Tired of the Storm Stoopers hassling your good vibes? Vote anyone for mayor!
Is this finally the year we as a city throw off the shackles of silly drinking policies and liberate our stoops? If you made it to the end of last night’s Democratic mayoral primary debate without drinking yourself into a stupor, you caught moderator Errol Louis lob a question near and dear to our own hearts: “should people be able to drink a beer on their stoops?” To which every candidate — except for the religious Erick Salgado — responded “YES!” Oh, and Anthony Weiner said you should be able to drink one on the beaches and in the parks too, which is a position we agree with, but fuck that guy. (more…)
Team STooPS not on a stoop but at the next best thing: Simplicity Wine Bar, where they’re holding their afterparty on Sunday. Via STooPS Facebook.
Ever feel like it might be time to get out of your apartment, and you know, do something? Everyone knows that summer in Brooklyn is like an endless carnival of film festivals, readings, street fairs, and concerts…if you’re willing to travel to the right place. But what about opportunities for arts and music that are literally right in your backyard, or in this case, on your front stoop? For residents of Bed Stuy this Sunday, this fantasy is turning into a reality, thanks to the STooPS project, which is geared up and ready to bring Brooklyn artists right to your front door. Literally. (more…)
A light bulb went off when when I heard about BookScouter, a website that scours the Internet for used book sellers, at a recent Brooklyn Brainery event. By simply typing in the ISBN code of any used book and getting an aggregated list of online sellers willing to buy it, I could be making easy money. But instead of selling my prized book collection, I wondered how much I could get selling my neighbor’s castoffs. I decided to try it out for myself to see if I could turn a bit of stoop scavenging into some real cash. (more…)