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…)
You’re here doing your art, but you don’t trust your roommate’s dog to not tear up your canvas when you step out for coffee. So, you think about getting a studio but Jesus, those things are expensive. There are offers for affordable studio spaces out there though. Like the one being offered now by Spaceworks that will hook you up with affordable studio space. Much better than being paranoid about the dog. (more…)
We saw this in the Blair Witch Project, we think. via Facebook
Everyone loves bacon. Bacon cheeseburgers. Bacon handguns. Bacon hats. Bacon is America, and every American knows how to make bacon (we are actually terrible at it). So since you’ve been spending all of your free tim perfecting your bacon cooking skills, like we’ve been told the goyim have an affinity for, why not get the respect and admiration of your peers by grabbing a slot in the upcoming Bacon Takedown at the Bell House? (more…)
If you worked here, you’d have a job by now. via Crain’s
Your continued survival depends on your getting nutrients into your body, often delivered by way of food. Food, sadly, costs money, which is typically legally obtained by working at a job. But where to find these jobs? How about Whole Foods? The froofy grocery chain is going to need people to work in its Gowanus location, or it’ll be this weird empty ghost town with nothing on the shelves, so to that end, they’re hiring. So you get to hang out with bread all day and you still get a 401K with it. Not a bad gig. (more…)
Everyone loves a street fair. Except for grumpy jerks that is, but since when do we take their opinions seriously? Yes, a street fair is a great place to walk around drinking in public, seeing people you haven’t seen in months because you’ve all converged on one location with food and bands and local vendors. And out of all the street fairs in New York, the Atlantic Antic probably does it better than all of them. So we were pleased as punch to get a press release informing us that one month from now, September 29, the Atlantic Antic makes its triumphant return to Atlantic Avenue. (more…)
He’s bringing back Kurt and Kristen! Photo by Mandee Johnson, via Facebook
Well OK, we goofed when we wrote up the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and said that Brooklyn hadn’t had a comedy festival yet. And now that mistake is coming around to hit us in the face like so many cream pies, because the lineup and dates for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival have been announced, and holy moly. It looks good enough to skip your friend’s wedding to see it. (more…)
Now that Williamsburg is gentrified to the point where people take out mortgages just to look at the real estate listings there, developers are striking out to other neighborhoods. One such neighborhood is Gowanus which, despite the presence of a ridiculously polluted canal, is slated for a slew of new housing. Local activists Save Gowanus have set their sights on one such development, a planned 12-story tower on Bond Street, and are having a rally in opposition to it tonight. (more…)
He’s smiling because he knows he can blame you if this goes wrong. via Facebook
If you’ll recall, city council member and brunch ally Stephen Levin previously made news for opening up the city’s budgeting process to people in his council district. The question of what to do with a cool one million dollars was left up to residents Levin represented, who eventually decided on tree planting, some park upgrades and school technology funds, all noble goals. If you missed out on the process last time, or have an awesome idea, we’ve got good news: Levin is looking for people to join a committee for the budget program’s next round. (more…)
In 2013 Brooklyn, a laundromat can’t be just a laundromat. It has to give you wi-fi and arcade games, brunch and host readings. Mostly because of multi-tasking we guess. Sure you could just do your laundry, but wouldn’t you rather do your laundry and get treated to a Solange concert at the same time? Well, Solange and her band showed up at Atlantis Super Wash in Boerum Hill the other day and made that fantasy a reality. But don’t look for her at your local laundry place: “the coolest girl in Brooklyn” just picked up and moved to New Orleans. You’ll pay for this one, NOLA.
Instagrammers across Brooklyn are mourning the loss of their second favorite sign, Third Avenue and Sixth Street’s Eagle Clothes. The once neon-lit sign currently adorns the top of U-Haul’s Park Slope location, and will be dismantled as they make way for an additional two floors. Maybe this will get people to reconsider how much stuff they really need to store. (more…)