There’s a rumor the cafe will come with a “Pie in exchange for overdue books” program. Photo by Marcus Nilsson, via Facebook
Going to the library is great way to get educated and and a geat wat to stay involved in your community. And once March comes around, it’s gonna be a great place to eat delicious pies, because Melissa and Emily Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds are taking over the cafe in the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Because pies, like reading, are fundamental. (more…)
People at last year’s book sale looking for good books to give a good home to. via Facebook
If there’s one thing I envy about Christianity, it’s that churches know how to party. After seeing a thrift store underneath one, a pop-up restaurant inside another one and an NYU dorm disguised as one, and I’m officially jealous. And starting Thursday night, the Park Slope Methodist Church’s annual book sale is all set to be another must-attend event for socialites, Brooklynites, and neophytes alike—not to mention people who still read hard-copy books. (more…)
What kind of longing for something new exists behind these brownstone doors? via Flickr user Wally Gobetz
A couple summers ago, we had some fun at author Amy Sohn’s expense, after she wrote a rather tame article about how all of her Park Slope friends were sluts and dope addicts, despite a lack of much sex or drugs. But, if the New York Post, is to be believed, Park Slope really is full of slutty spouses, because the neighborhood leads New York in most members registered to married person affair website Ashley Madison. (more…)
We know that the desire to use “Brooklyn” as shorthand for everything twee, unmanly and precious is strong, but someone explain to us what the hell Esquire means by this:
Is the Pentagon about to turn the military into Park Slope?
NBC News obtained a memo currently circulating around the Pentagon that states that the US military is starting to accommodate “individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs” in their dress code. As the report puts it, this includes “conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of service members.”
We’d like to know what Greenpoint’s hipster soldier has to say about this. In the meantime, if anyone knows what the hell Esquire means by this, shoot us a line at toocleverbyhalf [AT] gmail.com
Keep drinking, and keep this happy boy happy. via Facebook
Possibly the only thing better in life than beer is a dog, mostly owing to the fact that dogs can show you the affection back that a beer can’t. Knowing this, Smuttynose Brewing and Mary’s of South Slope have partnered with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue to save dogs from shelters with a week-long initiative happening at Mary’s until Saturday, December 21. For every $6 pint of Smuttynose porter you purchase, which the dog-loving beer makers have donated for the cause, Mary’s will donate $2 to Badass Brooklyn to aid in the rehabilitation of pups sent to high-kill shelters to get them way from demise and into safe homes. (more…)
Goldilocks rejoice! Park Slope is now home to New York City’s first artisanal gruel shop. Yes, gruel. The humble peasant food is now available to BK’s foodies at the Brooklyn Porridge Co. (741 Union Street).
The 19th century bourgeoisie may turn up their noses at the pop-up’s oats, grits, and velvet amaranth. Co-owners and chefs Emily Hannon (a recent graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health & Culinary Arts) and Karyn Seltzer (formerly of Sarabeth’s), both Brooklyn residents, brought the idea to fruition after bonding over their love of warm breakfast foods and savory oatmeal toppings. (They range from pesto to sausage on the menu.) (more…)
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 that Nader wasn’t elected” one resident explained) and people talking about double-wide strollers, the mom constantly fidgeting with her kid was the real star of the show. Get her a TV show where different people ask her about things, but she can also answer the question while holding her kid. Come on Hollywood, do this for us. (more…)
Here is a man who looks ready for Christmas. via Facebook
Looking for that one original copy of Last Exit to Brooklyn or perhaps The Necronomicon? Do you have a friend who just goes nuts over rare and vintage books? Well then you guys should head to the Old Stone House this weekend for the Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, which will feature a huge collection of rare, vintage and out-of-print books being sold by some of Brooklyn’s best independent booksellers. Plus Paul Auster, legendary man of cheer as you can see above, will be reading Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story. (more…)
The new Gorilla coffee location, opening this month. Via FB.
Does your latte art have people so impressed that they don’t even drink the coffee you give to them, they just stare at it with tears in their eyes? And then is the coffee really awesome also? If so, it’s time to step up to the big time of the coffee serving game, because Gorilla Coffee is hiring baristas for its new store on Bergen Street set to open later this month. Aside from coffee skills, it’ll probably be good to be a labor relations expert, just in case. (more…)