BRIC’s “Best of BIT Week” is December 27th – 31st

Sharks get an entire week of TV coverage, so should the borough of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, NY –  BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn announces the first Best of Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT) Week, which will air this month on its BCAT TV Network beginning Monday, December 27th.  Spotlighting Brooklyn’s news stories, music, historical sites, neighborhoods, personalities, food and more, Best of BIT Week will wrap up the year by looking back at some of BIT’s favorite stories from 2010.

Best of BIT Week consists of packages from BIT’s Brooklyn Review, Neighborhood Beat, Caught in the Act, HealthBeat Brooklyn, In the Zone and Sector B and features jazz legend Pharoah Sanders, Internet sensations The Gregory Brothers, Gowanus Music Club, Crown Heights’ Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours, Marine Park’s JoMart Chocolates and so much more.

Best of BIT Week starts Monday, December 27th and will air through Friday, December 31st at 1:00pm and 9:00pm on Brooklyn’s Time Warner 56, Cablevision 69, RCN 84 and Verizon 44.  It will also stream online at

With its Brooklyn Independent Television productions, BRIC offers over seventy hours a week of Brooklyn-focused television programs covering public affairs, arts and culture, health and business, sports, and Brooklyn neighborhoods, aimed to reach the diverse audiences within New York City’s most populous borough.


Best of BIT: News 2010   | Monday, December 27th  | 1pm & 9pm

Senior Splashers

BIT’s bi-weekly public affairs program, Brooklyn Review, rewinds some of the top stories from 2010.  From the emotional aftershock propelling Haitian Brooklynites into action after January’s earthquake to a proposal offering all working New Yorkers paid sick leave, from Sen. Eric Adam’s campaign to ‘bag the sag’ to an extreme makeover for Flatbush’s fading wonder theater, from a mosque open house to closing the doors of intolerance, to a team of Bedford Stuyvesant seniors making a splash while going for the gold— this Best of BIT shows why Brooklyn’s 2010 was a year unlike any other.

Best of BIT: Brooklyn Music | Tuesday, December 28th | 1pm & 9pm

Da Beatminerz

Whether you can carry a tune or struggle to keep one in a bucket, it’s hard to deny that Brooklyn is one of the most musically talented neighborhoods in the nation. Featuring Internet sensations The Gregory Brothers (of “Double Rainbow” and “Bedroom Intruder” fame), the talented teachers and students at Gowanus Music Club, traditional Haitian rara band Djarara, a peek at the audition process to sing the National Anthem for the Brooklyn Cyclones and Bushwick’s Gold Record hip-hop producers Da Beatminerz, this Best of BIT episode proves that the borough knows how to set (and keep) the beat.

Best of BIT: Brooklyn Tours | Wednesday, December 29th | 1pm & 9pm

Levy's Unique New York's Bike Brooklyn Beer Blitz

It’s a big borough—seventy-one square miles, in fact. There’s so much to see and do that to try and pack it all into one tour would be close to impossible. This Best of BIT episode takes a stab at visiting as many Brooklyn historical sites and neighborhoods in half an hour—not such a hard task thanks to the tours BIT has featured in the last year. Learn about hidden stories in Brooklyn Heights, thanks to Homer Fink’s Hidden Heights Tour. Frank H. Jump (of Fading Ad Blog) takes viewers on his hunt for vintage mural advertisements in Brooklyn neighborhoods. Have a “World Cup Fever” relapse at five Brooklyn hotspots as fans cheer and jeer favorite international teams. Join Rabbi Beryl Epstein on his Jewish Hassidic Walking Tour for a fascinating look at how this culture thrives in Crown Heights. Then Levy’s Unique New York takes viewers on a two-wheeled history lesson in the borough’s great beer-making tradition.

BEST OF BIT:  Brooklyn Profiles | Thursday, December 30th | 1pm & 9pm

Pharoah Sanders & Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

What would Brooklyn be without its people! This Best of BIT highlights some of the most intriguing personalities from our programs: famed street artist Atomic as he completes his mural at The Phun Phactory, the hosts of Stutter Talk, a podcast that puts the speech disorder in front of a mic, jazz legend Pharoah Sanders at the Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, Fordham University’s football star Xavier Martin and the Youngstein family, owners and operators of Havin’ A Party in Canarsie.

Best of BIT: Brooklyn Food | Friday, December 31st | 1pm & 9pm

Tommoso Restaurant in Bensonhurst

Before resolutions are made to lose weight in 2011, this Best of BIT brings you the best food and services the borough can serve up. Sample the savory Italian entrees at Bensonhurst’s Tommaso Restaurant.  See how St John’s Bread and Life provides nutritional guidance while combating hunger with a “Digital Food Pantry.” Join Lucky Lus owner and chef Lisa Eisen as she divulges the secret to her most popular dishes.  Learn how family-run JoMart Chocolates has kept it going strong (and sweet) since World War II and, finally, watch young chefs discover the joy of cooking at Creative Cooks in BoCoCa.

Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar: NB Brooklyn Heights

Whether you’re craving a fine Pinot Noir, a killer Pisco Sour or a simple beer and burger, the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar is a neighborhood hang you don’t want to miss.
From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Neighborhood Beat: Brooklyn Heights, episode 5.

Wellness for Life: Healthbeat Brooklyn


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