High-tech fire pit will light up DUMBO Christmas tree

This year's DUMBO Christmas tree will be illuminated using the electricity generated by a wood-burning “FirePit” using a high-tech stove designed by a DUMBO startup.

BioLite, a company that develops small stoves for campers and larger ones for use in developing countries, says they’ll be “firing up the holidays” December 12 - 22 at the Pearl Street Triangle.


In Brooklyn, Malcolm Gladwell dissects ‘David and Goliath’

Most of us know the story of David and Goliath as it’s traditionally told: shepherd boy David, in spite of his comparatively diminutive stature and seemingly inferior weaponry, manages to defeat the giant Goliath when the two engage in battle. Simply put, as bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell writes in his latest book, the tale has long served “as a metaphor for improbable victory.” 


Mouth-watering gingerbread village on display at the Brooklyn Marriott

There’s the “Plum Pudding Hotel,” and “Jackie’s Sweet Shop.” Next door is “Salyer’s Fine Socks” and “Sam’s Fish Market.”

Those sweet little businesses are all part of a candy-studded gingerbread village on display for the holiday season in the lobby of the Brooklyn Marriott (officially called the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge).


Sketch comedy group presents ‘A Very ’90s Christmas!!!’ in Downtown Brooklyn

Coming off a wildly successful packed show at BAMCafé last month, New York City’s fastest rising sketch group, American Candy, announces their next performance celebrating the silliest moments of the 1990s and the craziness of the holidays. The performances will take place on Dec. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn.


High-tech internship program continues success

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program, which was launched this past summer as a pilot program, is continuing throughout the fall and spring, and organizers hope to have at least 50 student interns next summer.


Another Dumbo? Gowanus real estate market is cooking

Could Gowanus become another DUMBO?

Broker Bob Klein thinks so.

The gritty but oh-so-cool neighborhood will see the pace of development pick up now that Whole Foods is opening its doors at Third Avenue and 3rd Street, the senior broker at Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates predicts.

“I'm getting calls from tenants moving out of DUMBO due to $50 per-square-foot rents,” he said.


Batcave begins reconstruction in Gowanus, not Gotham City

Somebody alert Robin – the reconstruction of the Batcave has begun.

The graffiti-crowned industrial building across the street from the new Gowanus Whole Foods doesn't belong to Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Squatters and graffiti artists devised the soubriquet for the building at 322 Third Ave. – which history buffs know as the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power House.


Whole Foods opening Dec. 17 on the banks of the Gowanus Canal

Good morning, Gowanus!

There were toxins in the soil, opposition from neighborhood artists and manufacturers, injured construction workers. Finally, Brooklyn's first Whole Foods Market is opening on Dec. 17.


From kitchen to classroom at City Tech

There are times when someone’s career trajectory takes an unexpected turn. Options that may exist for Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts professionals are many, but there is one that is both interesting and not widely known.   


Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair features vintage books and reading by Paul Auster

For the second holiday season, Honey & Wax Booksellers will bring independent Brooklyn bookshops and antiquarian booksellers to fill Park Slope's Old Stone House with rare, vintage, and out-of-print books in a celebration of the borough's rich history of printing, reading and writing. The event will take place on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.



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