Christmas is alright we guess, provided you can get beyond the forced merriment. Well, that and the annual drunken crimson rolling fistfight masquerading as charity known as SantaCon. With less than a month until the bearded douchebaggery is set to be unleashed on the city, citizens of Hell’s Kitchen have stood up and said, “Take a hike you fucking bums,” and have demanded bars in the area not welcome to the red revelers. We hear every time a bar joins this revolt, an angel gets its wings. (more…)
These are the kinds of folks you’ll be competing against, FYI. via Facebook
So you saw the chance to audition for the new Star Wars movies, but space nerd stuff isn’t really your thing. You’re more about the singing and the dancing and the puppets and the entertaining from the heart, not special effects. A, ah, what do you call it…oh! A theater nerd. Well it’s your lucky day theater nerds of New York, because America’s Got Talent is rolling into town this weekend to see if you in fact have the talent you claim to. Mostly, this is your big chance to be on TV! (more…)
On the Westside Highway, looking across that other river. Photo by Garrett Paknis.
“What are you doing here?” a confused Evan asks me at Doris, the new Clinton Hill hot spot. He is my barista at the Chelsea Cafe Grumpy that I frequent on my way to Vinyasa yoga class. For more than a year, Evan has seen me in my natural West Side habitat, making my soy cortados and engaging in pleasant/flirty conversation. His surprise at running into me in his Brooklyn stomping grounds puts what I have feared all too long into perspective: Manhattan has turned monochromatic. It is stagnant, boring, and a nightmare, which is why four to five nights a week I get on the train at some ungodly hour to the leave what is globally deemed the epicenter of the most desired city in the world to sip pale ale at an establishment made of reclaimed wood on the other side of the river.
I tell him I’m there for a friend’s party, worried that I have been recognized as an impostor. I’m some endangered creature still gripping on to my past. What’s a Manhattan girl to do in the era of Brooklyn’s turn as the star borough? (more…)
If you’re someone who likes rifling through vintage record collections and/or has an affinity for embarrassing album covers from the 1970s, here’s some good news for you. The New York Public Library’s Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound are holding a record sale this week, putting 22,000 donated vinyls in their collection up for grabs. Doo-wop music party, anyone? (more…)
The clock says it’s time to get ripped off. via Facebook
Given the success of the Rockabus and the NYC Beach Bus, it only makes sense that more services that drove you directly the beach would start to pop up. Of course, since they’re showing up to a crowded market, a new service has to do something to separate themselves from the competition. The people behind the Brooklyn Beach Bus have certainly done that, by attaching an absurdly expensive $139 price tag to their service. Don’t worry though, you get a souvenir towel! (more…)
Like we’ve said before, we’re huge fans of Andrew WK, even if our coverage of him has usually been skeptical. But, he loves to party, we love to party, our interests pretty much fall in line. And his newest stunt, sitting outside in Times Square and drumming for a full 24 hours starting tomorrow, is something we can definitely get behind. (more…)
If you get this job, we demand free food. (Via Facebook)
It’s been a while since we’ve rounded up some good jobs for all you fine un-, under-, and unhappily employed folks out there, and since we’ve been taunting you with all these sample sales and important Kickstarter campaigns, it’s probably our duty to help get your BoA debit card unfrozen. (more…)
Clutter up your kitchen with deals from Broadway Panhandler this month, among others. via Facebook
Did you know that May is sample sale season? We didn’t either, but that’s probably because to us, even a sample sale means looking at all the Jeffrey Campbell shoes in a store window, going home and crying to ourselves over our bank statement. But if you haven’t already maxed out your credit card through 2014, you’re in luck: there are a whole bunch of sample sales hitting town over the next few weeks, and they are calling to you with a bevy of discounts and deals.Racked compiled a whole slew of sales, here are some of our favorites: (more…)
Concrete jungle where something something. All photos by Mary Dorn.
You know you’re in Manhattan when the check arrives.
Living in the coolest place on earth, you find you get swallowed up in the hype, getting high on your own home-grown kombucha, as it were. But just across a river lies an island dubbed “The City that Never Sleeps.” The center of the world and home of pizza places named after a series of men named Ray; the place so important to the imagination of the world that Las Vegas has a casino themed after it. Even Egypt doesn’t get to claim the Luxor, and THAT’S A COUNTRY. What had I been taking for granted, living in my homemade duplex in a former warehouse, when famous dead guys like Jack Kerouac, O.Henry, and Lou Reed (he’s dead, right?) had been living less than 5 miles away, making the art that we’ve been stocking our cement block bookshelves with over here?(more…)