This Saturday is the first-ever national Star Wars Reads Day–not to be confused with Star Wars Day, which is May 4. (May the fourth be with you…get it?) Word will be celebrating with a costume parade at American Playground across the street from their shop, followed by an in-store reading with author Jason Fry (Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids) and Star Wars audio book narrator Marc Thompson. There will be all sorts of prizes and giveaways and costumes are mandatory (well, they actually aren’t, but they should be). This event is for Star Wars fans of all ages so don’t be afraid to show off that sweet Yoda impression you’ve been perfecting since you were six years old.
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 […]