A curious compulsion to forget work and remember alcohol may strike sometime today. Dec. 5 celebrates not only the 79th anniversary of Repeal Day, which signaled the end of the dark days of Prohibition, but the one year anniversary of the New York Distilling Company. In honor of the double date, and to help repair the damage done by Sandy, New York Distilling is holding a fundraiser party (100% of proceeds to Brooklyn Recovery Fund) which will involve many, many awesome things. Each ticket gets you in to a night distilling session, which they are opening to the public for the first time ever. There, you’ll finish a run of rye and take home one bottle fresh out of the still, and the received another bottle from the run, once it’s aged. Tickets are $125 each, but in addition to the charitable warm-fuzzies, they come with membership to the brand new New York Distilling Club, which gets you discounts, first cracks at limited editions and even more opportunities to come distill with their alcohol artisans in the future.
It arrives earlier and with more abundance each year—pumpkin-spice season. Flavoring everything, from cookies, to cream cheese, to local beer, to much-maligned-as-of-late pumpkin spice lattes that have become a sure sign of sweater-weather, pumpkin, the faker the better it seems, has become shorthand for fall. While we love actual pumpkin, in soup, curry, pie and even […]
Before the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club opened in Gowanus, shuffleboard was an activity you associated with Florida retirement homes. Now Royal Palms is one of the hottest spots in South Brooklyn, best known for its sprawling shuffleboard courts, but it also has one of the borough’s most sophisticated cocktail programs. Designed by general manager Tim […]
As much as we love New York City, and as ideal as it is for many things, it is not the best place to enjoy fall foliage and get that taste of the outdoors that even the most seasoned city dwellers need from time to time. Here are two easy trips north where you can […]
October in New York City means the arrival of the CMJ Music Marathon. This year, as always, the list for the five-day music festival is extensive. So extensive, in fact, that you’d probably be well advised to take two or three coffee breaks while scanning the schedule, which features more than 1,300 live performances. Before […]
On an already busy month in New York music-wise (and we’re not just talking about CMJ), indie music fans can expect a lot of bang for their bucks with these two acts, one from Australia and the other from right here in Brooklyn, sharing a bill at Webster Hall next week. Anytime someone mentions Courtney Barnett, […]