Previous "BB Giveaway" Posts
Hey trivia fans! We’ve partnered with TrivWorks to give away two free tickets to Pat Kiernan’s 90s Versus 00s Trivia Challenge, March 20 at The Bell House. Trust us, this WILL sell out and quickly.
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If you aren’t a working artist in Brooklyn, you may not have heard of the Brooklyn Arts Council, but their support of artists and arts administrators, special programs like Scene: Brooklyn and their own BAC Gallery in DUMBO, make a lot of performin... Read More »
Getting to popular vintage furniture and accessories mecca, RePOP, formerly at the edge of Clinton Hill, used to be a trek. But two months ago, Russell Boyle made it easier to stumble upon the whimsical and affordable vintage furniture and accessorie... Read More »
If you were burned by the empty promises of ExtraMooga, the Bon Appétit Grub Crawl is a true eating and drinking extravaganza that is very well priced for the amount of cocktails, sliders, fried chicken, smoked meats, oysters and live music you’ll get to indulge in this weekend. The magazine’s editors chose three Brooklyn neighborhoods with major bar and restaurant appeal, and each night of Grub Crawl, ticketholders make at least five stops and get to rub shoulders with chefs like Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies 457 and Prime Meats, Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop, and Noah Bernamoff of Mile End, while enjoying all that artisinal food and drink that the world now knows, and sometimes ridicules us for. Read More »
As part of our Best Summer Ever subscriber drive, we have 10 excellent summer reads from Harper Perennial to give to one lucky winner. It’s not the sexiest prize on our list–you could bike away with a Brooklyn Cruiser, after all–but it is the one prize that you can easily give to yourself or find at the library.
Erica Barmash, Senior Marketing Manager at Harper Perennial, picked out the titles personally, with an eye for books that would resonate with Brooklynites. Her list begins with State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, which many (like writer Laila Lalami in yesterday’s New York Times) believe should have won this year’s nonexistent Pulitzer for fiction. It just came out in paperback.
The other nine titles are The Ball by John Fox; The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers; Coming of Age on Zoloft by Katherine Sharpe; Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events by Kevin Moffett; Flatscreen by Adam Wilson; We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver; Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith; and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
As for why some of these books made her beach-y reading list, Barmash told us:
“In addition to being a great writer, Ann Patchett is also one of my heroes. She’s an outspoken supporter of independent bookstores, something Brooklyn has in abundance, and a bookstore owner herself. I also wanted to include some authors who live here in the borough—look for Simon Van Booy and Adam Wilson in Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens, respectively. Rounding out the prize pack we’ve got a book that inspired a great movie (We Need to Talk About Kevin), a book for everyone who loved the Hunger Games movie (The Testament of Jessie Lamb), and the best Brooklyn book of all, at least in my humble opinion (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.) It’s wild to compare the Lorimer Street you can walk down today to the Lorimer Street that Francie Nolan walks down in the early 1900s.”