'The four-million-square-foot Brooklyn Army Terminal has a long and interesting history as a military supply base, but these days, it's still getting a handle on its new life as a commercial hub.
The federal government sold the terminal to New York City in 1981, and a few years later, a wholesale renovation began. It's come a long way since then—notable tenants now include such diverse neighbors as the NYPD's intelligence division, the chocolatier Jacques Torres, the New York City Bioscience initiative center and the Museum of Natural History.'
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Succeeding independently: The Art of Bklyn co-founder Anthony DeVito shares how he uses marketing techniques to grow his career as an actor, the Art of Bklyn film fest and Brooklyn On Demand
Roger Skai and Thomas Bellezza invited AoB co-founder Anthony DeVito onto Top of the Bottom Pile on BBOX radio. Their show is "a gathering of comedians focused on working together as a team among like-minded individuals to bring laughter, success, and a little fun back into the business side of comedy." As a comedian, Anthony fit right in. And as an entrepreneur he shared some valuable insights on what he's learned in his career as an actor, arts organization co-founder and long-time advertising professional.
They talked comedy, acting, the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn On Demand and lots more. A silly, loose conversation that has some solid business tips for people who are working and creating independently. Have a listen:
Each episode of comedy series Sad Marriage is is under a minute, so creators Amy Lynne Berger, Sharon Spell and Brandon Scott Wolf have bundled all 6 into a 4-minute-long SeasonOne-isode just for Brooklyn On Demand.
Prepare to say, "I Do" & really mean it at the time! Now that Marriage Equality has passed in the United States, we can all equally look at the disheartening moments within this union. Sad Marriage is based on real, true events inside real, sad marriages. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Marriage: it's not just a word, it's a sentence. Season 2 coming soon!
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When you talk about Brooklyn's legendary Crazy Country Club, the phrase "you had to be there" definitely applies. Filmmaker Dena Greenbaum's father Steven worked at the club, and her 2012 documentary is a loving tribute to the long-gone Bay Ridge icon.
Warm Beer, Lousy Food is the untold story of America's first comedy club, and its founder (and self-proclaimed nut) Lou Burdo. The film includes rare footage of the club throughout its nearly 50-year history and testimonials from the founder, staff, and patrons, breathing life back into a storied institution that, despite having been shuttered long ago, continues to live on for the many people who were forever changed by this wonderful and crazy place.
When asked how she feels about her film streaming free on the only platform for Brooklyn-centric film and media, Dena says, "If I were to answer in the tone of the club I'd say 'WHO GIVES A SH*T!' But, on a more serious note, I'm very excited Warm Beer, Lousy Food is part of Brooklyn on Demand. It's important to share the story of Brooklyn's beloved Crazy Country Club with this audience. I hope it brings laughter and good memories back to Brooklynites who attended the club, and I hope it brings the club to life for younger generations that didn't get to have the firsthand experience."
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Bondwerx joins nationwide staged reading of 'The Other Woman' Monday, Nov. 9 with Amy Stiller, Jacey Powers and more
On Monday night, November 9, at 7:30 Brooklyn's Bondwerx (336 Bond St.) will be joining libraries, colleges and theatres nationwide in simultaneous readings of The Other Woman, a full-length, one-act play that tells the stories of five women with very different viewpoints and experiences around infidelity.
The reading will take place at Bondwerx on the corner of Bond & President in Brooklyn. It will feature Irene Glezos, Shannon Koob, Regina Myers, Jacey Powers and Amy Stiller.
Reservations can be made by e-mailing TheOtherWomanBK@gmail.com.
Proceeds from the event are going to benefit Brooklyn-based charity: "The Safe Homes Project." This organization helps women and children survivors of domestic abuse find safe places to live. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every 9 seconds, a woman in the US is beaten or assaulted. In honor of this statistic the producers are suggesting a donation of $9 for admission.