04/14/16 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.

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On Saturday, May 14, 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…)

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.

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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…)

03/22/16 8:21am
Dumbo, Brooklyn, in Tom Clancy's The Division

Everyone’s favorite selfie spot, mid-apocalypse. Via YouTube.

The third-person shooter video game Tom Clancy’s The Division was released on March 8, and it offers virtual tourists and Brooklyn residents alike a rare opportunity: to stroll around Dumbo armed to the teeth, in the middle of an apocalypse.

New York is in chaos in the wake of a devastating smallpox pandemic, and as a sleeper agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, your job is to restore to order. Fortunately for us, YouTube user River Frozenn took a break from the mission to give us a tour of the game’s impressive rendering of Dumbo. (more…)

03/04/16 4:26pm
Wellth Launch Party at Powerhouse Arena

Jason Wachob interviewed by Charlie Knoles at Powerhouse Arena. Photo by Anders Krusberg.

A who’s who of the health-conscious came to Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday to attend the launch party of Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume, the new book from Dumbo resident and mindbodygreen founder Jason Wachob.

Wachob describes Wellth as “a prescriptive memoir where I share my journey from Wall Street to wellness entrepreneur, and also share simple tips from the best wellness experts in the world.”

A sold-out crowd of 200 listened to see Wachob being interviewed by Charlie Knoles, a Vedic meditation teacher, director of The Veda Center, and cofounder of the meditation event series The Path. (more…)