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

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

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

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

Smorgasburg!

We decided to check out the new Food Market on the Williamsburg Waterfront, called Smorgasburg, yesterday afternoon. The market comes from the same people who brought us the Brooklyn Flea and it is in the new outdoor location for the Brooklyn Flea on Sundays. There is a wide range of food vendors, some serving unique … Continue reading