Everyone is very, VERY excited about the return of Arrested Development. We’re all planning on wasting a beautiful late spring/early summer day to binge watch the episodes. You uh, you are, right? It’s not just us? But if you need something more, if you need Arrested Development inside you, why not drop $45 on an AD-themed tasting menu at Clinton Hill’s Three Letters? Hm? No, we have no problem with that. (more…)
Speaking of TV shows that were killed by Fox and left beautiful corpses, man, how about Firefly? That was an awesome show, kinda goofy theme song and all. But the sci-fi Western never caught on, with Fox not even airing the entire first season, to the chagrin of nerds like us. And while other TV shows have made it back from a Fox grave, Firefly wasn’t able to, except for a movie based on it, Serenity. Well, good news: Joss Whedon is stopping in at BAM later this month to introduce Serenity and watch it with all you nerds. Hooray! (more…)
Can you spell something more intriguing than “Micro Lip” or “Pink Crown,” if you’re only given 19 letters? After seeing how much people loved them, BAM is rolling out two more David Byrne-designed bike racks, and they can be based on an eight letter phrase that you come up with. (more…)
The Islanders, who have been stuck in the virtual desert that is Uniondale for their entire history, are now moving to Brooklyn. This (and our thoughts on it) were all that were known about the move. Until now, with word leaking out that focus groups are testing out some new uniforms for the moribund franchise. But what colors correctly put forward “We used to play down the street from the Roosevelt Field mall?” (more…)
Now that Brooklyn has a professional sports team again, it’s about time it starts getting some bonus sporting events to go with it. And now, we’re not talking about
hilarious baffling playoff misfires, we’re talking about the NBA All Star Game. It’s coming to New York one way or another in 2015, which means it’s either Barclays or the Garden. Want to see what happens when an all-star game descends on Brooklyn? You can help make it happen. (more…)
Last night, City Councilmember Letitia James convened a public hearing for residents of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to talk about their opinions on the suddenly controversial bike share program, and it was slightly tense, as anything dealing with bikes is. People for and against the stations used “think of the children” as an argument, like a bunch of Helen Lovejoys, there were moments of booing and shouting and there was even a smattering of applause when James mentioned the vandalism of one of the bike stations, because we’re all reasonable adults here.
The biggest news to come out of the meeting though, turned out to be a boon for opponents of the program and a warning to supporters: if Citibike isn’t profitable, the city won’t be subsidizing it. So if it doesn’t make money for Citi and Alta Bicycle Share, the city will quietly shunt it off to the same scrap heap that houses all those unsold E.T. Atari cartridges. (more…)
CitiBike: everyone loves it! Right? New Yorkers have been waiting with bated breath for the bike share program to finally get off the ground and steal some parking spaces from deserving cars and bully drivers into doing things like realizing people ride bikes around here. Well OK, so there was the guy staging a one-man sit-in in Manhattan, he didn’t like it too much. And now we can add extremely reasonable and not resorting anything rash yet people in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, who object to Citi-branded bikes on landmark residential blocks. Of course, some people are very much in favor of bike share, so you know what that means:
West Side Story-style gang dance/fight a public meeting! (more…)
Now that Jay-Z’s severing his last, tepid ties to Brooklyn and throwing in the Nets towel, it’s time for someone new to reign over Kings County dwellers as the Lord of the
Rusty Turtle Barclays Center. And he might be bringing a few AMAs with him — reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is reportedly in talks to buy Jay-Z’s minority shares, and he’s making his bid on (surprise) reddit. (more…)
Things have been relatively peaceful in the months since the
LIBOR Barclays Center landed in Fort Greene. Residents have been able to fight off a potential Hooters invasion and roving bands of publicly urinating yahoos in Jerry Stackhouse jerseys haven’t been seen all that often. But it looks like there are some dark clouds on the horizon in the form of a giant sports bar/lounge/restaurant thing landing in the neighborhood soon. What, is Buffalo Wild Wings not enough for you people? (more…)
As the weather becomes naturally more warmer, we look for signs of summer everywhere, like say, the re-opening of Habana Outpost. And oh, what do you know, it’s this Saturday. And while the frigid winter might have had you welcoming a future marked by global warming, the environment still needs some of tender lovin’ care courtesy of the people of Earth. So Habana Outpost, which already has already had their bathrooms recognized for eco-friendliness, is hosting their sixth annual Earth Day Expo when they open, which will feature tons of fun (and free!) activities that’ll help you keep the greenery green. (more…)
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