Street harassment is an ongoing issue currently being experienced by women all over America, including our fair borough. Recently catcallers have had their overdue moment in the media spotlight with Hollaback’s “10 Hours Walking in New York” video, which brought the immediacy of the issue to the forefront of the national dialogue. Everyone has an opinion on catcalling, and Brooklyn’s own Shanthony Exum – who raps under the handle Miss Eaves – is no different. But instead of writing a heated Facebook status or lamenting with her friends over drinks, Miss Eaves decided to lay down a track calling out catcallers, and now she has a paradigm-shifting music video (which she co-directed with roommate Sal Caino) that makes a man the object of unwanted sexual attention. We caught up with Miss Eaves to find out what exactly inspired her to rap about the least favorite part of any woman’s commute. (more…)
We’re not gonna beat around the bush here: we don’t think it’s at all coincidental that the trailer for season 2 of Broad City dropped around the same time that Mayor Tall said the city would stop arresting people for pot. It’s kind of like the “Welcome to New York”/tourism ambassador Taylor Swift news, except no one will ever admit to it. Anyway, what can you expect this season? Panache, spunk, jizzy-jazz, titty chips, Ilana has a dick maybe, Abbi still can’t catch a break at Soulstice and she also yells at a kitten. So, your typical Broad City stuff. (more…)
Maybe Hannah will write one of those “Leaving New York” personal essays
The seasons are changing, and with them brings the cool chill of millennial Brooklynites fucking up, fucking each other, and…moving to Iowa? That’s right, Girls may not be back until January, but the season four trailer dropped over the weekend.
Hannah looks happy writing about herself and frolicking in cow country, Adam seems apathetic and tortured about it (per usual), Marnie’s getting laid by her taken bandmate (which totally won’t backfire), Shosh is about to get bitch slapped real hard by “The Real World,” and by the end of the season Jessa will be dead with four midgets in an opium den in Saigon. I jest – but who knows? I wouldn’t put it past Lena. If anything, this season looks like it will be a nice departure from the very dark, grim, and ultimately depressing tone of the last. Hopefully things are on the upswing for these twentysomething tropes, because Girls is basically a Farmer’s Almanac for how well us millennials will weather the ensuing year.
If you hadn’t heard, there have been a rash of stores in Harlem, Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy putting up signs stating that people wearing hoodies or masks in the store would be charged with trespassing. Masks are on thing, but people seemed a little annoyed by the idea of criminalizing hoodies. ANIMAL New York took the ban to it’s logical conclusion though, and sent a nice young man out in front of a bodega with one of the signs to act as a coat check of sorts, but for hoodies instead of coats. At the very least, it’s an accommodating gesture. (more…)
We’ve seen what it’s like to walk NYC’s streets as a woman, but Running Late’s Scott Rogowsky showed us that some of those “Are you Jewish? Are you Jewish?” dudes can get a little aggressive. And they’re everywhere, apparently. (more…)
When it comes to spooky lives, obviously every day in the lives of haunted Williamsburg apartment dwellers the Triplets of Kings County is Halloween. Still, even for these three identical 18-year-old triplets who are just trying to make it in this crazy city, their Halloween adventure was a step above the norm. They get free meat, meet their dopplegangers, attend a murder mystery dinner (with real murder) and learn some valuable lessons before the twist ending. We won’t spoil that though, because it’s on par with Hitchcock and other masters of the plot twist. Anyway, Happy Halloween! (more…)
You could read about what’s going on during a given weekend, and usually you should definitely do that, like say right here at Brokelyn dot com. Sometimes though, you can just watch people tell you the best stuff going on during a weekend, like today for instance. We were on BK Live on BRIC, along with our pal Richard Burroughs from the Brooklyn Reader, to give you the rundown on sex workshops, dogs in costumes, punk rock flea markets and also what we do with our downtime for some reason. So if you’re curious about any of those things, or want to see how awesome our Brokelyn High varsity jackets look in action, here you go! (more…)
There wasn’t really a song of the summer this year, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is going to go look for a song of the fall or song of the winter. Well, you’d think they wouldn’t, but that’s actually exactly what the Pine Box Rock Shop’s Late Night Basement did, teaming up with the Mates of State to record a whole song paying tribute to some people’s favorite season. “(I’mma) Light Sweater actually does a pretty good job of capturing the fall, what with not being too celebratory but also not being too much of a downer, and hits on all the major themes: pumpkins, how it’s kinda chilly but not really chilly, the days getting shorter, leaf blowers, guys just kinda barfing up leaves and how sweatpants give away your boner. Whether this will reach the heights of say, your “Blurred Lines” or “Time to Pretend,” we don’t know, but it may as well. (more…)