A hanging scrim shows the proposed towers and their size relative to the conservatory buildings. Via BBG website.In July the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (BBG) opened a new exhibit in one of their many conservatorie [/brooklyn-botanic-garden-presents-exhibit-protesting-sun-blocking-towers/]s. What made this exhibit different was that they were not showcasing exotic flora.
CROWN HEIGHTS – Lovers of hot and spicy cuisine will be heading to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden [https://www.bbg.org] on Saturday (Sept. 28) for the 27th annual Chile Pepper Festival [https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/chile_pepper_festival_2019_events#tastings], featuring dozens of food vendors, cooking demos,
CROWN HEIGHTS – On Thursday, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden awarded Lincoln Place, between Nostrand and New York Avenues, the winner in this year’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn [https://www.bbg.org/community/greenest_block_2019] contest. 1st Place Residential: Lincoln Place between Nostrand & New York Avenues, via Brooklyn Botanic Garden
CROWN HEIGHTS – On Tuesday, July 30, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) debuted Fight for Sunlight [https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/fight_for_sunlight_exhibit], a new exhibition that addresses “an existential threat facing our Garden.” Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway entranceThe exhibit is a “grassroots effort to prevent
Happy Year of the Pig! February 5 marks the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year [http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/], a time for celebration, which includes family dinners, dragon and lion dances, lantern festivals, firecrackers, and lucky red envelopes (hongbaos) filled with cash. In Chinese astrology, each
CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Celebrate the winter solstice—the longest night of the year—on Friday, December 21, with the return of Make Music Winter [http://www.makemusicny.org/winter-parades/], an annual outdoor celebration featuring free participatory musical parades across the city. Launched in 2011 by Make Music New York
PROSPECT HEIGHTS – With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to start prepping for the holidays, and Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum [http://winterfestbrooklynmuseum.com/] will help get you into the spirit. Photo via WinterfestFrom Black Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 31, a 40,000-square-foot space between the Brooklyn Museum
80 Flatbush rendering, Courtesy of Alloy Development and LuxigonLottery winners may have it made in the shade, but in real estate, sunlight sounds better. A new study from Localize [http://labs.localize.city/we-found-the-buildings-with-the-most-shade/] used a custom algorithm to discover the buildings in Brooklyn that are deepest in the shadows.
This final week of September offers lots of fun things to do, including film screenings, the Chile Pepper Fest, and the Shop Black Pop-up. Don’t forget to check out the first annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl [/brooklyn-school-gardens-crawl/] on Saturday where ten District 15 schools from Red Hook to Kensington
PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS – Congratulations to the team of green thumbs who work to keep the Lefferts Avenue block between Bedford and Rogers blooming and lush. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams awarded the Lefferts Alliance Community Togetherness Block Association First Place for this year’s Greenest Block
CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS – The Brooklyn Botanic Garden [https://www.bbg.org/] hosted a ground-breaking on Wednesday morning for the new Robert W. Wilson Overlook that will offer visitors expansive views above the Garden’s Cherry Esplanade when it debuts in Summer 2019. Ground-breaking event for Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s
Think your block is the greenest and most beautiful in Brooklyn? Prove it by entering the Brooklyn Botanic Garden [https://www.bbg.org/]‘s Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest [https://www.bbg.org/community/greenestblock#apply]. Stuyvesant Avenue between Bainbridge and Chauncey Streets. (Photo via Brooklyn Botanic Garden)The contest
BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN – The cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom this weekend (April 28 & 29) and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be hosting Sakura Matsuri 2018, the popular annual festival where visitors can enjoy the flowering trees as well as nearly 60 performances, demonstrations, and exhibits celebrating Japanese culture.
Make Music New York via Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/makemusicny/photos/a.10150572217472890.376466.57621362889/10154230826852890/?type=3&theater] Leave your earbuds at home tomorrow! Make Music New York [http://www.makemusicny.org/] returns for its eleventh year, Wednesday, June 21, to celebrate the summer solstice with musical performances
Some kids — and parents — prefer a summer of family-led Brooklyn exploration over traditional summer camps. So we’ve put together a list of museums, beaches, and trails to explore. Additionally, check out unique Brooklyn activities while you’re out, like the most creative ice cream [/ten-amazing-ice-cream-shops-brooklyn/] shops, the last remaining
Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)It’s the last weekend of April! Where has the month gone? There’s lots going on this weekend—Cinco de Mayo skeletons, cherry blossoms, acrobats, fundraisers, and more! BRIC OPEN Festival [https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-open-festival] When:
(Photo by Prospect Farm)With the Department of Sanitation’s organics curbside collections expanding [/curbside-composting-coming-brooklyn-neighborhoods/] to Fort Greene, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Kensington, and more — many lucky Brooklynites don’t have to travel to compost this summer. (See if your neighborhood and building will get the brown compost bin
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway entranceCherry EsplanadeJapanese Pond Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (Photo by Pamela Wong)Japanese Pond Garden Japanese Pond Garden (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)Cherry Esplanade seen from aboveBKLYNER took a quick field trip last week to preview the cherry blossom/sakura trees at the Brooklyn Botanic