Quick, make up what’s happening here! Because we have no idea. via Facebook
You can act, but you’re not on Broadway yet. We mean, you wait some tables on Broadway, the block, but it’s not quite the same. Here’s a good break though, that could let you escape the monotony of not acting: Story Pirates, the traveling troupe of actors that solicit stories from kids and then makes plays out of the stories, is hiring actors for the 2014-15 season. You’ve gotta like kids, or failing that, be such a good actor that people think you do. (more…)
Now for some celebratory free games for everyone, right guys? Right? via Facebook
As you know, alcohol and skee-ball combination Brewskee-Ball had recently been in a copyright fight to the death with the originators of Skee-Ball over whether or not Brewskee-Ball could use “skee-ball” in their name. The fight dragged on long enough that Brewskee-Ball had even started a “Skee the People” legal defense fund. Well, good news, because Skee-Ball and Brewskee-Ball have settled out of court, according to the New York Post. Everybody wins! Except for maybe a lawyer looking forward to a big payday. (more…)
Colin, playing John Darling in a local production of Peter Pan, in the days before Kings County Distillery took flight. Photo via Colin Spoelman
Because we here at Brokelyn are responsible drinkers, when we hit the bottle, we don’t just look to get trashed, we look for inspiration. In the world of whiskey there are few stories more inspiring than that of Kings County Distillery, which started as New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition-era rules on distilleries were lifted, back in 2010 in a 325 square-foot room in East Williamsburg and went on to critical acclaim, praise from the public, and a brand new distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yards.
We sat down with co-founder Colin Spoelman, former scent model and executive producer, to see the long and winding route he took from rural Harland County, Kentucky, to bustling New York City, and the hobby he took with him. (more…)
Just think, we could all be riding Mike. Ew. Photo by Mary Dorn.
One of the first big conflagrations that blew up when the Citi Bike program started was that people didn’t like the idea of one of the banks that had just recently helped blow up the world economy getting a slew of advertising with the bikes. It remains kind of annoying to see it, but it could have been worse. According to the beginning of this New York Times story about the deal for REQX to expand and prop up Citi Bike, Bloomberg administration aides wanted to call the bikes “Mike’s Bikes” or “Bloomberg’s Bikes.” Just jump on and ride a Bloomberg girl, come and jump on it. (more…)
Greenpoint can now sail through the G train shutdown. via Facebook
It was touch-and-go there for a bit, and it was looking like the East River Ferry was going to be delayed until July 31, stranding G train-dependent Greenpointers for a few extra days. But, press releases from both Greenpoint’s elected officials and the NYC Economic Development Corporation just came in that announced that the ferry would return to it’s normal operating schedule starting on Saturday, July 26. While a look at the schedule shows that Greenpoint is still greyed out, both press releases are touting the return of the ferry for Saturday, so the website should catch up shortly.
The NYC EDC press release also noted that the free shuttle running from the Greenpoint ferry landing to the North 6th Street landing will still be running during morning and evening rush hours until July 30. Anyway, enjoy your commute where you pretend to be a pirate, Greenpointers.