Don’t Forget: TO DO: A Saturday night event you can Afford!

’cause it’s FREE!  On March 28th at 8:30pm celebrate Lights Off!  People around the world will turn off their lights and go outside to spend quality energy free time with friends, family and neighbors.

I’m excited to see how New Yorkers will celebrate since so few people have outdoor space and it’s really hard to entertain friends in the dark at your apt…send me your thoughts and ideas!  I want to see how people are going to celebrate.  Also, March 28th is a bit of a gamble.  I know it’s ‘spring’ but March can still be SUPER cold here…it might be a little bit of a challenge to pull that off if it’s 32 degrees outside.  It would be really neat if people got together in Central Park…not in the biblical sense but spent that time using a national park and not using energy…but Central Park tends to keep it pretty real after sundown…Anyhoo, the forecast ain’t great (high of 51 with showers) but it’s an easy way to do something for the environment AND save some MONEY!!!  Just do it!

Inhabitat » LIGHTS OUT: Earth Hour Goes Global on March 28th!.


TO DO: Cool Tour of Secert Underground Tunnel!

Brooklyn’s history is vast and varied and so many people have no idea how the streets they walk upon came to be.  As everyone in NYC knows, there are miles of tunnels under the city that extend down beneath the surface in a Metropolis like tapestry.  I have always wanted to explore some of these unexplored tunnels but have watched may too much Law and Order episodes to ever gather up the gumption to do so on my own.  NOW there’s a tour of one of these tunnels!  In April!  There’s a secret tunnel that runs down a substantial portion of Atlantic Avenue.  It used to host a trolley train that was eventually abandoned with the evolution of the subway.  The man who rediscovered this tunnel (which was supposed to be filled in by a man who sounds a wee bit like the Bernie Madoff of his time) will be conducting a tour on April 19th.  There’s also a documentary coming out.  You should totally check it out if you’re in the area.

Notes from the Underground: The Secret Tunnels of Brooklyn –


Came across this little item via Consumerist: 

Overpriced, ALL CAPS Book Inspires Amazon Reviewers

So naturally, I had to check it out-especially with a name like “Elyzabeth”.  The reviews, particuarly page 2 with the ALL CAPS!!!, are worth a peep if you’re looking for LOL’s.  

This *might* be my favorite…of the reviews that don’t use ALL CAPS…from Brother Russell the First:

If Aretha Franklin and C.S. Lewis had a child together and sent it off to Patrick Henry College and Liberty University, and then made it read William Peter Blatty’s “The Exorcist” 100 times in a row, then and only then would that child would be capable of writing such a spiritual blockbuster as BIRTH CONTROL IS SINFUL IN THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES AND ALSO ROBBING GOD OF PRIESTHOOD CHILDREN (or simply “BCISITCMAARGOPC”, as we in the publishing industry call it). Customer Reviews: BIRTH CONTROL IS SINFUL IN THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES and also ROBBING GOD OF PRIESTHOOD CHILDREN!!.

TO DO: PIZZA…’cause I can still afford it!




Also because I have a strange yet unrealized fetish for big fat ginger-haired italian chefs who wear vests and constantly seem to be stuffing their faces, I want to follow in Mario’s chubby footsteps and conduct a snarky pizza crawl of my own.  There would be more alcohol involved…of course…and I’m not sure we can get into all these fancypants places he visits in one day…I don’t have the “I’m famous and don’t have to wait” NY card…so this might have to be a month long journey.  I also don’t really agree with his pizza place picks.  He left off Lucali for starters…Anyhoo, pizza has saved my drunk as many a night and might be the real reason I can’t picture myself living anywhere other than New York.  Can you give me a greesy hot slice of pepperoni pizza at 4am Omaha?  I didn’t think so.  And if you can, it’s Dominos and not a real New York slice.  This doesn’t really have anything to do with unemployment or finding a job and has everything to do with the fact that it’s 3pm and I haven’t eaten yet.  


via Mario Batali Judges New York’s New Pizza Joints — Grub Street: New York Magazine’s Food and Restaurant Blog.