Ambiguous Borders

Exploring the Definitions of Community in Red Hook, Brooklyn Ambiguous Borders is an audio walking tour based on the oral histories producer Shannon Geis collected while obtaining her Master’s degree in Oral History from Columbia University. It is a two hour listening experiement best experienced by walking through the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Ambiguous Borders explores the … Continue reading

The Sounds of Red Hook

We often think about what makes a community unique. And usually the things we consider include the people who live there, the places with visiting, and maybe some of the intangible feelings you get when you are there. But one aspect that I don’t think is considered as often as it should are the unique … Continue reading

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

Racing brings a father and son together

Ray Penfold has been racing in rural Maine since the 1960s and his son, Bill, started racing with him in the 1980s. Despite grisly crashes and flaring tempers, racing is what has kept this father and son so close. Listen in to Shannon Geis’s story about this unique family.

Island Connection

Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine is full of islands. Many of the islands host a sizable summer population and a few have year round residents. But how do the people who live on these islands get to and from the mainland? By ferry boat, of course! Shannon Geis rode along with a ferry … 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

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

The Cyclones are a home run for Brooklyn

Brooklyn loves baseball, just ask anyone taking in a Cyclones game at MCU Park near the beach in Coney Island. Although the major league season is heating up with the postseason just around the corner, minor league is just rapping up. And even though the Cyclones didn’t win the championship this year, they’ve won the … Continue reading