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

White Noise

What happens when four separate construction projects begin on one residential block simultaneously? What would you do if jackhammers kept you up all night and your street was torn up for months straight? The residents of John Street in the Financial District found out first hand how to deal and you might be surprised about … Continue reading

Sketch comedy with a Brooklyn twist

Love Saturday Night Live but find the process of getting tickets to be a hassle? Why go all the way into Manhattan when you can find great sketch comedy right here in Brooklyn? American Candy, a Brooklyn-based sketch show started in 2009, has it’s latest performance, “Love is Magic,” coming up in February and The … Continue reading

Filmmaker uses personal experiences to break abuse cycle

Being a dad is hard. Being a dad in a family that has suffered from generations of domestic abuse is even harder. What does it take to address the issue and look for ways to change? In his autobiographical film, House Devil, Street Angel, Fivel Rothberg takes a deep look at his relationships with his … Continue reading

Writers sharing stories over cocktails

As we’ve mentioned in past episodes, Brooklyn has become known for its writing scene recently, and although writing can be a very solitary endeavor, there’s a benefit to having a writing community and a place for writers to share their work with others. That’s part of why Stephanie Bok and Cindy Hanson decided to start … 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

Experimental theater group takes on Hemingway

Love The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway but want a new take on it? Elevator Repair Service, a theater company based out of Brooklyn, has been working on a theatrical production of the classic 20th century novel for the past few years, and it is debuting in New York later this month. And there’s more, … Continue reading

Cyclists go “as bare as they dare” for the environment

How do you take a stand against the pollution caused by cars and other motor vehicles that will get noticed? Well, you could ride your bike across the city in the buff. That’s what a bunch of cyclists did last Sunday afternoon for the World Naked Bike Ride. The World Naked Bike Ride is held … Continue reading

Singing about books in Bushwick

Do you like book clubs but wish there was a more creative way to discuss books? Check out the Bushwick Book Club at Goodbye Blue Monday, an event started by Susan Hwang in 2009 where singer/songwriters get up and sing songs about a different book each month. Books range from Kurt Vonnegut to Gustave Flaubert … Continue reading

The Sanctuary Project

What does the idea of Sanctuary mean to you? Merriam-Webster defines it in several different ways. It could be a consecrated place, such as a religious building or a place of worship. Or it could be a place of refuge and protection. But where an individual finds that consecrated place or that place of refuge … Continue reading