Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is just a week away from his departure, but he has one last Christmas message for the Borough of Kings.
Here, in full, is Mr. Markowitz’s new Christmas song, a Brooklyn-themed version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” (We’re told Mr. Markowitz’s communications director, Stefan Ringel, crafted this gem.)
Follow The Frankincense
Even on the A train, it was a shocking sight.
This morning, Christmas Eve commuters mingled with last-minute shoppers and parents with scrubbed young children, dressed to the nines to visit the Midtown razzle-dazzle. Twin four-year-old girls with bows on their shoes giggled as their mother alternated kissing their noses.
And standing next to them, on a bright little screen not much bigger than a playing card, a man was watching graphic pornography on his smartphone.
Into Thin Heir
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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.”
The Santa Clause
Screw gift-giving to others. This season should be all about you! Treat yourself to something extraordinary that, naturally, you’d never consider budgeting for to give to anyone else. Don’t dwell on the stigma of selfishness–you deserve a reward! Sixty-hour work weeks with dreadful colleagues that collide headfirst into a binge of holiday family time; menacing Read More
For all their talk about how “confusing” it is for children to see gay characters on television (lest they grow up thinking that was normal), Fox & Friends had no qualms about bringing a very busy Santa Claus all the way down from the North Pole to explain why the liberal media is waging a war against Christmas.
Which just makes you wonder … who is this shtick for? (Besides Brian Kilmeade, of course.)