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The Barclays Center will be honored at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Building Brooklyn” awards this year for their outstanding architecture with an award for “Economic Development.”
“There isn’t a city in the world that wouldn’t beg for Barclays Center,” Chamber President Carlo Scisurra said. “It’s in the hundreds of millions of dollars what that means to the borough annually.”
The 13th annual awards ceremony will be held July 10th at Red Hook’s Liberty Warehouse.
Other winners include:
l Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel for Adaptive Reuse.
l Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point for Retail.
l Botanic Garden Visitor’s Center for Energy Efficiency.
l BAM Fisher for Arts and Culture.
l Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, for Landscape and Open Space.
l DUMBO’s 205 Water St. for Residential- Multi-Family.
l East New York’s Pitkin Theater Center for Historic Preservation and Community Development.
Havaianas will be popping up at 74 Gansevoort Street this summer, with doors open from May 30th through September 3rd. Aside from being able to shop their extensive collection of sandals and shoes, the pop-up shop will feature a Make Your Own Havaianas station where you can design your own flip-flops! You’ll be able to choose your colored base, flip flop straps, and add up to two pins. More info available at their website.
Makossa Brooklyn Cookout 2013.
Brooklyn Tap House
590 Myrtle Ave (corner of Classon Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Trains: G to Classon Ave
$140 million and TONS of hard labor later, the Rockaway Beaches are ready to re-open for the summer. Hurricane Sandy caused some major damage to the area, and while the repairs still aren’t fully complete, they’ve come a long way since October.
“Our goal for Friday is to have all the islands open and have access to the shore,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski.
City-operated beaches will be open for swimming beginning Saturday. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/parks.
Ladies, Show Brooklyn You Have What It Takes. An open call for the 2013-14 Brooklynettes will be held at LIU Brooklyn on Saturday June 15th. Clinics and classes are currently being scheduled for girls looking to learn the first round choreography weeks ahead of the actual tryouts. For more info: click here.
Wellness, Recreation & Athletic Center
161 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Doors open at 11:00am; Auditions begin promptly at 12:00pm.
Nike is putting together an Air Max Hunt in New York City and San Francisco on Thursday May 23rd. A few lucky participants will head home with limited edition packs of the Air Max Sunset Collection. Amar’e Stoudemire will be helping fans by giving out five clues on Instagram and Twitter directing participants to the key locations of where they can joint the Nike Air Max Hunt.
How To Participate? You must have a Nike+ Fuel Band and you MUST follow Amar’e at @amareisreal, @nikenyc and @21Mercer to receive the clues. Each hint will lead to a location where players who have earned the necessary NikeFuel points on the their Nike+ Fuel Band can will the sneakers. And the first 20 participants who arrive at the first location, must show that they are following all the Twitter/Instagram handles listed above.
For complete rules and details: click here.
VICE, along with Pharrell Williams’ i am Other, bring you an interactive dialogue with the creatives behind some of the most talked about online videos and series programs in the social media world. Learn from the new leaders creating this content and using these platforms to excel their own brands.
With panelists: Jason Mojica, Producer of VICE for HBO, Adam Neuhaus, Senior Director of Development, Radical Media, Vivek Kemp, Senior Producer Fast Company, and moderator Ryan Hall, Host, StereoTypes
A pass is required to attend the event, click here to purchase.
125 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
David Karp is New York City’s happiest 26 year old. Or hell, he’s probably the happiest person in New York today.
David grew up in the Upper West Side, and was the creator of Tumblr, which he created when he was 21, back in 2007. And it definitely wasn’t an overnight success for David Karp. He’s been coding and tampering with developing since he was 11.
Well, this morning, it was made official that Yahoo would indeed buy the blogging social network for an estimated $1.1 billion, most of which is in cash. This leaves David with about 25 percent of that sale amount going straight to his bank account.
Congrats David. Don’t spend it all in one place.
UPDATE: David releases a statement and signs it off with a good ole Tumblr-esque “Fuck Yeah”
Source: Haute Living
Mannie Fresh comes through to Apr. 78 this Thursday for a DJ set.
(between 189th St & Fairview Ave)
New York, NY 10040
Spotted at DopeOverdose