Full Disclosure: I've yet to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I couldn't care less. I know. Amazing Marvel adaptation. Bradley Cooper plays a Raccoon. Vin Diesel revisits the role he's become famous for...a talking tree. I get it. The Guardians are a ragtag group guardianing our galaxy or some shit. There's an orb. Somebody wants to take over. There's always somebody who wants to take over.
Google wants to take over the internet. Transplants want to take over Park Slope. ISIS wants to take over pretty much everywhere. In the Brooklyn culinary sphere, the boom of hipsters & depression over the past decade has led to beer halls taking over the Brooklyn landscape. It's no ebola-sized infection, but in terms of square footage that I'm not willing to research & calculate, it's still notable.
I think back to 2008. Lil Wayne's The Carter III was about to sell a million copies in week one. WEEZY TAKING OVER. In this climate, Jonathan Butler & Eric Demby decided to start some thang in Ft Greene called the Brooklyn Flea. They added food. Locals flocked. Hipsters flocked. Six years later, they've become the guys behind a flea empire that expanded to Williamsburg & DUMBO, added "Smorgasbrewery" events at Brooklyn Brewery, expanded to D.C., failed in Philly & took over the Park Slope market at PS 321. Now, a half year after the initial anticipated March opening date, they've joined forces with the beer hall movement to open Berg'n, a Crown Heights beer hall on fuck you guess which street.
I heard on one of those history channel shows, where people buy/sell garbage, that “boat” stands for Bust Out Another Thousand. So I guess if you’re going to buy this, or trade in the seller his preferred pick-up or motorcycle, you should know it’s going to be a commitment. The yacht life isn’t all champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
It is football season and these are being advertised as good for a “Man Cave.” I don’t know. It’s two little boys playing football in ill-fitting clothes. It’s really closer to a Coppertone ad than a Man Cave decoration. You’re not going to have the bros over to see if this little kid’s shorts are going to get pulled down.
I don’t care if it’s the cross Christ was nailed to, $400 is a laughable price for some reclaimed wood. These aren’t finished tables. You’ll just be getting pieces of a bowling alley lane to do what you want with. They have some pictures and they do look nice, though. So, if you’re interested, see if you can negotiate the price point a bit.
Woo-hoo! As of today, the NYC public school kids are back in their classrooms. Did you hear that 'whoosh' sound as you headed for the subway this morning? That was the collective sigh of relief of parents across the city. Those first few days of school are filled with excitement over seeing old friends, making new ones, meeting new teachers, sharpening new pencils...and for the parents, the distribution of the new class list.
But, there is a recent and ongoing problem with class lists. Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I have a serious gripe with people who take their kid's class list(s), and take ALL of the parents' emails and put them on the distribution list for their band, blog, reading, spoken word events, etc. Unless I asked you to sign me up for your mailing list, please do not put me on it.
Was Chloe Sevigny in your orientation group at the Food Coop? Is someone in your building putting up passive-aggressive signs in the mailroom? Are you sick and tired of [insert annoying neighborhood issue here] and just need a place to bitch about it? Submit that shit!
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