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.
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 […]