09/03/15 9:15am
Fall in love with Terror Amor's garage rock tonight. via Facebook

Fall in love with Terror Amor’s garage rock tonight. via Facebook

Hooray, it’s Thursday. That means that tomorrow night will be Friday night, and in a twist that’s even better than your usual Friday night, it’s going to be a Friday night on a three-day weekend, so you can be more irresponsible than usual. Still, don’t give Thursday a short shrift, not when there are so many cool things to do as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

09/02/15 4:13pm
Hey, join bandwagon, we got plenty of room. via Facebook

Hey, join bandwagon, we got plenty of room. via Facebook

The phrase “meaningful games in September” has haunted Mets fans from almost the moment owner/financial incompetent Fred Wilpon told a New York Times reporter he wanted to see them back in 2004. And yet, here we are in September 2015 and the Mets are playing meaningful games. The Mets are the talk of the city, and if you want to keep up with the conversation, we’re here to help with some footnotes on the Mets’ major storylines. (more…)

09/02/15 1:59pm
If he can learn to do it, you can learn to do it.

If he can learn to do it, you can learn to do it.

As it gets colder outside, you might find yourself less willing to go out to restaurants, and even feeling a twinge of regret for making a delivery guy bike through the snow to bring you some Chinese food. That means firing up the oven and cooking for yourself. Fear you don’t have the skills to do that? Don’t worry, we found some affordable CourseHorse classes that will teach you to cook, without instructors that are gonna get all Gordon Ramsay on you. (more…)

09/02/15 12:57pm
Shell bean is very big this fall, trust us. via the Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator

Shell bean is very big this fall, trust us. via the Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator

We obviously have plenty of love for a lot of the Brooklyn bars out there, but sometimes it feels like bar menus in Edison bulb-lit drinking holes are just pulling their combinations out from a random algorithm. If you’ve been thinking that you want to open a Brooklyn bar and make a menu that’s the toast of the food world, but lack that same algorithm, we’ve got great news for you. Some denizen of the internet has put together the Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator, which will help you figure out just how to combine your monkfish and your lime discs and your duck fat in such a way that you wind up with a two-star review in the Times. (more…)

09/02/15 12:06pm

Chatting with an upstate secessionist about their plans [Gothamist]
If you borrowed money for a taxi medallion, you just might be effed [Crain’s]
The LIRR had some hiccups this morning [Observer]
Subway stations will finally be fixed up by 2067 [POLITICO]
France just importing Brooklyn wholesale now [Brooklyn Paper]
Generation X is moving back in with their parents now, too [CityLab]
Improv Everywhere is coming to Prospect Park, if you’re into that [South Slope News]

09/02/15 11:24am
Hey hey, my my, jorts will never die

Hey hey, my my, jorts will never die

Between cast members showing up at screenings of it, multiple public screenings happening with or without said cast members, a prequel show on Netflix and even a full immersion in a Bushwick lot, it seems like we’ve been living in the summer of Wet Hot American Summer. So of course Videology is capping it off the best way they could think of, with a free all-day marathon of Wet Hot American Summer.
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09/02/15 9:37am
It was funny was Elvis did it, it's still funny today

It was funny was Elvis did it, it’s still funny today

Welcome to Wednesday, the fulcrum of your week. If you’ve been having a bad one, here’s your chance to really turn things around and make it a good week. If you’ve been having a good week, this is where you could slip up and start doing the wrong thing and all of a sudden it’s a bad week. Either way, these things to do as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar will make sure that you salvage your week or keep it going well. (more…)

09/01/15 2:09pm
west indian day parade 2014

Summer is almost done, but there’s still time to enjoy yourself and it, at things like the West Indian Day Parade. Photo by Madelyn Owens

Well, here we are, in September somehow, stuck with back to school sales and people talking about pumpkin spice everything despite there being clear rules about seasonal creep. Guess fall is here and there’s nothing we can do…hey wait a minute! Summer isn’t over according to the seasons until September 23! That means there’s plenty of ways for you to enjoy the season before fall finally takes the stage, and even if things are moving a bit more to an indoor bent, it’s still technically a summer night out if you do something from this guide. So get out there and enjoy yourself, because summer won’t be back for another year. (more…)

09/01/15 12:03pm

It takes a lot of effort to make one of those West Indian Day parade costumes [DNA Info]
The city’s making a push to get more people within a 10-minute walk to a park [WNYC]
Man alive, these are some huge fuckin’ rats [Bowery Boogie]
Cooooooop fiiiiiiiiggggghhhhhhtttttt [Daily News]
Frozen food is having an identity crisis caused in part by…millennials [New York Times]
Atlantic Yards’ big giant modular building is having some problems [City Limits]
Who had it easier moving to NYC, millennials are everyone else? [Brick Underground]

09/01/15 10:11am
Think how lucky they are to only live in the second-most expensive city to raise a family. via Flickr user Veronica ML

Think how lucky they are to only live in the second-most expensive city to raise a family. via Flickr user Veronica ML

If you ever stop to talk about the future with your friends, some of them might say something like “Well I love New York City, but I can’t see myself raising a family here, it just seems so hard.” Next time that happens, tell them to quit their bitching, because a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (via the Wall Street Journalsays that New York City is the second-most expensive city in the United States in which to raise a family. Doesn’t seem so bad when we put it that way, does it? (more…)