Spelling & Dumpster Swimming

Brooklyn was all over NPR this morning. In one story, the host says, “One popular adult spelling bee lives in an unlikely place.” And I thought, “Hm. Unlikely. Unlikely. Is she talking about Kansas?” But then she says, “A bar in Brooklyn!” What? That’s absolutely the first place I’d guess an adult spelling bee would be occurring.

Another story was about the dumpster swimming pools in Carroll Gardens. But don’t get too excited. Swimming in the trash bins at this “urban country club” is by invitation only.

Sarah Mikutel