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?
Despite our occasional appreciation of it, we here at Brokelyn are by no means art experts. Unless you’re counting Cowboy Bebop, some of us have seen every episode something like three times. Otherwise, stick us in front of an abstract painting or some experimental photograph and the best we’ll come up with is, “Yep, that’s […]
If you’re anything like me (which you probably aren’t, because my parents say I’m “very unique”) you assume that anything that comes out of a kitchen other than your own automatically tastes better. It’s not that I’m a bad cook, but I prefer having someone else do the dirty work. But perhaps under the tutelage […]
You may not be getting artisanal cold brew free everyday, but Panera Bread is generously pouring out a close second to hype up their new Bay Ridge location: free coffee! We know, Panera Bread. Still, anything free and caffeinated in general should not be scoffed at, so you may as well take it. To celebrate […]