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Dude, your windowbox herb garden is blowing up—YOUR BASIL IS MAD LARGE. Time to trim that green back with your dope-ass secateurs from Brook Farm General Store. That's right, dope-ass secateurs.
Do you ever wish you looked a bit more like a WWII Dutch resistance fighter? Yeah, us too. There's one easy solution: purchase a serious Dutch bike from serious Dutch bike store Rolling Orange in Cobble Hill. May we recommend the ATY by De Fietsfabriek? This black warhorse of a bicycle has the rack capacity to carry 250 pounds. (If Samuel Beckett rode a contemporary Dutch bike, this would be the one.)
Now that you're ready to tour the borough, pedal your way to the Gowanus Canal and let your imagination take over (after you've gotten off your bike). You see, the Gowanus is getting a bunch of Superfund money, and Gowanus By Design has put together a contest looking for ideas on how to remake the “stinkiest canal in America” into “a nice place to live.” Floating container pools? Pirate ship/bar? A thousand tire swings? Sure, whatever you want. (Contest deadline is May 1. Visit gowanuslowline.org for details.)