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Do you know which team you play for?

“I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius! Putin declares a big portion of of Ukraine, Putin…

Over Ain’t Over

Yogi Berra had it right. Those who believe that this global nightmare is over are overwhelmingly the reason why it’s not, nor will it be…

Is Stoop Dog a Closet Metalhead?

Not really. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Metallica are the deepest dives I’ve made into heavy metal. I own no Maiden, Sabbath, Priest or Crüe.…

The Wayback Box

Last week I was cleaning up my basement and ran across a dusty cardboard box I’d not opened since I relocated to Brooklyn from Manhattan…

Rebar Rethinking

Stoophang introduces a new article category today, construction. Given that my other blog, Brooklyn Row House, is mostly about construction it was overdue here. On…

The Disappearing Brooklyn Stoop

Brownstoner posted a terrific, in-depth article about something topically relevant to this site. But it’s also something that I’ve noticed all over NYC since the early…

The Herd Immunity Paradox

There’s a built-in fallacy to herd immunity that shows the difference between a mathematical model where there’s an assumption of even distribution and the practical…

Fully Vaccinated, Now What?

Today was a momentous one in my personal Fasti Antiates Maiores. It’s the day I am, according to the CDC, officially vaccinated against COVID-19 and…

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