Brooklyn; a historic city!

December 19, 2007

Think 1636- can you? Well, that was when the Dutch settled in Brooklyn. They were farmers of course and back then, there was only New York (Manhattan) and Brooklyn. The population of Brooklyn was about 397,000 and growing; fast. It was the fastest growing city in the US at the time.

The Brooklyn bridge; the most majestic suspension bridge ever built, confirms a fascination that people all over the world is just mesmerized by its construction. According to Times online, Walt Whitman visited the near-completed bridge in 1878 and said, “the best, most effective medicine my soul has yet partaken – the grandest physical habitat and surroundings of land and water the globe affords – namely, Manhattan island and Brooklyn, which the future shall join in one city – city of superb democracy, amid superb surroundings.

See it for yourself, take the ‘C’ train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge. Ascend upon radiance, grace, beauty and style. Now, the Brooklyn Bridge is amongst one of the most noted neighborhoods in New York City. Stop for pizza, or just to take a stroll, you will find that it’s very relaxing, to bask in the beauty of something that is as extraordinary as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Now, the bridge still stands for the same thing it did 200 years ago; the connection between two very prominent cities. Not to mention, that the DUMBO section of Brooklyn (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) has been named the City’s 90th historic district.

To read more:

Dumbo, Landmark status!



Skate For Free at Wollman Rink

FreeNYC Event Flyer

Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 8:30am – 9:00pm
Location: Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Prospect Park (Enter Park at Lincoln Road & Ocean Ave., Parkside & Ocean Aves., or Flatbush Ave. & Empire Blvd)
Cost: Skating is Free, skate rental is $6

Just in time for the holiday season comes the opening of the Wollman Rink in Prospect Park. And in honor of that opening today, there will be free skating all day long! I’m sure that most of you don’t own skates, so skate rental will cost ya 6 big ones!

More things to do in Prospect Park:

  Park Activities
  Dog Walking
  Horseback Riding
  Ice Skating
  In-line Skating

Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Various Galleries in Williamsburg
Cost: Free

Growing up in Philly, First Friday was kind of a tradition ingrained in me from a very young age. So I’m glad to be telling you Williamsburg’s Every 2nd Friday. This month you can hitch a ride across the river to BK from when the Art Bus, a moving video art exhibition will run its shuttle route between the Chelsea Museum and the Williamsburg galleries (shuttle runs at 6pm and 8pm). Once in Williamsburg head to Oulu (170 North 4th) and pick up a WagMag gallery guide to help you find your way around town! Then at 9pm head back to Oulu for an art crawl after party.

Willliamsburg Hot Site


The Good Foot

Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 10:00pm
Location: The Royale (508 5th Ave, P’Slope)
Cost: Free

Park Slope was very sad in November when they were deprived of their monthly (and possibly only) dose of dance party. Have no fear though Good Foot is back and better than ever! Tonight, DJs Morsy, Jess Jubilee and Cousin Cole take to the tables at The Royale. Should be a fun night, so stop by and say hello!

Park Slope

On Park Slope

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» Cafes/Coffee

Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 10:00pm
Location: 66 Water Street, DUMBO
Cost: $5 with RSVP
Open Bar: Heineken 10:00pm – 12:00am

The Taste Crew is at it again, this time with we get a taste of circus life! Hidden Circus pops up their big top in Dumbo tonight with burlesque, hula hoops and body painting. Plus of course musical stylings from DJ Equal, Dhundee, Stimulus, and Jamin. It is $5 with RSVP but that gets you two hours of free Heineken!


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