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22 Apr 2013

A Response to Brooklyn Gentrification

Whether you think gentrification’s good, bad, natural, or hipster-white-boy-shit seeking “cool” culture but eliminating it, I’m witnessing it, first hand. Of course, it’s easy to retort, “You’re a skinny white boy with ginger hair and writes. That’s almost the stereotypical definition of gentrification.” I won’t argue you; it’s true. As

Tommy Burson - Tommy Salami Never Expires 2
8bit Mondays
20 Oct 2011

Badass Beer Tasting at The Jug Shop

When I was invited to spend Friday evening at “The Jug Shop” two images came to my mind.  Either I was headed to a sweet backalley moonshine hoedown or some strip club owner decided on the least enticing name in the history of skin bars.  Much to my chagrin The

Hugh Hunter - Economical Essayist 0
Locavore
01 Jun 2011

Learn to Locavore + FREE Refreshments

Knowing how to eat is all the rage these days. While once our ancestors were content to merely find something edible and then eat it, the infusion of science into our food has created various niche knowledge sets about comestibles that require some pretty dense reading. While we’ve all been

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
maclarens-himym
29 May 2011

The Search for the Perfect Neighborhood Hangout

During an episode of How I Met Your Mother, the statement “We need a MacLaren’s!” was uttered, like a wish whispered into the night sky illuminated only by a shooting star. Time and space stood still as every being in the room felt the true weight of that statement: We

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0
09 Sep 2009

Tomorrow night: FREE Homemade Pie at Omnivore Books

I really love how many events these days are centered around local food, and this one sounds pretty sweet (as in both cool and sugary).  Usually I don’t give a shit, but occasionally I feel just slightly patriotic.  You know, around voting time, the Olympics, and yesterday because of the

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 0
30 Aug 2009

Farmer’s Market Etiquette 101

I’d be hard pressed to find someone in New York City to argue negatively about the idea of eating more locally grown produce or locally made foods.  Let’s face it, green fever has been sweeping this city for the past decade, and along with it has emerged a thriving “green

Danielle Levanas - Bargain Soul Huntress 1
29 Aug 2009

The Arctic vs. The Bay: The 2009 Eat Real Festival

I just got back from Alaska, which to me, a liberal, vegan, and judgmental Californian, appeared to be a backwards, behind-the-times, redneck state with stunningly gorgeous views and impressive wilderness. Against this lush, green backdrop, the food situation was unforgivable.  Health food stores were few and far-between and restaurants were

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 1