This sure isn’t that Absolut-ly dubious branding campaign Spike Lee attached himself to a few years ago. For the first time, you can now get actual Brooklyn-made vodka (as in, with that famous, bagel-christening BK water) at local liquor stores and bars, the Brooklyn Paper reports. The Brooklyn Republic Vodka is made out by a father and daughter team in a warehouse near the Navy Yard, using grains from the midwest. Brooklyn Paper says you can get it at Juice Box Wine and Spirits in Windsor Terrace and at bars Cherry Tree and Commonwealth in Park Slope. It sells for $23, we assume for the bottle sized pictured here. So I want to try it but … don’t have $23. Can someone check it out and report back whether it’s worth splurging on over the $15 handle of glorified rubbing alcohol I usually get?
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 […]