Category Archives: NYC/Brooklyn

Dumbo Brooklyn Flea


Brooklyn Bridge Flea takes place under the  beautiful bridge with gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline and the bridge overhead but can’t avoid the noise coming from the Brooklyn and the Manhattan Bridge and that’s bad news. You’ll find many of the same vendors as in Fort Greene Flea. Check it out you always find a treasure : great Gucci vintage bags, Elma Blint‘s fresh, creative and elegant jewlery, rare outfits and many others things. Don’t miss the chocolate at Jacques Torres. Brooklyn Bridge Flea is open from 11am to 6pm every Sunday. RB


Auguts 29, Michael Jackson’s birthday and day

MJSpike Lee along with Brooklyn borough organized a free bash on Nethermead meadow at Prospect Park to celebrate the 51st Birthday of Michael Jackson. Dj Spinna was chosen as the MC and Marty Markowitz, the mayor of Brooklyn, declared August 29, the Michael Jackson Day. Michael Jackson was a great artist but what did he do for the public sake … so, why would he get his day ? Los Angeles has a way named Ron Hubbard… it’s not news but I’m still amazed to see how much credit America gives to the people who make money. Nicole Brydson reports. Why no one thought about a Ted Kennedy’s day … He was rich though … RB


Habana Outpost

HABANA_OUTPOSThabana_outpost_1Here a café in Fort Greene -Brooklyn- that decided to be seriously green. You want a smoothie ? You need to ride a bike in order to give power to the blender !  solar panels keep the lights on and benches are made out of recycled lumber. Yet, they didn’t find out how not to freeze during the cold winter. Therefore the place opens only summer season. The scene is brooklyn laid-back. Really nice to hang out there. RB

757 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Fort Greene
718) 858-9500

Power House


Power House is another independant bookshop of the city that is worth knowing for those who love books. This huge space set in Dumbo, for almost 10 years,  is mostly furnished with photo books included those from prestigious publishing companies as Steidl and has a wide range of books about street culture from Martha Cooper to Ron Galella or Ricky Powell. Art and anthropology are the main fields. The space holds weekly events : signing books, parties with hip hop cutting edge djs and lectures. Sign up for the newsletter to get the info.  To go back to Manhattan, you just need to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, gaze at the city and record unforgettable images. It’s definitely one of the most enjoyable stroll in town. RB © Jianai Jenny Chen


A Foodie’s disappointment at BKLYN Yard

(left) Girl resigns to reading as she waits in line (right) Pizzamoto vendor toils away lovingly, one pizza at a time

The girl on the left resigns to reading as she waits in line. In the meantime, the Pizza Moto vendor toils away lovingly, one pizza at a time.

Everything is a little bit harder in New York, and that includes the simple act of buying street food. The cool outdoor space known as BKLYN yard on the Gowanus Canal reopened today with the “Parked” party,  touted as “a celebration of the city’s best food trucks.” How could this Foodie resist? Under a perfect blue sky, I hastily biked over with my Foodie partner, salivating at the promise of Red Hook huarache vendors, Van Leeuwen artisan ice-cream and the mobile Pizza Moto oven.

In reality, the event was unsuitable for the hungry, but great for looking at cute summer dresses and grooving to the DJ.

I counted only two food vendors, tasked with feeding large crowds that formed a mess of zig-zagging queues. We took a deep breath and got in line for pizza, eyeing fresh ramps for our topping as the vendors labored over the dough, crafting each pizza. We told ourselves that after all, it’s OK to have to wait a bit for the best things in life. But after an hour waiting, we were still about 40 minutes away from pizza — and ramps had sold out. We cut our losses, disappointed. Oh well, another time…

Overheard at the huarache vendor line:
Girl to friend – “There’s only one woman cooking and like, 700 hipsters?”

Shazna Nessa