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.
Yes, having a bodega cat is not technically “legal,” but it’s not “legal” in the way that drinking wine in the park or bringing your dog into a bar isn’t legal, which is to say it’s an accepted form of New York life that no one minds so long as you don’t make a big […]
If this election is severely stressing you out, the solution isn’t to avoid the ballot box. It’s just to de-stress the way you always do: with beer, or a massage, or in this case, acupuncture. This Sunday, Oct. 30, there’s a donation-based acupuncture clinic “for politically induced anxiety, rage, insomnia, fear and trauma.” It’s being held […]
Ever wonder what it would be like if CBS comedy Two and a Half Men were set in Brooklyn? Dad Day, debuting this week on BRIC TV, will give you an idea as it follows an anxiety-ridden family man named James, his 5-year-old son Henry, and self-assured bachelor Craig as they navigate an ever-changing Brooklyn and the […]