The late Christopher Hitchens once said champagne was one of the four most overrated things in life (and if you play your cards right, you might get the other three tomorrow night too). Yet every year we feel obligated to drink the stuff while easing way past an entirely symbolic measurement of time, holding on to that last fading glow of joy the holiday season has been getting us hooked on since November. Double down that pressure this year because it’s on a Saturday. So what are actually going to do for New Year’s Eve? Asshat-filled warehouse party? Intimate couch canoodling? Free bar party? Neighborhood-wide streaking? Pop your mouth cork and let those comments rip, brokesters. And let’s be safe out there.
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 […]