Interview: Oriana Leckert, Creator and Author of Brooklyn Spaces

The only thing I love more than people who are passionate about a thing and then do something with that thing is when I am crazy about that thing, too. Oriana Leckert does exactly that with her online compendium of culture and creativity in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Spaces. As the creator and author, Oriana does an incredible … Continue reading Interview: Oriana Leckert, Creator and Author of Brooklyn Spaces

I went on a magic hour photography adventure with Anna* (top right photo; a brilliant photographer with a similar love for the city and the people here), and these were some of my favorites. Surprisingly (given the amount I talk with and observe strangers), I had never asked anyone if I could photograph them. Some folks … Continue reading

Cultural Touchstones

Jen: You know. 'All That'. They did the Goodburger thing. That's where 'Welcome to Goodburger, home of the Goodburger, can I take your orrrrder' comes from. Jay: What is that, a catchphrase? Jen: Yeah. Jay: And why was it funny? Jen: You know, now that I think about it…

Announcing First Ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports

The Center for the Study of Brooklyn at Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn Community Foundation are pleased to release the first ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports.  Over 600 pages in total, each of the 19 new reports- one for each of the borough’s 18 Community Districts, and one for all of Brooklyn- include over 90 indicators that explore 9 different theme … Continue reading Announcing First Ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports

Brooklyn Museum (best ever; seriously, become a member) brought the 1920s to life tonight! It was super fun (evidenced by the video and use of the Diddley Bow) and super creepy (evidenced by the 10+ people, mostly old men, who overtly took out their camera phones to capture the relative normalcy of Valerie and me). The exhibit was neat (though I need … Continue reading