If you’re suffering the wave of back-to-school nostalgia that Target commercials and Old Navy window displays forces on the post-grad crowd, you’re not alone. You may be done shopping for dorm supplies (take a minute to celebrate never needing a shower caddy again) and composition books may never be in your life again, but you’re never too old to continue learning.
College classes are tempting, and expensive, to broaden your education, but there are plenty of university-less classes in New York that will teach you valuable, and practical lessons, like new languages, how to further your career, make a ceramic bowl, code an app, and much more, and you shouldn’t have to take out any loans to do it! Plus, you may learn a new marketable skill. Etsy always has room for another liberal arts grad… (more…)
The summer this won’t happen. Photo by Kenny Rodriguez via Facebook
We’re all rightfully excited about the summer, and the rebirth of outdoor fun in the city for a few months. Sadly, there’ll be one summer tradition that’s hanging up its viking helmet and beer bong, as after five years, Tiki Disco won’t be returning to the Roberta’s garden. It leaves an enormous speaker-sized hole in our hearts, but the summer must go on. (more…)
Here’s what you’ll be up against if you enter Crest’s pumpkin carving contest. via Crest Hardware
Every year as Halloween sneaks up, I feel blindsided by my time-sensitive inability to find plans I’m excited about for the Big Night. Halloween seems to validate its overrated place in the holiday pantheon every year, but 2013 will be different! No more noobs puking on my shoes or cramped, terrible parties where I get crushed between a drunk slutty nurse and a guy in a homemade Rubik’s cube costume who is really regretting his decision.
No! This year, my friends, I seek to get back to the basics: Pumpkins. Horror. Costumes. Monsters. Awesome people. PRIZES. Take a gander at your options for a fun, entertaining, and memorable All Hallow’s Eve: (more…)
Emily Elsen, of Four & Twenty Blackbirds, will talk about pie, and you can eat pie. Win/win. via Facebook
As Mr. Show, the cronut and the ramen burger have taught us, there’s nothing people who like food like more than combining foods. The people who run Greenlight Books are no fools, so they’re combining food with books this fall in an orgy of delicious reading that fortunately doesn’t actually involve eating paper from books. But they are hosting a slew of food-based events by partnering up with chefs at Smorgasburg, starting a cookbook club with discounted cookbooks and a series of readings at the store from chefs discussing their cookbooks and handing out samples of food. Looks like you’ll be paying a lot less to eat this fall. (more…)
Can it top last year? Only one way to find out. via Facebook
Bushwick loves a good party. We mean, we’re that everywhere loves a good party, but people especially love it in Bushwick. And while there are plenty of decentralized parties that go on throughout the year there, and even plenty of block parties, there’s only one Bushwick Block Party. And good news: that 11 hours of pizza, beers and uh, bikini keg stands, will be upon us in exactly one month! (more…)
No sunglasses on the back of his head, but it’s still him. via Instagram user nycprowler
Despite the fact that he lives in a buffalo wing mansion next to a river of kickin’ lickin’ Wasabi dipping sauce, Guy Fieri is a chef. So if he decides to come across the river from his Times Square diabetes factory, it actually makes sense that he’s pop in to Roberta’s. After all, celebrities from Greta Gerwig to David Chang proclaim their love for the Bushwick institution, so why wouldn’t Guy stop in as well? It can’t be any stranger than a naked waitress.
Despite the fact that the mercury is barely getting above 70 with any regularity, summer is coming, we swear. We think. And once it gets here, you’re going to want to spend it dancing with people who are as drunk and naked as you are, which is why you go to Tiki Disco at Roberta’s. The schedule dropped, and the big news is that they’ve added a third location to host the parties, the Knockdown Center, which is just across the border in Queens. So don’t forget your passport. (more…)
Normal day in the neighborhood. via Twitter user @VickyOyomba
At some places, when you retire, they give you a gold watch. Others, a cake maybe. At Roberta’s though, they do things differently. Been working there for years and moving on? Sure, waitress naked for a couple hours, no harm in that. (more…)