Brooklyn Girls


 This video is hotter than hot. After a well needed vacay Barely Brooklyn is back at it. Happy New Year!


Coney Island Exhibit



The Municipal Art Society of New York is now accepting landscape designs and concepts dedicated to the future of Coney Island.  The most inspiring will be a part of an exhibit starting in January 2009.  Deadline for submissions is December 15.  Click here for details and the possibilities.

ISSUE Project Room at Santos’



After winning a bid for a 20 year, rent-free lease in downtown Brooklyn, ISSUE Project Room celebrated its victory last night with a benefit at Santos’ Party House in Chinatown. A crowd of electronic music connoisseurs took in the sounds of David Linton, Alex Waterman, Charles Cohen, Fair Use Trio, Moby plus many others.  The evening was hosted by  all-round genius artist and avant-garde pioneer, Tony Conrad.


Benefit for ISSUE Project Room

Benefit for ISSUE Project Room


Since 2003 Project Room has provided a leading-edge performance art space dedicated to experimental music, filmmaking, reading, and sound installation.  Currently located at The Can Factory in Gowanus, it will soon take over a stunning 4800 square foot landmark theatre at 110 Livingston Street.


Moby performs last night

Moby performs last night


ISSUE will need about six-hundred thousand dollars in order for the new locale to reach full potential. Donations will go towards architectural renovation and construction.  As well as to sound-proofing, system installation, lighting, heating, ventilation, etc.  But most of all, donations will help continue the Project Room’s dedication to innovation.  Click here for more and celebrate the arts in Brooklyn.

Celebration in the Streets


After two dubious elections the people have finally been heard. The votes were counted and the United States of America elected Barack Obama its 44th President.


U.S. Election Day


It’s Election Day in the United States and by now everyone who is anyone knows the deal.  Barely Brooklyn respects the right of choice.  However, we urge you to vote for Barack Obama.

Waiting for the G train

courtesy of JMS

These costumed Brooklyn denizens are on the way to their next destination in the early morning hours after a night of trick or treating. We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!

Hudson Valley Hike


Last Saturday’s balmy tropical winds and rains  gave way to worry that the hike would be postponed yet again.  However, this was not the case.  Yesterday morning, I joined thirteen complete strangers with a tour guide and headed to Black Ash Mountain in the Hudson Valley area for a day of invigorating non-urban activity.  


Outdoor Bound offers 5 different level hikes and at level three, this hike was just intense enough for an active New Yorker.  In this case, active refers to those who get exercise in some capacity or another.  Whether it’s jogging, biking, belong to a sports team, go to the gym at least once, twice a week or just pound the pavement in heels, run up subway steps and hail taxis.  


But don’t be fooled–the trail is filled with treacherous steep climbs over rock formations and a lot of time is spent watching your step.  Slippery leaves, twists, turns and loose rocks may cause severe injury if not properly heeled.  Hence, making for cautious but quick movement.  



Every two miles or so the trail comes to a clearing and the rustic beauty of the valley makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon.   We followed the trail of a notorious British sympathizer named Claudius Smith, then it was on to the Victory Trail which peaked with a beautiful lake for swimming or dreaming.




Unfortunately, I had to contend with the bees.  The valley is also known for its honey farms and the bees were cruising along.  I mean at every rest point a bee would sniff me out for a good five minutes while I froze in fear of being stung.  Which became a nuisance very fast.  However, I made it through the day without one annoying sting.   


On to Level 4?