Googa Mooga 2013 – Reflections on Googa Mooga 2012 by Derek O’Connor

Googa Mooga 2013

With the date nearly upon us for Googa Mooga 2013, as much as we have learned, New York still seems to have a great way of keeping secret the best things it has to offer and then letting the world know it happened afterwards via friends twitter and Facebook accounts. You may have missed it last year but a free mini festival that celebrated craft beer, fashionable food and the service industry artisans started to … Continue reading

Dumbo Arts Festival – Brooklyn, NY

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Dumbo, Brooklyn http://www.dumboartsfestival.com We’ve been attending the Dumbo Arts Festival for a few years and generally enjoy a full day there.  But for the past two years we’ve noticed a steep decline in the quality of the ‘Open Studio’ art.  There are plenty of other things to check out, but isn’t the artist kind of the point of this whole thing?   Perhaps not anymore, with the rise of the corporate sponsor.  There were signs … Continue reading

Free Stuff Downtown, Wednesday July 11 – Saturday July 14, 2012

July 11, 2012 @ 6:00PM – 9:30PM Blues Downtown, http://www.artsbrookfield.com/new_york/world_financial_center/event_304.htm World Financial Plaza, North Cove, Outdoors Celebrate the Blues downtown at the World Financial Center’s waterfront Plaza as new stars join great legends for a two-day musical tribute to the history and continuing legacy of the Blues on July 11 – 12, 2012. BUDDY GUY – At age 74, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock … Continue reading

East River Esplanade – Pier 15

East River Esplanade

We took a walk over to the Seaport today and checked out the new Pier 15 park. The structure has been done for a few months, but we were hoping to see an open restaurant or other retail space on the pier. So far, nothing.  However we have photos from early spring vs. now and the greenery has come along nicely.  The hot weather brought out some truly crazy sunbathers.  One nice bonus is the … Continue reading