Where, Why and How to Give to Sandy Relief Funds

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Photo: RBSC

Brooklyn Based put together a comprehensive list of Sandy relief charities, and provide some useful tips on how to give. Read more.

Rebuilding a Small Business in Red Hook

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Red Hook Artist Recovery

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Brooklyn Storms Back: The Red Hook Initiative

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Red Hook Initiative Fundraiser: Brooklyn Review

A fundraiser was recently held for the Red Hook Initiative…  a local charity that helps  youth in the Red Hook neighborhood. Learn how this organization fosters a sense of community on a shoestring budget.
From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Brooklyn Review, episode 228. Original Air Date: 10/25/2010.

This Week on Brooklyn Independent Television (10/25 – 10/30)

Brooklyn Independent Television‘s programs can be viewed every Monday – Friday from 12pm – 3pm and from 8pm – 11pm on the BCAT TV Network: Time Warner channel 56,  Cablevision channel 69,  RCN channel 84 and in all five boroughs on Verizon channel 44. Or stream online at bricartsmedia.org/bcattvnetwork.

Brooklyn Review

Monday, October 25th, 9:00pm


Proposed legislation to hire more minority FDNY firefighters.



On this episode of Brooklyn Review:

After years of criticism about its hiring practices, the FDNY recently launched a recruiting campaign to hire more minority firefighters. These efforts are too little too late for some. State Senator Eric Adams and Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries are proposing legislation that requires FDNY to reflect the diversity of the city within its squads;

Long Island University’s Liberty Partnership Program is offering free SAT preparation to the borough’s high school students, not only helping them improve their grades, but also guiding their outlook towards college;

We take a look at the bumps in the road created by massive MTA cuts to Brooklyn bus routes and how dollar van operators and their passengers’ commutes have been affected;

A fundraiser was recently held for the Red Hook Initiative – a local charity that helps the youth in the neighborhood. Learn how this organization fosters a sense of community on a shoestring budget;

We visit Sunset Park’s Breuckelen Distilling Company, a young micro-brewery that, thanks to recent city laws, is quickly filling Brooklyn’s liquor stores with its homemade gin and whiskey;

On 12th and Surf Avenue in Coney Island, a new restaurant and bar shares its name with a motorcycle club that’s made the venue its unofficial clubhouse. Find out how Bravta gets its customers’ appetites revving.

Caught in the Act

Wednesday, October 27th, 10pm


The Gregory Brothers get in (auto) tune


The Gregory Brothers: Following their huge YouTube hits, Double Rainbow and Bed Intruder, we visit the Auto-Tune masters – three brothers and one wife – in their Williamsburg studio. Watch them get silly with a prop (you’ll have to tune in) in front of a green screen, plus they make up a song for us – using, what else, Auto-Tune.

Artist to Artist: Gustave Blache III’s paintings feature everyday people at work, in a light-filled style that takes you back 150 years. The photographs of his friend (and fellow School of Visual Arts alum) Kareem Black are as edgy and topical as could be. Here they compare notes on how they work, where their mediums converge, and what gets them excited as artists.

Da Beatminerz: Hard at work in Da Bushwick, these Gold Record hip-hop producers have their own Beatminerz Radio station. We’re there while they’re on the air…we’re also in the room as they create one of the multitude of beats they’re famous for.

Sangram Majumdar: Truly “caught in the act,” this painter—born in India, educated in Rhode Island and Indiana, living in Brooklyn – talks while he works out a new idea. To quote him, his process is full of “visible pauses and breaks in the paint handling…a decision is made, it is edited/rethought, and a new decision is made.”



Neighborhood Beat: Best of Green

Thursday, October 28th, 12:30pm & 8:30pm

Brooklyn is going green.



On this special episode, we explore the ways Brooklyn is going “green” with new Neighborhood Beat host Melanee Farrah. We stop by East New York Farms, a community garden project that brins affordable locally-grown food to the area; visit the eco-friendly Spa and Wellness Center in Bay Ridge; explore the ecosystem of Jamaica Bay with the Urban Divers’ Enviromedia Mobile ; and finally, Sustainable Flatbush gives us an inside look at how neighborhood “freecycles” work and how potluck dinners contribute to sustainable living.


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