They call it “Sex and the City meets Sleepless on Brighton Beach,” but Tatiana Restaurant is so much more.
By Mustafa Mehdi Vural Tuan Le, 33, and his girl friend Vanessa Alvarez, 28, rushed from the subway on Sunday afternoon to Whitman Auditorium at Brooklyn College to see the show of Chinese Acrobats of Hebei. “My girlfriend loves Chinese Acrobatics,” said Vietnam-born, Germany-raised Le. “I do little bit the same thing,” added Alvarez, smiling. […]
Brooklyn College hosted the third annual Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Pageant March 28, and nine women vied for their shot at the crown.
By Yepoka Yeebo Last year, five 12-year-old girls from Brownsville, Brooklyn recorded an exuberant, electro-tinged song that would see them featured in music snob bibles ‘Pitchfork,’ and ‘The Fader.’ By a bizarre twist of the record industry, it became the soundtrack to luxury label Proenza Schouler’s show at Fashion Week in February. But only one […]
Designer Karen Patwa adds a little danger to the fashion scene in Boerum Hill.
By Joseph Alexiou It is only in a neighborhood like Williamsburg, in a borough like Brooklyn, that a group of creative young folks can open an Elvis-themed hair salon-cum-tattoo parlor without raising many eyebrows. Graceland is housed in a renovated former three-car garage at the corner of Lorimer and Withers streets. Embedded in the smooth […]
Ukulele sales in Brooklyn are on the rise: A seller in Flatbush says his numbers are up 80 percent from last year.
By Amanda Massa and Mustafa Mehdi Vural You bring the sketchpad; they’ll supply the beer. Or at least that’s what happens at Drink’n’Draw, a weekly event hosted by the Williamsburg art studio, 3RDWARD. For $15 each Wednesday night, people can come ready with art supplies and draw live nude models, who pose on stage for […]
By Danielle Bengsch It is the oldest form of pornography and still flourishing: Erotic literature. Danielle Bengsch speaks to participants in an erotic writing workshop at “Shag” in Williamsburg. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
It’s not a market or a hotel or even a conventional concert venue, but the Market Hotel has quietly established itself at the center of Brooklyn’s DIY music scene.