We’re on a somewhat reduced publishing schedule this week, but check back for a New Year’s guide, a feature on how to make booze, prison-style, and various other fun bits and bobs that we deem worthy of taking off our new skates to post. There are a bunch of them today in NYMag, where we learn that Maggie Gyllenhaal drinks coffee from Gorilla, buys cheese from the BKLYN Larder and calls her Park Slope block “Sesame Street.” (We’ll be monitoring FIPS for analysis.) She does not recommend cheaping out on contractors. Elsewhere in the mag, which has its Where to Eat 2010 issue out today: a Manhattan recession dining guide, and Destination, Brooklyn, a guide to “scruffy-chic backyard dining,” a movement apparently embodied by our friend Owen, who went to Vinegar Hill one night and is now the accidental spokesmodel for this trend. Speaking of models, TimeOut/NY has an addictive slideshow on 100 party dresses under $100, which happens to include a number of looks for amply proportioned gals, which is nice to see in a spread that isn’t so designated. But so far our favorite fashion statement this week is the “suspended at the Coop” totes and t-shirts at a blog called Definitive Ink.
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 […]