It's so damp and cold out, who wants to go to the beach? If you're downsizing at home instead of tanning in the Hamptons this weekend, and just want more room for new books in your life, here's where to donate, recycle, repurpose and otherwise rid yourself honorably of your unwanted books. And, on the book buying end of the spectrum, summer's a great time to find new books in these very same locations....
- Where are Salvation Army shops in Brooklyn?
- Goodwill Stores in Brooklyn, the Borough that Gave Goodwill Its Name
- Housing Works in Brooklyn
The weather's iffy, but Brooklyn's public beaches are OPENING THIS WEEKEND.
In the New York City mayoral race, it appears that Bill de Blasio is being positioned as the Brooklyn candidate. What do you think about that--and about his candidacy and the race?
MAY 19, 2013
TIME: 1:30 P.M.
PLACE: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Steps off at 80th street and Third Avenue at 1:30 PM, rain or shine, and proceeds along Third Avenue, turns right at Bay Ridge Ave (69th street) up to Fifth Avenue, makes a left onto Fifth Avenue, marching along Fifth Avenue to 67 street, makes a right on 67 street - marching along the park up to the reviewing stand between 6 and 7th avenue. In Norway, on May 17 Norwegians fill the streets with cheers and flags in celebration of Norway's constitution, adopted in 1814. Bay Ridge and the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn once had a sizeable Norwegian population, and so the parade continues to be celebrated.
For information, see the parade website.
From Oklahoma City, How to Help (Less Than a Year After Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn Knows How Natural Disaster Feels...)
Adam Knapp, Oklahoma City guide for this site, About.com, reports that he is fine, but there's tornado devastation all around. Here's a link to Adam's suggestions on How to Help in the Wake of Oklahoma City's Tornado Tragedy.
It was less than a year ago that Hurricane Sandy caused havoc in New York City, flooding many areas in Brooklyn, leaving thousands without electricity and sheltering in schools, temporary accommodations, and without the ability to get to work. The NYC school system was shut down for over a week, the subways stumbled back into full operation only very slowly, and thousands are still piecing their lives back together.
We were helped by volunteers and contributions from across the nation. For some of us, it will be time to give back.
It's with angst, empathy and concern that Brooklynites are watching the horror caused by the tornado in Oklahoma City.
For Fathers Day, Give Dad a Headstart with a Great New Hat! Hip to Traditional, 6 Best Men's Hat Stores in Brooklyn
Stumped for a great gift for Fathers Day? If you're sick of giving dad chocolates, golf gear, and ties, think about a fashion statement hat. Here are 6 very cool, mostly local Brooklyn hat shops that specialize in every kind of hat you can think of, from a hipster porkpie hat to a traditional Stetson. Give a gift certificate, or better, take a trip with your dad to help him decide what makes him look handsome. Flattery, after all, gets you everywhere.
You've heard this already for sure: after the soggiest Sunday in recent memory, today we'll be treated to nearly 80 degree weather!
April 25 - June 23, 2013 Battle Pass- Revolution IV, the third and last exhibit of the Proteus Gowanus Battle theme, explores the pathos of the Battle of Brooklyn, and, in the words of its presenters, "stimulating collective memory, evoking parallels between past and present, while focusing on the complexity, moral ambiguity, and devastation of this important Revolutionary confrontation." Perhaps the battle if often forgotten because it was, in the words of Walt Whitman, a "resolute defeat." One notes that the "fields and marshes of 1776 are now a post-industrial urban landscape," not to mention that the EPA has designated the Gowanus Canal a contested Federal Superfund site. Artists Paul Benney, Diane Bertolo, Sasha Chavchavadze, Robyn Love, Eva Melas, Duke Riley, and Lance Rutledge will explore past-meets present at Old Stone House, Park Slope