As a dude, I consider prom dresses, like wedding dresses, for suckers. You fret and fiddle over sizes and styles for weeks and invest a fat stack of paper, all for just a few hours of use, then put the thing in storage to collect dust forever. If you’ve got a closet full of wardrobe memories, it’s not too late to give them another life: the 88th Precinct Community’s Project Prom is seeking donated prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and party gowns, plus suits, shirts, ties and free tuxedo rentals. The clothing will go to hundreds of good students in Brooklyn who meet financial needs requirements, including those that are victims of domestic violence or live in shelters. Donations are accepted through May 14, so you’ve got time to say goodbye to that expensive high school souvenir.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
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 […]