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Art, Wine, Trees: Your Guide to a Bed-Stuy Weekend


We’ve got a classy weekend planned for you. Thursday (Dec. 1)  starts with a bit of sophistication and culture at the Skylight Gallery. Brooklyn-based photographer, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, will be exhibiting 35 portraits of contemporary female writers of the African Diaspora. The exhibit is titled Her Word As Witness and Thursday is the opening from 6 – 9pm. The […]

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Rebirth Poetry Jam – Bushbaby Lounge


Bushbaby, one of our local gems, has been offering a multitude of events since they opened a few years ago. Adam Reichardt, one of our contributors, was lucky enough to catch their open-mic night on April 30, 2011 and turn it into a really cool piece: For more information about Bushbaby Tea House, check out their facebook page […]

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The Good Food Revolution: Will Allen to Speak with Bed-Stuy


Bed-Stuy is undergoing a Food Revolution – and you can be a part of it! Next weekend, Brooklyn Rescue Mission is throwing a food, equity, and agriculture event on July 21, 22, and 23. Good Food Revolution leader Will Allen of Milwaukee’s Growing Power will be speaking and educating Bed-Stuy urban farmers, foodies, and everyone in between about how to set […]

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Our city runs on coffee.


hot water  +  beans  =  successful day But you already knew that. That’s why you get your coffee every day before you hop on the train, bike, or bus to go to work. Hot or iced, it gets your fuzzy brain pumped up and your eyes open and alert. So I know how excited you […]

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Restaurant Roundtable


  On Wednesday, Peaches restaurant hosted a ‘Restaurant Roundtable’ discussion about the future of food access in Bed Stuy. Joined by representatives from City Harvest, Bed-Stuy Restoration, the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, and other local restaurateurs such as Ms. Dahlia’s Cafe, among others, the discussion tried to help understand how to attract a diverse mix of restaurants […]

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Banana Fosters Waffles & Cucumber Lemonade


After months of painting and remodeling (and anticipation), Nostrand Ave has itself another cafe! Ms. Dahlia’s serves up family recipes and new creations; everything from their cucumber lemonade to banana fosters waffles. With shining decor and smiles, the service and atmosphere is off the charts. I like to catch this place on the walk to the A/C […]

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Bake & Doubles


This morning was the first time I have ever been to A&A Bake and Doubles Shop at 481 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn. I know, I know, I should have gone there AGES ago, but I am so happy I haven’t waited any longer. Always a long line and idling vehicles curbside waiting for A&A’s warm and spicy […]

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