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
crowded subway

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 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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12/17/14 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…)

12/17/14 9:34am
barclays center roof leak

Yeah, we’ve been there

If you live in New York City long enough, you will eventually have to deal with the prospect of a leaky roof when it rains. Apparently this universal problem extends to our sports teams too, as the Nets/Heat game was delayed last night because the roof of the (billion-dollar) Barclays Center started leaking during the light rain. Really gives you confidence that the apartments being built next to it will definitely leak. (more…)

12/16/14 2:59pm
blankfest

Quick, just grab these ones while you’re not looking. via Flickr user mararie

‘Tis the season to try not to be as shitty a person as you are the rest of the year, for fear that a fat guy in the North Pole with CIA spying technology is watching your every move. Plus having a cold black heart gets a little more uncomfortable as the mercury drops. If you’re wondering how to be “good” we’ve got an easy one for you, and it comes with a good reward. Simply bring a blanket to Mary’s Bar in Park Slope, which they’re collecting for the homeless, and they’ll reward you with a free beer of your choice. It’s really that easy! (more…)

12/16/14 1:16pm
humans of new york christmas

These people are happy, maybe you deserve to be happy too. via Instagram

The holidays are here and it’s high time you got out of town and see your family, your terrible terrible family. Or maybe they’re nice. Failing that, it’s time to get together with some friends for a Christmas orphans party. What’s that, ALL of your friends are leaving town? Yeesh, bad luck. Good thing for you that Humans of New York will hook you up with a family celebrating Christmas who has a little extra room. And all for free. (more…)