Category Archives: Brooklyn

Karen’s posts about Brooklyn.

Summer Begins

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about ancestors.  The spirits of the ancestors of the Canarsee and Nyack who live in this part of the world.   But also of my own ancestors, whose blood continues to course through my veins.  … Continue reading

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Spring Returns to Bay Ridge

It’s not as if we had much of a winter. And it’s way too early, but  Bay Ridge has suddenly burst into bloom. The tiny red buds on the vines grow into beautiful leaves which people have warned me is … Continue reading

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Things You’ll See In Bay Ridge

Santa Claus on top of a BRAVO Ambulance, rocking out to loud music and waving to passers by.  He’s back every Christmas season raising funds for the good service provided by BRAVO.

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Daniela Hoff Dance Company – Shadowlands

Shadowlands Daniela Hoff Dance Company 2011 Wave Rising Series John Ryan White Wave Theater Friday, October 28, 2011 All photos by Steven Schreiber Daniela Hoff’s Shadowlands is a somber work that explores the subject of fear, “from simple worries to … Continue reading

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As Seen At The DUMBO Arts Festival – 01

I wish that I could credit this dance company, but I couldn’t find them listed anywhere in the guide to the festival.  Judging by the apparatus, which was a gigantic seesaw that moved according to how the dancers distributed their … Continue reading

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Corn Fields of Bay Ridge

One thing that I love about summer time in Bay Ridge is watching this little corn field come to life.  It’s just someone’s front yard and the light isn’t exactly spectacular, but every year they grow beautiful corn. Since I … Continue reading

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Katja Essen’s Skydancer at Indie Screen

It’s said that there isn’t a single high rise building in the New York City skyline that wasn’t touched by the hand of a Mohawk.  For generations, Mohawk ironworkers and high steel workers have taken on the very dangerous job … Continue reading

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Sky Dancer – Film by Katja Essen

I’m so excited to learn about this documentary film, which is coming to the Brooklyn Film Festival in early June.   I just ordered my ticket to see it. Based on what I saw in the trailer, Katja Essen’s Sky … Continue reading

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