At this writing, I am tucked away in my local coffee shop, a steaming mug of joe in hand, happy tunes pumping from the speakers,watching the world outside blur away as the windows fog up from the steam of homemade chai and hot soup. It’s a warm oasis to combat seasonal depression, which will sadly be shattered when I reenter the horrors of February for work later. Brooklyn — with its drafty apartments and fussy heaters — is full of places like this: hidden spots that beckon you in from the elements, where one afternoon beer turns into three or four, where you bring a thick book and ask for a takeout menu. So we ask you: on this season of weather terror, what are your picks for the coziest spots in Brooklyn? The Flying Saucer is one of ours; so is the fireplace-lined Union Hall. From bars and bookstores to theaters and laundromats, where do you go when want to curl up and escape from the interminable winter?
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 […]