A Brokelyn favorite hobby is scanning those wet circular bags that wind up on your stoop once a week because they contain all sorts of useful information that nobody else bothers with: Twelve-can packs of Coke and Pepsi are always on sale and Fairway always has a killer meat deal (this week: sirloin for $3.99/lb). This week’s packet from Park Slope also has an Ikea insert. On sale this weekend only: the Ektorp sofa in Leaby red is $349 instead of $599. Not bad. Plus, free breakfast for fathers on Sunday. That’s a nice offer, but dragging Dad to Ikea on Father’s Day is a little like going camping for Mother’s Day. Go on Saturday instead.
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 […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]