Book Review

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Books Edition

So many of our friends and teachers had books published this year, and we're sharing those with you below along with a couple of classics from our teachers. They range from science to cooking to culture and more - enjoy browsing! 

Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal by Joseph Alexiou


Discover the forgotten origins of this infamous New York waterway and learn about how the Gowanus has affected the culture of Brooklyn.


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The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies: Drunk on History - March 5th

This month Society for the Advancement of Social Studies teams up with Urban Oyster Tours to bring you the history of booze!

Some of Urban Oyster's best tour guides enlighten us with a lecture on each of beer, wine, and whiskey. Plus the chance to win tickets to Urban Oyster’s new spring waterfront tour!

All the details:

Tuesday, March 5th
Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
Doors at 7pm
Free, RSVP...

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You Should Read About: Wine, Preserving, and Grammar

A couple weeks ago, we started a new section of the site called The Library. Like most libraries, it's filled with books, but ours are virtual, and they're all recommended by our teachers about the topics they teach. 

Here are a few of our favorites to get you started this summer:


The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving by Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard

Why you should read it: Easy to follow instructions and a wide range of...

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Let's Make: Homemade Fruit Wine

Okay, let's be honest with each other: I'm not giving you any recipes (yet). I put together a batch of blueberry wine a month ago, and I need to make sure my house doesn't catch on fire before I really report back to you.

Blueberry wine? You cry incredulously. Blueberry wine? What happened to good ol' grapes?

I bought blueberries instead, is what happened.

Fact: You can make wine out of pretty much anything. From Wikipedia:


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