There are many ways to be a dick on the subway — blasting music through your headphones, forcing your way in while someone’s getting out, playing that damn loud racing game on your smartphone. Really, aside from staring at the floor and moving to the center of the car, the only way to be considerate on our purgatorial transit system is to read a book. And what better book than “How Not to Be a Dick” by Brokelyn alum Meghan Doherty? We’ll even make it easy. We’re giving away two copies to two lucky e-mail newsletter subscribers.
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“Can any of you kids teach me Vine? I lied and told NBC’s CEO I know it.”
As you may have heard, Jay Leno is leaving the Tonight Show, again, and Irish favorite Jimmy Fallon is taking over. Put away your audition tapes, they already hired Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy. However, you can help promote the shows among the young ‘uns by becoming The Late Show‘s Social Media Manager. (more…)
Can you find sad examples of shutdown-related images? The Atlantic Wire wants you! via the Atlantic Wire
The government shutdown may have cost the economy $24 billion, but now it’s over and the country’s economy hasn’t been destroyed. Unfortunately, that means you still need money and a job, but fortunately for you, we found some great jobs around the internet that you should apply for now. (more…)
You are definitely missing out. Photo by Sarah Gainer.
This Halloween there’s something scarier than debt ceilings, lack of healthcare, and a Lhota-administration: Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO. It can attack at any time — birthday parties, second dates, your own wedding, even 4 a.m. on a Wednesday — and can ruin any fun moment. FOMO is most common with adults aged 18 to 35 and can strike without warning. Symptoms of FOMO include:
sore thumbs from over-texting friends
seriously considering an OKCupid blind date
Luckily there’s help: the free Brokelyn e-mail newsletter. Every week we comb through our events listings and send you the most interesting ones happening that weekend. We also give you the best of that week’s articles and a classic Brokelyn piece. Plus, we give away free tickets to events like home brew contests, Brooklyn Pour, GoogaMooga, the Cyclones, and more.
Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss things like the Small Penis Pageant ever again! Photo by Mary Dorn
Reading everything on the internet is fine and dandy when you’re bored at the office, but sometimes bosses actually want you to work at work. Later at happy hour, your friends are discussing great Brooklyn happenings and you’re left nodding your head dumbly with no idea what they’re talking about. If you don’t want to be stuck at home every weekend holding your cat and weeping softly into a pillow, we suggest you subscribe to the Brokelyn newsletter. Every week we comb through our events listings and send you the most interesting ones happening that weekend. Plus, we give you the best of that week’s articles and a classic Brokelyn piece.
This just in: we snagged two general admissions tickets, usually $50 apiece, to the massive Brooklyn Pour beer fest on October 12. One lucky newsletter subscriber will get these, and it could be you! To enter all you have to do is subscribe and click on the link in this week’s e-mail. We’ll pick a winner on Monday, September 30th at noon. Click here to subscribe now, unless you like hanging out with your cat. …
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2012′s Book Festival Market. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Book Festival
Folks, we’ve got good news and bad news. Good: today is the start of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Bad: this is Marty Markowitz’s last year as its official presenter. To celebrate the departure of the leader of our fair borough, we’re going to kick it, literary style. The main festival takes place on Sunday, Sept. 22 in downtown Brooklyn. Like in previous years, the entire week before is a series of “bookend” events (see what they did there?) all over the borough. There are way too many of these great extracurricular activities to choose from. To help you out, we picked through them and found one for each day that’s better than the rest. Check ‘em out below.
Do you come with the bike? via Flickr user brutalSoCal
Remember how dad always used to say you’ll get the best deal on a convertible in the fall? The same holds true for bicycles. If you missed the Ride Brooklyn and Bicycle Roots bike sales last month, you’ve got one last chance to find a late-season deal. There are going to be a lot of dealers looking to unload their summer stock at tomorrow’s Fifth Annual NY Bike Jumble. (more…)
The MTA isn’t all train closures and fare hikes; it’s also holding App Quest a mobile app contest with over $50,000 in prizes to make our harried commute somewhat easier. The entries, developed last May over a 19-hour Hackathon, are currently under scrutiny by a panel of judges. But the Popular Choice Award — worth $1,000 — is in your hands. There are 57 entries to vote on, so we chose the three we liked best (after the jump). You can vote up until September 10, 5pm and winners will be announced September 23. We’re certain the winning apps will go public before the 2nd Avenue line. (more…)