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

Dumbo, Brooklyn 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

John Gabriel Borkman – BAM BAM Harvey Theater – Fort Greene, Brooklyn I was lucky enough that our good friend Paula had an extra ticket to see the new take on an old play called John Gabriel Borkman. What a great treat it was. The show played at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater on Fulton Street in Brooklyn. I don’t travel outside of Manhattan to often, but I decided this would be a good time to check out … Continue reading

Marlow & Sons

Local Ingredients 81 Broadway – Williamsburg, Brooklyn Food was fresh, delicious, creative and the service was amazing. We had lunch, so I am sure dinner is more spectacular. The atmosphere was tight, but very cozy. There is a shop/cafe in the front and the restaurant/bar is in the rear. Also, Marlow & Daughters is a butcher/produce shop a few doors down – we bought the House Liver Pate to go. Nicole Feldhaus, a friend, … Continue reading

John Malkovitch, The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer – BAM

Infernal Comedy

It is no secret that John Malkovitch is a strange man.  And a talented actor.  When my friend asked me to join her to see a performance called the Infernal Comedy Confessions of a Serial Killer starring John Malkovitch at BAM in Brooklyn, I said absolutely, yes.  It was to be staged in the Howard Gillman Opera House, so I knew it would be an opera.  Would he sing?!  What was this going to be? … Continue reading



We really enjoyed the calzones at this somewhat famed pizza spot. We had spent the day in Williamsburg with Steve’s family and went to a show at the Brooklyn Bowl, so we were a bit toasted and needing some food. The pizzas looked fantastic, but we opted for the calzones. They were really amazing. Calzones (served w/Watercress Salad): Tomato, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, $14 Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, Mozzarella, $14 Warnings: Hipster alert!! Small … Continue reading