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More time under the sun.

13 Mar

This weekend finally brings us daylight savings time. We jump an hour forward, losing that yummy extra hour of Sunday “kip”, but gaining a much longer day of sunshine, later sunsets (that  I will actually get to see), and time for ourselves.

I love it, it’s probably one of my favorite moments of the year.  A sign that winter is ending, and warmer memories are in store.

Just think of what I would have time to do with now that I have that extra hour or two:

  • Walks over the Brooklyn Bridge as the sun sets over the water.
  • Meet and greets over a pint outside in the fresh air.
  • Strolls on The High Line.
  • Long lazy bike rides – twirling around Prospect’s outer edges, smelling the grass, and feeling the wind on my face.

I just hope that you watch a sunset with me sometime this week, to celebrate its enormous lift!

Music of note:
Broken Sorrow by Nuttin’ But Stringz
Collide (Acoustic Version) by Howie Day
Interstate Love Song (Live House Blend) by Stone Temple Pilots

An actual beauty buy I would recommend.

30 Jan

So, I am not one to spend money on beauty products (although in my younger days I could not say as much). So when I found this very interesting product from Knock Out Cosmetics, the creation of makeup artist Mike Potter, I couldn’t resist giving it a try. It is actually one of the first nail polishes I have seen that boasts a no-shine/gloss effect. It is completely matte, flat, black. And it takes only but a moment to apply, since its effect is best realized through the use of only one coat. And I have to say, it looks and feels p

retty good against my stark-white Apple keyboard.


Take a look at Williamsburger Katie Changs online beauty store, miomia, to purchase the beautifully crafted bottle.

Last Debate Party: Galapagos.

14 Oct

Join us Tomorrow for the 
Final Presidential Debate LIVE!
Wednesday, October 15, 8pm

Galapagos Art Space presents the final Presidential Debate projected live on our 12’X12′ screen. With only 21 days left until November 4th, this is the pivotal debate. 

Buy a $5 ticket here and entry is guaranteed before 8pm, 
– and your first drink is Free!

DUMBO- Debate Watching Party, in 3D.

23 Sep

Taken from event details on

Click here to find a debate watching party in your area for Friday, September 26, 2008

“Come out and support Barack Obama at a Presidential Debate Watching Party! Meet people who are intrigued by politics just like you! Kick back, relax, and watch the debates with a drink in hand!

There is no cover charge for this event, no dress code (although, I suggest wearing “blue”), “Obama” and “McCain” blue and red drink specials, the debates will be shown live in 3D, voter registration for NJ and NY, and even TV coverage of this event!

Show the world that you support Obama for President! Come to 3-D Hack the Debates, sponsored by Current T.V. Presented by DUMBO Arts Under the Bridge Festival and Galapagos Art Space Location –

Galapagos Art Space 16 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Galapagos Art Space website:

The September 26th Presidential debate will be projected live at Galapagos Art Space, using 3-D technology. Audiences will not only get to watch the debates live in 3-D, with the fashionable red & blue glasses, but will see live commentary on the debates live via Twitter.

Current & Twitter have teamed up for the very first time to integrate real-time Twitter messages (aka “tweets”) over major portions of a live television broadcast. People can hack the debate by adding your Twitter posts to our live broadcast of the 2008 Presidential Debates. Current T.V. will broadcast as many of your debate tweets as possible right over Obama & McCain, in real time, on our live broadcast. details on how to Hack the Debate can be found here:”



Furniture for my candy-coated dreams.

9 Sep

“Jellio is about combining childhood fun with interior design. It’s placing a few memories in your home, in a very unique way. Jellio home furnishings are a reflection of your sense of humor, and a great way to keep your memories close all throughout the day.

Bottom line…we make things that make you smile!”

This Brooklyn-based company cooks up some fun pieces that bring back memories of playtime and pre-school.

RIP Astroland.

8 Sep

I so loved your greasy food, $.25 bathrooms, and cheap stuffed animal prizes. You were forever a place I could take irreplaceable photos of beach freaks and circus textures. But most of all, your ambience was completely unique and special, and I love my black and white photo booth pictures. I will miss you Astroland, yet one consolation is the ferris wheel and coaster is city-owned and will remain…adieu.



It’s a small world after all.

4 Sep

This weekend as I was introducing my friend Lauren to my favorite parts of New York, we walked through my old neighborhood-my favorite neighborhood in all 5 burroughs-Brooklyn Heights. During the couple hours that we spent there roaming from Pier 1, to the Promenade, and Hot Bagels doing crossword puzzles, I ran into my old super, Danny, and my yoga instructor from the Y. What a small world!

And yes, my favorite property on Love Lane is still beautiful and kickin’. When can I move in?

Ikea Campaign hits Grand Army Plaza.

13 Jun

I am fortunate enough to live five minutes from Prospect Park. And on a gorgeous day like this, I decided to ride my bike around the park before sunset. As I was entering near Grand Army Plaza, I noticed an oversized structure resembling a cardboard box in front of the Brooklyn Library.

Turns out, its Ikea’s campaign for the new Brooklyn (Red Hook) location opening June 18. The box has the notated “Home is the most important place in the world.” and the Ikea logo. The headline of the box reads “Unpack June 18th.” I snapped a few photos to show you the outside and inside, because inside lies a fully furnished apartment including shelves, tables, bed, and other misc. furniture. (Make sure to click on the picture again to see it larger)

They even let you walk around and check it out, including price tags on every item. I like this approach, and look forward to seeing the store in reality next week!

Urban Organic: Home Delivery of Local Produce.

4 Jun

I have to admit, this is a very tempting service. Home delivery of local organic produce and groceries. A nice complement to my delivery from Fresh Direct of the heavy stuff I could never carry home on the train. An explanation from their site:

URBAN ORGANIC, sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Fresh organic produce, smack in the middle of the city, at an incomparable value. We know it sounds too good to be true – sometimes we find it hard to believe ourselves.

Over the past 10 years, though, we’ve become the country’s largest home delivery service of organic produce and groceries, and we’re still one of the best-kept secrets around.” 

First off, I love the idea of fresh food being delivered, and second you aren’t wasting energy and resources buying product that is shipped from god knows where. I think the perfect order for a single New York would be The Little Box, at $24.99 weekly you get 11-13 items. A typical box might include Carrots, Tomatoes, Mangoes, Grapefruit, Arugula, etc. Happy eating!

Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge.

22 May


This weekend the Brooklyn Bridge will celebrate its 125th year of glory. I cannot lie and say I love any other bridge more. When I see it, I feel like I am home, and I think it makes for one of the most beautiful walk/runs that exists anywhere.

And, it looks good from any angle! (ha cheese factor too high, must stop) Ok, so anyway, the point is, the birthday celebration is this weekend, and there are tons of events happening in which the bridge is the guest of honor. If I was going to be in town this weekend I would definitely be partaking in the Brooklyn Bridge Film Series, or the walking tour given by a the official Brooklyn historian. Let me know if any of you go!