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Faro in Bushwick, though a newcomer to the scene, has collected quite a few accolades during its short but influential run. It was only right that Dish and Drink's Rebecca Chodorkoff make the trip and decide for herself.
A sister restaurant to Williamsburg's Samurai Mama, named Samurai Papa, resides nearby in Bushwick. Does it measure up? Read to find out.
Arrogant Swine is a BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BTRtv’s Chelsea White visited the self-proclaimed “Church of Pork” to speak with proprietor and pit-master Tyson Ho about what makes Carolina-style BBQ so unique and to sample some of their whole-pig fare, ketchup-based slaw, and their mac and cheese waffle.
Johanna Botta heads out to Bushwick, Brooklyn, to find The Muse, Brooklyn’s premier circus school and event facility. Previously housed on the ill-fated block of Williamsburg that also held Glasslands, 285 Kent, and Death By Audio, the school has a new home further out on the L train, this time with plenty of room to stretch their legs and host classes and events. Here, we check in with the founder of The Muse, Angela Buccinni, and learn some circus skills from aerial artist and instructor, Nicki Miller.
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and songwriter, the NYC-based artist had a bit of luck early on, benefiting from a relationship with a member of his favorite band, Akron/Family. Zuli admittedly wears his influences on his sleeve, and so folk, experimental, and psych-pop touches stemming from A/F, Animal Collective, and the like shine through in his own music. We caught up with Zuli (the band) at a friend's apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for this intimate acoustic performance.
Arrogant Swine is a BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn. BTRtv’s Chelsea White visited the self-proclaimed “Church of Pork” to speak with proprietor and pit-master Tyson Ho about what makes Carolina-style BBQ so unique and to sample some of their whole-pig fare, ketchup-based slaw, and their mac and cheese waffle.
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and songwriter, the NYC-based artist had a bit of luck early on, benefiting from a relationship with a member of his favorite band, Akron/Family. Zuli admittedly wears his influences on his sleeve, and so folk, experimental, and psych-pop touches stemming from A/F, Animal Collective, and the like shine through in his own music. We caught up with Zuli (the band) at a friend's apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for this intimate acoustic performance.
Artist Rithika Merchant's new series, Luna Tabulatorum, tell a story inspired by the moon. In the paintings human-like figures, animals, plant life, and other strange beings interact in symbolic rituals that evoke both religious and folk art tradition as well as the work of painters like Frida Khalo. Myths and Folklore inform a lot of the imagery in Luna Tabulatorum and Rithika is drawn to the fact that moon has played a significant role in the stories of gods, creation and the universe in ancient cultures from Greece to India. Rithika's series is on view now at Stephen Romano Gallery in Bushwick, and last week Rithika joined me via Skype from Barcelona to talk about her work, the moon, and ways that woman and femininity are portrayed in art and mythology.
Finding vegan food in cities like New York is becoming an easier feat with each passing year. The Vegan Shop-Up is looking to change that. The all-vegan pop-up market that started this past August hosts a variety of vendors that sell both food and cruelty-free goods.
Surface Week – Brooklyn has become a brand name around the country and the world. How much of Brooklyn’s reputation is real and how much of it is hype?
Photographer Meryl Meisler grew up on the South Shore of Long Island, and in the 1970s she began photographing her family, friends and neighbors around her suburban home town. As a photographer, Meryl is drawn to the antics of everyday life, and in her intimate and often hilarious photos we’re treated to scenes like a man juggling cardboard boxes after the prom, her young cousin grimacing at the camera from atop a toilet seat, or an amazing image of a couple smiling to the camera from a bedroom decked out in butterfly print wallpaper and matching bedspread.
This week on Art Uncovered I sit down with artist Eileen Maxson. Her new solo show at Microscope gallery in Bushwick is called I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three, and it's a collection of videos, objects, and installation pieces based on the classic 90s film Reality Bites. In our interview we talk about Eileen's experience growing up in Houston, where Reality Bites is set, and how the film's central conflict of corporate culture vs. authentic artistic expression has manifested itself in the 21st century.
Artist Danielle DeJesus was born and raised in Bushwick. About ten years ago, when she was in high school, she realized her neighborhood starting to change, starting to gentrify. She noticed "bodegas turning into swanky bars, supermarkets blaring english rock music instead of salsa", and her mom was getting calls from landlords offering her cash to move out of her apartment.
In the spirit of FOMO Week, the BTR Editorial team discusses our favorite spots to grab a cup of joe both in and out of New York. From Manhattan to Brooklyn and Massachusetts to Germany, we've included the places we love most.
Shwick Market is a new marketplace in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for vendors and artists to come together and sell their products. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta talked with Shwick’s Co-Founder Chris Carew and a few of the market vendors about what to look out for and what Shwick brings to the neighborhood.

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