bde’s Eighth Annual Pumpkin Contest

It’s the Halloween event you’ve been waiting for: bde‘s annual pumpkin contest! We kept things interesting this year by adding a Movies & TV Shows theme. Which team has the best no-carve pumpkin creation? We’re leaving it up to you to decide.


Voting starts today and runs through October 31st at noon. One winning team receives bragging rights for the year plus a cash prize.

Cast your vote four ways:
1. Comment below with the number of your favorite pumpkin.
2. Email your pick to 
3. Like the photo of your choice in our Facebook album.
4. Keep an eye out for any Instagram posts about the contest on @bdebytes.

Who will bring home pumpkin glory?

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bde’s guide to fall in NYC: Part 2

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We’ve put together our recommendations for eating, drinking, & shopping your way through the city this season.

What to do & where to go when you

 …want to eat & drink all day.

Mid October is prime for the New York food scene. Check out the New York Coffee Festival October 13th-15th and the New York City Wine & Food Festival from October 12th-15th. Pickle-lovers should check out Lower East Side Pickle Day on October 15th. Pop Up New York also hosts food fairs throughout the month of October into early November.

Local cider makers and shops, restaurants and bars around the city celebrate Cider Week October 20th-29th (we recommend participating restaurants Murray’s Cheese Bar and High Street On Hudson). Brooklyn Cider House, a farm cidery with an on-site restaurant, bar, and tasting room is poised to open this fall. Wine connoisseurs: sample from a selection of 175+ wines at The Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisan Food Festival on November 11th.

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bde’s Guide To Fall In NYC 2017: Part 1


Check out our top recommendations for New York’s art & culture scene this fall.

What to do & where to go when you

…want to museum hop.

Sip specialty cocktails (our rec: the “Silver” with passion fruit, thyme & white wine) while admiring Adrián Villar Rojas’ unique plaster-cast Theater of Disappearance, on display at the Met Roof Garden through the end of October. Swing by in November, when the Met hosts the largest Michelangelo exhibit in its history – Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, and then explore Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists.

Make the most of a day on the Upper East Side with Modigliani Unmasked at the Jewish Museum; Jooris Laarman Lab: Design In The Digital Age and The Virtue in Vice at the Cooper Hewitt; Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World at the Guggenheim and Ettore Sottsass and Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason at The Met Breuer.

Upper West Side & midtown picks: Our Senses: An Immersive Experience and Mummies at the American Museum of Natural History; Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound at the Museum of Arts & Design; Items: Is Fashion Modern?, Max Ernst: Beyond Painting and Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village at the MOMA.

Downtown & outside Manhattan: Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme at the Museum at FIT; Calder Hypermobility at the Whitney Museum (while you’re in the area, the just-opened Blue Light Bar is a 5 minute walk), Trigger: Gender As A Tool And A Weapon at the New Museum and Never Built New York at the Queens Museum.

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