In case you haven’t noticed, the city is filled with a lot of rich people, many of whom are perhaps far savvier businessmen and women than we oft-unemployed Me-Me-Me Millennials. And, as oft-unemployed Me-Me-Me Millennials, we welcome their financial advice (well, maybe not these guys’ advice), encouragement and any other well-intentioned helping hand. But isn’t there a better way to help us out than with a tongue-in-cheek free subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek, complete with snarky little notes to remind us of what economic wastes we all are? (more…)
We’re getting there, but there’s still work to be done when it comes to rebuilding everything wrecked by Sandy. And that, of course, takes money. And while just donating money to charity can give you a nice feeling inside, sometimes it’s nice to get something back for giving. Like, say, Daily Show tickets. Starting tonight, you can bid on those, and other great items with the “Bid 4 BKLYN” auction that benefits a Sandy relief program in Coney Island, and there’s a launch party for the auction at Spike Hill tonight as well. (more…)
Who’s the more rightfully aggrieved population in New York City, cyclists or pedestrians? The question will never be answered, and probably because it doesn’t have a correct answer. Well, outside of “blame drivers for everything.” But in an effort to bridge the gap and unite against the common enemy that is the car, Slate got a cyclist and a pedestrian to sit down and discuss ways in which they could be less annoyed at each other. They came up with 5 rules for each side to follow, here’s a couple we took an interest in. (more…)
Fellow nerds of the world, great news! The World Science Festival is on its way to NYC next week for its sixth annual celebration of all things, well, science-y. From May 29th to June 2nd, the festival will be hosting a whole bunch of fun events at venues all over the city, and though most of the events are ticketed, there are a few free things of note going down, plus there are plenty of Brooklyn-based talks and workshops to check out at low costs. Telescopes out, folks! (more…)
Ah Christ, the cicadas are here [NYM]
Every running gag in Arrested Development [Paper Mag]
Was a community board ordered not to vote on bike share? [NYP]
Pictures of the Anchorman 2 shoot in Park Slope [Park Slope Stoop]
People have feelings about South Williamsburg bike share stations [DNA Info]
Tumblr CEO clearly a hipster [New York Observer]
Office parks will never die [Gawker]
After months of speculation and an official “Sorry for the dong pics” tour, unfortunately-named former House member Anthony Weiner finally provided some release to his saga by officially announcing he’s running for mayor. He did it with a video that emphasizes his Brooklyn roots and promises to fight for the middle class and was very careful to not mention the word “Twitter” once. (more…)
Everyone is very, VERY excited about the return of Arrested Development. We’re all planning on wasting a beautiful late spring/early summer day to binge watch the episodes. You uh, you are, right? It’s not just us? But if you need something more, if you need Arrested Development inside you, why not drop $45 on an AD-themed tasting menu at Clinton Hill’s Three Letters? Hm? No, we have no problem with that. (more…)
There’s always so much going on in Brooklyn, that no matter what you do with your time, you’re bound to be missing out on something. Especially if you’re working in an office or something. Bleh, who wants to do that? Especially when something like The National showing up to Sycamore to promote their new album happens. Hm? Yeah, they played there, because that’s what fantastically successful indie rock bands do, is play small bar/flower shops on a Tuesday afternoon. (more…)
Food trucks are a new way of life around here. Well, maybe not that new, but they’ve certainly been an inescapable part of life in Brooklyn for awhile. And that’s great, because food should come to you. And with the weather warming up, the library knows just how to take advantage of the food truck craze: hosting one a week at their central location for a month, starting tomorrow. Welcome, to Lunchapalooza! (more…)
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