07/27/15 4:25pm
Naomi Ekperigin and friends want you harness your laughter for a cause. via Facebook

Naomi Ekperigin and friends want you harness your laughter for a cause. via Facebook

After the tragic, racist attack on churchgoers at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, you maybe have been left wondering how you could help the church and its parishioners. This week at least, you’ll be able to do something beyond getting into Facebook fights with those couple of friends who don’t think there’s anything wrong with the Confederate flag. This Wednesday, July 29, some great comedians are getting together at The Bell House for Stand Up For Charleston, a show that benefits Mother Emmanuel AME Church. (more…)

07/27/15 3:15pm
Save Montero's. Photo by Catherine Wolinski

Save Montero’s. Photo by Catherine Wolinski

An important thing to remember when you live in New York City (anywhere really, but especially in New York today) is that anything you love will eventually be replaced by condos. This is an immutable law, only superseded by the fact that the angry ocean will swallow up every last trace of you and your accomplishments. That being said, it’s doesn’t make it any easier to deal with the news that the owners of Montero’s are weighing selling the bar and that someone is talking about the stretch of Atlantic it’s on potentially being “the next South Street Seaport” like that’s a good thing. (more…)

07/27/15 12:05pm

Samurai sword road rage. That’s new [Daily News]
Mass-transit: An express train to gentrification? [CityLab]
Apparently this BK high school isn’t cool with a pro-voodoo guidance counselor [New York Post]
These are the people who are tops in the city at screwing with developers [Crain’s]
Local doc made sick by plans for health center replacing LICH [Brooklyn Paper]
Wandering through Bernie Sanders’ Brooklyn [New York Times]
All of our crime stats are off, so is crime even real? [DNA Info]

07/27/15 10:07am
Taylor, help us. We're all waiting for you.

Taylor, help us. We’re all waiting for you.

Last night if you were hanging out online, you probably came across New York Magazine‘s devastating story in which they spoke to and photographed 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of rape and sexual assault. This morning though, you couldn’t read it. What people thought was just high demand turned out to be a DDOS attack by a hacker, but not just any hacker. This hacker claims to have a burning hatred for all things New York City due to a bad experience he had as a tourist here, and says he’ll continue to strike at any and all websites and businesses that have “New York” in their name.

Someone needs to talk this person down, before we face a future where the latest Style section or Andrea Peyser hate read isn’t available on the websites of the New York Times or New York Post, and as luck might have it, we’re supposed to have that hero waiting in the wings. Yet she’s been strangely silent at the moment. So if no one else will ask, we will: Where is our global tourism ambassador Taylor Swift to deal with this spurned tourist? (more…)

07/27/15 8:01am
Let's talk about a book-free future. No, not as a goal, ya dummies.

Let’s talk about a book-free future. No, not as a goal, ya dummies.

“Monday, Monday” goes the old song, although I’m surprised to learn it’s actually about a relationship or something and not about someone complaining that the weekend is over. Well, you learn something every day! Like how you’re here to learn what wonderful things there are to do tonight that can be found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

07/24/15 4:12pm
Mosey along in your weekend. Photo by Sam Corbin

Mosey along in your weekend. Photo by Sam Corbin

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• The Brooklyn waterfront is awesome, and these are the 50 best ways to spend time on it

• Get your horse out of the bike lane, guy, come on

• Millennials will flock to your apartment complex if you name it A$AP Walkup or Four Square

• An empty lot in Bushwick is being turned into the camp from Wet Hot American Summer. Make it your beeswax to be there

• We’ve got plenty of cheap apartments for you, including a 5-bedroom in Coney Island

Here’s how you crush it at your first NYC music open mic

Gaia DiLoreto, owner of By Brooklyn, breaks down the secrets of indie retail success for us

Brooklyn is all over New York Magazine‘s new list of cheap eats

• The Out in the Streets lineup is full of wild animals

• Brooklyn now has a luxury hotel for dogs, because of course it does

The Future of What would like a future where the patriarchy is smashed up

• A 500% rent increase means Cain’s Tavern will be moving along

• Comedian Jo Firestone told us about how she spends her summer Sundays in Fort Greene

• We love Anyway Cafe, we love Matt Torrey’s and we love The Diamond

07/24/15 12:03pm

Park Slope hates the Park Slope Pavillion condo renderings [DNA Info]
Quality of life crime crackdowns are back, baby! [CBS]
One way to get people on your side if you have legal trouble is topless models [Gothamist]
Get a look at the new kind of ride coming to Coney Island this summer [Amusing the Zillion]
Bill Bratton won’t stick around for another de Blasio term, if that happens [New York Post]
Hulk Hogan is racist as hell, brother [Gawker]
LaGuardia is getting a bunch of money so it’s less bad [Daily News]

07/24/15 10:57am
They're all able to still show you a good time

They’re all able to still show you a good time

It’s been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed, and while disabled people face less outright discrimination and more curb cuts, one factor of American life they’re still trying to make more headway into is the world of entertainment. Seriously, before RJ Mitte’s nuanced turn as Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, who was the most memorable three-dimensional disabled character in pop culture? Jimmy and Timmy from South Park? As you might imagine, disabled entertainers themselves have something to say about this, and you can see a whole bunch of them for free this weekend at the BAM Fisher Building at the day-long Cripfest at 2pm on Saturday. (more…)

07/23/15 4:40pm
Websites are hip, right? via Ironstate Development/The Daily News

Websites are hip, right? via Ironstate Development/The Daily News

Staten Island is the new Brooklyn (again)! Let’s leave the tired premise of searching for the next Brooklyn aside for a moment (maybe forever) and focus instead on this: according to the Daily News the name of the big project that’s going to lure dumb millennials over the Verrazano Bridge is an apartment complex called URL. That is…quite a name. Of course, URL is now taken, and you still need to slap a millennial-friendly name on your development. Since we’re still young and have somewhat kind hearts, allow us to help you save money on consultants with these suggested names for your next millennial-bating building. (more…)

07/23/15 2:38pm
Eat it, California. Oh wait...YOU CAN'T. via Flickr user bionicgrrrl

Eat it, California. Oh wait…YOU CAN’T. via Flickr user bionicgrrrl

One day in February, a notice appeared on the website San Francisco Eater. An unknown outfit called Eastside Bagels was hosting a pop-up at a Mission District bar called Dear Mom. One morning only: actual New York bagels, with schmear, lox or pastrami. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

On the sidewalk outside Dear Mom, the mood quickly turned from grateful to complaining. Many customers felt disgusted by the line (though, of course, they themselves were the line). Others were outraged by the prices: $6 for a bagel with cream cheese; $10 for a lox or pastrami bagel sandwich, the latter with a poached egg. Half the customers left unfulfilled because of lack of inventory.

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Great Bagel in California?

Oh hey California traitors, are you enjoying your sun and your temperate climate and your drought and your and your cocaine on tap? Well one thing you aren’t enjoying is fresh bagels, made the way the God of Bagels intended them to be made, per this great Times Magazine story about California’s east coast transplants and their mad quest for a New York bagel. Maybe you can eat your “Why I Left New York” essays instead.