From Dumpster swimming pools to a truck farm… how kooky is Brooklyn this summer? The locavore crowd is all atwitter about a vegetable garden growing in the back of a 1986 Dodge Ram, planted by Brooklyn filmmakers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney as an experiment to show all the crazy places you can grow your own food. (Also excited is one Red Hook insalate caprese lover who’s been helping himself to their car-vest: “Some kid from the neighborhood keeps eating all of our basil,” Ellis told today’s Daily News.) As it happens, there’s more to growing a pickup garden than dirt, water and seeds, and you can click the photo to see videos that show how the duo achieved a mobile bounty of broccoli, arugula, tomatoes, parsley etc. The boys even have a CSA, where you can pay $20 for a “completely unknowable amount of truck-fresh produce,” which may well amount to an arugula leaf and a parsley sprig if this project continues to grow in popularity. Here’s hoping.
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 […]