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  • 8 years ago

    Sauntering into The Gutter (200 North 14th Street) on a recent Sunday night felt as though we'd just exited a time machine. Greenpoint's new saloon/bowling alley is also Brooklyn's first new bowling spot in nearly 50 years—and feels about tha...

  • 8 years ago

    "It's not that I'm afraid of farms," I explain to my companion, who's been eyeing me suspiciously since I confessed my City Mouse mistrust of Bar(n)'s (76 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn) rural-chic, whitewashed back room. "Just the Sling Blade–Et...

  • 9 years ago

    It was dark (but not stormy) as a friend and I wandered into the Snug, hungry and desperate for some kind of meat. I'd been told the bar's name came from an old Irish term for the corner of a saloon where womenfolk could huddle together and enjoy ...

  • 9 years ago

    We arrived at Essex Ale House just hours after I experienced the (quintessentially modern) dating horror moment: Finding the secret skirt-chase blog of the fellow I'd been dating. Oh, the lurid detail! Oh, the numerous skirts!! I needed a sedative...

  • 9 years ago

    It was my penance, really, to take D. back to Vlada and ply him with vodka after my bout of insecurity. Though a Russian proverb claims, "Love and Jealousy are sisters," I think Jealousy's more like Love's roommate's annoying lap dog. Unfortunatel...

  • 9 years ago

    On January 7, 2005, nine women were arrested for blocking access to FDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The FDA, the women charge, has been blocking access to the morning-after pill (Plan B) for far too long, by refusing to make emergency contrac...

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