Celebrate spring with Japanese culture
If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>
View the cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
One of the Great Mysteries of Brooklyn which has long perplexed us is what happens every year to the Cherry Esplanade at the Brooklyn. The Cherry Esplanade is a treasure, especially in April. The grove comprises one of the most beautiful collection of blossoming cherry trees in the state, if not al ... More >>
A party to Chekhov your list
Delight in this flowery Brooklyn festival
Following in the footsteps of local politicians like Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. Anthony Weiner, who have both shown exceptional online acumen, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has started an official Twitter account, joining every other functional politician nationwide with a ... More >>
Oh, goody. The New York Times' City Room reports that tourism in New York City hit a new high last year, raking in a record 48.7 million slow-walking, skyscraper-gazing, sidewalk-congesting, Century 21-shopping visitors.
The winner. (via Brooklyn Botanic Garden)Congratulations, Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street in Flatbush: you've been crowned the Greenest Block in Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, regaining the title after not winning since 1997.
Tea ceremonies, anime, DJs, and—oh, yeah—some trees
Brooklyn Botanic GardenSpring officially starts today, so go see it at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ($8 adults, $4 seniors and kids over 12), where it's been quietly happening for weeks (slideshow). The National Weather Service says it's going into the seventies today and the sixties tomorrow. ... More >>
"I was interested to learn that New York Times Cost of Living columnist M. P. Dunleavy enjoyed 'occasional anal sex' during her last long-term relationship." Us too, and if literary dames turn you on, you may be intrigued by Paula Derrow's review of Meredith Bryan's Behind The Bedroom Door: Getting ... More >>
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