Didn't I tell you to take a walk? Get off the couch, grab your phone and book tickets to a Made in Brooklyn Tour just like you're ordering a pizza. Call (800) 838-3006, choose option 1 and ask which tour Made in Brooklyn Tours is running on the day you want to go. They're neighborhood walking tours where you see who's makin' it in Brooklyn. Glass, leather, chocolate, soap. You name it. Go on. Take a walk!
In case you missed it, NYC's commuter ferry service is expanding with NYC Ferry. Now you can get to the Made in RED HOOK, DUMBO and WILLIAMSBURG Tours from as far away as Rockaway and - starting next month - Astoria. Each tour starts and ends a short walk away from the ferry landing. The cost is the same as the subway - with free transfers between landings. Go on a cruise and make your destination Made In Brooklyn Tours.
Kosciuszko Bridge & K-Bridge. Old School & New? Let's honor the Revolutionary War hero, Colonel Tadeusz Kosciuszko. He engineered the fortifications at Bemis Heights which came into play during the Battle of Saratoga and designed the Fortress West Point - never captured and continuously occupied by the United States military to this day. Colonel Kosciuszko hailed from Poland, but his name is thoroughly Brooklynized. I pronounce it Koz-shoo-sko and don't even think about correcting me! ;)
Meet Maurice - my Brooklyn denim guy - proudly bearing the first pair of jeans he designed. He's the soft spoken owner of the Williamsburg Garment Company with bold Brooklyn-sized ambitions. Blue jeans are as American as apple pie - from the raw denim to the finished garment. And Maurice wants his to be 100% Made in USA from design to finish. Good thing for me - and us! - they're Made in Brooklyn too. In fact, I'll be picking up mine in Williamsburg in a couple of days.
Making a product - from design to manufacture - is a creative process. And featuring the art of someone like Craig Anthony Miller (CAM) on the package makes that more apparent. The bar of chocolate or bottle of rum itself becomes more valuable as a work of art - one that people may be willing to pay a premium for. The art and artist are appreciated by the maker and, indirectly, all their customers.
This week many Italian-Americans celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph with zeppole. Even if you're not, it's an opportunity to savor zeppole Brooklyn style from your local pastry shop. I got deez beauts Made In Brooklyn at People's Bakery in Gravesend.
Not Spa Tours!
No, no, no! Ladies! NOT #spa tours! Made in #Brooklyn Tours! ;)