Throwing into stark detail his assertion that New York has become “a tale of two cities,” recently elected New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife and teenage son are leaving their modest home in Park Slope, Brooklyn and decamping for public housing in the neighboring borough of Manhattan. Despite protestations that he would have loved to stay, de Blasio called the move “a practical choice” in a statement released to reporters, one that’s no doubt driven by Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents. (more…)
These are actually just people following the family around asking them to stay in Park Slope. via Facebook
Now that Bill de Blasio has won the election, met with the mayor and made plans to banish Glenn Beck fans from our godless socialist paradise forever, it’s for him to decide the most important question before his administration truly begins: where should he live? Gracie Mansion, on the boring old Upper East Side? Or in his humble (uh, compared to the last guy we guess) Park Slope row house? Stay, Bill, stay! (more…)
Finally, learn how to make that Evan Williams taste a little better. via Facebook
You’ve got liquor in your apartment, and you’ve also got this real old bottle of bitters. But the problem is, you have no idea how to make the two come together to make beautiful alcohol. Well, you won’t have to worry about that any longer, because tonight you can learn at the feet of some of NYC’s best cocktail makers without having to pay them, when Whiskey & Wine Off 69 (1321 Second Avenue) hosts a mixology class in their store. (more…)
Sounds like you’ll basically be working for W.P. Mayhew, but he has kids. Oh…oh god.
True story: After I quit my first job here, one that had me on the track to be flack for some New York politico or another, people asked me what I’d do, and I’d say I was working on a screenplay. It wasn’t very good. But still, I soldiered on, because I didn’t know any better. If only this job to be a personal assistant for a successful screenwriter had been around, I could have learned the ravages that Hollywood wreaks on people. But you can learn that firsthand if you get this job. (more…)