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August 2015

By David Finck | on August 17,2015 at 4:42PM

Stephanie Clifford, Everybody Rise
August 18, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

163 Court St., Cobble Hill

Local author Stephanie Clifford celebrates the release of her debut novel Everybody Rise, the story of a young woman in Manhattan’s moneyed Upper East Side struggling to keep up appearances as her family and old life crumble in financial crisis and a devastating lawsuit.

Stephanie Clifford’s debut offers a thoroughly modern take on classic American themes: money, ambition, family, friendship – and on the universal longing to fit in.

Live at the Archway : The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
August 20, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
Anchorage Place and Water Street, DUMBO

Every Thursday through October, the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with free performances! Live at the Archway showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, with music and more under the Archway. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse, it’s the best place to be every Thursday. Live at the Archway is always free and always all ages.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning, 11 piece band that plays innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever evolving set list that includes covers by many of today’s popular indie bands, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity.

Stuck Between Stations: This Train Will Be Going Express to Seventh Avenue
August 20, 2015,  7:45 pm - 9:20 pm

Pacific Standard
84 4th Avenue, Park Slope

This August, head for the sweet part of the city for another edition of Stuck Between Stations. Go and check out these boys and girls in America
Aparna Nancherla (Conan, Totally Biased)
Eli Sairs (Wildcats! at The Creek and the Cave)
Eliana Horeczko (Women in Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival)
Maurice E. Licorish (Assorted Nuts! @ The Sampler)
Will Winner (Brooklyn Comedy Festival)
Patrick J. Reilly
and possibly a special guest.

Head on out to Pacific Standard and take a load off.

Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

Brownstone Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker
372 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.

I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.

My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.

We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.

We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!

John, Mir, Zelda and Timber

The Truth Is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev

Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MetroTech Commons
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.

Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.

Sublime of the Mundane
Through August 23, 2015, Thursday –Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

FiveMyles Gallery
558 St. John’s Place, Crown Heights

This group exhibition presents five weeks of interactive installations and performances. The exhibition rejects the notion that our culture rapidly and inevitably takes us further and further away from real interactions with each other and our environment. The curator Jasmine Murrell has chosen interactive work that directly engages the viewer, both visually and through sound and touch. It invites conversations between strangers; initiating activities in the space enjoyed and shared.

The Sublime of the Mundane brings together international and U.S. artists, together transforming the gallery space into a fantastical landscape of tactile, auditory and visual experiences.

Ginseng and Juice: Evening of Performances and Video: August 15, 4 – 7pm

Artists: Rufus Tureen, Maya Jeffereis, Andre Springer, Shani Peters, Jason Gregory Isaacs, Kiran Chandra, Patricia Dominguez, Tiana Marenah, Kelsey Lu and Candice Williams.

Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope

The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg

Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!