Did you know someone in Brooklyn actually has the job title of “ice cream truck music composer”? Michael Hearst made a whole album of alternatives to the cloying, poke-me-in-the-eye-with-a-Spongebobsicle Mr. Softee song. Sadly, his frozen dairy ditties never caught on in our neighborhood, but you can hear him talk about his work on a Brooklyn Independent Television special, airing this week, about odd jobs and the Brooklyn folks who do them. Also meet: a pro scrapper, a softball umpire, and someone who makes, dare we say, artisanal boots in his garage. Airing and live streaming Thursday night at 8. Details here. The show is part of this week’s “Best of BIT” series, with other episodes focusing on BK crafties, foodies, oldies, ladies and more. Full lineup here.
Let’s say you listened to sound, compassionate advice and didn’t get up at 6am on Black Friday to trample your fellow humans in pursuit of a flat-screen television. Good for you! But now you’re sitting there looking at your long Christmas list and your shortage of cash and wondering: how ever am I going to get […]
The worst part about going to a bar with fancy cocktails is that unless you know exactly what you want, the “What’ll it be?” question can leave you paralyzed with inaction. Fortunately for you, we’re here to help, by pointing you in the direction of these lovely cocktail dice, for sale at Park Slope’s Cog […]
The life of a child celebrity is one we couldn’t possibly begin to imagine. So we won’t bore you with theories on how Macauly Culkin came to form a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band called The Pizza Underground. We’ll just tell you that according to Brooklyn Vegan, the band is playing for free at Williamsburg’s […]