It’s Tuesday, August 21st. Here’s our list of recommended beer-related events in and around New York after work tonight:
- It’s New York vs. California Beer Night at Mission Dolores (249 4th Ave., at Carroll St., Park Slope) starting at 7pm. They’ll be pitting their favorite local breweries against some of the best California has to offer. Among the breweries represented: Sixpoint, Barrier, Brooklyn Brewery, and Ommegang from our side, and Ballast Point, Green Flash, Bear Republic, and The Bruery from the other side. From 7-10pm, all the beers will be $2 off!
- It’s an honest-to-goodness freak show tonight at The Owl Farm (297 9th St., at 5th Ave., Park Slope). From 6-10pm, enjoy the Coney Island Sword Swallower, along with a bevy of other Coney Island brews, plus a performance by an actual sword swallower, Betty Bloomers, and other freaks, too!
- Good Beer (422 E. 9th St., btw. 1st Ave. and Ave. A) hosts Colorado brewery Great Divide tonight from 6:30-9pm. Enjoy beers like the Denver Pale Ale, Belgian Yeti, Titan IPA on cask, and more… with free samples and discounts on pints and growlers!
- Rattle-N-Hum (14 E. 33rd St., at 5th Ave., Midtown) celebrates the release of Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA today starting at 4pm, along with other Stone brews like Cali-Belgique IPA and Self-Righteous.
- This week’s free Tuesday Night Tasting at Bierkraft (191 Fifth Ave., at President St., Park Slope) features beers from Flying Dog, hosted by brewery CEO Jim Caruso! Starting at 7pm, sample the 2007 Horndog Barleywine, El Dorado Single-Hop IPA, Raging Bitch, and more!
- This week’s Ten Buck Tasting at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 E. 7th St., at 2nd Ave., East Village) celebrates Sour beers from importer Shelton Brothers. $10 gets you six tastings of beers, including Anchorage Galaxy, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga, and Fantome Saison. The tasting gets underway at 7:30pm.
While the number of employed New Yorkers has recovered from the lows of the recession, motor vehicle traffic in the city remained flat last year, with increased demand for travel being met by the city’s increasingly stretched subways, according to NYC DOT’s annual Sustainable Streets Index update.
The report, released Monday, collects data from a wide variety of sources to assess the state of the city’s transportation network. The update is part of the city’s PlaNYC 2030 sustainability initiative and builds on previous releases from 2008, 2009 and 2010.
DOT’s preliminary data shows that citywide motor vehicle traffic, measured by counting “daily weekday traffic volumes at Borough and City boundaries,” flattened out in 2011 after rising 1.1 percent in 2010. Even with 2010’s increase, in 2011 traffic remained 0.8 percent below pre-recession 2007 levels. Meanwhile, weekday subway ridership is up 2.5 percent in 2011 over 2010.
In late March, three civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City police department, alleging that a little-known crime-fighting program violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
The program, called Operation Clean Halls, permits police to conduct vertical patrols inside and around private residences, seeking out trespassers and drug crime. The lawsuit, which was filed by the NYCLU, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and the Bronx Defenders, questions whether the police have overstepped their Fourth Amendment boundaries while implementing the program. The suit alleges that officers have used Clean Halls to make baseless stops and trespassing arrests in primarily black and Latino neighborhoods, cuffing residents in their own hallways as they stepped out to buy a bottle of ketchup, or while they waited outside a girlfriend or sister’s building.
The suit is part of a larger public outcry against the NYPD, which is also under fire for its surveillance of American Muslims, its dealings with Occupy Wall Street protesters, and its increasingly frequent practice of stopping and frisking black and Latino men. But few have pointed to the thick information wall surrounding Operation Clean Halls, which has been in existence, in some form, since 1991.
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Yukata Sone received his formal training as an architect, but soon discovered that his penchant for fine details went far beyond merely designing life-size buildings. He began working in marble, carving impossibly detailed landscapes from the cold stone and creating fascinating little worlds.
Crain’s New York Business reports on Brooklyn’s Tech Hotbed:
Dumbo and its neighbors the Brooklyn Navy Yard and downtown Brooklyn make up a distinct area that supports some 525 tech and creative firms employing more than 9,600 people, according to a study to be released this week. While that’s only a fraction of the city’s estimated 120,000 tech jobs, Brooklyn is drawing more Manhattan refugees who come for commercial rents (around 30% cheaper than in lower Manhattan) and the lifestyle.
And with the next Applied Sciences NYC Center for Urban Science and Progress coming to Downtown Brooklyn, it’s only going to get bigger and better.
Renting is bad enough.
This Week at NYCEDC
- We applauded Sustainable CUNY for winning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious 2012 Environmental Quality Award for its efforts to support large scale solar adoption
- We spotted the Enterprise Shuttle flying by Brooklyn
- We quoted Made in NY on New York’s Coolest Startup Offices
- We saw Mayor Bloomberg and NYU President John Sexton announce the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a new applied sciences center in Downtown Brooklyn
- We kicked off voting for Coney Island’s B&B Carousell for funding from Partners in Preservation
- We noted that the East River Ferry Service has surpassed ridership projections by more than 300,000 rides
- We met Katy Rubin and learned how she mixed the arts with entrepreneurship in the latest NEW YORK CITY. MAKE IT HERE video
- We shared that Brooklyn is the next hotspot for tech companies in an infographic and article from Crain’s New York Business report
- We encouraged you to pick up a free tree and learn how to care for it at the Urban Garden Center
- We snapped a photo of Jackson Avenue, LIC
- We analyzed the economic benefit of local sports teams in the playoffs
- We announced the creation of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), the second winner of the Applied Sciences NYC competition
Have a great weekend, NYC!
Photo credit: Kelly Ernst/NYCEDC
“A man reads a newspaper on New York’s 6th Ave. and 40th St, with the headline: “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.”, on May 18, 1940. (AP Photo/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)”
This couldn’t come soon enough. I, for one, look forward to the day when couches left on the street are no longer infected with all of our nightmares combined into little black/red terrors the size of a speck.
For New Yorkers and visitors of this time, “Old New York” was the time of the American Revolution. The leaders and generals of that earlier time are described as…