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Daily Archives: January 21, 2013
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music received a hefty donation last week from the parents of the late Amy Winehouse. Janis (a Brooklyn native) and husband Mitch presented a check for $25,000 to the arts academy, which will be used to fund scholarships for the school’s Teen Jazz Program. The donation was made through the Amy Winehouse
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! While it’s a good time to honor Dr. King by revisiting his most famous speech, it’s interesting as well to look at some of his lesser-known words of inspiration and wisdom. Buzzfeed aggregated 17 quotes you may never have heard or read, and they’re worth checking out. Also worth checking
Willy Appelman pokes fun at the Park Slope Food Coop, which admittedly has a bit of a “low-hanging fruit” feel, but on the other hand, “Tom’s Organic Toothpaste Extra Whitening For Babies Who Are Teething.”
Ingrid Jungermann made a splash in the web comedy scene in 2010 with the The Slope, the popular webseries she co-created about “superficial, homophobic lesbians” living in Park Slope. The series ran for two very popular seasons (in fact, the episode “Primary Care Giver” was recently selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick) and picked up a loyal following.
President Barack Obama officially began his second term in a quiet ceremony at the White House yesterday morning, but today is when the fun happens. If you’re home and one of the many Brooklynites without a television and/or cable, you can catch a live stream of the swearing-in ceremony hosted by The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee
Not sure what to do with your day off? Stop by Hiho Batik! The store is open in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and all clothing and accessory purchases are 15% off. If you can’t make it out today, you can still enjoy that discount by shopping from the 2013 LOVE collection, available