On Tuesday Borough President Eric Adams officially welcomes Brooklyn's new football team, the Bolts, to the neighborhood. The Brooklyn Bolts are a Fall Experimental Football League franchise; the FXFL is hoping to become a development league for the NFL the way minor league baseball is for the MLB.
We know how hard it must be to face a Monday after vacation. That's why we're distracting you with a selection of what the city's cooking up for your return.
Same market, different location. Under brilliant sunny skies, but near-frigid temps, the Union Square Greenmarket reopened today for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. Not at its usual 14th Street location - which is being used as a Con Ed parking lot - but just off Madison Square at the inters ... More >>
While I was on the F train to Prospect Park, I noticed a structure in the distance as the subway came above ground around Carroll Gardens. It was a futuristic building of epic proportions; a huge MSG-like structure in the middle of Atlantic Avenue. For a second, I wondered what the hell this buildin ... More >>
Nick PintoThe NYSE, which protestors did not stop from opening todayGood afternoon, and welcome to the evening edition of the Village Voice liveblog of Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action. Today, November 17, marks the two month anniversary since Occupy Wall Street began in Zuccotti Park. Pro ... More >>
Jeremy and Alex, who posed last week with the twin volunteer flower girls while getting their license, about to legally wed in churchHappy Same-Sex Sunday, 2.0! Last Sunday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal, weddings were performed largely in civil ceremonies. Government marriage bu ... More >>
Brides Stacey Minondo and Barbara Tremblay waiting outside Brooklyn Borough HallBrooklyn was number two when it came to the number of weddings it planned to perform yesterday. With 109 lottery winning couples registered in the morning, it was a distant second to Manhattan's planned 459 weddin ... More >>
Steven Thrasher More stuff from Steven Thrasher: that's Steve Landis and Julie Irwin, who brought their 4-year-old twins Emily and Sophie to Brooklyn Borough Hall this morning to be flower girls for whoever might need them. They don't even know anyone getting married today! Aw. [@_rosiegr ... More >>
Steven ThrasherMickey (far left) and Judith (far right) have been together 35Leaning on a cane for hours this morning in the sweltering heat, Mickey Miller, a lesbian who's old enough to have been at many bars back when they were routinely raided (including the Stonewall Inn) was determined t ... More >>
To the surprise of precisely no one, Shake Shack is indeed expanding to Brooklyn. Although the Union Square Hospitality Group was coy about its plans last week, this week it's anything but: Danny Meyer is making an official announcement about the Shack's impending Fulton Mall location today ... More >>
Times Square billboards, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and Brooklyn Borough Hall will all glow blue and white on Thursday for Mother Theresa's 100th Birthday, according to the Daily News. But the Empire State Building continues to hold strong against the request because of the owner's "r ... More >>
The Empire State Building is privately owned, and as such, they can do whatever the hell they want -- lighting themselves in pink and red for Valentine's Day, or honoring the Simpsons, or whatever. So, when they said no to lights honoring Mother Teresa's upcoming 100th birthday on August 26, ... More >>
Getty ImagesMarty would like a word with restaurateurs A recent Labor Department crackdown in Park Slope, Brooklyn, found abuses at 25 restaurants: Unpaid overtime and underpaid workers. In response, the New York State Restaurant Association and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz are ... More >>
--A new Radiohead track was mysteriously posted at the fan site Atease yesterday. "These Are My Twisted Words" is a two-minute number that may just well be the sing-along anthem of the summer. Just kidding. It's an eerie, echoey five-and-a-half minutes of noise and Thom Yorke's vocals don't e ... More >>
Battling book fairs try to reach an accord
Brooklynites came out to voice the anger at a proposed fare hike. The MTA will host similar hearings in the other boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. By Julie Bolcer “Fughetaboutit,” at least, for now. That’s what nearly 200 people told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last nig ... More >>
An ever evolving periscopic museum intended "for the people"
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RGB Begins Annual Rent Ritual