10/24/14 5:12pm
brooklyn museum entrance

You had the chance to work at a place where everyone would assume you’re smart via Flickr user Kim

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-The Brooklyn Museum and the AP were waiting to hire you

-Though if you got one of those sweet jobs, you might make too much for these affordable Williamsburg apartments

-R.I.P. Glasslands

-If you followed Susan Shapiro’s good advice, you too could make it as a freelance writer

-Want romance for less? We had 20 Brooklyn dates for under $20

-Switchel was cool, then it wasn’t, so it got replaced by new old tyme drinks

-Tipped workers are poor as hell, according to a new report

-T. Swift had a New York City anthem, but we bet yours was better

-Maybe you’ll hear a new one at some free CMJ shows, which are still happening

-The BK address farthest from the subway came with a dock, at least

-If you had spirit, you could be a roller derby jeerleader

-We all made some lasting homecoming memories, thanks

-Ebola got here, but we had bedbugs to worry about, never forget that

-We love Bodega because wine is on tap and we love spending the day (and night) at South 4th Bar

10/24/14 3:50pm

BK Live 10/23/14: Dick & Dave from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.

You could read about what’s going on during a given weekend, and usually you should definitely do that, like say right here at Brokelyn dot com. Sometimes though, you can just watch people tell you the best stuff going on during a weekend, like today for instance. We were on BK Live on BRIC, along with our pal Richard Burroughs from the Brooklyn Reader, to give you the rundown on sex workshops, dogs in costumes, punk rock flea markets and also what we do with our downtime for some reason. So if you’re curious about any of those things, or want to see how awesome our Brokelyn High varsity jackets look in action, here you go! (more…)

skylark

Look at all these do-gooders. via Facebook

We know that you’re all a bunch of ethical consumers out there, who take very seriously where you’ll be drinking your next Golden Spike or Trend Piece. So in that spirit, let us recommend you do as much weekend drinking as you can at Skylark (477 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope) in November, because they’ve just announced they’re giving 10% of their weekend sales to Doctors Without Borders. (more…)

10/24/14 2:00pm
59 frost street

Will Williamsburg still be standing when you get picked to live here though? via NY YIMBY

Rent! You hate paying it, but you have to if you’re going to keep legally occupying a residential space. So you suck it up and give half your paycheck to your landlord every month. Buck up though, because check it out: a new affordable housing development (59 Frost Street) is taking applications in Williamsburg and they have $640/month studios, $689/month 1-bedrooms and $835/month 2-bedrooms. Holy crap, that’s definitely worth living in Williamsburg, all things considered. (more…)

10/24/14 1:19pm
great pupkin

Dawwwwwww. via Facebook

This week, like most weeks if we’re being honest, hasn’t been very good. This one feels more end of days than most, though, so you might be looking for a really good escape from the troubles of the world. In that case, let us recommend you immerse yourself in a world of dogs wearing Halloween costumes in Fort Greene Park. It’s called The Great Pupkin and it’s happening on Saturday. (more…)

10/24/14 12:30pm

Lena Dunham: That kind of white girl [Gawker]
The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens rezoning study is happening [Brownstoner]
Give poor kids Halloween candy, you monster [Slate]
Man attacks cop with hatchet [New York Times]
Pat Kiernan wants Mayor Tall to come bowl at The Gutter with him [Bedford + Bowery]
Hit a cyclist on purpose and leave the scene? $250 fine [Streetsblog]
Meet some people who actually think their rent is reasonable [BrickUnderground]

10/24/14 12:10pm
swtichel

The Waco Kid didn’t drink switchel. He drank whozzle

In case you hadn’t heard, the hot new drink in Bushwick that all the cool kids are drinking is switchel, a cocktail made of apple cider vinegar, ginger, water and maple syrup. Since farmers and frontiersmen used to drink it, it has a lot of old timey cachet for the kinds of people who love fetishizing the simple farm life but inexplicably live in a major metropolis. Well, it used to be cool and have that old timey cachet, but now that it’s been reported on, switchel is totally over. What’s the new drink that Bushwick will be chugging? We looked around in a dusty old file for old forgotten drink recipes, and we found all of these. (more…)

10/24/14 12:00pm

 brooklyn-flea-market-nyc-local-goodsYou buy everything else locally | Brooklyn Flea via Flickr

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people's republic of brooklyn

Let’s eat. Photo by Joanna Purpich

Neighborhood bars feel like your home away from home. You get to gossip with the regulars about Michelle Williams driving up rent. The bartender doesn’t even tell you to shut up when you go off on a slurry tangent about that one time you found five dollars. Except, maybe this time you actually did find five dollars, and you have wisely decided to spend it on food at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street). Specifically, you’re gonna spend it on chicken and waffles, because holy shit they’re only $5? (more…)

10/24/14 9:48am
ebola

Tourist

Confirming the fears of your grandparent or aunt who yelled “Don’t move to New York City!”, a Doctors Without Borders doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea came down with the disease after he’d done things like go to the Highline, take the subway and roll a few games at The Gutter. The thing we’re most upset about here is that the Ebola patient, Craig Spencer, is somehow both a life-saving hero working with Doctors Without Borders and a cool enough guy to know that The Gutter is the most fun bowling alley in Williamsburg. He’s like the best parts of you mixed with the parts your mother wished you were. As for Ebola on the subway? We’re not freaking out that much. We’d still worry more about getting bedbugs on the subway rather than Ebola. (more…)