Alec Baldwin does a mean Donald Trump. Wait, that was redundant. Alec Baldwin does a spot-on Donald Trump. And not only is he great at impersonating a leaking colostomy bag that a Hofstra frat pledge drunkenly planted on a debate podium, he’s also the host of a pretty great radio show, Here’s the Thing. Fun fact: You can now attend tapings of the program by keeping an eye on The Greene Space, the intimate room in the WNYC studios where episodes are recorded. On Tuesday, we did just that and sat in as Baldwin’s guest John Turturro took the stage in… cornrows?
If you care about the gold rush sweeping Brooklyn and you haven’t been listening to WNYC’s There Goes the Neighborhood podcast…well, you must be living under a rock (or maybe in Tribeca). The eight-episode capsule podcast, hosted by The Nation‘s Kai Wright, is required listening. From studying landlord and developer tactics to understanding people’s complicated relationships with their homes and neighborhoods, it goes beyond the constant stream of tenant harassment cases to really try to make sense of the historical and social context around the recent developments in the changing the city.
If a French-Mexican fusion restaurant sounds weird, that’s only because it is. The thing is, the eclectic, dark but innocuous Santos Anne is weirdly charming. What really makes this place stand out to people who live in Williamsburg is its solid backyard. The value of an asset like that cannot be stressed enough. And regular Anna Sale gets that all too well. The 34-year-old journalist used to live in the neighborhood, and when she did, she’d find solace from the city in a small corner in the backyard lit by a living room lamp. Charming, eclectic, see?