POSTS TAGGED ‘Brownstoner’

The Sixth Borough2

Posted by Deirdre // 04-16-2013


The Piazza at Schmidt's (?) where the BK Flea Ph will runThe city of brotherly love — Philadelphia — has been called this before by none other than The New York Times, again trying to make a movement from what may just be a coincidence. Although some numbers supporting the claim have been produced by NY Mag and Gothamist, and Brokelyn climbed on the bandwagon as recently as last year. And now, with the Brooklyn Flea descending upon its historic cobblestone streets, it may be fully realized. Yep, Brownstoner revealed today that as of June 2, there will be a Brooklyn Flea Philly. I guess it couldn’t be called the Philly Flea, although that’s pretty catchy. I also like that the Flea website chose Mark Wahlberg to represent (although isn’t he from Boston? oh, it’s one of his characters from a movie called Invincible which I’ve never even heard of).

But really, these guys didn’t expand to Queens or the Bronx – they chose Philly, which I guess says a lot! We’ve occasionally had Philly fantasies (wow, there are a lot of good alliterations possible with that name). How about you?


Renovated Parks via Brownstoner1

Posted by Deirdre // 03-19-2012


Squibb Park Bridge (Bklyn Heights) via Brownstoner

What a park/playground can do for a hood. Hell, a bench even. See Brownstoner’s roundup of some Community Board 2’s park reno status.


More Greenwood News via Brownstoner3

Posted by Deirdre // 11-29-2011


You know from other posts that we love lots of things about Greenwood Heights. Now we hear that the cemetery is trying to buy and renovate this amazing building on 25th & 5th, to turn it into a museum and tourist center (sounds bad but could be good for the ‘hood). More here.


Image via Brownstoner