Discovering the history of Brooklyn through literature

Brooklyn has become known recently for it’s writing scene, having even been compared to 1920s Paris by The Huffington Post earlier this year. But maybe the literary history of the borough isn’t so new. That’s what Evan Hughes focuses on in his new book Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American … 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

A year of trying new things

Looking for a way to gain perspective on your life? Maybe you should try what Jenny Levison decided to do. She’s decided to do something new everyday for a year and write about it.  Her year is almost up and we at The BK Buzz were wondering what she has been able to take from the experience. … Continue reading

Documentary focuses on the gentrification of Fulton Mall

A new documentary is currently in the works, which tackles the issues of gentrification and city planning in Downtown Brooklyn. Written and directed by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean, the film, called My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City, focuses on how city planning policy affects the changes we see in … 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

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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

Ladies wrestling for charity

Women in New York City are claiming arm wrestling for their own and turning it into a unique and entertaining way to fundraise for women’s charities. They have also found it to be an interesting way to approach tough issues including identity and femininity. We attended their first tournament at Union Pool in Williamsburg and … Continue reading