If you’re like me, you spent a good portion of 2012 rolling your eyes every time you heard someone say, “The Barclays Center will improve the local economy!” or “Finally, real sports in Brooklyn!” In September, we watched as Jay-Z ushered in a new era of peaceful coexistence between Hoboken bros with floor seats and Boerum Hill natives with eternal allegiance to their borough. A friend wearing Nets gear to Union Hall on a Saturday night returned from the bathroom saying she’d been stopped by two floppy-haired interested parties beguiled by her team spirit. I say if you can’t beat the BrooklyKnight, join him, especially since the Nets beat the Knicks last night. Give the gift of Brooklyn pride this season with a universally flattering black and white snapback flat brim. $23.99, available here.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]