As soon as websites started competing for EXCLUSIVES to determine how much pizza Pizza Rat actually ate and publications wrote highbrow thinkpieces about it and people hauled out cheap imitations like Milkshake Squirrel, you knew that Pizza Rat was an Official Thing of 2015. All Official Things of a given year wind up with Halloween costumes, and we don’t begrudge America’s cash-in costuming industry for grabbing at dollars. Still, a line has to be drawn somewhere, and we’re drawing it here, today. This Sexy Pizza Rat costume is all sorts of wrong, and it just needs to go. (more…)
Art that promises to make your eyeballs explode. (#9)
1. Find your own kind of strange spirituality at Modern Rituals, where comedians present their own bizarre personal ceremonies, like Julio Torres’ Sentient Gemstone, Lorelei Ramirez’ Shapeshifting Spectre, and John Swan’s Medicine Dance. (Monday, FREE)
2. The LIT Music & Reading series presents fiction, nonfiction, and poetry centered around a different artist each time—get delirious and go crazy, because this edition is all about Prince. (Monday, FREE)
Over the past few years, Brooklyn has become a mecca for entrepreneurs and freelancers that don’t fit into the traditional corporate mold. According to DNAinfo New York, nearly one in 10 workers in the Gowanus area work from home. It’s no surprise, then, that shared office spaces are filling the need for the largest employment demographic—the independent millennial workforce.
If you need a few hours away from your television and the cat keeps trying to sleep on your keyboard, and you’re sick of waiting in line for the power outlets at Starbucks, you’ll be glad to know that Coworkrs opened a Gowanus location in August. The popular coworking startup is known for its “At Home At Work” vibe and its beautiful industrial design. Their new Brooklyn outpost offers conference rooms, private offices, shared desk spaces, event space, and comfortable coworking lounge areas. (more…)
Most people who live here will tell you they love pizza, some will even say that they’re obsessed with it. Few have devoted their lives to it the way that Scott Wiener has, though. Beyond leading his eponymous pizza tours, the pizza obsessive has made an entire career and life revolving around pizza, from having a column in Pizza Today to consulting for pizzerias and tomato companies on marketing matters. Wiener is also the brains behind Slice Out Hunger (taking place October 7), the now annual charity event where the best pizzerias in the city sell their slices for just $1, with all the money raised going towards City Harvest. We chatted with Wiener about the evolution of Slice Out Hunger, how you can make your life’s obsession your life’s work and even got him to play Pizzstradamus and predict what the future holds for pizza in New York. (more…)
Get your Rick Dance on dog, it’s a big night. A big night for the Rick Dance.
Well, we made it, everyone. We were spared the wrath of Hurricane Joaquin, and not only that, our lack of total panic has been rewarded with some pretty freaking nice weather this week. How best to celebrate? Well, if you look at the Brokelyn Events Calendar, there are plenty of cool things to do. These five recommended here though, are the bonafide best things to do tonight in Brooklyn, so put on a light layer (without no rain boots) and haul yourself to one of them. (more…)
Look, we understand the Islanders’ move to Brooklyn was never going to be smoothest relocation imaginable, what with a devoted fanbase in the suburbs and cranky bloggers who allegedly know nothing about hockey throwing rocks at them. That being said, it hasn’t been made any easier by some self-inflicted wounds like hundreds of obstructed-view seats or a goal horn that the team’s existing fans immediately turned against or that boring black and white jersey. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark went on the radio to defend the team’s choice of goal horn and alternate jersey color scheme, and while doing so, blurted out that everyone knows that Brooklyn’s official colors are black and white (they are not). Well, at least we know he has the same deep connection to Brooklyn history as he does to our country music scene. (more…)
Last week, we alerted you to the pissed off residents of a Park Slope block haunted by a mysterious person or persons dumping shit, piss and used feminine hygiene products all over the block. With police claiming they couldn’t do anything about it, we figured that was the end of the story, but then one of the residents on 17th Street and 6th Avenue reached out to us to let us know that it was widely known around the neighborhood who was engaging in this disgusting act. This anonymous resident shared a video with us that you can see above, a video he claims captured the neighborhood poop bandits who he referred to as “Stan” and “Nancy,” in the act. (more…)