10/24/14 5:12pm
brooklyn museum entrance

You had the chance to work at a place where everyone would assume you’re smart via Flickr user Kim

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-The Brooklyn Museum and the AP were waiting to hire you

-Though if you got one of those sweet jobs, you might make too much for these affordable Williamsburg apartments

-R.I.P. Glasslands

-If you followed Susan Shapiro’s good advice, you too could make it as a freelance writer

-Want romance for less? We had 20 Brooklyn dates for under $20

-Switchel was cool, then it wasn’t, so it got replaced by new old tyme drinks

-Tipped workers are poor as hell, according to a new report

-T. Swift had a New York City anthem, but we bet yours was better

-Maybe you’ll hear a new one at some free CMJ shows, which are still happening

-The BK address farthest from the subway came with a dock, at least

-If you had spirit, you could be a roller derby jeerleader

-We all made some lasting homecoming memories, thanks

-Ebola got here, but we had bedbugs to worry about, never forget that

-We love Bodega because wine is on tap and we love spending the day (and night) at South 4th Bar

10/24/14 3:50pm

BK Live 10/23/14: Dick & Dave from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.

You could read about what’s going on during a given weekend, and usually you should definitely do that, like say right here at Brokelyn dot com. Sometimes though, you can just watch people tell you the best stuff going on during a weekend, like today for instance. We were on BK Live on BRIC, along with our pal Richard Burroughs from the Brooklyn Reader, to give you the rundown on sex workshops, dogs in costumes, punk rock flea markets and also what we do with our downtime for some reason. So if you’re curious about any of those things, or want to see how awesome our Brokelyn High varsity jackets look in action, here you go! (more…)

skylark

Look at all these do-gooders. via Facebook

We know that you’re all a bunch of ethical consumers out there, who take very seriously where you’ll be drinking your next Golden Spike or Trend Piece. So in that spirit, let us recommend you do as much weekend drinking as you can at Skylark (477 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope) in November, because they’ve just announced they’re giving 10% of their weekend sales to Doctors Without Borders. (more…)

10/24/14 2:00pm
59 frost street

Will Williamsburg still be standing when you get picked to live here though? via NY YIMBY

Rent! You hate paying it, but you have to if you’re going to keep legally occupying a residential space. So you suck it up and give half your paycheck to your landlord every month. Buck up though, because check it out: a new affordable housing development (59 Frost Street) is taking applications in Williamsburg and they have $640/month studios, $689/month 1-bedrooms and $835/month 2-bedrooms. Holy crap, that’s definitely worth living in Williamsburg, all things considered. (more…)

10/24/14 1:19pm
great pupkin

Dawwwwwww. via Facebook

This week, like most weeks if we’re being honest, hasn’t been very good. This one feels more end of days than most, though, so you might be looking for a really good escape from the troubles of the world. In that case, let us recommend you immerse yourself in a world of dogs wearing Halloween costumes in Fort Greene Park. It’s called The Great Pupkin and it’s happening on Saturday. (more…)

10/24/14 12:30pm

Lena Dunham: That kind of white girl [Gawker]
The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens rezoning study is happening [Brownstoner]
Give poor kids Halloween candy, you monster [Slate]
Man attacks cop with hatchet [New York Times]
Pat Kiernan wants Mayor Tall to come bowl at The Gutter with him [Bedford + Bowery]
Hit a cyclist on purpose and leave the scene? $250 fine [Streetsblog]
Meet some people who actually think their rent is reasonable [BrickUnderground]

10/24/14 9:48am
ebola

Tourist

Confirming the fears of your grandparent or aunt who yelled “Don’t move to New York City!”, a Doctors Without Borders doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea came down with the disease after he’d done things like go to the Highline, take the subway and roll a few games at The Gutter. The thing we’re most upset about here is that the Ebola patient, Craig Spencer, is somehow both a life-saving hero working with Doctors Without Borders and a cool enough guy to know that The Gutter is the most fun bowling alley in Williamsburg. He’s like the best parts of you mixed with the parts your mother wished you were. As for Ebola on the subway? We’re not freaking out that much. We’d still worry more about getting bedbugs on the subway rather than Ebola. (more…)

10/23/14 3:43pm
Bedford-+-Bowery-Bazaar

This could be you, drinking free beer. via Bedford + Bowery

Here’s the thing about Brooklyn’s innumerable flea markets, from the very twee to the very not twee at all: sometimes you want to travel a little bit to get your vintage baubles. Also sometimes you want some free beer while you’re buying your vintage baubles. Bedford + Bowery is making that dream a reality for you this weekend, Saturday, October 25, with a free bazaar at the Hester Street Fair that has free beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Nothing makes shopping more fun, or dangerous, than free beer. (more…)

10/23/14 2:58pm
michelle_williams

You wanna live in Bed-Stuy, you gotta get a pixie cut now

If your lease is up in Bed-Stuy soon and you like living there, you might wanna call your landlord and beg for a two-year lease. Hell, even if you just signed your lease yesterday, you might wanna take that tack because Bed-Stuy isn’t just being boldly re-imagined as the next Williamsburg, it’s apparently bewitching famous Hollywood types like Michelle Williams. Why doesn’t she just buy Zosia Mamet’s house in Bushwick though? Keep it in the famous person family. (more…)

10/23/14 12:00pm

Why “Welcome to New York” is bullshit [Sound of the City]
Here’s what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in Times Square [CBS2]
DIY Williamsburg dying isn’t your fault, it’s real estate’s fault [Flavorwire]
Jamaica is getting a mighty big luxury development [DNA Info]
Hero steals big rig full of High Life [Atlanta-Journal Constitution]
People have ideas about where to move MSG [Capital]
We’re all riding the subway, but the MTA is still broke [Gothamist]