DeKalb Market, Downtown Brooklyn’s best (and only) outdoor container market, came roaring back into business this past weekend with its Spring Weekender Event drawing incredible crowds. In addition to the usual tasty foods and artistic goods, DeKalb got off on the right foot for the season with a petting zoo, a live band, and $1 mimosas if you arrived early!
Let me begin by saying I like burgers. I think they’re great. I mean, if Shake Shack had an actual mayor, not a fake-ass Foursquare one, I’m pretty sure I’d run for that office and win. Now all that said, can someone (Mayor of Brooklyn? Marty??) get some zoning laws on the books that limit the amount of burger joints legally allowed to exist per square mile??
I can’t help but notice that areas like Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn have seemingly overnight become riddled with burger joints. There are three kinds – the fast food kind, the gourmet kind, and that pompous jerk kind who is trying to ride the line between the two. Let’s take a look.
Last night, the Music Hall of Williamsburg hosted a monumental event: the Wet Hot American Summer 10th Anniversary Celebration Show! For those of you who haven’t seen Wet Hot American Summer, why am I even talking to you? Get your head out of your ass!
“If you’re gonna eat a dessert, and you’re gonna eat five billion calories, you need to be all in. You need to be 100% present and remember what the hell you’re doing.”
- Allison Robicelli
Let me tell you a little bit about Robicelli’s.
It all started earlier this year when I had my first Robicelli’s cupcake. Even before I bought the cupcake, and I stood before the four flavors to be chosen from at Crespella, I knew this would be different. There were no vanilla cupcakes! No chocolate! And certainly no sprinkles! And thank goodness, because fuck that.
So perhaps you’ve all noticed that Brooklyn has become something of a mecca for independent markets and outdoor social events. The trend continues with the recent opening of DeKalb Market, an outdoor arrangement of shipping containers that have been re-purposed to host both food and retail vendors.
The first thing you’re probably asking is “What makes DeKalb Market different from Brooklyn Flea or Northside Market or the GreenMarket or a boat show?” Well I’ll tell you. First of all, there are no boats at DeKalb Market. Secondofly, DeKalb Market is largely made out of old shipping containers, making it weatherproof while also providing spells of air conditioning, and promoting the re-use of old junk. Recycling!