12/17/14 10:37am
Sayra's in Far Rockaway looks even better with free beer.

Sayra’s in Far Rockaway looks even better with free beer.

We see you, present procrastinators. It’s the week before Christmas, the first day of Chanukah, and all you have to show by way of gift giving is a bottle of bodega wine someone left at your apartment last party. It’s cool, this is a no judgment zone. Turn yourself from zero to hero with a holiday deals: 20% off our South Brooklyn & The Rockaways Beer Book. That means you get 28 beers at 28 bars in South Brooklyn and the Rockaways for the outrageously low price of $22.40 — cheaper than tap water, kids.

We’ve curated the best bars from Bay Ridge to the beach into one handy beer passport that can be yours (or a loved one’s) now for just $22.40 with the promo code beer20. And if you order by Friday, we’ll guarantee delivery by Christmas. Beer is the easiest way to relieve that present-buying stress, and it’s only a click away!

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12/18/14 3:36pm
We feel you, we really do

We feel you, we really do

Been feeling a little gloomy lately? Makes sense, considering it gets dark at like 3pm and it’s cold out there without having any snow to make it worth it. Oh, but you’ve been feeling gloomy for more seasons than just winter, huh? Let’s see, what could the common thread in there be… Oh! We know, your job sucks and you hate it, that’s it, right? We feel for you, especially since science says that if you’re burned out on or hate your job, you’re a good candidate for depression. (more…)

12/18/14 2:40pm
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BK-born artist Danielle Mastrion knows what your starving artist friends want: gift certificates for food

If you’re part of the Brokelyn demographic, it’s safe to assume you’ve got a starving artist or two in your life. And on the off chance that you are completely out of ideas for phenomenal, perhaps somewhat obscure, possibly useful, and most definitely theme appropriate presents for said artsy people, here are some gifting suggestions from a selection of our favorite local artists/people in the arts for you to draw inspiration from. (more…)

12/18/14 9:13am
Oh stop it you

Oh stop it you

1. Ho Ho Ha is Pine Box Rock Shop’s present to you, a free variety show featuring comedy, dancing, and videos. (Friday)

2. TK Wonder has opened for Nas, Erykah Badu, and Talib Kweli, and is playing at Glasslands this weekend. (Friday)

3. If you haven’t watched Love Actually nine times already this month, and even if you have, go see it at Videology. (Friday) (more…)

12/17/14 3:02pm
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These people have been waiting for a train for six days. via Flickr user Russ Allison Loar

As you’ve sat patiently or paced impatiently looking down the tunnel waiting for a train, did you ever think to yourself, “Man, this is taking longer than I feel like it does”? Ordinarily we would say you were just summoning up some persecution in your own mind, but no, it turns out that the MTA really was screwing you over more than usual, because a new report says that a quarter of trains showed up late between October 2013 and October 2014. Too bad your old boss won’t rehire you even though some of those late arrivals weren’t technically your fault. (more…)

12/17/14 1:19pm
Your fashionista friend loves selfies, so surely she'd be head over heels for a selfie pillow from

Your fashionista friend loves selfies, so surely she’d be head over heels for a selfie pillow from Aelfie

Sometimes the most fashionable people are the hardest to shop for. What do you get the girl that’s always on top of the latest trends, snagging the best accessories quicker than you can say, “sample sale”? Fear not, ensembly-challenged. Here are three fashion experts on what to get the sartorially savvy person in your life. (more…)

12/17/14 12:02pm

Kook smashes up laptop with metal pipe in Bensonhurst Starbucks [Bensonhurst Bean]
Is your neighbor spending $11,000/year on Seamless? We hope not [New York Post]
A rare look at full color pictures of the subway in 1966 [Gizmodo]
Some dummy is trying to rename a part of Corona “NoCo” [DNA Info]
The perfect crime: Guy dressed as Santa robs a bank during SantaCon [SFGate]
NYPD counterterror chief calmly lets us know a Sydney-like event is “inevitable” here. Great! [ANIMAL]
Brooklyn losing another precious White Castle to development [Brownstoner]

12/17/14 11:23am
fung wah bus

They’re back, baby! via Flickr user Filippo Diotalevi

Oftentimes it’s a fool’s errand to actually believe that the simple act of turning a calendar from one year to the next means that anything significantly better is going to start happening. That being said, we’re willing to maybe believe it will, because while 2014 had no cheap Fung Wah fares to whisk you out of New York in speeding crowded fashion, 2015 will see the return of the beloved cheap bus line according to Reason. It’ll probably still be the only good thing that happens in 2015 though. (more…)

12/17/14 9:56am

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Who has time to think about getting health insurance when you’ve got a life-changing New Years’ move to prepare for? Hey, relax: Brokelyn’s here to make it easy for ya. We did the dirty work of culling the market for the most reasonably-priced and desirably-situated spots in the borough. This week’s apartments remind you of how cheap and awesome the south-ier parts of Brooklyn are. Don’t worry, you can drink there, too. (more…)