Oh, just a few shots we took here and there of discarded Christmas trees, which are sad and compelling in their own way.
Entries Tagged as 'Holidays'
January 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments
January 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off
Here’s a vid we shot of the fireworks in Prospect Park on New Year’s Eve. Better late than never, as they say.
January 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off
We’ve already noted Mulfchfest, which will take place next weekend, but the Sanitation Department will also be recycling trees left at curbside. Here’s a bit from their email: Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced that the Department will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Monday, January 5, 2009. The program [...]
December 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment
Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year! Dr. Phil’s New York Talks and Walks is presenting guided tours of the City Hall area and across the Brooklyn Bridge. Multiple walks will start tonight between 10:15 PM and 11:15 PM and ending at midnight. NYC’s best tour guides will lead you around the City Hall area [...]
December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off
We got an email from a reader asking what to do about recycling Christmas trees, which reminded us that we refused to run information about Mulchfest before Christmas. (Trees left at the curb are also supposed to be recycled by the Dept. of Sanitation.) This year, Mulchfest will take place on Saturday, January 10 and [...]
December 25th, 2008 · Comments Off
From our lounge to your house, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! There’s holiday stuff below if you’re in the mood.
December 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments
We’ve had this one on the server for weeks and, well, today is the day for it.
December 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments
We had a very long and very pleasant chat yesterday evening with New York City Council Member David Yassky, with whom we have had some strong policy disagreements over the years and whose intellect and public policy credentials we have always respected. We will write more about our conversation with Mr. Yassky, when more people [...]
December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off
A reader forwarded this listing to us from a Park Slope Parents Classified. It’s yet another opportunity to do some good this holiday season: The Child Life office at NYU, which provides toys and games to sick kids year round, is woefully underfunded and in need. If you haven’t already maxed out your holiday giving, [...]
December 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment
[All photos by JP Pagán/flickr] Say that ten times fast. In any case, GL Contributor JP Pagán ran into some Christmas carolers in Gardens last night and got some nice shot of them. They were on Third Street in the Gardens.
December 20th, 2008 · Comments Off
A GL reader sent this to us for GL, but we thought it was so amusing that we posted it on Curbed late yesterday afternoon, figuring a lot of people would get a chuckle out of it. We wrote: Don’t the holidays bring out the best in people? Let’s take this sign, a photo of [...]
December 19th, 2008 · Comments Off
There is so much need in Brooklyn amidst a lot of affluence, that it does our hearts good to see giving. The borough president who likes everybody to call him Marty took part in handing out hundreds of toys that were donated at this year’s annual Borough Hall Toy Drive. Many Brooklyn-based service organizations, including [...]
December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off
We poke a lot of fun at Park Slope, and will be the first to admit that a lot of it is stereotyping and, well, maybe unfair. On the other hand, we don’t write the stuff–we just copy and paste it–and sometimes people say what they say and it doesn’t reflect well. Just to show [...]
December 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve at Grand Army Plaza will include the usual: fireworks at midnight! Free hot Starbucks beverages, from 11pm, for revelers and the sound of R&B and Mountain from Blacksmith and Friends. Also we should note: Special Holiday Hours at Wollman Rink is open for skating Christmas Eve day, Christmas day, New year’s [...]
December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off
The Old First Reformed Church was doing brisk Christmas tree business this weekend. This man carried his tree, hopefully just around the corner, while others wrestled their trees into their trunks or lashed them to the roof of their car. The smart owners of the distinctive Wafels and Dinges truck was parked out front of [...]
December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments
It’s the gift giving season and if you thought everyone on your list was covered, you might want to think twice. It seems there’s been some talk over on the Brooklynian board about what, if anything, you tip your sanitation workers, postal carriers, supers and even landlords, with many stating that tipping is out of [...]
December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off
[Photo for GL Courtesy of Deborah Matlack] Veteran and dedicated GL Contributor and talented photographer Deborah Matlack dropped this one into our inbox over the weekend. It show the tree under the arch at Grand Army Plaza. Sadly, once again, there are no Prospect Park in Lights. We sure wish a corporate sponsor would have [...]
December 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments
What with it being the holidays, now, you may notice the dullness of the cold cast over our fair borough (especially today)… but, that’s a good reason for the lights and colors and decorations to come out. And boy is the Borough Hall a beaut this fine season! The lights and 40-foot tree have been [...]
December 9th, 2008 · 7 Comments
Yesterday, the one-and-only Brian Lehrer had Renee Giordano, executive director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District, on his WNYC radio show. Giordano talked about how the neighborhood is trying to boost holiday shopping, including playing holiday music. Per an email from Dave Buckszpan at the radio station: “As usual, they’ve hung speakers from the [...]
December 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Our hearts break about a half-dozen times a day this time of year when we come across appeals like this. Here’s one from a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Bed-Stuy. This is from Bed-Stuy Blog and we want to help try to get word out. Even though these are tough and scary times, [...]
December 8th, 2008 · 7 Comments
We may get kneecapped by our dear friends at Park Slope Parents for this one, but one of their members forwards this simple email to us that does raise a fascinating Slopian conundrum: I found this one on Park Slope Parents this morning: “I’d love to find a book (appropriate to read to a 4 [...]
December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off
If you’re awake and not too hungover after your night of relief from a horrendous week, today (12/6) from noon-5pm, Myrtle Ave is a host of the beginning creation of seventeen window displays created by local artists in celebration of the first annual Myrtle Holiday Windows Contest.Whether your a resident or in need of shopping [...]
December 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments
As we move into December, the Christmas tree stands are starting to pop up all around. But wouldn’t it be better to get a tree and help out the Cub and Boy Scouts of America in the process? (Maybe?) Well, from 10am-6pm for the next three weekends (12/6-7, 12/13-14, 12/20-21) at the Old Stone House [...]
November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off
November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!, originally uploaded by HelenaBXL. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without an appropriate wish from Red Hook, would it?