Did you know someone in Brooklyn actually has the job title of “ice cream truck music composer”? Michael Hearst made a whole album of alternatives to the cloying, poke-me-in-the-eye-with-a-Spongebobsicle Mr. Softee song. Sadly, his frozen dairy ditties never caught on in our neighborhood, but you can hear him talk about his work on a Brooklyn Independent Television special, airing this week, about odd jobs and the Brooklyn folks who do them. Also meet: a pro scrapper, a softball umpire, and someone who makes, dare we say, artisanal boots in his garage. Airing and live streaming Thursday night at 8. Details here. The show is part of this week’s “Best of BIT” series, with other episodes focusing on BK crafties, foodies, oldies, ladies and more. Full lineup here.
Odds are that there are very few people reading Brokelyn who are fans of Pizza Hut, seeing as eating chain pizza in New York City is basically violence, or college sports, because we’ve tried to serve you guys sports content before and you nerds aren’t into it, we get it. But there are definitely lots of […]
1. Booze it up at this month’s BHS Free Friday: Oktoberfest, with Brooklyn beer history from the archives, a beer tasting with Brooklyn Brewery, a screening of Beauty and the Beer, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE) 2. Giggle demurely at LAWL: Ladies and Women Laughing, an all-gal comedy show with Jenny Nelson, Keisha Zollar, Rachel Joravsky, […]
When life gives you lemons you make lemonade. It follows that when life gave us the current election cycle, many tried to turn a profit on it. Ample Hills kept things chill with candidate-themed ice cream flavors; a number of New Yorkers tried to profit in a different way by putting up Craigslist hookup ads for debate-watch sex; and all over the internet, people started […]