Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 1:21 pm
This past Saturday was my second #BakedbyAssataSAYS Bake Sale and I am happy to report that it was a success! I sold out of everything and got to see so many happy faces. The best part of the day was seeing everyone’s reaction after trying the samples. The macarons were a big hit.
Check out this Vine that Rhonesha posted at the sale:
I want to thank everyone who reblogged, and reposted, and retweeted, and regramed about the sale. I also want to thank everyone who came out in the blazing sun to buy stuff and hang out with me. I appreciate you all and I hope we can all do it again next month!
To check out more from the sale, look below…
Posted at 1:21 pm
Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 10:00 am
It’s back again! Last month I held my first, public bake sale. Things went well despite the persistant (and pretty annoying) rain but I’m very eager to see how much better things will be this time around. I’m anticipating even warmer weather since this one will take place in June.
For more info on pricing (I’m doing things a little differently than last month) and what will be available, look below…
Posted at 10:00 am
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 10:00 am
…almost. National Doughnut Day is Friday and as usual, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating by giving away free doughnuts. My new, favorite doughnut spot, Dough, is also joining in on the festivities.
Dough has the BEST specialty doughnuts I’ve ever tasted and for every purchase you make on Friday, you’ll be entered to win 4 free doughnuts a week for a year! I’m still waiting to hear if this deal is good through the Smorgasburg Market in the Whole Foods on Bowery where Dough also sells. By the way, if you can make it to either location. try the Passion Fruit Donughnut with Cocoa Nibs (it’s my all time fav!).
For more info on more National Doughnut Day deals, look below…
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Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at 7:44 am
Every year, the City Parks Foundation helps to put on free shows at parks across New York City.
“SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City.” — CPF Website
I’ve already marked up my date-book with the shows I intend to see; already 7 for the month.
Flatbush Zombies and Rakim will be at Red hook Park on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (respectively).
To see the complete Summer Stage calendar (including Yasiin Beys performance in Central Park on Monday, June 24, 2013), click here.
Posted at 7:44 am
Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Seems like next weekend will be the dance party weekend of May. The Do Over is on Sunday and I just found out that Dance Africa at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will be holding a free, late night dance party on Saturday hosted by uncle Ralph McDaniels.
Creator of the groundbreaking television program Video Music Box—the first and longest show to cover hip-hop and urban music and culture—Brooklyn-bred “video visionary” (The Village Voice) Ralph McDaniels has been a pioneering hip-hop tastemaker for three decades and counting. Uncle Ralph takes over the turntables and visuals with Video Mix Live at BAMcafé, where he’ll be laying down soul, funk, R&B, dancehall, and hip-hop beats until 3am. — via BAM.org
For more info and the UPDATE on things to do next Saturday, look below…
Posted at 2:23 pm
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:17 am
Almost one year after the first party of 2012, the Do Over will be back in Brooklyn! I’ve been waiting a few weeks for the official announcement of the location and guests DJs but a bit of digging led me to that info.
The Do Over, a huge day party featuring some of the most notable musical artists and DJs will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at The Well in Williamsburg.
For more details, look below…
Posted at 11:17 am
Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 11:33 am
Last week I went to dinner with my friend Jia and her son Andre. She picked Deniz, a Meditteranean restaurant I pass all the time. Many times, it’s almost completely empty. That normally means the food is nasty so I was really surprised when I got my plate.
The food was fantastic!
662 Fulton St
at South Elliot Place
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
To see what else I had, look below…
Posted at 11:33 am
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 2:00 am
When I had AssataSAYS.com redone a few weeks ago, I had a “baked” tab added so that you guys would be able to order some of the stuff I bake. Well, for those of you who’ve been hesitant to order things you’ve never tried, you can try some samples at my bake sale on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
I’ll be selling Chocolate Macarons, Oatmeal-Cranberry cookies, and everyone’s favorite, Sweet Potato Pie Bites.
For the full menu and more details, look below…
Posted at 2:00 am
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 1:03 pm
Although I’ll probably be living in the apartment I’m in now for the next 10 years (unless I have kids before then), I periodically check the NYC housing lotteries to see what’s out there. On NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) website, advertisements for different places in the five boroughs are listed, sometimes including apartments in new, luxury buildings.
One of those listings now includes availabile apartments at Mercedes House on West 53rd/54th Street and 10th Avenue.
Available apartments now range from $3,450 for a one-bedroom to $4,450 for a two-bedroom. Through HPD’s 80/20 program, 20% of the apartments in the building are designated for low-income residents. Although the 20% will be paying considerably less than the 80% in rent, they have access to all the same amenities.
For more info, look below…
Posted at 1:03 pm
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am
I was going to buy a bike last summer but then I bought a car, and now, bikers
annoy scare me. Still, it doesn’t seem like they’ll be leaving NYC’s streets anytime soon. About a week ago, I noticed that, not one but two of DOT’s new CitiBike stations were installed on my block.
In honor of National Bicycle Day, I ask this:
People in Bensonhurst, Brownsville, Far Rockaway, and South Jamaica (a.k.a. the ungentrified neighborhoods) don’t like to ride bikes?
Posted at 11:00 am