Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring 2010 issue is out!

OVERFLOW's Spring issue is out in stores across South Brooklyn. Find a copy at your corner coffee shop, or check out the online edition.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

"The Destruction of Brooklyn's Soul Day"

Yesterday Brooklyn either won or lost a battle. The Atlantic Yards Project finally broke ground with a ceremonious ribbon cutting amidst a storm of confetti and furious protestors sporting picket signs and satirical masks that might as well have been torches and pitchforks. Despite the alleged benefits of the Atlantic Yards Project, including jobs and subsidized housing, the war continues to rage over the extensive plans to build skyscrapers, apartments, and not to mention the stadium for the Nets in the middle of downtown Brooklyn. Angry Brooklynites even supposedly stooped to the military tactics of terrorism when the judge who approved the Atlantic Yards Project received an envelope of "suspicious white powder." So tell us, then, where do you stand--with the capitalist soul-crushing developers or the anthrax-wielding hearts and souls of Brooklyn?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Love Your Body & Your Wallet.

The high costs of yoga classes are no longer an excuse to wimp out on the stretches and body contortions that make your muscles cringe. This weekend Dharma Yoga Brooklyn opened, a pay-what-you-wish yoga center in Park Slope. Although it may seem like a stretch (no pun intended) to expect to run a business solely on donations, the owners Lily Cushman and her partner have high hopes. Classes start tomorrow, so this is your chance to get in touch with mind and body. You'll feel like that seven-year-old who effortlessly does the splits in every possible direction while you watch enviously, mourning the loss of your youthful muscle elasticity. Namaste, Brooklynites!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Gowanus Canal Gets Superfund Status!

The Gowanus Canal has finally induced nausea at an international level. The EPA has declared the Gowanus Canal to be on par with the nation's most toxic waste sites, officially granting it Superfund status. Bloomberg and the canal's colonies of mutant races are bummed out, but the EPA insists that they will provide the best results. We foresee a clear and bright future for the canal, one in which children catch crawdads instead of syphilis.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Rotterdam Film Festival in Brooklyn

Big news for you lovers of the silver screen--the Rotterdam Film Festival has decided to branch out and share the wealth with Brooklyn. This will be the debut of the festival in the United States and a chance for new audiences to have access to the competitors for the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. The festival is from March 3-9 at BAMcinematek and includes an array of films from around the world.

E-mail Brooklyn Based with "Rotterdam @ BAM" in the subject line, you could win a pair of free tickets to the film you most want to see!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

[Sh]it's Coming Down!

With another wintery-mix weekend heading our way, I could understand the need for long-johns, hot chocolate, rock salt, and a vow to not leave the house for 72 hours.

BUT you would be MISSING OUT!

Take a bundled stroll over to the Dumbo Art Center and thank Brokelyn for an affordable three day show of affordable pop-art. I think a little hair frizz matched with some galoshes is worth some possibly valuable (in a few years) but absolutely necessary art for your bare walls. Think of it as a future investment in more insulation dividing you from the cold (and at least you didn't buy it from Urban Outfitters)!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Putting the O Back in H2O

Maybe you've noticed something different about the Gowanus Canal, namely a huge pipe running between the 3rd Street Bridge and the Carroll Street Bridge. Well, they're not there to pump any gunk out, they're there to pump oxygen in. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has installed the pipes to maintain oxygen levels while the Flushing Tunnel is closed down for maintenance. At least they're not just letting it all go to shit.