Confession: I'm moving to Gowanus. And even though I found a beautiful apartment, ponied up a giant brokers fee and signed a lease - I still toss and turn with ambivalence most nights. The first thing out of my mouth after I tell people I'm moving to the area is "do you think I made a mistake?" With that in mind, I made an eager study of the winners and finalists in the recent design competition sponsored by Carroll Gardens based non-profit, Gowanus by Design. Entries came from nearly 200 urban planners and designers around the world -- and while none are likely to be realized, I found it incredibly heartening that people in such far flunch locales as Brazil and Finland might take an interest in my soon-to-be little slice of Brooklyn!
If you follow any marketing blogs, you've most likely already seen this campaign for Cosmo's newest creation: a digital magazine app for guys. To promote its new magazine, Cosmo For Guys had a chick walk around Bryant Park with an iPad for a head.
Forget Manhattan vs. Brooklyn...we've moved onto Brooklyn on Brooklyn hate now, people.
In this photo snapped by New York Shitty's Miss Heather, Slopers are politely asked to go back to Manhattan.
My question is this: why wouldn't you just exile us back to the Slope? It's way harder to get to, and our only way of infiltration is the ugly, cross-eyed, stepchild of the MTA, affectionately named the G train.
Apparently Manhattan sucks so bad that instead of the old addage "Go to Hell," we've just substituted "Go to Manhattan." C'mon, Brooklyn...let's get that lovin' feeling back so we can collectively bitch about how much someone would have to pay us to live in the city again.
Walmart, in an effort to convince New Yorkers that we absolutely MUST HAVE the big-box store in our five boroughs, is trying to appeal to the Park Sloper-set, says the New York Observer. Long cock-blocked from setting up shop in NYC, Walmart is trying to woo New Yorkers with their promise of such urban trendy delights like eating sustainable organic fruit or protecting the environment and feeding the hungry.