We heard lots of positive feedback about the free night bike patrols started in Park Slope to escort women home and prevent sex crimes. But the only skeptical questions we got is “who are these dudes? Are they safe?” Now, to ease your mind, the Brooklyn Bike Patrol not only has a Facebook page, they also got bright T-shirts! And it turns out we know one of them: Friend of Brokelyn Rob Blatt (who we can assure you, is not dangerous, unless you’re the Emmys, where he KILLS IT). You can see photos of the patrollers, read updates from their vigilante adventures and find out how to contact them. And you there, with that bike, nothing to do tonight and an overwhelming urge to Do Good? You can sign up to volunteer for the bike patrol too.
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 […]