I'm not in NY but I'm right accross the border in Bridgeport,CT. I'm betting I'm safer here than starting my own CT thread and being the only dick in it. Did everyone get snowed on today?
Last week CT didnt get shit. I couldnt understand what people were talking about. We had like 1 inch that stuck and we usually get hit harder than NY.
I live in deep south brooklyn near the Verrazano and I have a driveway, so I kept my car. Down there it's worth having.
BTW Crispin; I'm very jealous that you live in Brooklyn this weekend because the Golden Filter are playing a show there on Saturday night.
I wish I could go to this, being my birthday and all. Boo.
Any of my fellow Knickerbockers planning on attending the Animal Collective/Danny Perez performance at the Guggenheim next month? I may be there in a professional capacity, so keep yr eyes peeled.
Shit. I came in here specifically to ask you to give a review of Four Tet after the show. I'm on the fence about seeing him later in the week.
Still unsure about Animal Collective. I'll let you know for sure when I do, though.
Word, the best bookstore in Brooklyn is hosting a Nerd Basketball league!
Any of my fellow NYC friends care to join me?Quote:
That’s right, it’s time for nerds who love basketball to rejoice, because the WORD basketball league has returned! We’re starting the season a bit earlier this year, with pre-season kicking off in April, so the start-up meetings are pretty soon.
As with last year, we will require the following from those who would like to play: 4 out of 5 answers correct on a relatively simple test of your literary knowledge, a self-assessment of your basketball skills, a list of requested teammates (if you have one), and a signed waiver. So you’ll need to come to one of the following meetings to take care of all of that:
Monday, March 15 at 7pm
Wednesday, March 17 at 7pm
Both meetings will be held in the basement of WORD. It is REQUIRED that you attend one of these two meetings if you want to play.
If you’d like to be involved, but have no interest in physical activity, that is fine! We definitely need people to help behind the scenes. In particular, we might need another ref and we definitely need people to help with keeping score and time. Also, one of our employees would like to start a nerd cheerleading squad. So if you’d like to join up without actually playing, just email stephanie at wordbrooklyn dot com.
Please provide a flowery description of the cheerleader uniforms.
Also, any recommendations for Indian or Pakistani restaurants in Bklyn? Found out one of my roommates has never had Indian or Pakistani food. Not sure how that's possible, but I' going to right that wrong.
Jackson Heights in Queens is probably your best bet for Indian, and it may sound odd but Jackson Diner has a terrific Indian buffet. Just jump on the 7 train and you'll be whisked away. The whole neighborhood is very Indian, so it's a fun stroll, too.
I went to a great Pakistani restaurant in Manhattan a few years ago. I'll ask the friend who took me its name.
Queens it is. I'll definitely be checking out Jackson Diner. I was asking my friend April, who lives in Queens for recommendations and Jackson Diner and Spicy Mina's were her top choices. Spicy Mina's is Bangladeshi.
What's happening May 27th, 28th, 29th?
I'm going to their first organizational meeting tonight, where I presume I'll be taking a literary test. I'll let you know how it went. The next and final meeting is Wednesday night, so if you're free either one of those times and want to give the "league" a once over, it might be worth taking the G to Greenpoint Avenue.
There's Glee Live! at Radio City...
Though, I think I'd prefer getting a root canal while listening to the Best of Steve Aoki.
They sure are. Blech!
Those links are busted. What's happening at the wretched Terminal 5 on those dates?
Never mind, I found it - LCD Soundsystem.
so im flying back home from London on July 12th and i change plans at Newark Liberty International Apt. The problem is I land at 11pm and dont leave until 745 am. Should i find a place to lock up my shit and wander around at night or just sleep on the airport floor
But he'll be coming back for a 7:45am flight, which means he needs to be at the airport by 6:15am or so, which means that he should leave Manhattan around 5am just to be safe, depending where he is. 5am isn't exactly rush hour. I would imagine that he could grab a $50 taxi which would be super easy, or just take NJ Transit, right?
I need to find an excuse to go to NY next month. PiL at Terminal 5 on May 18th and 19th, then LCD on May 20th and 21st. The two best sets of Coachella this year.
And I agree with you, Tom - NJ Transit isn't a desirable solution. For that matter, I just checked, and their earliest option to Newark from Manhattan is a bus from Port Authority that arrives at the airport a little after 7:00 a.m., which would be cutting it pretty close for our intrepid traveler. The Amtrak times from Penn. Station to the airport are similarly unfriendly to young men on the go.
A cab or airport shuttle might be Salah's only possibility, barring a change in departure time on his flight outta here.
Oh good call. This is why I should always defer to the locals. And Tom.