The government visited a Red Hook maraschino cherry company because of complaints about illegal dumping in the water near the plant. Normal story, at least for a little while, but it ended with the owner of the cherry plant killing himself when police stumbled on a false wall hiding what they later described as a Breaking Bad-style underground weed growing operation, according to the Daily News. (more…)
Is the mayor of our fair burg a dope smoking drug friend? So say rumors that are probably being fed to people by police who are SO MAD at Mayor Tall. The answer is almost definitely no, because you don’t spend half your life planning to be the mayor of New York City just so to see it all fall apart because you want to take some bong hits before watching Broad City.
Rather than focus on the how the police rebellion under Bill de Blasio is starting to get nasty and weird, we’d rather focus on the important question at hand: Would you get high with Bill de Blasio if given the chance? I would do it, considering I’m not that discriminating about who I smoke weed with. I also think it would start to get a little weird because at his core, de Blasio seems like a nerdy policy wonk and not a guy who’ll watch Sealab 2021‘s “Uh Oh” scene over and over with you. Would other Team Brokelyn members do it though? Let’s see! (more…)
Finally, Jesse Eisenberg gets the sequel he didn’t know he wanted to star in.
To a non-Jew, Brooklyn’s Hasidic community can often look foreign if you come from somewhere without a strong Orthodox presence. Hell, even non-Hasidic Jews sometimes don’t know what’s going on in these communities. As it turns out though, we might want to start cracking open that Talmud more often, because an awesome party guy was just busted holding on to an automatic rifle, LSD and mushrooms in Crown Heights Jewish youth center the ALIYA Institute. In his defense, none of those things are explicitly not kosher. (more…)
Hi if you’re a narc or a square please kindly X out of this post and read this instead, but for the rest of you, relax! It’s Friday! And Sunday is egg-laying rabbit day or something, but it’s also 4/20, that most highest of holidays. Let us take a moment to acquaint you with your 4/20 spirit guides for this year’s holiday, the ladies of Broad City. Not only are Abbi and Ilana, the two young New Yorkers on the show, unabashed stoners, they’re lady bro stoners, the likes of which have never been seen on TV before.
We live in a golden age of sorts for enjoyers of the scourge known as marijuana. Police just laugh at you when they catch you smoking it (if you’re white, anyway), and if it’s stronger than it was the the 60s like your parents keep saying, well who cares? Just means you can smoke less of it, and therefore buy less, saving money. And while users are having a great time, it sounds like dealers might be too, if a recent HuffPo profile of a pot dealer is to be believed. (more…)
Good news everyone pot enthusiasts! While we can’t condone the deplorable practice of getting potted up with your friends or innocent young women you’re drawing into your reefer life, we also can’t say we’re fans of a system that throws people in jail and gives them a criminal record for it. Mike Bloomberg isn’t a fan either, and used his State of the City address, currently going on now, to announce the city’s new position on pot possession. In short, you won’t be going to jail anymore. (more…)
It was with great pride and a little bit of shame that we watched the historic electoral victories for legal pot in Washington and Colorado. Pride because at least someone got it, and shame because it should have been New York. To be fair, that’s what we think for every progressive victory. But now Brooklyn has the opportunity to at least inch things in the right direction by electing a district attorney who promises to prosecute any marijuana possession case under 25 grams as violations and not as crimes. (more…)
If you were to try to break some minor laws in New York City such as, oh I don’t know, sipping an adult beverage outside, or puffing on a bit of the longbottom leaf, or relieving your bodily fluids in the open air, you ought to check this map first. The New York World has dissected the so-called “pink slip” summons (those for minor infractions) from 2011 to show the biggest hot spots. Williamsburg had a lot of summonses for for pot possession (you guys…), although not as many as Sheepshead Bay, and way more than Bed-Stuy. You can look up where you’re most likely to get busted for drinking in public too, but if you are getting caught doing that, you are a rookie who should be hazed until you learn better. (more…)
We assure you that this is not a late April Fool’s Day joke or satirical fake product commentary on our over-medicated society. It is a very real thing you can buy for just $5 from Walgreens and it’s called Zzzquil Nighttime Sleep-Aid Liquid. You guys, IT’S ACTUALLY CALLED ZZZQUIL! The active ingredient is diphenhydramine, the same thing you find in Tylenol PM, Sudafed and Benadryl, except without all those pesky cold and flu fighting ingredients. Cheaper than drugs! (more…)
Wait, do you mean do I spend too much money on drugs? I don’t know, maybe? What do you consider too much? Aren’t caffeine and alcohol considered drugs anyway? Who’s asking?? Back off, I know my rights man! Ok, bring the vibe back around … So today is the high holidays, and if you don’t know what that means, just stop reading and go about your day, jump street. Below we’ve listed a bunch of things going on today, including stuff to do when you’re in the mellow mood, plus some freebies and deals on munchies.
But in order to scrape some sort of journalistic merit to this day before everyone starts dancing in circles in the park, let’s talk for serious for a second: how much money do you spend on drugs? Drugs of any kind, that is, and you’re welcome to argue whether alcohol is a drug (it is). How do you justify it when you’ve barely got enough money to make rent? Do these question make you paranoid? Don’t worry, you can be anonymous in the comments. (more…)