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Tooooot! Pratt Institute Rings in 2010 With Musical Steam Explosion

BLDGBLOG has turned us on to a New Year’s Eve musical performance with an ingenious, arty twist. Instead of counting down to midnight at a dance club, for the last few years a brave clutch of New Yorkers has been heading over to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, to watch as the Pratt Institute’s steam power plant is transformed for one night ... Read More »

Gamers and Ghosts: New York Video Game Bar Rests Atop Ancient Burial Ground

The West Coast isn’t the only place where high-tech bleeps and bloops meet with paranormal possibilities. Scouting New York, our favorite New-York-based film locations blog, has divined that Barcade, a go-to spot for beer and vintage video games was built atop the Old Methodist Burying Ground, last used in the 1850s. There are no reports of any eerie apparitions as ... Read More »

One Night Only: Pedro Almodovar in NYC

Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting in a movie theater and watching a great flick to wind town the week. Well tonight BAMcinématek makes moviegoing even better with a screening of ‘Broken Embraces‘ introduced by the director himself. Head to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the film’s 6:40 screening to see the flick with a special introduction by Pedro ... Read More »

Brooklyn’s Broken Angel

Our chat with Miles Marshall Lewis got us in a New York state of mind. So let’s visit one of our favorite NYC landmarks, the Broken Angel in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The site was built over 30 years by self-tought architect Arthur Wood, but it came to fame as the site of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, a 2006 documentary film ... Read More »

BalkaNYC

You don’t have to head to Eastern Europe to take a musical trip to the Balkans. Brooklyn’s own Slavic Soul Party!, a 10-piece brass band combines traditional gypsy music with New Orleans jazz and Macedonian funk (we’re not sure what that last one sounds like, so we’ll have to take their word for it). And sprinkled on top is a ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Alina Simone

On today’s episode of Meet Museyon, let’s say hello — or should that be привет — to Alina Simone. Alina is our guide to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and chanson, the soulful sound that grew from the Russian gulag. She’s also an accomplished singer songwriter. Meet Alina, hear her music and discover her favorite Soviet sounds (with tons of videos), after ... Read More »

Brooklyn Bound

With the Brooklyn Book Festival right around the corner, we’ve got Kings County on the mind. So let’s head across the East River and check out some of our favorite Brooklyn movie moments…   Read More »

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