09/30/14 9:58am
dustin diamond bayside the musical

See how Dustin Diamond, and therefore you, ave aged, RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES. via Facebook

Hey guys, are you excited about the Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance? We sure are, and one of the reasons is that our host, “Principal” Scott Rogowsky is clearly excited as well. Why else would he book Dustin Diamond for the premiere Season 6 of “Running Late With Scott Rogowsky” tonight at 8pm, if not to get into the mindset of a high school principal? Well OK, probably because also it should make for an interesting show, what with the Saved by the Bell Lifetime movie having just come out and Diamond bringing the cast of Bayside! The Musical! with him. (more…)

09/23/14 4:26pm
rogue taxidermy fair

Well, that’s one way to convince people you saw a two-headed lamb. via Flickr user Charlyn Wee

It’s not a party until the bedazzled piglet shows up. At least, that’s what the people throwing the Rogue Taxidermy Fair would like you to think. Admittedly, chilling with preserved animals can feel a bit off-putting, but we always thought winged monkeys were more bad-ass than scary and we’d love to see one in real life. Embrace the whimsically macabre by checking out the Rogue Taxidermy Fair on October 5 at 3pm at the Bell House (149 7th Street, Gowanus). (more…)

sidra house

Tobey Maguire PROBABLY won’t be there, but you never know!

While the end of summer is inevitably a downer, don’t resort to hibernation mode just yet. We still have one more (albeit short-lived) season of decent weather before seasonal depression officially begins, so make it count!

Kick off the fall festivities Spanish style at the Sidra House Rules pop-up bar in Boerum Hill. On Thursday, September 25 hit up Building on Bond (112 Bond Street) for unlimited cider starting at 6pm. This $25 deal includes all-you-can-drink cider until the barrels run out (there will 3 kegs containing 80L of alcohol, you’ll get your money’s worth, relax) and a mix of Spanish tapas. (more…)

table 87 pizza

Just because it’ll be fall soon doesn’t mean that there are no more miracles. via Instagram

The end of summer brings many depressing things: Summer Fridays are over, you missed your chance to score the perfect tan again this year, no more outdoor movies… but wait!   I spy a shining beacon in the distance; we still have something to live for after all!  The Gowanus location of pizza place Table 87 (473 3rd Avenue) is serving up something new this fall: free outdoor movies.  (more…)

08/20/14 10:06am
friends of single people

Like this, but Danny Tamberelli and Emmy Blotnick will be up there instead of your lousy friends. via Meatball Presents

Have you been unlucky at love this summer? That’s a shame, what with everyone trying their damndest to get a summer boo to spend lazy days at the beach and bone-filled nights at home (or the beach) with. Don’t despair just yet though, because if you’re single and want a little help meeting that special someone, tonight’s Friends of Single People takes the power to find you love away from your lousy useless friends and gives it to the people who know you best: Brooklyn comedians who you’ve probably never met! (more…)

08/19/14 11:10am
our princess is in another castle

Hell yes we’ll kill some Excitebike

If you’re like us, you still have some vestigial Nintendo thumb skills that aren’t being put to use at the moment because either you don’t have an old Nintendo sitting around, or you have one but you don’t have a TV. Well, it’s time to put those skills you developed as an unathletic 8-year-old to use, because competitive Nintendo league Our Princess Is In Another Castle is setting up every Tuesday night at the Gowanus Whole Foods now. (more…)

littleneck

You can eat this, for a good cause, at Littleneck on Friday night

Don’t worry, you won’t need a swimsuit, or more accurately a biohazard suit, to dive into Gowanus this Friday. Instead, bring an appetite, some cash, and a willingness to drink a lot in order to support the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, when restaurants around the neighborhood show their support with Dive in Gowanus. (more…)

08/11/14 1:47pm
bicyclists' ball

You don’t HAVE to show up like this, but it’d be kind of bad ass. via Flickr user Hugger Industries

If you were too cool to go to your high school prom, congratulations on sticking to your story, but also, here’s your chance to make it all right by heading to the first-ever Bicyclists’ Ball (and Pedestrian Prom), hosted by Transportation Alternatives, the organization that supports cycling, walking, and public transportation in our fair city. (more…)

07/21/14 11:26am
gowanus canal

What do you mean, “raw sewage”? via Flick user prizepony

Despite the fact that it’s a neighborhood where people want to be, and want to get ice cream and have wild dance parties, you have to remember that Gowanus has the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site that gets to host New York City’s sewage overflow. The canal (or rather its ruler, Poseidon), has been in a sharing mood as of late, and has been spreading mysterious, horrible smelling brown goo into homes and businesses around Gowanus according to the Post. Great time for an editorial about how Gowanus should shut up and welcome residential development, huh? (more…)

07/07/14 3:17pm
gowanus

That’s democracy you smell right there. via Flickr user Allison Meier

Here’s the thing about democracy: While it’s the best form of government we have, short of being ruled by some kind of literally perfect and omniscient superman (and even the actual Superman himself couldn’t run a country without being an asshole), it’s also kind of exhausting to hear everyone out all the time. That being said, it’s much better than the alternative, so we welcome the fact that people unhappy with Bridging Gowanus are doing their own community zoning meeting called Take Back Gowanus on Wednesday July 9. (more…)