popcorn machine

Your path to popcorn moguldom beings today

One of the difficult things about living in New York City is that you have to settle for popcorn from either a microwave or a stovetop, because no one owns a popcorn machine except for movie theatre owners. You can finally stop eating popcorn like a goddamn caveman though, because someone on Craigslist is letting the world know there are two free popcorn machines sitting out on the curb in front of the Bell House today. Truly, this is the land of opportunity that Taylor Swift sang about.

Not only do these two popcorn machines work, but they’re also said to be “in perfect condition,” by whoever is leaving them out on the curb. This is the perfect opportunity for whoever hosts a lot of movie nights, has a lot of popcorn kernels for some reason, or is ready to take their first step on the road to being a popcorn mogul. Pick these up and one day when Fortune asks you how you got your start, you can proudly tell them, “I got two popcorn machines out of the garbage in Gowanus.”

10/10/14 12:52pm
Chat about The Craft, even if you don't practice the craft

Chat about The Craft, even if you don’t practice the craft

When Halloween falls on a week day, Brooklyn celebrates Halloween all month long. This year, Halloween is on a Friday and well, that’s still not stopping us from partying with witches and goblins all throughout the month of October, nor are we excluding Mondays. On this upcoming Monday, October 13, femme-centric film podcast Bonnie & Maude is hosting a spooky “Monday the 13th” evening of music and presentations centered around witchcraft seen in movies, pop culture and television called All of Them Witches at the Bell House (Monday the 13th, get it?! Don’t turn inside out!). (more…)

10/08/14 4:28pm
gowanus wild

Nice place for a walk, just don’t fall in! via Miska Draskoczy

You might already be pretty acquainted with Gowanus and its eponymous canal. You may have canoed in it. You may have even helped fund a show that takes place in it. Still, according to Park Slope Stoop, artist Miska Draskoczy aims to show you a different side of the Gowanus with his upcoming photography exhibit and walking tour entitled “Gowanus Wild,” with an emphasis on studying the delicate balance between natural beauty, a modern, vibrant urban environment, and all that damn sewage that you can find in a place most recently made nationally famous for trapping a poor dolphin and most known for being so very gross in general. (more…)

10/07/14 4:08pm
devour hour

Doesn’t matter how funny they are when you’re eating free empanadas. But they’ll probably be funny. via Flickr user Pablo Flores

Friends don’t let friends stay hangry. Seriously, your stomach’s empty and you turn into a nightmare until somebody stuffs a bodega sandwich into you. Before you rage against the world for not letting you eat that bike tire turned doughnut, drop by Hank’s Saloon (46 3rd Ave) Wednesday, October 8 for their debut monthly comedy show Devour Hour, offering free food and and some seriously funny entertainment. (more…)

morbid anatomy museum

Oh sure, not spooky at all. via Facebook

Remember when it was cool to wear all black and be openly depressed and obsessed with death? Being a teen goth wasn’t my thing, but just because you choose to dress in color and be optimistic about life and the world doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate and partake in the creepier thing sin life. Like the death-obsessed Morbid Anatomy Museum (424A 3rd Avenue) in Gowanus, for instance. And with this Amazon local deal of the day you can appreciate it for less, with 55% off an annual membership! (more…)

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…)