Indulge me for a moment while I get all Ken Burns here, but baseball is encoded in America’s DNA. It was the dominant sport of our golden age, and as such, is the sport that gets looked back on most fondly in the world of weepy retrospectives. America’s long love affair with the game extended to collecting baseball cards, and a local artist has taken up her brush to put her spin on them. Left Field Cards are handpainted postcards modeled after baseball cards. Instead of going with just any players though, artist Amelie Mancini focuses on wordplay, mustaches, odd second chapters in players’ lives and bizarre injuries, among other themes. The players span every team and time period from the game, although local heroes Don Mattingly and the way better Keith Hernandez have their righteous 80s mustaches featured. The postcards are $15 for a pack of six. If you know a baseball fan, they’re likely to at least partially view the game through the prism of nostalgia and childlike innocence, which these cards nail perfectly. $15.99, available at Left Field Cards
If you don’t have the dough to davin, here’s our annual list of places where you can pray freely for free, whether your pleasure is reform, orthodox or some kind of New Age hybrid. This year, heaven’s gates open the evening of September 28 for Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur begins sundown of October 8.
There are two relationships essential to every stressed-out New York City office drone: a reliable dog walker and a reliable weed dealer. In many ways, these services are similar: both provide invaluable peace-of-mind, both require you to allow otherwise total strangers into your home and both require a good referral from a trusted friend. With […]
1. It’s practically October — say “Prost!” to the first Oktoberfest celebration of many this month, with Bavarian-inspired food and plenty of beers. (Friday, Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, FREE) 2. Steep yourself in Shakespeare at Dzieci Theater’s immersive, interactive Makbet performed inside a recycling center. (Friday through Sunday, Sure We Can, $10) 3. Do some creative shopping at […]