Friday, February 08, 2013

Weekend Links: Ghostbusters Blizzard Edition

If you're anywhere near a window right now (or reading this on your phone outside, heaven help you), you'll know NYC is already in the grip of a massive blizzard that's only going to get worse in the next few hours. As the Times writes:

"At some point Friday night, the arctic jet stream will drop down from Canada and intersect with the polar jet stream, which usually travels through the lower 48 states.

“They will cross somewhere between New Jersey and Nantucket,” said Tim Morrin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. “That is where the center of the storm will deepen and explosively develop.”

Yikes. If there's one piece of advice I've ever taken to heart, it's "don't cross the streams." The weather channel should clearly have called this winter storm "Stay-Puft."

In the meantime:

- Valentine's Day is fast approaching! Park Delicatessen, our local florist, has you covered.

- Work continues at Pacific and Franklin, where a corner storefront and its next-door neighbor are being gut renovated. They haven't been rented yet, so no word on what will be coming in. 

- My Brooklyn wrapped up another successful run at reRun Theater last week, and has announced a third series of screenings in March. This film has legs - the Voice was impressed by the impression it's making on those who've seen it. 

- Niman Ranch founder Paul Willis, whose products help make TasteBuds sandwiches so tasty, will be stopping by their shop to talk about his business on Monday, February 18, from 12-3pm. 

- The Brooklyn Bureau has a sobering article about how federal cuts are hurting HIV/AIDS work in Brooklyn, where the disease is spreading more rapidly than anywhere else in the city. 

- Finally, two for the literary set: 

- From the folks at Little ZeldaSunday at 7:30 p.m. is the inaugural weekly gathering of The Life and Times of David Foster Wallace, a group devoted to reading all the author's works, and some works about the man. Meeting at Little Zelda.

- And on Monday night, it's time once again for the Franklin Park Reading Series, 8pm (with $4 pints) at Franklin Park.

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