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Tell the Bartender Episode 46: Halloween Spooktacular!

October 30, 2014

Listen to Episode 46: Halloween Spooktacular!

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In this Episode:

David Lawson joins Katharine to tell the story about, well, the worst thing to happen while leading a “Ghost Tour” in a graveyard in Boston. And Lauren Hennessy is back to talk about a scary thing that happened while in a lighting booth for a show. PLUS listener shout outs, and tickets are available for the next LIVE show for the New York Comedy Festival on November 8th! Like what you hear? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

About The Guests:

David Lawson is a writer, performer, and totally awesome person who also kills it on Twitter. He also hosts The Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show (the second Tuesday of each month at 7PM) and the podcast StipendHere is the article about his story.

Lauren Hennessy is an actor, podcast host, and an overall awesome person. Get his show “Bottoms Up With Hennessy” here!

Here is David Lawson, being awesome:


Lauren Hennessey, in this amazing short doc:


Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“The Killing Moon” by Echo & The Bunnymen

“Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Cake

“Under The Milky Way” by The Church

“Never Knows Your Name” by Tide

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists




Source: Tell The Bartender

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Halloween Fun in Brooklyn Heights

November 1, 2012

As usual Garden Place and Grace Court Alley were the places to be this Halloween. Some pics from BHB pal Peter Steinberg on Grace Court Alley and the world of the Twitter after the jump:

Tweet us your pics of this Halloween and we’ll add ‘em to our Tweet list below. Use hashtag #bhbboo !

Garden Place – Celing "Fan" Photo: Homer Fink, World's Second Worst Photographer

Halloween 2012 in Brooklyn Heights

Tale of the Tweets and what with the Instagrams and such.

Storified by Brooklyn Bugle · Wed, Oct 31 2012 18:20:48

Supposed to be a nerd but living in Brooklyn, he looks more like a hipster. #brooklynheights #hipsterproblem Katherine
Amazing pumpkins in #brooklynheights #halloween @ Brooklyn Heights Kelly
#trickortreat #halloween #brooklyn #brooklynheights #costume #nycJuliette
I love NY #halloween #brooklynheights @ Brooklyn Heights Kelly
Happy Halloween @ Sidney Place, Brooklyn Heights Utset
Metalmobile: Happy Halloween Hearse Limo #unfiltered #latergram @ Brooklyn Heights Deli Franzen
Happy Halloween #Brooklyn @ Prospect Heights Marcus
The scene on Garden Street in Brooklyn Heights, a police-guarded Halloween paradise w. few signs of hurricane #Sandy Bowery Boys NYC
Happy Halloween Brooklyn Heights McGeehan
Happy Halloween from Brooklyn Heights! The show must go on! Sandy, be damned!! Kopp
#gracecourtalley in #brooklynheights sick pumpkin carvings. #halloween go vote!
RT @RegasStudio: What storm? #brooklynheights #halloween W Harper II
#hersheys #costume #brooklyn #brooklynheights #halloween #trickortreat
#711 #seveneleven #biggulp #brooklyn #brooklynheights #costume #brooklyn #trickortreat

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights

Halloween Decorations in Brooklyn Heights

October 31, 2012

After the storm, some Heights residents were quick to put up their Halloween decorations. Part of the elaborate display at 273 Hicks Street, near the corner of Joralemon, is shown in the photo above (click on image to enlarge). More photos after the jump.

140 Willow Street.

34 Garden Place.

69 Joralemon Street.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment

Stumped for a Halloween Costume? Try These Brooklyn Heights Infused Ideas!

October 26, 2012

Tired of dressing up as “Sexy Cat in the Hat” or “Sexy Vampire” for Halloween? While “Sexy Ghost” may still be an option for you, why not try these Brooklyn Heights inspired costumes (feel free to add the words “Zombie”, “Sexy”, “Spooky” or “Bleh” to spice it up):

Bjork – As far as we know she’s still a Henry Street resident (when not touring the world) so dressing up like Iceland’s greatest export is a totally HYPERLOCAL idea! Don’t think you could pull it off? We think it’s a safe bet you can do better than this gal:

Any role Paul Giamatti has ever played – Whether it’s John Adams, Harvey Pekar, Miles from Sideways (photo), Paul Giamatti (as portrayed in Cold Souls) the greatest character actor of his generation is sure to inspire. For us, The Miles consisting of a pair of khakis, a blue shirt with giant wine stain is hard to beat for a last minute/brilliant costume. Throw in a large ceramic spitoon full of vino and you’re set for a great Halloween.

Lena Dunham – while her personal choice of Halloween costume may have set the interwebs on fire earlier this month, Dunham herself might be an inspiration for some. As a matter of fact you might not even need to buy pants. And if that still breaks the budget, try Lena’s Emmy look:

Truman Capote – Naturally. If there ever was a Brooklyn Heights related person who loved dress-up it was Capote. We’re fond of his look as Lionel Twain in the 1976 tour de farce Murder by Death pictured here.

Norman Mailer – The late author, raconteur and Brooklyn Heights resident is a golden opportunity for those in search of an intellectual and controversial choice. There are many ways to go with your Mailer – the NYC mayoral candidate (our choice), Gore Vidal’s nemesis, the worst husband in the world or walking around the nabe Norm.

Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe – While Marilyn and Arthur never, ever lived in Brooklyn Heights together, we’re pretty sure there may have been some checkamaumau going down here between them.

Brooklyn Heights related movies and TV shows for your consideration:

What are your suggestions?

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Dellarocco’s Of Brooklyn Unveils Halloween Pizza

October 25, 2012

Recently opened Dellarocco’s of Brooklyn is scaring up a special spread for the upcoming holiday, with the unveiling of its “Halloween Pizza.” Toppings comprise pumpkin, smoked mozzarella and bacon. It’s the latest creation from Dellarocco’s Chef Pasquale Cozzolino. The “Halloween Pizza” is available upon request for $18 a pie.

Dellarocco’s, which opened July 31, is located at 214 Hicks Street, between Montague and Remsen Streets. It’s open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from noon to 10:30 p.m., with take-out and delivery. The brick-oven pizzeria is owned & operated by Brooklyn-bred brothers Greg and Glenn Markman and Joseph Secondino. The three are also partners of the Heights Cafe next door at 84 Montague Street.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Halloween Horror: Author L.V. Salazar’s Ghost Stories Offer A Brooklyn Heights ‘Man In Flames’

October 25, 2012

Author L.V. Salazar’s “The Ghosts Of Brooklyn” offers spooky tales of a “house of suicides” in Brooklyn Heights, demonic wolves in Prospect Park and a coven of sperm-stealing witches in DUMBO. Writer Natalie O’Neill spoke with the self-proclaimed ghost specialist in The Brooklyn Paper.

In the piece, he describes “ghosts” as such: “Imagine two rooms connected by a revolving door. One is life and the other is afterlife. A ghost gets stuck in the revolving doors. They didn’t fulfill their purpose in this world—or something terrible & tragic happened—so they go around in circles for eternity.”

In his book of ghost stories, among other wicked happenings, a man bursts into flames in Brooklyn Heights. Fun! Read O’Neill’s interview here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment, Events

Boo! Non-Profit Lower East Side Ecology Center Hosts Halloween Party October 27

October 19, 2012

The non-profit Lower East Side Ecology Center, based in an electronic waste recycling and reuse warehouse in Gowanus, is hosting an open house and family fun Halloween party Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 469 President Street, between 3rd and Nevins, in Gowanus.

During the event: Decorate pumpkins and work on your electronic-themed Halloween costume; get your problematic Mac gadgets evaluated by a Tekserve technician; tour the warehouse and learn about e-waste recycling and reuse; browse the selection of refurbished electronics (and preview items for sale on the online store); and enter the raffle for gift cards and meals from local restaurants 606 R&D, The Grocery, the Sustainable NYC store and pickle-making with Brooklyn Brine. The event is free and “sure to be the perfect mix of spooky and techie,” the Lower East Side Ecology Center assures.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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