04/14/14 9:36am
east river fireworks

We should celebrate with a fireworks show! via Flickr user Crashworks

For the last two years, this blog has been part of the crusade against Macy’s for their decision to move their Fourth of July fireworks show to the Hudson River. And with tempetatures starting to rise, we figured our anger would too this year, but now we can rest easy because Mayor de Blasio confirmed to the Daily News that he’d convinced Macy’s to bring their Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River where they belong. Score one for Mayor Tall. (more…)

05/07/12 1:42pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcW_uze0s40&feature=youtu.be

[UPDATE: VIACOM IS A JERK] Well, this is amazing. Like every breathing person in Brooklyn, we spent the weekend mourning MCA’s death and blasting Paul’s Boutique so loud that none of our neighbors even complained cuz they were doing the same thing too. Today our grief hangover got treated to this long-lost pop culture treasure: a previously unreleased video of the Beastie Boys performing “The New Style” on a boat between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges in the East River for the abandoned third season of Chappelle’s Show way back in 2004! Remember Chappelle’s Show? Dave even gets to let the beat drop himself. [via The Hairpin]