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What to Do
What did people do back in 1967 other than smoke, drink and not wear their seat belts? I honestly have no idea. But I do know that the Nets were founded in 1967 and while rumor has it that they used to play in New Jersey, they're now firmly ensconced in Brooklyn. Plus, they have a game at the Barclays Center tomorrow. So you can go watch the Nets inaugural season in Brooklyn, just like how fans could watch the team's actual inaugural season way back in '67. I think tickets now cost what a month's rent did back then, but whatever. Now is not the time to quibble about money. Another thing to do, that is slightly cheaper than the Nets but way more than it was in 1967, is to head out to Coney Island and ride the Cyclone. Coney Island is one of the few places in New York that still has a bit of grittiness left to it and the Cyclone is as reliably rickety-feeling as it was 40 years ago. Just don't go on any of the new, shiny rides. That would be cheating.