Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with your family and dealing with all of the various irritations that go along with getting to them: traffic, train delays, taking your shoes off at the airport and getting bombarded with creepy sex x-rays. Even if you’re one of the genetic lottery winners than can claim “original Brooklyn” status, your entire family may not live here, so you might need to travel to see them. But, there are definitely some of you sticking around for the holiday. So, what are you gonna do? Take advantage of emptier movie theaters? Run topless or naked through Prospect Park? Volunteer? Go through our underwear drawers while we’re gone? Let us know, so that if we’re sticking around next year, we’ve got some ideas.
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 […]
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 […]