Friday, August 10, 2007

Upcoming "Neighborhood Beat" Shows on BCAT

We got an email about upcoming shows on the BCAT series, Neighborhood Beat, and they're quite interesting, so we figured we'd post the info here for your community access TV viewing pleasure. There are episodes on Bed-Stuy, Bay Ridge, Williamsburg & Greenpoint and Boerum Hill-Cobble Hill-Carroll Gardens. Enjoy:
Neighborhood Beat: The Bed-Stuy Parlor
Wednesday, August 15 at 12:30 & 8:30pm;
Monday, August 27 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
Tuesday, August 28 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
and Thursday, September 6 at 12:30pm

In this edition, Neighborhood Beat explores some of Bed-Stuy’s hottest new eateries. We grab a cup of joe and fresh croissants at Common Ground, the newest addition to Tompkins Avenue; stop by the trendy spot Bush Baby for coffee and exotic specials like the Moroccan chicken wrap; snack on some healthy fare at Melanie’s Juice Bar, Restaurant and Bakery; visit Food 4 Thought, where you can ingest live music and poetry along with your meal; and finally swing by Focaccino, a Times Square-themed café, specializing in specialty coffees and brick oven pizza.

Neighborhood Beat: The View from Bay Ridge
Premiere: Tuesday, August 14 at 8:30pm
Encore Presentations: Wednesday, August 22 at 12:30 & 8:30pm;
Friday, August 24 at 12:30pm;
Monday, September 3 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
and Tuesday, September 11 at 12:30pm

This month, Neighborhood Beat visits some of Bay Ridge’s finest restaurants. We snag a sumptuous bite of Lebanese fare at Le Sajj, where authentic bread is homemade on the premises; grab a savory slice at Goodfellas; feast on traditionally hearty German food at Schnitzel Haus; and finally dine on some Greek American delicacies at iconic Yiannis on Fourth Avenue.

Neighborhood Beat: Williamsburg/Greenpoint
Premiere: Thursday, August 16 at 8:30pm
Encore Presentations: Wednesday, September 5 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
Friday, September 7 at 12:30pm;
Thursday, September 13 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
Tuesday, September 18 at 12:30pm

In this month's edition, we'll explore the art-centric culture of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. We visit Figure Works gallery, where the human form is paramount; hang with legendary community artist Lorenzo Pace, best known for conceptualizing the African American Burial Ground memorial; see the ice shards fly as Henry Wallace of Empire Ice Carving gives us a dynamic demo; and finally chat with avant-garde Williamsburg artist Paul Richard.

Neighborhood Beat Special
Premiere: Tuesday, August 21 at 8:30pm
Encore Presentations: Friday, July 6 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
Thursday, July 12 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
and Tuesday, July 17 at 12:30pm

Satisfy your sweet tooth as we traverse the borough for the ultimate sweet spots! We’ll sample goodies at One Girl Cookie in Boerum Hill; learn how to assemble a triple berry butter crème cake with Shannon Pridgen of Heavenly Crumbs in Bed-Stuy; witness the making of organic baked goods at Cheeks Bakery in Williamsburg; visit Bay Ridge for tasty treats at the Little Cupcake Shop and experience the creation of an original Brooklyn egg cream at Anopoli.

Neighborhood Beat: BoCoCa
featuring the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens
Premiere: Thursday, August 23 at 8:30pm
Encore Presentations: Wednesday, September 12 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
Monday, September 17 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
Friday, September 21 at 12:30pm & 8:30pm;
and Thursday, September 27 at 12:30pm

Bococa is full of great places to chow down. This month we visit four of our favorites: Porchetta, featuring Italian pork dishes with a twist; Alma, a Mexican inspired restaurant worth the visit for its great food and rooftop deck; Marco Polo, an old favorite on Court Street known for their pasta dishes; and Petite Crevette, specializing in French cuisine.
There you have it.

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