Despite all the talk of the current economic recession, this weekend was a lesson in who can charge what and get away with it:
1) The long-running megaclub party known as Sundays at Hiro has started charging a $10 entry cover (was previously free).
2) A Jack Daniels and Diet Coke cocktail at Sunday's Vandam party at Greenhouse costs $12. Even more outrageous was the 12 oz. water bottle which costs $6.
3) Entry to the Cock on Sundays still costs $10, though we hear it was $20 (!!!) for last weekend's gay pride festivities.
4) Luckily, there is still Metropolitan Bar Sunday afternoon barbecues, where the burgers, hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad is all free if you grab a drink, and pitchers of beer only cost $8.
Brooklyn it will be in these hard economic times.