The reason there’s free minigolf and sculptural works you can play in all summer long at Governors Island can be traced to FIGMENT, a completely volunteer-run, participatory, free art festival for adults and kids that runs this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. This year the minigolf course includes a hole from last year fashioned out of an oversized fly swatter and one inspired by Pachinko, and the sculpture garden features interactive works like a wooden TV that you can step inside and broadcast your own imaginary shows. Those two elements of the festival will stay on the island through September, but there are many fleeting events you can only take part in this weekend, all designed to spark the kind of fun and wonder you experienced effortlessly as a kid. Check out the full list of projects; directions are here.
Two of Park Slope’s best spots to satisfy your sweet tooth–the stalwart Uncle Louis G’s Italian Ice and the more new-school People’s Pops–both recently closed for the season. But don’t dismay: Those looking for something sweet or savory on Union Street have two new, ultra-focused options this winter. First up, the People’s Pops spot on […]
According to Apple, 74% of iOS devices are now running iOS 7. According to conversations I’ve been eavesdropping on, at least 50% of you haven’t turned off all the superfluous, battery-draining features that came along with the update. So, here’s how to get more battery life out of your new gizmo. Turn these off now: […]
Every once in awhile, eavesdropping on someone else’s conversation results in something other than a sideways look from strangers–it’s how one of our editors heard about Makr, a new design app developed by a startup company at The Yard in Williamsburg (that hotbed of indie ingenuity). We’re so glad she was listening in because this […]
The holiday party season is coming on hot and heavy now–need some conversation starters to go with that spiked eggnog? Read these 10 recent stories and you’ll be up-to-date on the latest developments in the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy, know which Brooklyn bar is taking a stand against of-age drinking (yes, you read that […]
For music fans, the spate of popular music books that came out in 2013 is an opportunity to soak in some dishy and revealing stories, (many of which give credence to the cliché of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”), though there are also some very thoughtful and original titles in the mix. Here are a […]