Tag Archives: Brooklyn Based

Guide to Brooklyn Tailors

My friend Jenni Wu did the cute illustrations that accompany my list of Brooklyn tailors today on Brooklyn Based. Have you signed up for the list yet?


Etsy Made Easy

My latest post is up at Brooklyn Based now. A guide to shopping on Etsy.

Not included is my favorite Etsy store. Super cute felted iPod/camera/gadget cases and other craft goodies. If you don’t see something you like, you can always contact the seller to request something! Also, this dress. LOVE it! Want it!

What’s it like in Crown Heights?

photo by Melissa Sands

photo by Melissa Sands

We all know about gentrification in Brooklyn, but how often do we hear from the people who actually live in these neighborhoods? Brooklyn Based talked to real life residents of the latest up-and-coming BK ‘hood, with great accompanying photos.

What’s it like in Crown Heights, Part I and Part II:

Update: Today, Brownstoner picked up the post and there’s an active comment thread!

Thistle & Clover open call for designers

Today’s Brooklyn Based tip sheet has my blurb about Thistle & Clover.

Perfect place for a picnic

Check out my suggestions for a lovely little picnic in Dumbo on brooklynbased.net here.

To do tonight, Wednesday, March 26

Brooklynbased.net-sponsored event in the South Slope at Sidecar. Tonight is a Brooklyn cocktail event at a new-ish bar on 5th Ave in the South Slope. I’m thinking it would be fun to meet other Brooklyn people, although it’s a bit far from my Brooklyn. There’s something so comforting and classy about a traditional cocktail, especially at a bar called Sidecar. Cute. There’s said to be good food and a dj.

Crystal Castles at the Mercury Lounge. This show is sold out but if you are lucky, you can buy a scalped ticket or make a buddy on Craigslist…My very music-savvy friend Grace named this band one of the top three she saw at SXSW this year in Austin. This boy-girl duo is about to embark on a UK tour. Catch them before they jump the pond!

Related: check out tourfilter.com. Great way to track upcoming shows in your area with a simple, smart design.