Jay Z: media impressario, Brooklyn kid done right, renter of Boerum Hill stash spots and, for about the price of a new car (with all black everything): your best sports bro. The hip hop mogul and part owner of the Nets is auctioning off a chance to sit with him court side at a Knicks game next season. It’s for charity, with proceeds going to the Stephen Gaynor School for kids with learning disabilities. The bidding started at $850 but has already hit $20,000, with 19 days left. On the same charity site, you could also win a visit to the set of Brooklyn-based Bored To Death ($950), or get your photo taken with Will Smith on the set of MIB III ($3,000). So, who’s got $19,950 we can borrow?
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 […]