Never one to be outdone by Manhattan, Brooklyn is planning its own Occupy Wall Street protest on Saturday, with plans to put down stakes in the borough’s financial center of … Grand Army Plaza. So the protest on this side of the bridge for now is only a one-off show of solidarity with the hotties of Zuccotti, and not, we assume, a statement against the capitalistic greed of the public library and farmers market. Unlike protests in the FiDi and throughout the country, Brooklyn’s demonstration got an immediate boost from a local big wig: Mr. Brooklyn himself Marty Markowitz. “There is no doubt that Americans — those in the ‘99 percent’ — are hurting, and we can all agree that some of the issues being raised by these protests … are concerns we can all rally around,” the borough prez told the Brooklyn Paper (Marty wasn’t sure if he will join in on Saturday). They’ve got a bare bones website set up along with a few twitter accounts and a Facebook page for the protest scheduled to go from 11am-question mark. All y’all goin?
More than just the October chill (or uh, September curtain of humidity we guess), you can also feel competition in the air as the seasons turn. The baseball playoffs are here, Brooklyn’s first minor league football team is getting ready to kick off, but most importantly, it’s time for another Brewskee-Ball skeeson. And unlike other […]
Remember the days of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe? Neither do we, but we’d love to find out more. We aren’t as smart as Doc so rigging up the ol’ DeLorean might be a tall order. We can’t even ask grandma ever since she overshared about that one time with grandpa at the sock-hop. If you […]
When we first checked in on Robin Grearson’s project to try to tally up the debt that 3rd Ward owed teachers and students and members, she had guesstimated that the total would come out to somewhere between $20,000 and $50,000. Well, if you were betting on it, you should have taken the over, because Grearson’s […]