Good news, people. Your cheap asses will still be able to go to the beach this summer due to the quick rebuilding process at NYC beaches after the douche parade that was Hurricane Sandy. BUT, I cannot say that public transit will be your easiest bet. But...there’s a solution for everything.
Last summer the Rockabus made pickups from Williamsburg out to Far Rockaway and Jacob Riis Park, and this summer due to growing needs and the desire to support our beach communities, Rockabus is expanding with pickups in Park Slope (Grand Army Plaza) and the East Village (and of course, still Williamsburg). This pretty much means that the beaches will solely host drunk hipster babies and their surly cohorts.
Because there are never enough opportunities to eat from a food truck, starting tomorrow and through June 26, the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will hold "Lunchapalooza" on the plaza every Wednesday, which is basiclly just a goofy way of saying there will be a different food truck there each week for the next month. Tomorrow you can get some fries to go with that shake from Go Burger, but future Lunchapalooza Wednesdays will bring Palenque, Eddie's Pizza, Taco Bite, and Shorty's. The trucks will be there from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine, and when the weather permits, there will also storytelling performances for kids from 11:30 - 12:15, and "family friendly" music from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. So, yes, chances are the plaza will be overrun with toddlers, so it's a good thing the park is close by if that's not your scene.
Cringe alert! It has been brought to my attention that there’s a growing trend in our humble, down-to-Earth town that you may want to keep your eyes on. Wait for it…Teepees! Like, Cherokee-chic. I’ll say it once more: Teepees!
That’s right! The historic homes of the Great Plains nomadic tribes may now be found at a brownstone near you. Shit, you may be sitting cross-legged while dehydrating a side of tatonka and smoking the wampum while reading this. No, that’s not racist! I didn’t once mention casinos.