Well, we’re in the home stretch of summer, and sadly it looks like fall is getting greedy, with an all-rain weather forecast rudely looming over us on the final beach weekend of the year. Since it looks like we won’t be able to have our one last beach weekend before they close for the winter, we can at least listen to someone’s memories of the beach as more than just a place to have fun, but as a refuge from the outside world. Radiotopia podcast The Heart talked to Lesbian Herstory Archives co-founder Joan Nestle about the days when Jacob Riis Park was a queer hideaway, and cut in soothing sounds of the beach and interviews with other people who went to meet butch cuties and try to get away from a world that criminalized their lives.
This episode brings us two stories that are as disparate as it gets. What does an apartment of swingers have to do with a Pakistani college student smoking pot, other than New York real estate? The connection might seem hard to draw, but that’s kind of what makes this show great, and perhaps the greater […]
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Biking in New York isn’t all beach days, Prospect Park loops and Goonies screenings. It can also be incredibly frustrating, not to mention life threatening. Despite the city’s Vision Zero initiative and its promise of safer streets for everyone, drivers still seem to think it’s totally acceptable to double-park in bike lanes (even the DIY ones) and […]