“Buy Local” and “Flash Mob” are practically household phrases now, but did you know that people have begun to combine the two, and engage in local, somewhat spontaneous retail therapy en masse called Cash Mobs? It’s true. And this Saturday, March 24th is your chance to be a part of Brooklyn’s very first Cash Mob to celebrate National Cash Mob Day. Local author Amy Cortese, whose book Locavesting is a bible on the subject of investing in our own neighborhoods, is spearheading the group spree. (She also started a twitter feed, @CashMobBKLYN.) On Saturday, she’s inviting all who are interested in supporting a beloved, yet-to-be-announced small business to meet at 4pm at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, with at least $20 in pocket to splurge on something in the nearby shop. After the buying frenzy, the plan is to head to the nearest bar for drinks.
You don’t need a car to get out of town for a few days. Greenport, on the tip of Long Island’s North Fork is an excellent spot to explore by bike. Between the surrounding vineyards, Shelter Island and the town itself, a fishing village that is re-emerging from some pretty depressed economic times, with tons of new restaurants and shops lining the small downtown, there’s plenty to do, see, explore and taste.
A lake, a 55-foot pool, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard, and miles of newly forged trails that you can explore by foot or a bicycle at the ready. Also: nightly bonfires. These are some of the things that you can enjoy at the new Hasbrouck House, a meticulously renovated historic hotel and restaurant two […]
It kind of feels like we are the only ones in Brooklyn at the moment, I Am Legend-style, so if you are reading this, rest assured that you aren’t alone and there is plenty of stuff going on around here for the next seven days to round out your Ideal Week. (Also, no actual vampiric-zombie beasts. That we have first-hand knowledge of.)
Even your wildest adventures in New York City apartment hunting won’t prepare you for the tour of House 17 in Nolan Park on Governors Island that is The Enchanted Realm of René Magritte. Conceived, produced, and directed by Exquisite Corpse Company, this site-specific play is a skillfully envisioned interactive piece of theatre that invites you into the life, the […]
In celebration of frozen confections we talked the nice folks at OddFellows Ice Cream on Kent Avenue in Williamburg to let photographer Spencer Starnes hang around for a few hours while they made batches of ice cream (and some boozy popsicles) for their locations around the city. They pasteurize all their dairy in-house, for an exceptionally creamy and delicious base. From there the flavor combinations really know no bounds, and the shop has served more than 200 different scoops since they opened in 2013. We dare you not to run out and get a cone after taking a peek at these pictures.
The lead-up to Labor Day always makes us feel as though we need to do every last, fun thing before September. But it’s not as if this supremely pleasant weather is going away. We have another full season of beautiful weekends ahead, one of which could be spent cruising the New York harbor in a […]