Slowly but surely, the mayoral race is taking shape. It’ll take a little time to click into high gear, but before that happens, candidates have to get out there and get themselves known, maybe get the occasional fundraising scandal. In a city full of liberals, it’s especially important for the Republican candidates to get their names out there and assure New York’s voters that they aren’t the kind of GOP pols that Peter King warned you about. Joe Lohta, former MTA chief and possibly the most well-known of the Republican candidates, is continuing his early campaigning this weekend in Cobble Hill, appearing at the Brooklyn Young Republican Club’s Meet the Mayoral Candidates series. (more…)
This week, we took it upon ourselves to make the rounds on Smith Street, trolling from Atlantic Avenue to Union Street to find all of the happy hour specials along the way. Although most of the 16 places listed below have similar hours and prices (weekdays 5-8, $3 beers), some standouts caught our eye: Camp’s Recession Thursdays run all night long with $3 well drinks, while Bar Great Harry offers 21 beers on tap as well as well drinks and bottles, all 2 for $5! Once the clock strikes 8 you can always saunter down the block to Gowanus Yacht Club, where $2 and $3 drinks are the norm. (more…)
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