If you’ve ever found yourself in the audience of one of Shakespeare’s timeless dramas and thought to yourself, “Man, this is awesome, but I wish I could be just a tad bit drunker, and yet somehow—somehow—stay classy,” then put that magic lamp down, Aladdin, because you won’t even need those next two wishes. Truffle Theatre Company (a young and homegrown Brooklyn-based arts organization) is putting on a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, arguably his most beloved comedy, in the mezzanine of 61 Local, arguably Cobble Hill’s most beloved public house (and inarguably New York Magazine’s Best Domestic Beer Hall of 2011). Tickets are just $15 and you can buy them here. And if a few rounds of iambic pentameter and locally crafted ale sound like just the appetizer, you should think ahead and purchase tickets to Local Roots NYC’s upcoming third Supper Club, held at 61 Local on February 1. Admission is limited to 30, and the $40 ticket grants you four expertly-prepared courses centering on that most poetic of fruits: the apple. Locally grown, of course.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]