In a city with many sparkling skyscrapers (of variable aesthetic interest) and a wealth of standard architectural forms from the past (the brownstone, the townhouse, the converted loft, the rapid-expansion tenement buildings, etc), it is a pleasure to come across a particular piece of real estate that does not fit into any typical category… a piece of architecture with an idiosyncratic personality… a building with its own distinct character… something like the Pumpkin House in Washington Heights. If you have not seen it before, then let me welcome you to come face to face with a truly strange cliff-side dwelling unlike anything else in the City.
Everyone knows that “waiting”… for anything… is a frustratingly frequent situation in this short life of ours. Despite it being a common occurrence, it is nonetheless very likely to spark extreme existential despair when it must be endured. But how long should one wait? How long can one patiently wait while the bitter burn of forced inactivity eats away at your sense of self-efficacy? And in particular, how long should one wait for the train in NYC? One man has done the statistical analysis to answer this difficult question, and you can find the answer here … but if you don’t want to wait for a new webpage to load… the answer is 11 minutes.
Next to be solved… how long should one wait for Godot?
12 Years of Waiting – $4 Billion in Public Funding – The WTC Hub is Finally Open Today!
Syndicated: a new dine-in cinema located at 40 Bogart St in Bushwick
Filmgoers and foodies will be delighted to know there will be plates of delicious grub, booze and a comfortable 50-seat screening room. And that’s not even the best part—movie tickets cost $3 for single films and only $5 for double features.
You can watch 80s blockbusters as well as classic flicks while gorging on mouthwatering dishes like Popcorn-Crusted Fried Oysters, Hot fried Chicken Sandwiches and movie-themed cocktails. There will also be a hodgepodge of flavored gourmet popcorn and “artisanal snacks,” if you prefer traditional concessions, too.
New York City is a great city… we believe this, we know this, that is why we live here… and yet sometimes it wears us down and takes all our money and makes us want to hide in a corner and take a few calming breaths and try to figure out what the hell just happened to us and our rapidly shrinking bank accounts.
And so… here is a list of 100 things you can do in Brooklyn this summer that cost absolutely nothing. So you can go and enjoy them and not feel any stress and not worry about the ticket to get in or the bill at the end of the evening.