10/21/14 12:30pm

Greenpoint Landing just keeps on happening [Brownstoner]
Domino Sugar just keeps getting torn down [Curbed]
El-P tries to find some cat collaborators at a Brooklyn animal shelter [Pitchfork]
Hudson Yards will be a data city [City Labs]
Papaya King is starting a hot dog cart turf war [Daily News]
Former lunatic John McEnroe afraid of bikes [New York Post]
Sheepshead Bay buildings hosts suicide pact [Sheepshead Bites]

10/21/14 11:26am
glasslands gallery

Vaya con dios, Glasslands. via Facebook

As venue after venue closed around Williamsburg, the common refrain became “Huh, Glasslands is still there.” Well, that refrain is now over, because they posted a message to their website today announcing that their last show will be on New Year’s Eve this year. According to the prophecy, it’s going to become “condos that you can’t even look at if you don’t make 6 figures per year.” Which is actually a pretty accurate guess, we think. (more…)

10/21/14 9:59am
crown heights armory

Plans don’t include changing this rendering. via The Daily News

When we last checked in with the Crown Heights armory, the plan was for it to become a community recreation center, like the Park Slope armory. Turns out that developers weren’t chomping at the bit to build the lovingly rendered sports complex seen above though, since at a meeting to discuss what residents wanted from the armory, the city’s Economic Development Corporation said that developers had submitted ideas for housing, office space, a ticketed event space and a hotel, according to DNA Info. (more…)

10/20/14 12:30pm

Bad rich man doors cyclist and runs away [Complex]
De Blasio administration arresting more non-white pot smokers than Bloomberg [Drug Policy Alliance]
Here’s the plan for Ebola landing at JFK, if it comes to that [Runnin' Scared]
The historical ground zero for American bohemians was a downtown bar [Bedford + Bowery]
Trying to duck out of rent regulation in Crown Heights could cost Astoria Cove developers [DNA Info]
The cat and mouse game of illegal cigarettes [New York Times]
Suspect nabbed in Ditmas Park home invasion murder [Ditmas Park Corner]

10/20/14 11:12am
brooklyn nets

Kevin Garnett displaying how much you should actually pay to see the Nets this year. via Facebook

Now that baseball season is over, you might have been worried your steady diet of a younger brother team that can’t seem to get out of its own way is going to be curtailed. Have no fear though, because the NBA season kicks off in just over a week and that means the Nets are back. With no Paul Pierce and no conference championship dreams this year, it also means cheap Nets tickets are on tap from the very start of the season! (more…)

greenlight bookstore

Ain’t no party like a bookworm party cause a bookworm party is smart. via Facebook

It turns out that we weren’t the only ones celebrating the milestone of turning five this week. Reason to move to Fort Greene Greenlight Books is also having a big party to celebrate reaching kindergarten age this weekend, and we’re all invited. Well, everyone but you, Jeff Bezos, you stay far away from these good times. The rest of you, come buy some discounted books and drink wine! (more…)

10/17/14 12:08pm

Here at Brokelyn, we’ve kept a vigilant watch on the threat that robots pose to your job prospects in fields ranging from bartending to acting and even being a handsome lifestyle blogger. In most cases, we’re trying to sound the alarm to fight back against the machines, because we care about your job prospects. In the case of the robot barista seen above though, we think Brooklyn’s baristas have nothing to worry about. Could you imagine waiting that long for a damn coffee? At least if a hot but dumb human is doing it, you can develop a barista crush, which everyone needs. Unless you’re some kind of literal robot-humping jerk, there’s no way you’re gonna stand around and wait for this stupid robot to finish making coffee. You need caffeine damn it, you might fall asleep by the time you get your fix. So, congratulations baristas, at least you’re safe from the robot threat. For now.

[via Daily Coffee News] (more…)

10/16/14 12:32pm

South Williamsburg is getting a crapload of apartments [DNA Info]
Guy’s American Kitchen has all of the money, all because you ate there ironically [Gothamist]
AG says AirBnB is mostly illegal in New York City [New York Times]
The Astor Place Cube is now the cube in the box [Bedford + Bowery]
200 people got killed by cars in New York City so far this year [WNYC]
Pratt student kills herself by jumping off a terrace at a residence hall [Daily News]
Here are some real old graffiti pictures [ANIMAL]

10/16/14 12:03pm
morning-after pill

You can avoid this scene for half the price now

Have you ever had a great night of fucking and then when you wake up realize you didn’t use a condom? Ever have a mediocre night of fucking and have that realization? Do you live in Greenpoint, the land of no condoms? Well good news! A new website is offering to sell and deliver you emergency contraception for $25 total, which is half the price you can get it at a pharmacy. (more…)

10/16/14 9:51am
subway car for sale

Cheaper than a fixer upper. via eBay

Have you been looking for a way to permanently stay in New York City, but are discouraged by the prices and your total inability to get a decent mortgage? Join the club. Your savior may have arrived though, in the form of a man selling a 1935 R6 subway car on eBay. On the one hand, it’s a bit of a fixer upper. On the other hand, if you can park this somewhere and fix it up, it’s way cheaper than a fixer upper. (more…)