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Fred Armisen is many things: Fearless comedian, punk musician, Carrie Brownstein bestie. And apparently he is a fiercely accurate observer of New York city's many accents, from the slightly-insistent Rockaway twang to the extra-tough-sounding Bronx growl. He showed them all off during a Doctors Without Borders charity event last weekend, and it was pretty killer, taking request from the crowd to demonstrate the various patois of New York City neighborhoods. Armisen does Washington Heights, East...
It's not just you: The New York City shores were more crowded this year. According to the Parks department, this year around 1.7 million more people headed to the sandy shores of Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx than in 2013. That's a 22% increase in the beach-goers of New York. Attendance varied by particular beach: The Rockaways, for example, had a 25% gain in attendance (It was probably James Franco) and the Bronx's Orchard Beach...
On a recent late-summer evening, Brandon d’Leo, one of the owners of suddenly hip beach bar and restaurant The Rockaway Beach Surf Club was standing in his club’s leafy and sunny backyard, talking about what enchants him about the Rockaways. “I just love being out here when there’s a bunch of people from the surf community, and we’ve showing a surfing movie on the big screen out here,” said d’Leo, who has a deep...
Ah, summer. It's finally here! And while it isn't (yet) the oppressively humid, unbearably hot nightmare that the Farmer's Almanac promised it would be, it is sunny and warm and absolutely perfect for beach-going. We finally made it through the long, cold, snowy winter and dreary, rain-soaked spring! We should get to celebrate, right? We should feel free to, I don't know, skip down the sandy shore and frolic in the waves, right? Right!...