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September 2015

By David Finck | on September 5,2015 at 5:03PM

SnapCrackle Presents OPEN – The Garden Party
DJ MOMA guests this Labor Day / Carnival weekend!!
Sunday, September 6th 2:00 p.n. – 9:00 p.m.

RSVP for location –

This summer SnapCrackle presents OPEN, a series of outdoor events in Crown Heights. Guest DJs from Brooklyn and beyond join residents Jae Trevor and Donald Bernard, and hosts Mark & Maine, to bring you the finest soulful sounds from around the world.
Expect to hear classics of the past, present and future across a wide range of styles: vintage soul to future soul, by way of jazz-funk, hip-hop, latin, house, afrobeat, disco, reggae, R&B, broken beat, bass music and much more.
Food by Woezo NYC and ice cold drinks will be available all day. The event happens from 2-9pm.
Please RSVP for location –

Artist and Jurors Talk  –  Off the Press
Sunday, September 6th, 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

440 Gallery
440 6th Avenue, Park Slope

Join in a fascinating discussion with the jurors and two artists from Off the Press. Jurors and master printers Kathleen Carraccio and Roni Henning will give insight into the selection process for the show. Artists Marilyn Propp and Roxanne Faber Savage will discuss their techniques and inspirations behind their selected work.

Melissa Staiger Art Talk
Tuesday, September 8th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Trestle Gallery
168 7th St, 3rd floor, Gowanus

Melissa Staiger is a Brooklyn, New York City based artist and curator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute. Staiger has had a solo exhibition with the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and recently has been included in The Flat Files, Year Two at TSA Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

NYRP and BAM Take Ballet to the Streets
Wednesday, September 9th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Bed-Stuy

Using interdisciplinary influences while grounded in the classical idiom, Brooklyn Ballet Company and Youth Ensemble brings together ballet and hip-hop in an evening of recurring performances.
Presented as part of Arts in the Gardens in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Beach Lovers Photography Show
Wednesday, September 9th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Ground Floor Gallery
345 5th Street, Park Slope

Join photographer Erica Reade for the Brooklyn gallery debut of Beach Lovers. Beach Lovers is a collection of intimate moments shared by couples that Reade has observed at Rockaway Beach. This series is about the small moments of tenderness between couples, whether sharing a picnic, long laughs, or a lazy limb-entwined nap on a beach blanket. These photos illustrate romance in its purest state.
Celebrate lovers and the end of the summer at this special opening. (The first eight couples will have a Lovers Polaroid Portrait taken.)

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.

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!