In a world where a lot of people suck, there are those that still super suck, even in Williamsburg. On a February night, about 10pm, a group of six teenagers followed Barie Shortell on North 4th Street while shouting anti-gay slurs, then jumped and brutally beat him. They didn’t steal anything, but left him with a broken jaw, eye socket and nose. Barie was in surgery for 10 hours to repair his face, and he has more surgeries scheduled. The police classified it as a hate crime, but no arrests have been made. Like most of us, Barie did not (and still does not) have health insurance and is now $100,000 in debt. His sweet sweet friends have set up a donation page, and planned a great event next Wednesday called “Gay Bash: A Benefit for Barie Shortell,” at the Blackout Bar in Greenpoint. It’s $35, which includes three hours of open bar. So please go, and represent those Brooklynites who don’t suck. And Barie, get well soon!
1. Start your Halloween weekend artfully with Norte Maar’s Beat Nite Greenpoint, with 10 galleries around the neighborhood open late. (Friday, Greenpoint, FREE) 2. Be a relaxed witch at Chick Flicks & Coloring, with Halloween-themed coloring books, group tarot readings, a screening of Practical Magic, midnight margaritas, and more. (Friday, Threes Brewing, $13) 3. See […]
Few things could alleviate the stress of the coming election, save for maybe an acupuncture session or a Hallo-weekend binge drink. This video, however, manages to do some meaningful damage control on your politically-wrung psyche, while giving you an entirely different reason to scream. Written by Bill Kirstein and Ginny Leise (a comedy gem, btw) and starring […]
It turns New Yorkers are willing to put up with a lot of negativity and cynicism in our city, except when it comes to bodega cats. If you mess with bodega cats, those lovable, mouse-chasing, not-exactly-legal mascots of bodegas citywide, the internet will come after you, and hard. So since we ran this story yesterday about someone taking […]