Well, that jerk Toby had me landlocked last week. Things I learned: you can make plans to go to Miami Music Week, but sometimes winter storms have other plans for you. Speaking of which, how the hell are we supposed to keep up with all of these fancy names for sh*t weather: Bomb Cyclone, Polar […]
After a week on the lamb to get caught up sleep and sanity, TOGTE is back and probably about as tolerable as ever. Extend that hibernation one more week and join us.
Did you hit the grocery for essentials yet? Swing by your local liquor store, and start making your snow day playlist now (suggestions below, you’re welcome), because the incoming nor’easter looks like a doozy. I’m supposed to be heading to Miami Music Week tomorrow, but let’s be real … it ain’t looking great. Thankfully, the […]
As we noted, they are closing the running track for repairs on March 19. Now we have some good news: the park is getting picnic tables and grills this spring. Given this terrible weather we’ve been having, we can’t wait! The city is gifting McCarren Park with new barbecues and picnic tables ahead of the […]
UPDATE: Cops fatally shoot hit-and-run driver who killed man in Williamsburg crash Terribly sad news. The victim’s name has not been released. A driver hit and killed a man on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg before dawn on Monday, then sped away, police said. The motorist behind the wheel of a Sport-Utility Vehicle, who cops have […]
St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday March 17 this year and here’s an event you can attend to avoid the green-beer swilling masses. You are probably already familiar with Grand Street Restaurant Week. In a similar vein, a dozen Grand Street bars will be teaming up to offer food and drink specials for St. Patty’s […]
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Prepping for a show this week, so a little strapped for time/energy/sanity. Apologies in advance. Now let’s talk new music.
You’ll see some familiar bands, faces and places discussed including Shea Stadium, Todd P, City Councilman Rafael Espinal, Beach Fossils, Frankie Cosmos, Silent Barn. In other words, “DIY in NYC” is essential viewing: From Rolling Stone: The short film travels through venues that have recently shuttered, ones struggling to stay on their feet, and ones […]
Well here’s a novel idea. New Yorker Parker Shinn has started a Kickstarter to fund a pontoon bridge across the east river during the L Train shutdown. He estimates that costs could be completely covered by a $1 toll and notes that people (and military) have been using pontoons for over a 1000 years. Shinn […]
I guess we should be happy they’re not tearing down this iconic, 110-year-old building. Small victories. Nevertheless, YIMBY reports that the Landmark Preservation Commission has approved plans to “fuse” a 248-foot tall tower, designed by Fogarty Finger, to the rear end of the historic bank: On Tuesday, the Landmark Preservation Commission accepted the proposed design, […]
Every clusterfuck deserves its own documentary and accordingly the impending L Train shutdown is getting one. Directed By Emmett Adler and produced by Ian Mayer the film tentatively titled The L Train Doc is currently in the works with a scheduled release in the fall of 2019. This film will tell the human stories of […]