Drowning your sorrows over Steve Jobs? Need a break from protesting Wall Street’s failure to provide you with adequate freelance work? No pre-Yom Kippur blowout plans? If you’re looking to add a little levity to these dark times, head to Hank’s Saloon (that bar with flames on the side) on Atlantic Avenue for Dive Comedy Nite, a free stand-up show hosted by Ron Boling in his “Let’s Get Pregnant With Comedy” debut. Watch some of Brooklyn’s finest talent, including Brokelyn’s own Beth Hoyt (Big Effing Deal, Shut-Up Beth) and me (Andrew Linderman) and the ever-entertaining Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), wax on myriad of hilarious topics. The show starts at 8:30, but get there early because the first 30 people to show up get free T-shirts!
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]