I don’t have to say much about this place because you already know. You’ve been there, you’ve seen a show, you’ve danced with your shirt off, you’ve bumped into an old girlfriend who’s now dating the drummer from [insert band-of-the-moment] and you’ve thrown up your Brooklyn Lager. It’s ok. We’ve all been there. There’s an … Continue reading McCarren Park
From the creative genius behind “Bacon Takedown” comes the amazing event ” Tofu Takedown!” I know, I know…this sounds nuts, but it’ll probably be fun. Competitive cooking, knives and an audience! What’s not to love? I’m sure someone will get hurt and tears will be shed, but it’s all in the spirit of competition. If … Continue reading Tofu Takedown? I’m in.
I think it’s officially called something regal like, ‘The Fort Greene Park Conservancy,’ but any way you slice it, it’s a large greene space in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. Jogging trails, volunteerships, weekend farmers markets and lots of trees and green grass – just waiting for you to sit on, break out your acoustic and … Continue reading Fort Greene Park
This happened a while ago, but it’s so good, I had to share it here: Most New Yorkers probably feel they’ve seen everything, myself being one of them. Well, now…it’s official. I have seen everything. But I bet you’ve never seen this. New York has cornered the market in crazy. Now this is a different kind … Continue reading Ziploc Bag.
One of the most unrecognized New York City Parks is Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens. It’s a unique park used mostly by artists as an exhibition and performance space, but also used for other cool events, like a kite-making class (I know!) and the upcoming State Fair in May. This summer, starting in July, they’ll … Continue reading Socrates Sculpture Park. Never heard of it.
I hope you already know this, and if you don’t it’s a shame. In this economic climate, who has extra money to lay out 20 bucks just to see a white wall painted bright pink? I don’t. So, when you go to MOMA, make sure you go on Friday nights from 4pm -8pm, when it’s completely free. … Continue reading MOMA
I love parties. Meeting new people and instantly forgetting their names; drinking cocktails and eating food I didn’t have to prepare; taking drunk photos that don’t make sense the next day – I love it all and I’m game. So I was psyched to go to my friend’s uber-modern, co-ed baby shower/barbeque. I was not psyched, … Continue reading Disaster always strikes when you’re late to a party.
Ever smell food so good, you just have to turn around from walking your dog and find out where it’s coming from? Or, you completely stop in your tracks because, whatever it is, you must eat it now? That’s how I happened upon Joe’s Pita, on 14th street and 5th Ave. It was evening and I was … Continue reading Joe’s Pita
If you like photography (who doesn’t?) then you’ll want to find yourself at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for their new photo installation, The Pictures Generation 1974-1984, running now till August 2, 2009. Modern photography, little to no entrance fee, bumping into art-loving foreign men…hell yes! Don’t forget: the entrance fee is a “suggested donation,” so you … Continue reading Modern Photography at the Metropolitan Museum
If interested in the New York mayhem, stop by one of the Tribeca Film Festival’s events, or even better – go see a movie. I’m going to go see Soul Power, a documentary featuring James Brown and B.B. King, among other greats, on April 30. Check out the schedule or just view uncomfortable pictures of … Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 09
The Tribeca Film Festival is back. Weird movies at ridiculous prices. I’m ok with that. This year, to get people excited because we’re all broke and unemployed, they’re hosting a bunch of events, parties, panel discussions and the like. And for the fifth year in a row, the Apple Store in SoHo, is helping them squish … Continue reading Spike Lee anyone? Not so much.