You know that collection of abandoned CDs hanging out on your top shelf growing lonely from disuse? It’s okay, we all have one. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, as most of us did, not only did we witness the transition from cassettes to CDs, we also survived the great migration from CDs to MP3s. But that only raised the great question of our generation: what are we supposed to do with all these damn CDs we bought in the last 15 years? Amazon knows your plight, and they want to help you out, with free CD to MP3 conversion.
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After a Sandy-related postponement, Brooklyn’s best amateur barbers are back in action in Bed Stuy. HalloVember, formerly known as OktoberPHRESH, is a monthly-ish queer pop-up barbershop dedicated to spreading hard love and good looks. The Hair Force One collective will be giving $10 haircuts tomorrow night to benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (more…)
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Drink every time there’s dramatic irony [BK Paper]
Carroll Gardens B&B makes the sun its bitch [InsideClimateNews]
Red Hook doomed, again [Crain's]
Cheesecake lost in translation [NYP]
Inside the Gowanus batcave [Curbed]
Hailing a cab? There’s an app for that [NY Magazine]
And one for reporting crime too [Village Voice]
Free dinner tonight [GNC]
‘Scrum master,’ other job titles translated for your parents [Business Insider]
Move over Simpler Times — here comes Ikea Beer [Business Insider]
New McCarren rules: do backflip, get pepper spray [HuffPo]
For Brooklyn Path Train perv, 169 strikes and he’s out [Village Voice]
Sorry guys, the Richard Meier building is officially sold out :( [Brownstoner]
Cobble Hill Cinema: Where the Pavillion’s purple movie seats go to die [FIPS]
Guy buys 2.6 acre private ‘Rat Island’ in NYC for $176K [NYPost]
Old Man take a look at this: Neil Young coming to Barclay’s Center [The Local]
Fort Greene park closes earlier closer to projects [DNAinfo]
Repeal of stop-and-frisk law all but dead [Village Voice]
Check out this freshwater pool in New Jersey [A Child Grows]
Brooklyn Flea world domination continues [DumboNYC]
Park Slope dive bar won’t be divey anymore [Gothamist]
The 10 most underrated restaurants in Brooklyn [Brooklyn Magazine]
Why Fourth Avenue sucks [WSJ]
Is hydrogen peroxide the new Dr. Bronner’s? [Houselogic]
Supposedly NYC has replaced all jobs lost during recession [NYPost]
Cousin John’s baker wins big at ‘Olympics’ for cake frosting [Brooklyn Paper]
Mediocre coffee comes to Brooklyn [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Jackie the Mermaid Man [Brooklyn Paper]
A credit card for when you’re in the red [Planet Money]
Louie never goes to Brooklyn [Splitsider]
A garden tour of Greenpoint [Greenpointers]
How to beat Vegas for $2.26 [The Awl]
How to get a job selling soda at Barclays Center [About.com]
Now there’s an “Official Hipster Survival” poster [AnimalNYC]
Cherry print rompers no more, as Betsey Johnson goes belly up [The Cut]
Swipe for a ferry ride? [BK Paper]
We vote for the Brooklyn Beards [WSJ]
The invention of jay walking [Atlantic Cities]
Farm stays in upstate New York [The Upstater]
All your NYC bike events, now in one place [BikeNYC]
Nobody cares about the Nets in New Jersey [NYT]
Lots of dusty old sneakers on sale [Here's Park Slope]
Create your own Scrooge McDuck swimming pool [The Billfold]
When Etsy fails [Consumerist]
The Supremes won’t mess with rent control [NYO]
When you love your job so much it really shows [NYP]
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