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05.18.15 Liam Mathews

There are approximately three miniature golf courses in Brooklyn and they’re all wack. Brooklyn needs an Ocean City-style (New Jersey or Maryland, take your pick) mini-golf course, with pirate ships and windmills and all kinds of whimsical Rube Goldberg shit. If Brooklyn is going to be become a suburban nostalgia playground, it may as well […]

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05.04.15 Prachi Gupta

The State Liquor Authority has fined hundreds of stores in New York City for selling alcohol to underage persons, the New York Daily News reports. The SLA sent in “decoys” to city pharmacies, liquor stores and bodegas across the city. Nearly 60 percent of the stories targeted sold to minors, and will have to cough […]

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06.16.14 Sophie Weiner

A dig site at 50 Bowery has yielded some unexpected artifacts, including an 19th century “elixir of long life,” DNA Info reports. The site was once a German beer garden, and the elixir was found among other old alcohol bottles and remedies like “Dr. Hostetters Stomach Bitters.” Now, the archeologists are trying to recreate these allegedly life-extending drinks. […]

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05.21.14 Sophie Weiner

The brightest innovators of our time continue to solve the world’s most pressing issues. For instance: getting wasted. Barobot is a portable, open source cocktail making machine, created by British “robot enthusiasts,” and controlled by a simple iPad-like boozer-interface (get it?) that has 1,000 cocktail recipes stored. Flanked by sound-responsive LED lights, Barobot will be the […]

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10.15.13 Andy Cush

The New York Post‘s latest big scoop: people in New York City like to drink, sometimes multiple drinks at a time! I’ll allow you a moment to recover from this truly shocking news. It’s true, under a headline claiming “20% of NYers are binge drinkers,” the paper is reporting that 56.7 percent of the city’s residents have had […]

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08.19.13 Andy Cush

The holy grail of binge drinking may have just arrived. A group of Australian researchers have developed a beer they claim hydrates you as you drink it, not only keeping the drinker hangover-free, but actively staving off the dreaded headache and sour stomach. Their solution to a problem as old as time? Sweet, magic electrolytes! […]

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04.15.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Ask anyone who has groggily awoken in the sweaty arms of someone who looks like this — beer goggles are no joke. Even science says so. That booze inflates our own egos isn’t breaking news either — hence those painfully incoherent rants about your boring-ass job that, in the moment, make you feel like the most fascinating person […]

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02.26.13 Samer Kalaf

Have you ever been out clubbing with your bros/ladies/bros and ladies, having some drinks, when you think, “Jeez, this drink would be so much better if I didn’t have to drink it. I wish I could just smoke it instead”? Lucky you, Vaportini will solve your oddly-specific problem. The above diagram shows the components of the […]

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01.18.13 Samer Kalaf

Jen Carlson of Gothamist took a trip to the Rare Books Division at the New York Public Library, and found a blank copy of the first printed liquor licenses issued in New York City. It seems like a decent deal: Pay twenty pounds, drink with the Queen’s approval. Keep the “good Rule and Order,” though. […]

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12.18.12 Andy Cush

Depending on where you stand, SantaCon is probably either a whimsical excuse to get dressed up as jolly old St. Nick and get trashed with your bros or a living nightmare in which unruly out-of-towners take it upon themselves to personally ruin your neighborhood for one night. And this year’s Con, which went down last […]

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