The Coney Island boardwalk may be losing its iconic wood planks as the city looks to replace them with concrete and plastic, so this may be literally (literally) one of your last chances to own a piece of Coney Island history. Someone on Craigslist claims to be giving away 4×14 wood joists between 10-18 feet long that were “just ripped up” from the boardwalk and some Ipe wood (aka boardwalk planks) still attached to the massive joists. We’d say be careful for this to be a scam, but honestly, dressing up regular wood as boardwalk planks just to give it away for free seems like a lot of work. Everything must go by Thursday, so call 516-967-6866.
Public transit is full of people trying to force culture on you, what with all the fairly talented street performers and those Metro distributors trying to trick you into reading free newspapers. The MTA will now be joining this bombardment by expanding their Poetry in Motion program to buses, our final culture-free sanctuary, according to the […]
When it comes to the DNC in Brooklyn, there are powerful forces in favor and opposed to it. In favor of it, you’ve got the Clintons and the Democratic establishment in New York City. On the other side, you’ve got a delegation of bloggers as handsome as they are funny. Apparently the police union agrees […]
Housing Works Thrift Shop’s semiannual Best of Fall sale starts this Saturday, and it features discounts from 70 to 90 percent off so you can look all fancy for the turning leaves. Entry to their twelve participating thrift shops, including their Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights locations, is free and they’ve re-stocked their stores with clothes from […]