04/17/14 1:43pm
Never Give Up, Bully Me Down

They put the “art” in “me harty”

In light of today’s sad announcement from Incubator Arts Project  that it will not be renewing its lease (due to rising costs of running a nonprofit), the theatre world sure could use a pick-me-up. And just in time, a ragtag band of artists known as the Letter of Marquee (LOM) Theatre Company are putting on a show. It’s Passover, so your reaction of course, is “What makes this show different from all other shows?” Well for starters, it’s free. And it’s taking place in bars across Brooklyn starting next Tuesday. And it also involves pirates. (more…)

04/16/14 1:33pm

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If you haven’t paid your taxes, then maybe you should stop reading and write some last requests, because the IRS is undoubtedly on its way to end your days. But otherwise, hey! Check out these new apartment listings that feature ways for you to get cozy on the cheap while you wait for that tax return, in an exciting new “Look at this Fucking Kitchen” edition!

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04/02/14 2:10pm

Clinton Hill listing 4:2

Winter was a fucking downer but April is looking up. And if you avoid moving into a renovated high-rise, you can be, too! Opt out of the shiny-faucet condo life this spring and check out these lowdown townhouses up for grabs on the market today. Real estate is no stranger to the old saying that good things come in threes, it seems—most of the best deals from our real estate listings this week are on 3-bedroom apts. (more…)

03/26/14 1:39pm
red wednesday built for collapse

RED WEDNESDAY ain’t your mama’s theatre. Unless your mama is kinda weird. via Facebook

Looking for something free to do this week? Tired of phoning it in with bar food and sapling grabs? Take heart: sometimes art is free too, and we’re not just talking about weekly museum hours. On Thursday, March 27, the LaGuardia Performing Arts College (LPAC) is collaborating with the Center for Holographic Arts (HOLOCENTER) to host a completely free theatre festival called the Rough Draft Festival, in celebration of one of the most obscure beloved world holidays, World Theatre Day. (more…)

03/20/14 9:04am
cruel intentions

See, there were sexless Gen-X couples also

Okay sure, so Eastern Europe is acting like Legos and NASA recently predicted the end of life as we know it. But we don’t need to deal with that right now, guys! Apparently, the most pressing issue on the minds of this generation is more like: why are we having less sex? Across the pond, The Guardian recently published the results of a study conducted at the University College of London, which claims to have found a steady two-decade decrease in young people fucking.

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03/14/14 10:15am
Four & Twenty Blackbirds

All you need is a good book and you’re set. via Four & Twenty Blackbirds Instagram

In case you haven’t heard, pie mecca Four & Twenty Blackbirds opened a new location today at the Brooklyn Public Library. They’re taking over the BPL’s café space and turning into a full-service food spot, with chefs from The Pines and Vinegar Hill House, but most importantly, will be serving slices of their famous pies. So in honor of Pi(e) Day, and in celebration of this long-awaited expansion, the Four & Twenty pie makers got together to bring you a list of pie & book pairings for your first trip to their new branch.
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03/10/14 7:00am
amtrak residency

Getting picked to do this residency would be quite the (emergency) brake. via Facebook

There’s just something about travel that gets us feeling all of the feelings—especially for writers. Who among us can’t attest to having looked wistfully out the window of the D as it passed over the Manhattan Bridge, or to crying softly in the backseat of a friend’s car while Oasis played us down the interstate. Point is: we always seem to find our most inspired thoughts while on our way from one place to another. So of course, once everyone heard about Jessica Gross being treated to a writer’s residency by Amtrak, we were all hoping for our chance to write the rails. Start packing your suitcase, because Amtrak is now taking applications to do just that. (more…)

park slope united methodist church book sale

People at last year’s book sale looking for good books to give a good home to. via Facebook

If there’s one thing I envy about Christianity, it’s that churches know how to party. After seeing a thrift store underneath one, a pop-up restaurant inside another one and an NYU dorm disguised as one, and I’m officially jealous. And starting Thursday night, the Park Slope Methodist Church’s annual book sale is all set to be another must-attend event for socialites, Brooklynites, and neophytes alike—not to mention people who still read hard-copy books. (more…)

loftopera

Look at these fucking hipsters cultured individuals. Photo by Giorgia Valli, via LoftOpera

Remember LoftOpera, those guys and gals who are making opera cool again? Well, they’re alive and well and living in Paris are all set to do a show about living in Paris. So once you’re done recovering from the commercial oppression of the holiday-that-isn’t-even-a-holiday (I’m talkin’ to you, Valentine’s Day), how about taking some highbrow art in a loft with a view of the city skyline with LoftOpera’s production of La Bohème?
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02/12/14 11:01am
prospect park winter

Why pay on Valentine’s Day when you can walk through a tunnel of love (of sorts) in Prospect Park? via Flickr user Mambo’Dan

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means: Duane Reade is guilting you with boxes of overpriced chocolates you now feel pressured to buy for your main squeeze on that “special” day. If you’re reading Brokelyn, you probably want to impress a significant other without breaking the bank (unless you’re these guys) and sometimes collaging pictures together from your road trip to Philly just isn’t going to cut it. In the spirit of romance and all that, here’s a ready-to-go, adventure-packed and couples-approved free Valentine’s Day in BK. It won’t cost you anything, but there may be a few catches along the way.  (more…)