08/29/14 12:32pm
The sun sets on another brilliant summer. Photo by Tim Donnelly

The sun sets on another brilliant summer. Photo by Tim Donnelly

Whether we like it or not, summer is moving on without us. Sure we could point to the fact that it’s still technically summer until the Autumnal Equinox, or that summer is as much a state of mind as a season (no it isn’t). Did you use it to its full potential? Or did you sit on your couch binge watching OITNB over and over again with the shades drawn? Well now, the days are getting shorter, outdoor concerts and outdoor movies are an endangered species, kids are going back to school, and suddenly, you have to work the whole Friday. But no summer is long enough to do it all.

So let’s reflect: what didn’t you get to on your summer bucket list? What memories will you slink off into fall knowing you never had? Team Brokelyn shares some of ours below: use this list as a guide for next  year, because, as a wise man once said: the next summer is promised to no one. (more…)

08/28/14 2:51pm
No, see, it's not an illegal sublet. We just have a lot of kids.

No, see, it’s not an illegal sublet. We just have a lot of kids.

Your desire to live in a luxury apartment is probably a bit stymied by the fact that your desire to pay a luxury apartment price is non-existent. What if though, you could split the cost of it with a few roommates? Taking it a step further, what if you split the cost with 21 other roommates and you all slept in bunk beds? Sure the arrangement probably wouldn’t be strictly legal, but that’s just what a broker is offering in this YouTube video. Pros: Luxury living! You get kitchen utensils! Cons: No drinking. No drugs. Only two bathrooms. You have to sleep in a bunk bed. You might get kicked out for living in an illegally subdivided luxury apartment that’s making one person rich while helping throw off the housing market.

08/28/14 12:00pm

Everything’s going GREAT with Atlantic Yards construction! (There’s another delay) [WSJ]
Whoops, someone lost their bottomless brunch serving privileges [NBC4]
New Yorkers are turning against the cops [Daily News]
Maybe because the cops rarely face discipline for doing wrong [WNYC]
ANOTHER DAMN TRAIN FULL OF BEDBUGS [NY1]
Oh hey what’s up with the Lightstone project in Gowanus? [Gowanus Your Face Off]
Which neighborhoods will be the next to get super-gentrified? [Capital]

08/28/14 10:39am
weedhire

Janitors. Weed places probably need janitors.

America is wacky for weed now that it’s being legalized in bits and pieces across the country, and you’re probably thinking it’s about time you put your lifetime of experience in the subject matter to use in a job that would appreciate it. Well lucky for you, a new job board, WeedHire, is now out there that allows you to look for jobs and post resumes for employers in the legal pot industry. These are the days of miracle and wonder. (more…)

08/28/14 9:38am
the weather man

Hey, it worked for this guy.

Hey, have you heard? New York City is dangerous again, and that means you need some protection. No sense in trying for a gun though, those are way too difficult to get around here, at least legally. So while you could go find some back alley in which to buy yourself a snub nose .38, allow us to suggest a different path: a good old fashioned bow and arrow. You might not know how to use one now, but there’s a Groupon out there for lessons right here in Brooklyn for half of what it usually will run you. (more…)

08/27/14 9:33am
nyc runs

These are actually just people running to sign up, so move quick! via Facebook

Some people get an endorphin rush from doing charity. Other people get it from jogging. A few of you out there probably get that sweet, sweet endorphin high from both, and fortunately for you, there’s a good way to combine them, at the CHIPS 5K Walk and Run, hitting Prospect Park in September. Plus, for those of you looking to still do good even though you don’t have much to give, registration is just $25! (more…)

08/27/14 8:26am
ride brooklyn

So many bikes, so little money. At least some of them will be cheaper than usual. via Facebook

Just because the temperatures will start dropping soon and you’ll have to start wearing sweatshirts and (eep) jackets, doesn’t mean you should stop riding your bike. That’s just what the Car Lobby wants. And hell, fall is a perfect time to buy bikes or bike accessories, or at least it seems that way, because Ride Brooklyn is having a giant sale for Labor Day weekend starting Thursday. (more…)

08/26/14 2:58pm
fear city

This is where we’re at now, according to the NYPD

When it comes to the DNC in Brooklyn, there are powerful forces in favor and opposed to it. In favor of it, you’ve got the Clintons and the Democratic establishment in New York City. On the other side, you’ve got a delegation of bloggers as handsome as they are funny. Apparently the police union agrees with us, the handsome bloggers though, with the Sergeants Benevolent Association head Ed Mullins on a media tour agains the idea of the DNC coming here. Why? Because New York is back to being a crime-filled cesspool with weak ineffectual liberals at the helm. (more…)

08/26/14 12:00pm

Duane Reade is New York’s most expensive drug store [Scouting New York]
Ideas for more affordable housing, so Brooklyn doesn’t become ENTIRELY for rich jerks [Daily News]
DUMBO artists getting squeezed out by new, luxury housing-hungry landlords [DNA Info]
Apparently New York City has a floating library. That’s fun [Untapped Cities]
Soft serve justice arrives as three frozen yogurt shops go under [Grub Street]
Mass transit: It gets you places, it keeps cities cheap [City Labs]
Everyone is confused by mortgages, not just you [Wall Street Journal]
What’s taking so long for the police body cameras to show up? [Capital]

nutelleria

Keep calm, please don’t break our door down you maniacs. via Instagram

We don’t know what it is about Nutella that makes people INSANE for it (is it the Kobe endorsement?), but that’s what it does, and we can live with that. What we’re unsure of is whether Nutella fans in Brooklyn will be able to keep it together now that the word is out, courtesy of Park Slope Stoop, that a Nutella bar is going to open in Park Slope soon. (more…)