07/24/14 9:50am
myspace the party

Now THIS is a party. via Mashable

1. Celebrate Brooklyn is screening Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, which looks at the role of music in the struggle against apartheid. (Friday)

2. Head to Littlefield’s Destination Moon for some otherworldly music and art. (Friday)

3. Take a trip back to the days of social media before Facebook at all-night rager MySpace The Party Episode IV: A New Mope at Glasslands. Bring your Top 8! (Friday) (more…)

07/24/14 8:08am
deli grossery

Hell, they almost look appetizing. Photo by Michael Silber, via Deli Grossery

New York City, the advertising hub of the world. Everyone here is keen on the effectiveness of advertising, even so far down the line as bodega owners with those classic food posters with pictures of what’s supposed to pass for delicious looking food. They have become an unmistakable staple of delis and bodegas, and have become so ingrained in the city’s landscape that they’re one of the many awesome definitive characteristics of the city. So much so that one man has devoted his time to photographing and mapping out all these signs and posters on his Tumblr, Deli Grossery. Depending on your perspective, this could be art, but at the very least it proves to be interesting. (more…)

07/23/14 1:56pm
hawkeye matt fraction

Hey, have we mentioned lately how you should be reading Hawkeye? Because you totally should be

Given that every summer movie season from now on is going to have at least one giant Marvel movie attached to it, it’s about time you get acquianted with the source material. You can either sit down with one of your nerd friends and have her explain who Nick Fury is and the complicated history of the Winter Solider OR you can pay just 99 cents for online access to 75 years of Marvel Comics for a whole month. Do the second one, it sounds GREAT. (more…)

07/23/14 12:38pm

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Hey guys, did you forget? Your year-long lease is up at the end of this month, because you’re still on college time. Don’t worry, Brokelyn’s gotcha covered. This week’s apartment steals feature prices that might actually make you feel like you’re still in college, except the hot plate is a luxury gas stove and you (usually) can’t hear your roommate having sex next door. Ready? Here they are. (more…)

07/23/14 12:00pm

shiba-inu-biting-teethTaro the Shiba Inu via Flickr

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07/23/14 12:00pm

You CAN keep your rent-stabilized apartment [DNA Info]
Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Commission was a sham from the start [New York Times]
Beloved Greenpoint sludge tanks are no longer [Greenpointers]
As if New York wasn’t a global city to begin with [Brooklyn Bugle]
The mysterious Brooklyn Bridge has always been full of mystery [City Lab]
This dude really, REALLY hates Sublime [AV Club]
The Ridgewood Masonic Temple is officially a landmark [Curbed]
AirBnB hires Mayor Tall’s campaign manager for a mysterious purpose [Daily News]

sunset park ferry

It’s sailing away forever. via Facebook

It’s always a bad idea to give people access to things they might like, such as clean water, electricity and a myriad of transportation options, because then if you have to take it away, they’re gonna be pissed. It’s the If You Give A Mouse A Cookie lesson of government, and the people of Rockaway and Sunset Park are gonna start living it in November, because the commuter ferry that’s been running from the Rockaways since Sandy and Sunset Park since last year is going to stop for good in October according to DNA Info. (more…)

07/23/14 9:47am
bushwick beverages

See the person on the drinking side? That could be you, over and over again! For free!

You guys have any weekend plans? Maybe a little quiet reading at home, followed by an early bed time? Ha ha, no, of course not, you want to go out and have fun. Bushwick Beverages, the all-day drinking and eating festival going down on Troutman Street on Saturday certainly sounds like a great way to have fun. It’s going to feature the best beer and wine from local distributors and microbrewers, food from local restaurants and plenty of music. One lucky subscriber to our weekly email is going to get to go for free though, with a pair of all-day passes (that usually go for $50) that entitle you to unlimited drinking, ticket system be damned! Not a subscriber yet? Well sign up! (more…)

07/23/14 7:00am
brooklyn greenway initiative epic ride

It’s gonna be…pretty good. via Facebook

This Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY, get your epic exercise on with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative‘s 6th annual Epic Ride, a great alternative for anybody who missed out on registering for the always popular Five Boro Bike Tour, or those who laughed maniacally at the $90 price tag to participate, which sounds like a weird thing to do but okay. Starting bright and early at 8am, the 40-mile bike ride will take you from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach, providing a great chance to see a whole lot of Brooklyn (and a tiny bit of Queens) within a few hours. (more…)

07/22/14 4:39pm
downtown brooklyn

Soon people are gonna be hanging out here, “learning.” BOOOOO! via Facebook

It’s summer! Time to turn off your brain, turn on the part of your brain that loves drugs and forget about learning anything as far as life or actual useful lessons goes! Of course, if you must insist on learning things like some kind of nerd, then we guess you’ll like this news: MetroTech Commons will host three free classes for useful life skills on three upcoming Wednesdays in July, August and September. We’ll be there, but only to walk by and shout “NEEEERRRRD” at you. (more…)