08/31/14 6:00am
New drugs, old methods. (via AJA)

New drugs, old methods. (via AJA)

On Sushi: “That’s like shaking your wanker in public.” [Vice]
On Chateaux: “It is what we all dream for ourselves.” [Medievalists]
On Drugs: “He’d sprinkle it in, light me up and bye bye!” [Mashable]
On Movement: “You know what? Screw it. I’m going to Richmond…” [AJA]
On Habits: “…the computer made 100 drinkable cups and no errors.” [FastCo]
On Release: “…almost everyone has peed in the ocean at some stage in their lives…” [ACS]
On Prophets: “…in Andrew W.K., we have a philosopher for these crazy times.” [FlavorWire]
On Hopes: “If you would go out there and look at Marine Park, you would understand…” [PR]
On Work: “Just because we have privilege doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our lives.” [New Republic]
On Solitude: “When I mentioned Thoreau, … Chris dismissed him with a single word: ‘dilettante.’” [GQ]
On Planning: “Once heralded as a firm commitment to an event in the future, a plan is now largely considered to be a string of noncommittal text messages leading up to a series of potential, though unlikely, events.” [Alex Cornell]

08/28/14 12:00pm

Everything’s going GREAT with Atlantic Yards construction! (There’s another delay) [WSJ]
Whoops, someone lost their bottomless brunch serving privileges [NBC4]
New Yorkers are turning against the cops [Daily News]
Maybe because the cops rarely face discipline for doing wrong [WNYC]
ANOTHER DAMN TRAIN FULL OF BEDBUGS [NY1]
Oh hey what’s up with the Lightstone project in Gowanus? [Gowanus Your Face Off]
Which neighborhoods will be the next to get super-gentrified? [Capital]

08/27/14 12:00pm

Finally, Bushwick gets the gravitas it deserves [New Yorker]
Uber’s scheming on a thing – that’s sabotage! [The Verge]
Aaaand a fake cabbie tried to rape a woman [DNAInfo]
4th Avenue development marches on [Observer]
C-Sections can take a big cut of your budget [Billfold]
Seven years on and we’re still talking about the Sopranos [Decider]
Strange how 9 of the 10 best restaurants in Crown Heights opened in the past three years [VV]

08/26/14 4:21pm
We'd swipe right for Aracelis Girmay

We might swipe right for you, Aracelis Girmay

Public transit is full of people trying to force culture on you, what with all the fairly talented street performers and those Metro distributors trying to trick you into reading free newspapers. The MTA will now be joining this bombardment by expanding their Poetry in Motion program to buses, our final culture-free sanctuary, according to the New York Observer. (more…)

08/26/14 2:58pm
fear city

This is where we’re at now, according to the NYPD

When it comes to the DNC in Brooklyn, there are powerful forces in favor and opposed to it. In favor of it, you’ve got the Clintons and the Democratic establishment in New York City. On the other side, you’ve got a delegation of bloggers as handsome as they are funny. Apparently the police union agrees with us, the handsome bloggers though, with the Sergeants Benevolent Association head Ed Mullins on a media tour agains the idea of the DNC coming here. Why? Because New York is back to being a crime-filled cesspool with weak ineffectual liberals at the helm. (more…)

08/26/14 12:00pm

Duane Reade is New York’s most expensive drug store [Scouting New York]
Ideas for more affordable housing, so Brooklyn doesn’t become ENTIRELY for rich jerks [Daily News]
DUMBO artists getting squeezed out by new, luxury housing-hungry landlords [DNA Info]
Apparently New York City has a floating library. That’s fun [Untapped Cities]
Soft serve justice arrives as three frozen yogurt shops go under [Grub Street]
Mass transit: It gets you places, it keeps cities cheap [City Labs]
Everyone is confused by mortgages, not just you [Wall Street Journal]
What’s taking so long for the police body cameras to show up? [Capital]

08/26/14 10:12am
new amsterdam

God it was much realer back then, you know?

In what would become a long-running theme throughout its history, today marks the anniversary of one of the first invasions of New York City by outsiders wearing funny clothes and not speaking in the same accents as the original inhabitants. We’re speaking of course, about the day in 1664 when the British first docked warships in Gravesend Bay and eventually sent troops to get a peaceful surrender out of the director-general of what was then known as New Amsterdam. (more…)

the warriors

Warriorssssss…don’t miss your trainnnnn

Ever catch your friends complaining about how the subways have no character anymore? First of all, remind them that riders are now just as terrified of picking up bedbugs as they were of being mugged back in the day, which has to count for something. Second, direct them to BAM’s “Retro Metro” film series starting in late September, which will trace the history of the subway system in film, from the 30s to the 90s. Opening the series? The Warriors! (more…)

08/25/14 12:16pm

Maybe give us a small, manageable piece of the X train [Second Avenue Sagas]
Some crazy climbed the Brooklyn Bridge, got arrested [Daily News]
Bushwick is getting a two-floor Mexican joint from The Commodore team [Grub Street]
One-third of Citi Bikes are in the repair shop [New York Post]
Chloe Sevigny doesn’t care for the East Village anymore [Daily Beast]
Which neighborhood are these new Brooklyn luxury developments in? We don’t know either [NYT]
Hey how much does a pony party cost? For children, you pervert [The Billfold]

08/25/14 11:58am
brooklyn affordable housing

All those dots? Those are places you’ll desperately try to live!

The first of the month is coming up and you know what that means: paying your extremely high rent at your apartment! It’s that or start a lengthy eviction process. While you begrudgingly write out your check for your landlord though, you can keep a little hope in your heart because DNA Info put together a handy interactive map of a bunch of the affordable housing that’s coming to Brooklyn in the near future. Will you wind up living there? Hmm…hey! Look over there! (more…)