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January 6th, 2009 — Neighborbee, New York, Nightlife
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on January 6, 2008.
One of the things that I like about being the Brooklyn Stinger is that it gives me the perfect excuse to explore parts of Brooklyn that I otherwise might not visit. I’ve been spending entirely too much time near my workplace in Park Slope, so when it was time to meet my friend Mark for a drink, I headed over to Clinton Hill. If you have to ask where the hell Clinton Hill is, you’re not the only one. Apparently it’s nestled between Fort Greene (home to Target and the Atlantic Terminal) and Bedford-Stuyvesant (home to the Notorious B.I.G.).
December 29th, 2008 — Food, Neighborbee, New York, Sports
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on December 29, 2008.
Happy new year, everybody! As 2008 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking of New Year’s resolutions for 2009. Burn off those Christmas cookies. Climb out of debt. Get a better job. All those resolutions sound like hard work! Let’s add some fun stuff to the 2009 to-do list.
December 23rd, 2008 — Favorites, Food, Neighborbee, New York
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on December 23, 2008.
Times are tough. The Dow is down, prices are up, our wallets are empty. But we’re not going to let the recession keep us from enjoying the greatest city in the world. So let me present my Chrismukkah gift to you: the Ultimate Wallet-Friendly New York Date. (It also goes over well with out-of-town relatives.)
December 16th, 2008 — Cool Stuff & Awards, Favorites, Neighborbee, New York, TV
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on December 16, 2008.
Everyone, even our own Bruce Springsteen of Queens, is raving about Slumdog Millionaire. While I haven’t yet seen the movie, I do have something in common with the main character. Earlier this year I was a contestant on an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and now I am going to tell you how you can get on the show too.
December 8th, 2008 — Events, Neighborbee, New York
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on December 8, 2008.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and it’s not just from Saturday night’s scenic snowfall. Holiday decorations are popping up all over the city’s most populous borough. If you’re feeling like you need a little Christmas, here’s where to go.
December 1st, 2008 — Neighborbee, New York, Nightlife
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on December 1, 2008.
This winter, I am headed to the beach. Not the actual beach, unfortunately, because my wallet is a few Andrew Jacksons short of a plane ticket. Instead I’ll be heading to Park Slope’s newest watering hole, the beach-themed Cabana Bar.
Cabana Bar quietly opened a few weeks ago, just before its neighboring restaurant, Playa. Even on the chilliest of nights, the beach atmosphere at Cabana can just about make you forget that cold weather has arrived. The ceiling is all glass, giving the feeling of letting in the night sky while keeping out the cold. A faux palm tree shoots through the center table, dominating the room. A crashing wave mural graces the far wall, across from the tiki-thatched bar. All that’s missing is the sand, and the corniness that ruins other themed bars.
November 24th, 2008 — Museums, Neighborbee, New York
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on November 24, 2008.
On yet another chilly afternoon, I ventured to the New York Transit Museum for my weekly dose of culture. The green globe at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street marks the subterranean entrance to the museum, housed in the now-defunct Court Street station.
Our first stop on the Transit Museum tour was Steel, Stone & Backbone: Building New York’s Subways 1900-1925. My friend and I marveled at images of the old City Hall station. With arches and intricate tile work, why can’t all our subway stations be that beautiful? (Maybe because the MTA has that pesky little budget shortage.) After perusing displays about Robert Moses, the evolution of rider currency, and the newly-renamed Triborough Bridge, we were ready to move to the hands-on exhibits.
November 17th, 2008 — Museums, Neighborbee, New York
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on November 17, 2008.
It’s getting to be that time of year when we want to spend our weekends indoors, somewhere warm and dry. Since we can’t spend the entire winter in our apartments, museums in Brooklyn are a perfect antidote to cabin fever.
The Brooklyn Museum is a world-class museum that is literally in our backyard. While it may be the obvious choice for a post about museums in Brooklyn, I ask you this question: when was the last time you visited? For those of you who live outside of Brooklyn, it’s completely worth the short trip on the 2/3 train. (The subway stop is literally just outside the museum’s door.) To the Brooklynites among us, with an extensive permanent collection and special exhibits opening every month, the BMA begs another look.
November 10th, 2008 — Food, Neighborbee, New York
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on November 10, 2008.
Now that the election is over, we can get back to talking about the really important issue—food! In the month since I moved to Brooklyn, I’ve visited Flipsters twice, both times with friends who were big fans. It’s easy to see why this good-natured bar and grill in Park Slope become part of my friends’ restaurant repertoire.
November 3rd, 2008 — Neighborbee, New York, Politics
The following post originally appeared on Neighborbee on November 3, 2008. I ended up making phone calls to Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, and Nevada, and all four states went blue.
We interrupt the usual Brooklyn coverage to bring you some important election information. This is a historic election, and arguably the most important election of our lifetimes. It is crucial that everyone votes on Tuesday, but there is more that you can do to turn the rest of the country a little bluer. I spent time this weekend making phone calls at Obama’s New York headquarters, and I was surprised by how much fun it was. The energy in the room is incredible–everyone is there to affect the outcome of this election.