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August 2015

By David Finck | on August 22,2015 at 1:01PM

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents “Pwezi ak Mizik Anba Tonèl” (A night of poetry and music)
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:00 p.m.

Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Gowanus
347-565 4429 (Haiti Cultural Exchange)

The fifth annual Pwezi ak Mizik Anba Tonèl, featuring a night of Haitian poetry and music at Shapeshifter Lab. A tribute to the pioneers of Haitian Creole Poetry, presented in collaboration with the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York.
Featuring poetry by: Delianov, Melissa Beauvery, Jean-Pierre Richard Narcisse & Schneider Laurent and music by: Jean Raymond “Sanba Kebyesou” Giglio, Markus Schwartz, Geralda Dalestin & Pauline Jean.

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.

Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

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

Posted 7/16/2015 on Yelp! 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

Habana Outpost presents Footloose
Sunday, August 23th, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Habana Outpost
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene

Drink margaritas, eat Cuban sandwiches, and revel in warmth as you watch movies outside at the Habana Outpost outdoor movies all summer. Each Sunday at 8pm from May until October, Habana Outpost will be showing free movies, so head on over. This week: Footloose.

How I Learned You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Union Hall
702 Union Street, Park Slope

Dave Hill, Mira Jacob, Abbi Crutchfield, Nate Charles Troisi, Gabe Pacheco

Hosted by Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician—and host of WFMU’s The Goddamned Dave Hill Show
Mira Jacob is the author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions.
Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian and the host of People Now
Nate Charles Troisi is an award-winning storyteller and solo performer originally based in Melbourne, Australia and now based in NYC.
Gabe Pacheco is a Brooklyn based comedian and the host of the weekly show Funhouse at Passenger Bar.

Waku Waku +NYC
August 28 and 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
212-661-3690 (Azix, Inc.)

“Waku Waku” is a new Japanese pop culture festival launching this summer in New York City. Waku Waku +NYC brings together the worlds of anime, manga, music, food, film, and fashion inside Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods. Featuring exhibits, panels, screenings, and interactive events across multiple locations, Waku Waku +NYC looks to blend Japanese pop culture with Brooklyn culture.

The event features a group of creative artists from Japan sharing their passions with us. It’s Cool Japan meets New York’s Coolest Borough. With a focus on access and engagement, Waku Waku +NYC is built to inspire new audiences, new ideas, and feel “Waku Waku!” (????) = Japanese “excitement in a dream-like state.” The event is all about dreams, ideas, and passions!

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.

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!