Sun closed

    It has computers and Wifi available too!

     

     

     
 

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