Monthly Archives: June 2015

Have You Ever Heard of Positive Discipline? (Part 1)

People always say, “Children don’t come with handbooks.”  That’s certainly true, leading many of us to turn to the model of our own upbringing to inform our parenting style, or the advice of our friends or the parenting section of the local bookstore.  However, I recently learned about one parenting handbook, called Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, who together with Lynn Lott and others,… Read more →

What’s Up Bococa? – Week of 6/15/15

368 Clinton Street is On the Market – Oh, 368 Clinton Street!  How I’ll be sad to see your monthly commemorative decorations go!  There wasn’t a month that went by without intricately planned displays celebrating the essence of the season.  I do not know who resides here, but I do know great time and thought was put into every scene, utilizing… Read more →

One Barista Raw Over Aprons at VanLeeuwen

The espresso machine wasn’t the only thing steaming this week at Van Leeuwen, the artisanal ice cream company based in Greenpoint.  The flash point – it’s new raw denim aprons.  One barista is slightly irritated.  The aprons were expertly crafted in Williamsburg by Loren, who specializes in small-batch handmade jeans.  When complimented on the stunning aprons, an employee, grappling with a crisis of individuality, exclaimed, “One of the reasons I like… Read more →