Moving Out/On

Today, we are posting something a little bit different. The BK Buzz creator, Shannon Geis, recently went through the process of helping her mom move out of the home where Shannon grew up in rural Nebraska. Although Shannon lives in Brooklyn now, the house has a lot of important memories for her, especially memories of … 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

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

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

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

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