11/03/14 11:00am

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Sponsored By American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum.

Join us for the 2nd Annual American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum, part of The Art of American Craft Museum Show Series.

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How often do you get to walk into Brooklyn Museum and walk out with some of the art? Well, on November 22 and 23, you’ll get your chance. The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be returning to Brooklyn Museum, just in time for you to get an early start on holiday shopping. And if you enter our contest below, you may even win a piece of art valued at $900!

The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be held in the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, featuring the works of over 90 exhibitors, including handmade ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, sculptures, jewelry, and leather apparel. There will be fashion by Patricia Palson, ceramics by Jerry Bennett Pottery, glass by Jeffrey P’an, furniture by Doug Meyer of Rustbelt Rebirth, and much more.

The show is a fantastic shopping opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts. The craft show will also serve as an ideal complement to the museum’s exhibition ”Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond.” And because your ticket to the craft show includes general admission to the museum, you can also check out the special exhibition “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe,” as well as the museum’s long-term exhibitions and permanent collections.

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Over the years, founders Joanna and Richard Rothbard have brought us the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, and the Rockefeller Arts Festival, as well as producing July’s Berkshires Arts Festival and the upcoming Sarasota Craft Show in December. With over 30 years of experience curating fine art and craft shows, the Rothbards have an eye for great work.

american-fine-craft-show-brooklyn-prizesYou could win a hand-blown vase by Douglas Merritt or a puzzle box by Richard Rothbard

Enter our contest below for a chance to win a hand-blown vase by acclaimed glass artist Douglas Merritt valued at $900; a personalized, custom-crafted puzzle box, based on your initial or your portrait, from founder Richard Rothbard himself; or one of 50 pairs of free tickets to the show.

Hours
Saturday, November 22, 12-6 p.m. (preview for Brooklyn Museum members and press, 11 a.m.–noon)
Sunday, November 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tickets
Adults: $12.00 | Seniors: $11.00 | Students: $6.00 | Children under 10: Free | Brooklyn Museum members: 50% off
Cash at entrance, or discounts online at brooklyncraftshow.com. Ticket includes general admission to the museum.

 

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10/31/14 12:01pm

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The DUMBO Improvement District is sponsoring their 7th storefront trick-or-treating for kids in our community today. Children dressed in costume are welcomed into shops throughout the neighborhood with no purchase necessary.

Dumbo’s “official” hours for treats are Friday, October 31 from 4 – 7PM. Hours at each individual business may vary based their hours of operation; look for the official “Welcome Trick-or-Treaters” sign in shop windows.

Participating retailers in Dumbo:

  • Aegir Boardworks, 99 Washington Street
  • Almar, 111 Front Street
  • Almondine Bakery, 85 Water Street
  • Berl’s Poetry Shop, 126 Front Street
  • Blanc & Rouge, 81 Washington Street
  • Bo Concept, 79 Front Street
  • Bridgestone Cleaners, 109 Front Street
  • Brooklyn Industries, 70 Front Street
  • Brooklyn Roasting Company, 25 Jay Street
  • Dabney Lee, 45 Washington Street
  • Dewey’s Candy, 141 Front Street
  • DUMBO Kitchen, 108 Jay Street
  • Eyedrop Optique, 84 Front Street
  • Fitness Guru, 215 Water Street
  • Foragers Market, 56 Adams Street
  • Front Street Pizza, 80 Front Street
  • Gramercy Park Flowers, 32 Adams Street
  • Gran Electrica, 5 Front Street
  • Half Pint Citizens, 41 Washington Street
  • Jacques Torres, 66 Water Street
  • Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry
  • Journey, 72 Front Street
  • Juliana’s, 19 Old Fulton Street
  • Modern Anthology, 68 Jay Street
  • NOS Boutique, 81 Front Street
  • One Girl Cookies, 33 Main Street
  • powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street
  • P.S. Bookshop, 76 Front Street
  • Recycle-a-Bicycle, 35 Pearl Street
  • Redbeard Bikes, 69 Jay Street
  • Shake Shack, 1 Old Fulton Street
  • Singularity & Co, 18 Bridge Street
  • Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
  • St. Ann’s Warehouse, 29 Jay Street
  • Stewart/Stand, 141 Front Street
  • The Archway (Water Street at Anchorage Place) *plus FREE photobooth + FREE hands-on craft activities with Creatively Wild Art Studio
  • The Bridges, 66 Water Street
  • Trunk, 68 Jay Street
  • Two Kids and a Dog, 65 Pearl Street
  • West Elm, 75 Front Street
  • West Elm Market, 50 Washington Street

For more info, go to: www.dumbo.is

10/29/14 5:00pm

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According to Streeteasy.com, there are 8 listings for 3 bedroom condos in Dumbo with a median value of $4,475,000. If you follow real estate in Dumbo, 3+ bedrooms don’t come on the market that often. The ones that do are either new development or the $18Million 1 Main Street Penthouse (on the market since August 2009). Here’s a for sale by owner listing for a 3 bedroom loft at 70 Washington Street. Per Streeteasy, there’s an open house on Saturday, November 1 from 11am-1pm and on Sunday, November 2nd from 11am – 1pm.

Description:

Super sunny and spacious corner 3 bedroom/3 bath condo. A long foyer entry has multiple closets and laundry room with Bosch washer/dryer and extra cabinet storage. All windows are CitiQuiet windows for supurb sound proofing. Master bathroom has double sinks, a glass enclosed shower and a separate jacuzzi tub. The open kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances including SubZero fridge, Viking range, Thermador oven, Bosch dishwasher, and U-line wine fridge. Dornbracht fixtures, high baseboards, solid core natural wood doors, original concrete beams/columns, and lofty 12 foot ceilings add to the appeal. The building features 24-hour concierge, roof deck, and gym.

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10/28/14 11:00am

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Sponsored By car2go.

car2go will get you to where you need to be: just take it, drive it, park it. It's fun, saves money and helps the environment.

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Some day your grandkids will ask you where you were when car2go first arrived in Brooklyn, and you’ll be able to tell them you exactly where you were: In one of the cars, taking it for a spin.

The wait is over: car2go is now in Brooklyn, waiting for you to drive them. If you’ve already signed up for a car2go membership, got your card in the mail, and downloaded the free app for iOS and Android devices, you’re ready to go. Just use the app to find a car near you, drive it where you want to go, and leave it in a legal parking space anywhere in your Brooklyn home area. You just pay by the minute —no reservations needed, no monthly or yearly fees, no paying for gas or insurance.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you might want to hurry…for a limited time registration is free, and you get 30 free minutes of driving. That’s 30 free minutes of drive time you can use to run an errand, commute, or visit that friend who lives off the G line, a ten-minute walk away from the station. (She’ll be so happy to see you!)

Check out car2go’s website for FAQs on signing up, driving, and parking. Sign up now while it’s still free (Promo code: BKLYN), and get 30 minutes of free drive time!