The New York Restoration Project’s “MillionTreeNYC” program seeks to give trees to anyone in Brooklyn who asks. And they even give you tips on how to grow your tree, so that it will give you shade in the summer and branches, to swing at and chase away large raccoons, invading aliens and other threats your safety. If you want a tree, register with NYRP here and then head down to the salt lot at 2 Second Avenue in Gowanus next Saturday between 11am and 1pm to pick up and learn how to raise your arboreal buddy. Just don’t leaf things until the last minute, it’d be a shame to see your dream of owning a tree die on the vine.It’s hard to remember after a long winter, but New York can get really pretty once it warms up. And not just in Prospect Park and other parks. There are trees and flowers on every block you walk down that add color and life to an otherwise concrete-dominated landscape. If you want to help keep things pretty, you can grab a tree from Gowanus this weekend. Just try not to get any canal water on it once you have it.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]