08/09/16 11:13am

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

On Saturday, August 27, hundreds of cyclists will ride en masse along 7.5 miles of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway at the inaugural Brooklyn Bike Rave, a glowtastic night ride with lights and music.

Brooklyn Bike Rave, hosted by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, is New York’s first event of its kind and allows the participant to become an integrated part of the experience by bringing their own creativity and lighting up their bikes, dressing up and playing music from a synchronized playlist, while experiencing the energy of nocturnal Brooklyn at its best. (more…)

06/13/16 12:05pm
Epic Ride

Epic Ride 2015

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

Registration is now open for The Epic Ride, presented by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). The 8th annual 30-45-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Riis Park Beach will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Riders will discover unfamiliar neighborhoods, pedal through city, state and national parks, and take in spectacular bridge and city views along the Brooklyn Waterfront and Jamaica Bay Greenways.

The fundraising ride supporting Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will showcase the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway, and will travel along Greenway segments old, new and soon to break ground. (more…)

05/18/16 1:00pm

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

Treat your tastebuds at the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s 12th annual summer benefit party, Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes.

The mouthwatering event will feature a carefully curated brunch menu packed with unlimited tastings from celebrated local restaurants, including samplings from borough eateries The Meatball Shop, Black Swan, Beast of Bourbon, The Hop Shop, AWOL Eatery, Brooklyn Gin, Grady’s Home Brew, Montana’s Trailhouse, MP Taverna and more vendors, many yet to be announced. For a full list of vendors see Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes online event page.

The festive brunch event will take place for the first time in Sunset Park, at maker haven Industry City’s waterfront courtyard from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. (more…)

04/28/16 11:45am

BKLYN DESIGNS 2016

BKLYN DESIGNS 2016

Sponsored By BKLYN DESIGNS.

Presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, BKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premiere design event showcasing a cross section of design architecture and art.

Created By BlankSlate

Brooklyn is a city of artists and makers, and there’s no celebration of its creative spirit quite like the annual BKLYN DESIGNS fair. From modern heirloom furniture and artistic lighting to sustainable surfacing and handmade accessories, the show will feature inspiring work from emerging designers and established brands hailing from all corners of the borough.

This year, BKLYN DESIGNS will be held in the the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, and will feature a variety of activities for the aesthetically minded of all ages. Attendees can shop at the BKLYN BUYS marketplace and pop-up shops featuring modern design goods, attend workshops on textiles and 3D printing, or listen to panel discussions on a variety of subjects relating to design, architecture and technology. (more…)

04/26/16 12:25pm
Photos by m01229, Magnus D, Blake Patterson, and Michell Zappa via Flickr.

Photos by m01229, Magnus D, Blake Patterson, and Michell Zappa via Flickr.

Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.

Let Gotham show you how getting NYC apartment insurance is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy.

Created By BlankSlate

The daffodils are blooming, the birds are singing, and there have even been a couple of days where you could leave your coat unzipped. It is finally spring in New York City. And you know what that means: spring cleaning time.

While you’re going through all your possessions, dusting behind knickknacks and putting clothes you never wear in bags for Goodwill, there’s one more thing you should be doing. If you’ve got apartment insurance, you should be taking a quick photo inventory of everything in your apartment. That way if you fall victim to theft, fire, or flood, you’ll have a visual reference of everything that you need to have replaced.

If you don’t have apartment insurance yet, now’s the time to get in touch with Gotham Brokerage. A call to Gotham will set you up with the right insurance policy for you in a matter of minutes, for a lot less than you’re probably expecting.

Gotham has over fifty years of experience helping New Yorkers find the policies that best fit their needs. It’s quick, it’s painless, and not only will it give you peace of mind, it will be a lifesaver in the event of any unfortunate occurrences.

So clear away those dust bunnies, get some digital snaps of the things you can’t live without, and get in touch with Gotham today.

03/22/16 11:48am
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Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.

Let Gotham show you how getting NYC apartment insurance is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy.

Created By BlankSlate

You need apartment insurance. You know you need apartment insurance. So you finally call that 800 number you keep seeing in commercials.

National Insurance Carrier: “Thank you for calling National Insurance Company! What can I help you with?”

You: “I’m looking for renters insurance for my apartment. In New York.”

National Insurance Carrier: “No problem. Just a few questions to ask. How old is your boiler?”

You: “Um, did I mention I live in an apartment in New York? How would I know how old the boiler is?”

National Insurance Carrier: “We’ll come back to that question. Do you have a finished or unfinished basement?”

You: “I don’t even know if there is a basement…”

You can’t blame them. The majority of people calling a national 800 number for insurance for their homes probably live in the suburbs, in single-family residences. Here in New York City, though, the situation is different. Most of us live in multi-family buildings with older infrastructure. Everything costs more here — rents, maintenance fees, labor costs — and that means your insurance needs are different.

If you’re looking for an insurance company that takes the headache out of apartment insurance, and really understands the insurance needs of the New York apartment renter, look no further than Gotham Brokerage. Gotham has over fifty years of experience working with New Yorkers, so they can easily pinpoint what the costs of rebuilding and replacement would be. (more…)