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4. The Great Brooklyn Apartment Makeover, with BIG NYC!
This was a particular favorite of ours, in which we enlisted Brooklyn's salvage and reuse wizards, Build It Green!
, along with the design team from Hannah Kate Flora
, to reward one of our readers with a fully furnished, designed room. And this is what winner Vicki Zubovic had to say about the whole experience: "It was incredible how much they made happen with three days of planning and a few hours on site. Not only did they bring and make incredibly beautiful furniture, lighting and accessories, they used a load of my stuff and integrated it into the room."
3. The Newest Trend in Cocktails? Severed Human Toes!
Credit to writer Kristin Iversen for having faith in the Internet, that it would enjoy a story about a bunch of Canadians sipping booze from a glass containing a pickled human toe. No word on if it was local or organic.
2. Nine Brooklyn Writers and How They Work
This is perhaps my favorite story of the year: some of our favorite local writers opened their office doors and let us nose around their work spaces, taking photographs and asking impertinent questions. And who knew so many people wrote while standing up?