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?
Have you ever wanted to take a cab ride but also wanted to feel a little bit naughty while doing it? You could… well actually, there are thousands of ways you can do that already, but here’s one more to add to the list: Lyft, the Uber-competitor featuring a fleet of pink mustachioed cars, is […]
As a budding journalist/writer these posts aren’t all that pays the bills, if at all. Like so many freelancers, I had a second job in the service industry, serving coffee and sweets, in this case, at Crumbs in Brooklyn. Emphasis on the had. This past Monday, after coming home from a shift, my boss called […]
Here in New York City, we of course have our disagreements about the use of bikes and how they fit into the grand scheme of transportation. Whatever issues drivers and cyclists have with each other here though must pale in comparison to what’s going on in Washington, DC though, where the Washington Post‘s Courtland Milloy is […]