As we learned yesterday, relationships crash and burn more often than they work out. If you’re currently unsatisfied and thinking of making a change in your life, you should at least be able to enjoy yourself after ending it with your formerly loved one. Or at least make it memorable for the both of you. And since we’re always here to serve, we’ve rounded up some of the best places for you to end your relationship. Happy Valentine’s Day! (more…)
The long-awaited 2014 Brokelyn Beer Book is on sale today, just in time for Valentine’s day. For just $30, you get one of these gorgeous, pocket-sized, completely portable coupon books (designed by the talented folks at The Heads of State) containing coupons for 30 free beers at 30 bars, plus one or two extras.
And not just any bars: some of the best beer bars and beer-centric eateries in town. This year, we divided the books into regions. Book 5 covers Upper Brooklyn: roughly defined as Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. Book 6 covers Middle Brooklyn, which is everything from Cobble Hill to Ditmas Park, including loads of places in Prospect Heights and Park Slope. So where’s the Lower Brooklyn book, you ask? Coming soon! Meantime, see the breakdown below, but don’t dawdle. These puppies will be snatched up before you can say, Bartender, I’ll have another! (more…)
Paper Magazine’s Kim Hastreiter has two words for Brooklyn. Paper Magazine photo by Jacqueline Di Milia.
Paper Magazine’s Kim Hastreiter writes (while nevertheless sporting “Brooklyn cool” specs): “I’m sick of Brooklyn the look, Brooklyn the cool and Brooklyn the aesthetic… If I see another Edison light bulb or indie, vintage-furnished Ace-style hotel open up, or one more white, bearded, tattooed, apron-clad, work-booted hipster standing behind the counter of a shop selling pork bellies, small-batch gin, organic barber shop products or old-school, authentic, artisanal, heritage, sustainable, distressed-looking anything, I swear I will throw up….” READ MORE
Oh god, it’s all ending. via Flickr user minusbaby
Welll, here we are…Labor Day weekend. Your dreams of a BEST SUMMER EVAR dashed agains the rocks of the jetties, leaving you with merely the memories of what could have been instead of what was. If only you hadn’t taken it easy those first couple weeks. You should have planned better. If only you’d been invited camping. Yep, rather than greet the end of the summer with a stiff upper lip and stoicism, we’re going to dwell like some lousy teenager binging on the Smiths. Because we want more summer, but the world won’t listen. (more…)
Oh we’ll answer your questions. But it’ll cost ya. Via Flickr’s Matt Law.
At the current rate, the cost of a monthly MetroCard will go from $112 to $168 in 10 years. To help make some revenue, the MTA is considering selling naming rights for subway stations. But advertising and fare hikes lack a certain creativity that New York City traffics in these days. Here are 20 better, alternative ways the MTA could raise money. (more…)
Finally, somewhere to outfit your mouth with hipness. (Photography: Marco Novak; picture: A BANDA MAIS BONITA DA CIDADE/Curitiba/Brazil)
As you may have heard, not only is Williamsburg getting that Urban Outfitters it’s always needed, but the company is applying for a liquor license to open a cafe within the store. Befitting any major destination drinking spot in Brooklyn these days, they’re going to have an extensive artisanal cocktail menu, which sources close to the company have leaked to Brokelyn. Presented for your perusal, an exclusive first look at the menu of Cafe Urban Outfitters: (more…)
Goldman Sachs is becoming the most hipster bank of Wall Street.
If you haven’t noticed, the investment banking giant has been involved in several cool projects in Brooklyn. The latest one Goldman has been involved with is the revitalization of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which The Gothamist recently identified the next neighborhood hipsters will want to take over.
But you don’t have to read Business Insider or “The Gothamist;” we have obtained a copy of the FDIC’s definitive ranking of the most hipster banks. Where does yours rank? (more…)
For starters, watch with your kinda sorta definitely not boyfriend
Cosmopolitan recently threw together a few recipes to have, in their words, “the ultimate Girls viewing party.” That’s all well and good we guess, but who on the show ever cooked or baked anything? No, if you want to have a viewing party that really captures the spirit of the show, you should come to people who would know what it means to struggle and sacrifice your dignity to the internet. So here are some tips from our staff to help you truly enjoy the misadventures of BK’s comic foursome. (more…)