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Margaret Eby

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When my friend Ezra moved from Harlem to Brooklyn a couple years ago, he set out to be a regular. For the first few months he lived in Crown Heights, he frequented the bars around his block, keeping a handful in the rotation, going with friends or just by himself to read a book and sip a drink. After a couple months feeling out the bar landscape, he settled on one or two he...
Usually when you think of an animal hanging out in a fire station, it's a Dalmatian or some other floppy, lovable dog. But it turns out that cats are just as often the residents of FDNY fire houses, and two of them are racking up followers on Instagram. Carlow, a cat who lives at Ladder 24 near the empire state building, and Boogie, who hangs out at Ladder 13 in the Upper East Side...
Get ready for summer, punks, because this time in a couple months you could be completing a sweet couple of rounds of mini golf in our very own borough. Red Hook is getting a sprawling 18-hold miniature golf course this summer called "Shipwrecked." The themes: pirates and adventure. "Let's just say it feel like a little mini adventure," co-founder and prop supervisor Chris Schneider toldĀ DNA Info. "Think Indiana Jones meets miniature golf." Sold. Schneider and...
It's not just bodegas and banks that are getting robbed in Brooklyn these days. A wave of theft recently struck Brooklyn nail salons, where thieves relieved the establishments of hundreds of bottles of nail polish. Last week, Williamsburg salon Nail It had 1,200 bottles of nail polish stolen from the premises. That's a dollar value of roughly $7,500. (Yes: Nail polish can be expensive.) According to DNA Info, that makes the second nail polish heist...