It must be something about this weekend’s Brooklyn Book Festival (totally free, btw), or maybe it’s just the smell of freshly sharpened school pencils in the air, but we’re all about the books this week. And in a good news/bad news sort of thing, this is the very last week to pick away at the corpse of failed hyper book slinger Borders, which is pushing everything out the door for 70-90 percent off. According to the store’s Facebook, the city’s last remaining one at Columbus Circle will close tomorrow, while a few stragglers in NJ and upstate will go by the end of the week. Columbus Circle is too far for us to find out if they have anything left but lightbulbs and chairs, but maybe there’s a good find in there. Meanwhile, some of our local bookeries are doing quite well.
Winter. Ugh, winter sucks, and even if you like winter, it gets pretty miserable once it sets in. Like it’s doing now for instance! There’s a way to save yourself from it though, and that way is alcohol, of course. Problem is, alcohol usually costs money. But what’s this that just arrived in our inbox? […]
Curbed has a new video series, Neighborhood Crashers, where they go around asking resident of a neighborhood what they think of said neighborhood. They started in Park Slope, as good a place to start as any. While their interviewer, Will Garré, found some stereotypes like vegans, huge liberals (“They weren’t disappointed Bush was elected, more […]
If you’re even a marginal fan of street art or have ever had cause to ride the 7 train, the whitewashing of the graffiti behemoth 5 Pointz likely struck a chord. The place was meant as a mecca, a museum, and a hub for five boroughs worth of aerosol-spun talent. Even though we all know […]