04/22/14 4:24pm
OUTRAGE-11

Residents telling Manhattan to keep their trash to themselves. Photo by Amanda Waldroupe, via Bedford + Bowery

Despite the fancy ideas about the city’s economic and political power moving towards Brooklyn, we still have to put up with a lot of Manhattan’s garbage, which is especially clear if you wind up in Williasmburg on weekends evenings. A group of concerned citizens have announced they’ve had enough of this shit and had a protest today asking Manhattan to keep their trash to themselves. And also to stop dumping their garbage in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. (more…)

04/22/14 2:55pm
the moth

Work in the shadows to make this story go off without a hitch. via Facebook

You’ve honed your office skills since you’ve lived in the city, to the point where you’re a veritable Joan Holloway or even an icily effective Sue Wilson. But if you’re unsatisfied using them for some faceless megacorporation, we’ve got a great job for you: the Moth needs what they’re calling an “assistant to the executive team,” but from the job description, sounds mostly like an office manager. Want to help make the story magic happen? More important, want a salary and benefits? Read on! (more…)

04/22/14 1:55pm
brooklyn islanders

Still the best suggested Islanders rebrand we’ve come across. via the New York Post

In between hosting country music concerts, for all of Brooklyn’s many country fans coming from Brooklyn’s 385 country music bars, the Barclays Center hosts sporting events. If you missed our previous inflammatory article discussing it, you might not know that aside from the Nets, the Islanders will be calling Barclays home soon. And since one game watching the Islanders play hockey wasn’t enough to make fans vow to never come back, Barclays will be hosting another pre-season game on September 26. (more…)

04/22/14 12:00pm

Hollywood film credits (like for the Late Show) are a scam [National Review]
This lime shortage is making people crazy [New York Post]
Scenes from an Easter suicide by train in Brownsville [Runnin' Scared]
Willets Point, in pictures, before it gets redeveloped [Juxtapoz]
Pearl Paint, gone for good [ANIMAL]
Here’s a big new building coming to Flatbush [Curbed]
People are upset about the North Brooklyn Boat Club [Greenpointers]

good to go cup

Would you carry around a lid everywhere you go? via Facebook

No matter how environmentally friendly they try to be, there’s a huge built-in waste component to coffee shops with the whole disposable cup aspect. The more successful a coffee shop is, the more paper to-go cups you’re selling that will end up in landfills or the subway tracks or a recycling plant at best. But now in DUMBO, a team of students have introduced the concept of plastic reusable coffee cups that you give back to the coffee shop when you’re done. On the one hand, it costs $5 to get a cup and you have to carry the lid around with you. On the other hand, you can skip the line at participating shops and get 25 cents off, so would you throw down for one of these? (more…)

04/22/14 9:47am
chris hayes

Get the job being the person to make those graphics around Chris Hayes. Just don’t accidentally write “maternity” leave. via Facebook

Looking to break into the world of TV news? Oh, really, you are? Well, before you jump up to having your own shouty-head show, you’ve gotta do some background work. But where would you even get a job in TV production for cable news? Oh, look, there’s whole job fair happening next Tuesday with representatives from cable news channels of all ideologies that’s happening in Midtown. We know, this means you have to balance a desire for a job with your shit idea of having to go to 34th Street. (more…)

04/22/14 8:50am
netflix price increase

If you only want to pay $7.99/month to see Fargo and Lilo & Stitch back-to-back, sign up today

Have you been dawdling on getting a Netflix subscription because you’re mooching off your girlfriend or you want to be the modern version of one of those “don’t own a television” people? Well, there’s no hope for you if you’re the latter, but if you’re the former, you better prepare for the day you need to carry your own Netflix weight, and you better do it soon, because any day now, new members are gonna be paying more for a streaming subscription. And things just aren’t satisfying when you have to pay $9.99, which is basically $10 per month. (more…)

atlantic yards

Pictured: Apartments in Atlantic Yards that may or may not ever be built. via A/N Blog

It might be hard to remember, but the Barclays Center wasn’t supposed to be the only gigantic thing built in the Atlantic Yards project. The reason it was supposed to be such a boon to Brooklyn, aside from boosting or huge country music scene, was that Atlantic Yards was supposed to come with oodles of housing. The Times took  a look at what’s up with said housing and found a bunch of delays ahead, along with a shift in how the buildings are actually going to go up. If they ever go up, before World War III ends up starting over some disputed piece of Ukraine and we all have to live in underground shelters due to nuclear winter. (more…)

04/21/14 1:43pm
sisqo

SisQó (pictured here at the uh, 2008 Country Music Awards), comes to Betsy Head Park as part of SummerStage this year. via Facebook

Each day we get closer to our promised hot and miserable summer (we’ll take any summer at this point), we get a little bit more information as to the fun things happening all season. Today? We get the good news that SummerStage is back and has a bunch of free (and also not free) shows for us. Get your very uncomfortable thong on and prepare to back it up all night long, because SisQó is headlining a show. Yes, in 2014, you wiseass. The full schedule of Brooklyn events is below. (more…)

04/21/14 12:58pm
lulu's brooklyn

Ironically, 65% of the people in this picture are gay. via Facebook

You would think that owning a bar that gives out free pizza is basically a license to print money, but it turns out that Lulu’s in Greenpoint is struggling to the point where they want to do a big rebranding. Normally such a thing just happens, but they’d like to become a gay bar, which is something that their lease specifically prevents. So, they’re suing their landlord to get out from that very strangely specific language that doesn’t allow them to operate the premises as a gay bar according to the Post. This, of course, is what you get for doing business with “those people.” By which we mean people from Manhasset. (more…)