AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy’s Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden

An installation of epic proportions, "Connective Project" breathes life into a natural nook

As Brooklyn’s Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, an underused patch of land in Frederick Law Olmsted’s sprawling wonder now contains a temporary public work of wonder. Situated in the 2.5-acre Rose Garden, 7,000 flower-like pinwheels compose the “Connective Project.” The bright yellow pinwheels contain interior art creations—contributions from various Brooklyn artists, public figures and local Brooklynites. Everyone from Russell Simmons to Alan Arkin submitted …

Summer Film Series to Catch in NYC

Vintage porn classics to live music scores, both in and out of the theaters

Summer may be synonymous with Hollywood blockbusters, but if you’re in the mood for something elsein a screen size larger than your 15″ laptopNYC thankfully has a deluge of options, like Rooftop Cinema Club’s movies with a sunset view. Whether you’re itching for the deliciously chilly, dark theater or the fresh air out on the grass, below are special seasonal and thoughtfully curated film programs …

Switchel

The old-fashioned farmer's refresher mixed with spirits at Brooklyn's Prospect restaurant

While learning how to properly brine and prepare a Thanksgiving turkey during a cooking class at the new Prospect restaurant in Brooklyn we also had the pleasure of discovering Switchel, an “American heritage” beverage from Vermont. The restaurant serves up this variation of the vaguely sweet, vinegar-based refresher as a mixer—it pairs best with rum—and the beverage’s enigmatic blend of refined ginger, apple cider vinegar, …