Icy roads mean scary driving conditions, and while pretty much everyone can adjust mirrors, buckle safety belts and flick on the turn signal, 9 out of 10 drivers install their child seats incorrectly, according to national stats. We’ll spare you the grim results, but holiday road trips, snowy highways and tipsy drivers make winter the best time to take advantage of the New York City Department of Transportation’s free car-seat inspection, available at Woodhull Hospital (760 Broadway) in Bed-Stuy. (Click here for locations in other boroughs.) The technicians, who’ve passed 32-hour certification courses will walk you through everything you need to know to keep the small fries safe. For instance: did you know that kids should not be strapped into a car seat wearing a puffy snowsuit or parka? The bulk increases the movement of a child in a crash, and that’s definitely not a good thing. For info, click here. To make an appointment at Woodhull, call 718-963-6858.
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 […]