From eclipses to piggy backing shuttles to general Neil DeGrasse Tyson awesomeness, 2012 has been quite a year for astronomy. Tonight is another one of those situation: venus will pass right in front of the sun around sunset today, something that won’t happen again until 2117 when we’ll hopefully all be too busy playing with our hoverboards to care. Gothamist has a good roundup of the best places to watch it in NYC tonight, which includes watching parties on the High Line and a chance to hang out with Columbia astronomy nerds. See the full list here.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]