And if the cops don’t drive the mascots out, this face will. via flickr user Loozrboy
There’s a new Biblical plague in town. It comes in all shapes and sizes, but it’s making a torrential descent onto the Coney Island boardwalk. According to Brooklyn Paper, a number of Times Square mascots seem to have relocated to the People’s Playground, after abdicating their midtown Manhattan posts due to recent police crackdowns on costumed solicitation.
Oh, dome, oh! Oh, dome, oh! via flickr user Anthony Fine
It turns out that even a giant piece of floating debris can’t survive in the Gowanus Canal. There’s really no hope for any of us, is there? According to DNAinfo, the floating Harvest Dome was pulled below the surface of the canal yesterday, apparently due to its becoming “ensnared” by something below the water.
I mean, that is the stuff of nightmares. DNAinfo talked to dome creators Alexander Levi and Amanda Schacter, who claim it was art flotsam pulling the thing down below the water’s surface. But we know better, don’t we? It was obviously creatures from the watery deep.
[S]tocks may now be a little too trendy, just like the New York City borough that’s famous for a certain well-known bridge, Coney Island and for being the original home of the Dodgers.
“Stocks and Brooklyn real estate used to be cheap and unpopular; not anymore,” the Jefferies analysts wrote.
It used to be you couldn’t pay people to visit stocks. Now it’s all Eurotrash in all-black sweatsuits asking where the discotheque is.
They conclude that value stocks could be as up and coming as Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bushwick, Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.
Stocks used to be blue collar strongholds where you could raise a family, even if outsiders thought they were “sketchy.” Now stocks are full of achingly attractive baristas who will mirthlessly take your order before handing you a $6 iced coffee and expecting a $2 tip. (more…)
He’ll let you pet him once he relieves his bladder. Image via Flickr user Anthony Fine
Man, remember when we talked about how Park Slope was maybe losing its mojo earlier this year? Looks like we can take some of that back at least, because a Park Slope resident tired of yelling at his neighbors about their dogs has gone out of his way to put homemade dog bathrooms on his block.According to the New York Post, these personal bathrooms for dogs are essentially “kiddie pools or plastic saucer sleds that he fills with gravel and soil and then plants with sod.” Oh Park Slope, why did we ever doubt you? (more…)
Now that they’re in charge, they’ll have to make good on all the bribes they used to win our affection. The Gotham Girls are planning a special derby performance we’ve yet to get you details for, but King Henry’s just given us an update on what to expect from his side of the royal court this summer. (more…)
If you lived here, you’d be home by now. And it would be 2016. And you’d be able to afford it. via Greenpoint Landing Associates
Greenpoint Landing, the multi-tower development coming to Greenpoint that’s so big they had to name it like a new neighborhood, is definitely coming to Greenpoint, whether you’re ready for it or not. The project wasn’t all that popular when it was announced, so now there’s a sweetener to the development, with some front-loaded affordable housing on the first buildings going up, according to DNA Info. So on the one hand, you’re getting those big towers, but on the other hand, there are going to be $400 and $500/month apartments ready for you by 2017. (more…)