Here’s another reason not to leave Brooklyn for the entire holiday season. This Saturday (Dec. 5), the Prospect Heights-promoting Heart of Brooklyn is holding its second annual Holiday Sip & Shop on Washington and Vanderbilt Avenues. The afternoon will include free hot chocolate from the likes of Cataldo’s, Ortine Café, Teddy’s Restaurant and The Usual; and there’ll be trolley tours from 4 to 10:30 p.m. on the neighborhood’s HOB Connection. Hot chocolate on a trolley? It’s like in a movie, but real! A few local boutiques also will stay open late for your gift-gathering convenience—an arrangement that should lead nicely into that post-shopping drink at one of the local watering holes. HOB is also offering 42 coupons. (Our favorite: 15 percent off clothing and shoes at Pieces.) Print them all here (good through Jan. 16) or pick them up Saturday at participating Sip & Shop spots.
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 […]