• Photo Gallery: Halloween in Carroll Gardens

    The seasonal lawn decorations in the historic district portion of Carroll Gardens are the stuff of legends, with brownstone owners going all-out in an effort to best their neighbors through all of fall and winter’s holidays. Halloween is no exception, as residents typically adorn their front yards with skulls, scarecrows, jack o’ lanterns, blow-up ghosts and other spooky accoutrement of all sorts.

    The Halloween decorations on the evening of October 28th were a bit tamer than usual, as Hurricane Sandy was scheduled for landfall the following day and residents wisely chose not to leave their giant-sized, inflatable decorations out for Sandy to chew up and spit out. Still, an impressive array of holiday flare was on display.

  • It’s about to get scary… Warehouse of Horrors: Gowanus ’73

    One of the best things about October (besides the beer) is getting your scare on. There is really nothing like having something go boo! at you to get your heart racing. It’s invigorating… almost like a workout! And boy do the kids over at Ugly Rhino have a workout for you. They are setting up a new spooky unique haunted house at the Brooklyn Lyceum filled with tragedy and terror called Warehouse of Horrors: Gowanus ’73The back story behind the haunted house goes like this…

    it’s 1970s Brooklyn (most likely super sketchy night time 1970s Brooklyn)….

    After a string of mysterious and grotesque murders at an underground rave party, a complex web of mafia relations, crooked cops, and dangerous drug dealers is revealed.

    The show uses non-traditional storytelling of “social atmosphere” to engage the audience in a very unique way. This means the audience gets to encounters characters and hear each of their stories. Plus, to help everyone feel social the audience will be armed with cocktails, which come free with the purchase of tickets (21+ of course).

    This sounds all spooky and fantastic!

    UglyRhino’s Warehouse of Horrors: Gowanus ‘73 will run October 11-November at The Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue at Union Street, Brooklyn), Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) are available at the door, 30 minutes prior to the show. All ticket purchases will include 3 free curated cocktails. 



  • Gowanus Circus shows in October!

    image from Gowanus Circus’s Facebook page

    The Gowanus Circus is the ultimate spectacle spectacular. The group list itself as performers…

    who ran away to join the circus who love to fly, manipulate fire, and shove spoons up their nostrils.

    And fly, play with fire, and spoon shoving they do. The group does all sorts of crazy, fun, and highly entertaining things. Here’s a few examples from the show they did recently at the Gowanus Ballroom

    The Gowanus Circus has some bitchen shows coming up including this weekend at the Brooklyn Lyceum and later this month at Big Sky Works.

  • Spooky Halloween Calendar Of Carroll Gardens House

    We ♥ Orange Your Glad

    Orange You Glad, a multi-disciplinary design studio that creates kickass promo & marketing stuff who we’d LUV to work with, is back again this year with another delightful Calendar for the Spookiest month of the year, October. You may remember that they had a delightful Calendar from last year called: It Came From the Gowanus. This years calendar focuses on a house in Carroll Garden’s where things surely do go bump in the night. Check it…

    Here’s the outside:

    The Inside: Read more ›


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