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Welcome to de Blasio's New York, summertime edition. The latest casualty in the city's war against fun minor legal infractions is that oldest and greatest of fair weather traditions, namely, drinking in public.  Via the New York Post, the NYPD handed out over three times as many ticket to beach-goers in the Rockaways this Memorial Day weekend for offenses like open containers, walking dogs, public urination, and walking on the rocks. Enforcing these so-called "quality of...
Try and imagine what you'd like the last thing you think about before you go to sleep to be. Unicorns? Yes! (By "unicorns" we mean comedy unicorns Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.) Rainbows? Sure! (By "rainbows" we mean, well, actual rainbows because those are nice to think about before you go to sleep, right?) Noted woman abuser Chris Brown? Uh, no? Not at all? Because we don't want nightmares, you know? But apparently, this...
Earlier this week, news starting circulating about a Rockaways-themed bar that had opened in London, complete with Brooklyn beers, "NY-style snack food," and employees that'd been trained in pizza-making by Deninos in Staten Island. Technically this is a Queens ripoff, yes—the sticklers out there can go ahead and calm down about that, we know—but it still feels part and parcel with one of the more entertaining trends of the past couple of years: foreign...
As if further evidence were needed of the international spread of Brooklyn-branded (or in this case, Queens-branded) everything—Brooklyn Bowl's Las Vegas branch opened its doors this weekend, after all—this morning's headlines bring one more thing to add to the pile: the opening of a Rockaways-themed bar in London. Rockawayist reported on Shoreditch bar-slash-gallery Far Rockaway (hat tip to Curbed for the link), which opened its doors back in October. From the bar's website: "Opened on Friday...