You can get Mr. Burns on your arm this year at Asylum Tattoo. Ex-cellent.
Feeling bummed out that the super elaborate costume you worked so hard on (or spent so much money on) will only be good for one night? Well there’s a way to make this Halloween last forever, and your dollar go a little farther, by costuming your body, permanent-style. We’ve listed four Brooklyn spots that are offering $31 tattoos, plus a $9 tip, on October 31. (more…)
This guide is gonna blow young girls minds! via lipmag.com
The pair who did The Unofficial Madmen Cookbook have served up another “unofficial” TV coffee table book: The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York, because…there is just no end in sight to writing about the four chicks who’ve turned being female in Brooklyn into a proper noun. (more…)
Witness this level of awesomeness, and get filmed doing it. via clonesandfashions.com
Fans of the band Superchunk who didn’t snag a ticket for either Friday or Saturday night’s shows at Bowery Ballroom, don’t despair; you have a chance to see them play for free at Bushwick’s Shea Stadium on Saturday, where you can be an extra in their music video. Never heard of ‘em, but still haven’t let go your childhood fantasy of being in a music video ever since you first saw Smells like Teen Spirit on MTV? Well, this applies to you too. Don’t care for music? Well, Superchunk’s new album is called I Hate Music, so, yeah, you’ll fit in too. (more…)
Make your apartment sparkle like this. Via dreamstime.com
The words “Brooklyn” and “sparkle” when strung together in any other context would certainly be an oxymoron, but here, we’re talking about a cleaning service. Brooklyn Sparkle–say the worlds aloud, let them transform the odor of piss and garbage outside your front door into fresh flowers–Cleaning Services is offering a deal of $39 (at $150 value) for two hours of house cleaning. Okay, so maybe the piss and trash is here to stay, but now at least you can do something about the stank within your own four walls.
The company uses all eco-friendly products, so you won’t have to compromise your well-being or the environment’s for the sake of shine. The deal’s only caveat is they won’t touch your stovetop, oven, or inside of your refrigerator, and won’t offer “move in/move out” services, which we assume means don’t expect them to clean up a year’s worth of your mess.
How awesome the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club will look, if you donate.
Anybody can come up with an idea, but not everybody has the money to execute it. It seems you’re either blessed with one or the other. Think, for every five buck happy hour draft that’s inspired you with a half-buzzed idea you never saw to fruition, you can donate that money to some people who actually have their shit together, or who are at least good at faking it. Check out these five Brooklyn-based Kickstarters that you can help, well, kickstart. (more…)
There are worse things you can do to your kids. We think. via Columbia Street Gym
Does your little tyke scale the sofa like it’s mini-Everest and make obstacle courses out of laundry piles, but just putting a basketball in her hands sends her screeching for the iPad? Races his brother up the stairs every day, but locked himself in his room the first day of peewee football? Well, maybe you guys just haven’t found the right outlet for his competitive, agile spirit. What if there were a way for your young’un to pursue his penchant for alternative exercise, but in an organized sports setting? Like, say, CrossFit? (more…)
Look for this to be the new style in Williamsburg in a couple of weeks
What’s that you say? A new show set in Brooklyn that isn’t about being in your twenties and _____? Sounds promising, but is it for real? Brooklyn Nine-Nine, from Parks and Rec and The Office writers and producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, is another workplace comedy. This time, though, it’s Brooklyn-style. Well, kind of Brooklyn-style, but who cares when you’ve got Andy Samberg to charm the pants off everybody, including himself? (more…)
Morgan Greenseth, co-owner of Champs Family Diner and Brooklyn success story. Photo by Chelsea Russell
You’ve probably heard about us Brooklyn girls by now. We’re Hannah, working service industry jobs with our liberal arts degrees, blowing our tips on craft beers and new tattoos while our parents cover the rent. We’re one of the 2 Broke Girls, saving change from the diner shift and aspiring to a career selling cupcakes made out of the box. And now we’re one of the protagonists in a new book series, Brooklyn Girls, naive post-grads charming our way through each bad decision of our semi-adult lives. You can watch (and read) all you want, but none of those stories will tell you anything about Brooklyn girls—lowercase. (more…)