Bedford-Atlantic Armory possibly converting to rec center
Thu Feb 4
The Bedford-Atlantic Armory, currently an underused homeless shelter, may become the new local recreation center if Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz can pony up $20 million to fund the conversion. There is another issue besides moolah, however: Markowitz is facing opposition from the Homeless Services Department, which has promised to donate $10 million of the total cost...if the armory becomes an intake center for homeless men as well as a rec center. Similar plans are being developed for the 13th Regiment Armory on Sumner Ave in Bed-Stuy. It definitely seems like an odd mix, although certainly both projects have merit. What do you think Brooklynites? Could this unorthodox plan could work?
Another Off Broadway theater deal
Thu Feb 4
David Cote over at Upstaged , Time Out New York 's theater blog, just reminded us of another great ticket discount, in cases 20at20 involves too much last-minute stress for you. On the House is a two-for-one deal now on offer from NYC & Company. Purchase a ticket to any of 25 Off Broadway shows between February 8 and February 28 and snag a second ticket for free. Just use the code HOUSE when purchasing. Kid-friendly options include the ever-popular The Gazillion Bubble Show and magic show The Quantum Eye . For a complete list of shows, click here .
Thursday's event pick: When Elmo Grows Up
Thu Feb 4
Join the lovable red monster for this live stage show (playing through February 15), which explores what kids and the crew from Sesame Street want to be when they grow up. Tots will get to see all of the usual characters in person, including Bert and Ernie, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Zoe, as the cast relays lessons of perseverance, individuality and self-confidence.
Local parents debut two new snack lines
Wed Feb 3
A lot of free food crosses our desks here at Time Out Kids (and yes, we diligently taste-test every last crumb). But every so often some snacks come along that we just can't resist talking about. This week we learned about two scrumptious new companies, both founded by NY parents. Sara Leand, a Manhattan mom and the creator of Sara Snacker Cookie Company, has been making original treats since her dorm-room days, but only decided to launch her business after the birth of her daughter, Lily. Now you can snatch up her Chipn'etzel—cookies stuffed with bits of potato chips and pretzels, then dusted with sugar or drizzled with chocolate—at specialty food spots around the city. Other special treats, including Valentine's Day-inspired heart-shaped pies and adorable animal cracker cookies, are available on her website. We've also been munching on chocolate wafer bars and rolls from Q.bel, an all-natural candy line founded by a dad in Nyack, New York. Bahram Shirazi had the idea to create the...
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