10/01/14 12:49pm
brooklyn heights wifi

We know, who could possibly think using the number 8 is alright? via Brooklyn Heights Blog

“Funny” WiFi names aren’t always as funny as you think they are, unless of course you can elicit a ridiculous reaction from someone with it. Which is exactly what a ridiculous bro in the Brooklyn Law School dorms on Clark Street accomplished by naming his WiFi “( . Y . ) Boobies.” A pissed-off dad emailed the above screenshot to Brooklyn Heights Blog, telling the blog this “bro nonsense” isn’t a thing “my daughter should have to see this when she comes out of the subway and checks her messages.” Of course, he mentioned that she’s a teenager, so we’d imagine that she sees worse things on an every day basis on Snapchat.

(Previously in funny WiFi names: “Lulu’s Anal Bleaching“)

10/01/14 12:20pm

Taxi-sharing as savior is disputed [Capital]
In other taxi news, here’s how illegal cabs fuck with green cabs. They’re very organized [Village Voice]
Times Square M&M’s store damn near almost killed two people [New York Post]
Giant Sheepshead Bay development sounding worse every day [Sheepshead Bites]
Cops told back teens to get out of Park Slope, for no reason [DNA Info]
Here is your cleanest fast food restaurant in New York City [IQuantNY]
Central Park dirt full of weird microbes we’ve never heard of [Washington Post]

10/01/14 11:34am
prospect park cyclist

This fella ain’t too popular at the moment. via Flickr user Ahmed ElHusseiny

After a pedestrian in Central Park was killed by a cyclist using the area as his own personal velodrome, people started suggesting that cyclists going really really fast in Central Park wan’t the best idea. Unsurprisingly, that suggestion is being made for Prospect Park cyclists too. Instead of civilians doing the suggesting by shaking their fists at you, the NYPD is going to be the ones doing it, by stepping up enforcement in the park, according to Park Slope Stoop’s report from the latest meeting at the 78th Precinct. (more…)

09/30/14 3:26pm
Time_Capsule_Cornerstone_370_Jay_Street

TK. via Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Remember the days of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe? Neither do we, but we’d love to find out more. We aren’t as smart as Doc so rigging up the ol’ DeLorean might be a tall order. We can’t even ask grandma ever since she overshared about that one time with grandpa at the sock-hop. If you want to see what Brooklyn was like half a century ago though, drop by the free time capsule unveiling in Downtown Brooklyn tomorrow, October 1 at 11am (370 Jay St) over by the Downtown Brooklyn information kiosk. (more…)

09/30/14 2:55pm
3rd ward

3rd Ward, the way it appears in most people’s minds now.

When we first checked in on Robin Grearson’s project to try to tally up the debt that 3rd Ward owed teachers and students and members, she had guesstimated that the total would come out to somewhere between $20,000 and $50,000. Well, if you were betting on it, you should have taken the over, because Grearson’s total is already up to $70,503. It’s a good thing we live in a society that quickly repays small debts, otherwise the indebted might never see their money! (more…)

09/30/14 12:00pm

A guy got hit by the F train by 4th and 9th [PIX 11]
Here’s some olde Brooklyn history about a family that lived on Vanderbilt Avenue [Fort Greene Focus]
Uber’s parodic appreciation of teachers who are also Uber drivers [The Awl]
Someone robbed Kickstarter HQ [Gothamist]
Harlem “enjoys” real estate renaissance [Financial Times]
This is how your subway car is made [Business Insider]
Living wage extended to employees of tenants of city-subsidized real estate projects [NYT]
This person leaving Bed-Stuy is…well, this isn’t a great list of reasons to leave [Brick Underground]

09/30/14 11:00am
footloose

Hey! You got a permit for those moves buddy?

A good thing about living in New York is that it doesn’t bear much resemblance to the small Midwestern backwater of Bomont, the setting of the documentary Footloose. Oddly, the one way life in New York mirrors life in Bomont is that dancing is strictly regulated, with anyone who wants to host “public dancing” in their establishment required to get a cabaret license from the government. The owner of Williamsburg’s Muchmore’s doesn’t think that’s fair, and according to the Wall Street Journal is now suing the city of New York over the constitutionality of the cabaret law. (more…)

09/29/14 4:03pm
escape music festival

Red Hook said No-by.

Earlier this month we learned Red Hook was getting a music festival featuring Yeasayer and Moby October 11 and 12. Well just kidding guys, because according to the Brooklyn Paper the Escape Music Festival is honoring its name and has fled from the Red Hook Container Terminal to Governors Island.
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09/29/14 12:00pm

Remembering Williamsburg’s White Castle through filtered pictures [Eater]
It’s not a Gen-Xer, it’s not a millennial, it’s a Xennial [Good Magazine]
Astoria mega-project faces council vote [DNA Info]
Here’s a Bushwick hate crime to brighten up your day [Daily News]
Three years in Rikers with no trial for being accused stealing a backpack [The New Yorker]
Hey what’s up with the armories left in New York City? [Untapped Cities]
CCRB says the NYPD letting too many chokeholds happen [Runnin' Scared]
Here’s Derek Jeter’s final at-bat ever [Deadspin]

We hope to god he wears this

We hope to god he wears this

When Neil Diamond announced he was playing a secret show, his first ever in Brooklyn, we figured the announcement was just some cryptic bullshit to gin up publicity for a Barclays Center show. After all, this is the Jewish Elvis we’re talking about, he wasn’t gonna suddenly pop in at Shea Stadium. Confounding our expectations though, Diamond announced on Twitter and Facebook that his secret show will be a free gig at Erasmus Hall High School (911 Flatbush Avenue). (more…)