Endless car alarms, screeching sirens, sidewalks covered in dog waste and the terrifying pack of just-released-from-school teenagers on the subway: these are among the more unpleasant aspects of living in New York City. But what is one to do? Blog about it, naturally. Brooklynite Jenny McCoy has taken up the cause of documenting dogs excusing themselves on sidewalks, and the owners who watch it happen, on her Tumblr, Dogs Shitting on Sidewalks. And now McCoy — whose unrelated day job is tweeting for @MTVnews — wants your help to document the doodie: any photo submitted to the site before April 30 will be entered to win $50 in cash. Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with cross streets and borough, but watch where you step.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]