So there is a new war on Christmas, and it’s adorable. Feral cats have taken over a Red Hook nativity scene and are either ruining it or making it 1,000 times better, depending on your feelings about cats, Christianity and Red Hook’s transformation into a town called Ulthar.
On a slow news day like today, this lukewarm clickbait/non-human interest piece about some not-that-cute animals has turned into catnip for the entire Internet. Look at these unspayed, possibly disease-carrying cutie-pies, pretending to be Baby Jesus.
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Nothin' But Net
Replete with a chorus, a celebrity senator and an adoring, well-heeled audience, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s final speech to the Partnership for New York City this morning was a celebration of his legacy, controversy not included.
In Tyler Perry’s morning, Tyler Perry feeds an infant, helps a 4-year-old brush his teeth and savors some gluten-free toast with avocado in a Dumbo office—all while recovering from dental surgery. This may sound like the set-up for a hit film, but in fact it’s just a regular day in the life of Tyler Perry: executive, wife, mother and more.
Yes, this Tyler Perry is a woman. She is not that Tyler Perry, the prolific and ubiquitous entertainer whose latest project, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, hits theaters next week.
“Believe it or not, I didn’t know who Tyler Perry was before I got married,” said Tyler Perry, 36. “I think it was the first trip we took with my new I.D., and a person at the airport just couldn’t get over it.”
First, there was the announcement that there’d be a 20,000-square foot, pesticide-free, energy-efficient farm on the roof. Then, we learned the roof would also be home to a bar serving local brews.
Today, with news of a partnership with a local arts group, it’s clear the soon-to-open Gowanus Whole Foods is trying its best to become one with its hipster clientele.
flew the co-op
Not even those organic bulk beans are safe these days—the Park Slope Food Co-op reports that thefts are on the rise in their members-only supermarket.
The sneaky shoppers apparently have an MO: The Co-op’s manager, Joe Holtz, describes watching one customer on the supermarket’s security cameras sorting their items—some went to a basket to Read More
A single piece of fossilized dinosaur poop rests on a shelf in a dilapidated shack in Brooklyn. The poop costs $25, and it’s just one of several odd items for sale at Frank Traynor’s curiosity shop, known as the Perfect Nothing Catalog, which is now situated in the backyard of a gallery in Bushwick and mostly sells handmade objects by artists Mr. Traynor admires.
The novelist Joanna Hershon has set her scenes in a vibrant multiplicity of locales: China, Tanzania, Anguilla, New Hampshire, New York and Berlin, for example. Her painter husband Derek Buckner, on the other hand, has traveled to Mexico for his work, but often enough finds inspiration in the intensely local, and even in the apparently mundane. The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus Canal have appeared on his canvases, and Mr. Buckner once devoted an entire series to depictions of marshmallows.
It seems likely, then, that Mr. Buckner’s creativity might be more adversely affected than his wife’s by their recent activity on the real estate market. The pair just sold their four-bedroom Brooklyn townhouse at 414 Sackett Street for $2.5 million, according to city records. (Any additional snack-food-themed collections can, of course, be completed from wherever they land next.)
“We wanted a stage a lot of peeing shots, so Tim [Sessler] used a Sriracha bottle and filled it with apple juice.” Read More
Born to to a Jewish father from the Bronx and a Baptist mother from Gulfport, Mississippi, Amy Sherman-Palladino is best known for creating Gilmore Girls, a show about Connecticut WASPS with “snappy,” exaggerated speech patterns that were, by turns, mildly amusing and borderline unbearable.
Subsequently, Ms. Sherman-Palladino collaborated with her husband the Family Guy producer Daniel Palladino on Bunheads, a comedy about a ballet school that drew on her experience as a dancer and lasted only one season—a weak showing after Gilmore Girls‘ seven-year run. It is not, of course, always best to “write what you know,” so perhaps the couple should steer clear of Brooklyn settings for the foreseeable future given that they have just acquired a $1.4 million townhouse at 22 Warren Place, according to city records.
Update: The Coney Island dolphin has died, according to the Riverhead Foundation. Another deceased dolphin was spotted near Point Lookout on Long Island.
Coney Island is not a destination for humans, let alone marine mammals forced to swim in the filthy water, but this morning a dolphin who “appeared to be lost” was found running laps near Cropsey Avenue and Bay 54th St, in the Coney Island Creek.