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Hannah Frishberg

04/14/17 11:52am
Board game of the year, year. Featuring everyone's favorite good samaritan, Gregg Turkin. Via Reddit

The board game of the year is here, featuring everyone’s favorite good samaritan, Gregg Turkin. Photo via Reddit

Meet Instagram’s subway surfing daredevils [Motherboard]
Election 2017: Who’s who in the race for mayor? [City Limits]
Is foldable electric transport the answer to Bushwick’s L train woes? [Bushwick Daily]
Subway rats fight over giant churro they could have shared peacefully [Gothamist]
Cops evacuate sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park due to disorderly crowds [Brooklyn Eagle]
Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook will close without your help [New York Daily News]
Brooklynites quietly fomenting tech-sector protest against Trump []
Bushwick’s internet radio, broadcasts from a punk alley shipping container [Bushwick Daily]
Understanding NYC’s most notorious tax abatement, 421-a [City Limits]
Crown Heights residents march to kill Bedford-Union Armory deal [Gothamist]

“What’s a Troll Cake? Anonymous and delicious.” Printed signs have been popping up for, “bakery and detective agency,” Troll Cakes, who’ll turn any internet comment into a cake.
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04/12/17 3:55pm

Bocce ball-boasting, quality bar food-serving, quaint & cozy fire-placed neighborhood mainstay Union Hall has been closed since a fire wreaked havoc on its insides (but, very luckily, none of its staffers or patrons) just before midnight on the final weekend of last month. The venue was majorly damaged, with performer Lake Ruth – whose show on the night of the fire was interrupted by the flames –telling Brooklyn Vegan that the, “Place is wrecked.” (more…)

04/12/17 10:57am

Black Tap brings mile high milkshakes to East Williamsburg [Bushwick Daily]
Park Slope Community Board Manager hacked ex’s Uber account, stalked her [DNAinfo]
DNAinfo management hints site might shut down if staff unionizes [NY Daily News]
New movie theater on Meserole Ave. [Greenpointers]
Check out my bucolic Staten Island cottage [Gothamist]
Marco’s aims to bring ‘more of that New York feel’ back to Bushwick [Bedford + Bowery]
Hillary Clinton to give college commencement speech at Barclays [Brownstoner]
Rainbow Bagel store coming to Park Slope [DNAinfo]
Hunt for grave of Titanic victim leads to Brooklyn cemetery [New York Daily News]
Teens allegedly throw brick at gay couple in Williamsburg [Gothamist]

May god have mercy on your digestive tract this Pesach. Here’s 50 Passover Puns in 120 Seconds.

04/11/17 2:45pm

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Tax Day is exactly a week away (it’s next Tuesday, April 18), and as much as us individuals and small businesses struggle to get our returns in on time, it is clear that no one is having quite as much difficulty with his taxes as Donald Trump. When an entire country, all American media, your fellow elected officials, and your patriotic duty demand you file your taxes, not even on time, but at some point eventually, and you are still incapable, clearly you need some help – thus was born, a website dedicated to helping President Trump, “gets the help he needs.” (more…)

04/11/17 1:28pm
Last summer's Movies With a View. Photo by Julienne Schaer via BBP's Facebook

Last summer’s Movies With a View. Photo by Julienne Schaer via BBP’s Facebook

The official start of summer is still over two months away but people have started wearing shorts and sundresses on the subway and venues have begun announcing their free warm-weather event lineups. SummerStage released their lineup yesterday, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has kicked off their spring and summer season, which features a five month lineup of programming, this past weekend.

While the lion’s share of dates and performers have been announced, there’s a few programs (namely, live music program Bridge Grooves) that are TBD (we’ll update with new info as it’s announced).

Here are the cream of the crop from BBP’s summer programming, with links to the full lineup. (more…)

04/10/17 2:37pm

Do you like antlers? For this kind of rent, you’ll learn to love ’em even if you don’t. Photo via Nooklyn

Another day, another affordable housing lottery. This time it’s in Bushwick: 20 newly constructed units at 616 Bushwick Avenue, a development named the Saint Marks Apartments, are now accepting applications.

The lucky lottery winners will share the Apartments – a gut-renovated 1890 brick church and new elevator building – with luxury renters paying full price and who, according to unit stagings photos, really love their antlers and succulents. (more…)

04/10/17 11:58am
Q-Tip in a halcyon haze at SummerStage in 2009. Photo via SummerStage's Facebook

Q-Tip in a halcyon haze at SummerStage in 2009. Photo via SummerStage’s Facebook

Free live outdoor music (and dance, and theater) are one of the key elements that make New York City summers worth the wait through the long winter. For the past six months you hunkered down and hibernated in your apartment with fleeting amounts of vitamin D and ever-growing heat bills, contemplating moves to warmer climates and cheaper towns and now it has paid off: City Parks Foundation has released this year’s SummerStage lineup, and it’s reliably filled with big and small acts spanning the genres to perform across the boroughs for the affordable price of free. (more…)

04/07/17 4:12pm

Burn on, baby. Photo via ipetitions

The human desire to watch shit blow up can feel voyeuristic, but when the thing being exploded is an aging bridge with a replacement on the way it’s a guilt-free opportunity to indulge your visions of destruction. And what goes better with the fiery ends to the source of so many preventable traffic jams than classic music?

A group of local musicians (some allegedly Grammy Award-winning) have started a petition to accompany the Kosciuszko Bridge’s planned summer implosion (date still TBD) with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The petitioners also mention “London Bridge Is Falling Down” and music from “Titanic” among other selections as potential soundtrack options. Your heart will go on, but god-willing the old Kosciuszko span will burn in flames eternal. Good riddance. (more…)

04/07/17 2:29pm
Inside Greenpoint Loft. Photo via Greenpointers

Inside Greenpoint Loft. Photo via Greenpointers

No matter the forecast, it is currently spring, and thus returns the Greenpointers Spring Market, celebrating the season with free thangs, yummy thangs, and all the cool shit money can buy. If you’re not a fan of spring (due to allergies, a hatred of dampness, a nostalgia for winter, etc.) at least come out for Earth Day. Lord knows our planet needs some love. (more…)