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…)
Dumbo home cooks and food lovers, rejoice! The neighborhood is getting a new weekly farmers market.
Created by the Dumbo Improvement District in partnership with Down to Earth Markets, Dumbo Farmers Market will bring an array of locally sourced produce and meats, baked goods, and organic and sustainable specialty food to the Pearl Street Triangle — located in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge’s archway — every Wednesday starting June 8.
The Pearl Street Triangle. Photo by Hannah Frishberg
Down to Earth Markets, formerly known as Community Markets, ran a farmers market in 2009 and 2010 in the same location. The market previously closed so the company could “pursue other opportunities,” a representative told DumboNYC.
“It was basically the changing of the times, the demographic shifts, more people working in Dumbo,” Down to Earth founder Miriam Haaf told Brownstoner about why the market decided to come back five-year’s after its hiatus, adding, “Dumbo has changed substantially since 2010 and people are much more interested in shopping at farmers markets.”
The company currently manages 15 community markets in and around NYC, including a weekly market in Greenpoint and a twice-weekly market in Park Slope.
Since the first market’s closure, the next-closest sizable farmers market has been at Borough Hall, where GrowNYC hosts vendors on Tuesdays and Saturdays year round.
Around 15 vendors are expected for new Dumbo market’s first day, with expansion planned depending on community support, according to a press release.
Photo via Down to Earth
So far the roster includes Arlotta Food Studio, selling infused olive oils and handmade pasta; Karl Farmily Farms, bringing meat, poultry and eggs raised in the Hudson Valley; Pickle Licious, offering old-fashioned-style barrel pickles; and La Petite Occasion, selling with caramels and toffees made from local milk, among others.
The market will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through November 16. For more information, including a full list of vendors, see the market’s website.
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…)
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…)
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.