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A location scout could scout 100 films in Brooklyn without one looking like any of the others. When it comes to backdrops, the borough has a little bit of everything: industrial side streets, waterfronts both working and wondrous, beaches, parks, canals, gardens, woods, bridges, suburban-style cul de sacs and urban avenues. So, whatever your taste in settings, there's no reason you couldn't take your wedding photos locally. Here's a rundown of some of the borough's...
Last night, America's first couple—Beyoncé and Jay Z, obviously—took the stage at the Grammys, performing "Drunk In Love," a song which includes sentiments familiar to everyone who's ever been married, things like "can't keep your eyes off my fatty/ Daddy, I want you/ drunk in love, I want you " and, of course, "your breasteses are my breakfastes." In other words, as Audrey Gelman put it on twitter, "so this is what being married is like,...
A few years ago, I went with a friend to see Laurie Anderson perform with Anne Carson at a small venue on Avenue A. There were maybe 40 folding chairs set up for the audience. I wondered if Lou Reed would be there, but then dismissed the thought because, even though they were married (and maybe especially because of that?), it didn't mean that Lou still had to go to all of Laurie's performances...
  How has New York (and, indeed, America) lost its middle class? This is the big question these days, especially as rents continue to rise, wage stagnation continues, and it increasingly seems like we all live in a city of the extremely wealthy and the extremely, well, not even close to wealthy. The reasons that the middle class has all but vanished are manifold, and include a lack of jobs that used to provide middle class wages,...