Terminal New York

You may have noticed the lack of posts here at The BK Buzz. We’re very sorry about that. We’ve been caught up with graduate studies at Columbia University and a new job developing and giving walking tours throughout New York City. In fact, just so you know that we haven’t completely disappeared off the face … Continue reading

A new way to listen

Did you hear? The BK Buzz is now a part of BBOX Radio! You can keep up with us here as always or you can check us out at bboxradio.com! And be sure to check out some of the other great shows on BBOX, including Both Kinds of Music, Ask Brooklyn, and Old Time Religion … Continue reading

Celebrating History in the Little Things

The BK Buzz recently visited the City Reliquary, a museum dedicated to the little bits and pieces that make up the history of New York City. We spoke with the director, Dave Herman, about why the tokens and souvenirs the museum collects are important to remember. Check it out: We think the Embee Sunshade Company … Continue reading

Documentary celebrates the artistic community of 80s and 90s Fort Greene

As you may have figured out by now, we at The BK Buzz love documentaries, especially documentaries about Brooklyn. And we have another great Brooklyn documentary to tell you about called Brooklyn Boheme. We attended a screening and discussion of the film at Long Island University Tuesday night and we have to say, this is … Continue reading

Explore a bit of history at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Most in Brooklyn have a vague knowledge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (primarily knowledge of Steiner Studios, located on the property) but how many know the history of the site and what kinds of things go on their today? We at The BK Buzz were unsure ourselves, so when we heard that the Yard had … Continue reading

Battle for Brooklyn

We at The BK Buzz attended a screening of the new documentary Battle for Brooklyn last night at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture in Park Slope as part of the Rooftop Films series, “Films for the Occupation.” The film documents the Atlantic Yards project from the time it was announced in 2003 up through the … Continue reading

Embroidered love stories

Iviva Olenick was walking home to Boerum Hill one night when she came up with a creative idea for telling Brooklyn love stories, which soon became The Brooklyn Love Exchange. Olenick, who teaches embroidery at the Pratt Institute and at Etsy at 3rd Ward, began documenting love stories gathered from all over the borough in … Continue reading

Before I Die in Brooklyn

The people behind the new Shake Shack in Downtown Brooklyn turned their construction site into a public art project. The “Before I Die…” project was started in New Orleans and has been popping up all over the world since. We think it has a nice presence at the corner of Adams Street and the Fulton … Continue reading

Interpreting sound in an unlikely location

What would you to to help revitalize the dead space around and underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway? Artist Ellie Balk, with the help of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project and a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, decided to paint it. After nearly a year of preparation, Balk began painting under the BQE at … Continue reading

Long distance theater in Prospect Park

Have you ever been curious about what it feels like to run a marathon but aren’t sure you are interested in finding out first hand? Check out “Endure,” a one-woman show opening in Prospect Park this weekend that takes you on an immersive journey through the thoughts of a marathon runner. The BK Buzz went … Continue reading