A few weeks back, OK, practically a month ago, we invited readers to submit their best pictures of sidewalk detritus bared by the Great Brooklyn Thaw. (The contest was inspired by our own sighting of a dead rat, an inflated condom and a crumpled hemorrhoid-cream tube, all in one block.) You came, you shot, you sent pics — of dead birds, hypodermic needles, umbrella graveyards, a soundboard thingy, a purple marital aid, and much much more. From this bounty of urban grotesquery comes not a single victor, but a veritable minyan of them. A limited edition Brokelyn t-shirt to all who entered. (You’ll be contacted via Flickr.) Thanks!
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 […]