Wilenta and her tiny library. Photo by Edward Smith, via Little Brooklyn Farm

Wilenta and her tiny library. Photo by Edward Smith, via Little Brooklyn Farm

You ever walk down the street and wish you could come upon a kiosk full of books that you could choose one from? Pretty specific daydream, we know. But if you ever have, Jennifer Wilenta of Ditmas Park has made that daydream a reality by constructing a Little Free Library in front of her house. (more…)

Well, then you should keep reading. via Flickr user Mike S.

Well, then you should keep reading. via Flickr user Mike S.

Hey, do you live in Ditmas Park? Or are just so full of civic pride and want to help people clean up their neighborhoods? Boy, you sure are charitable, aren’t you? Well, whether you want to clean your neighborhood or just help other people, you’ll have a chance to on Saturday when the Church Avenue Business Improvement District does a cleanup down the length of Church Avenue. (more…)

Just a total normal day in Ditmas Park. via DP Corner

Just a total normal day in Ditmas Park. via DP Corner

There’s always so much going on in Brooklyn, that no matter what you do with your time, you’re bound to be missing out on something. Especially if you’re working in an office or something. Bleh, who wants to do that? Especially when something like The National showing up to Sycamore to promote their new album happens. Hm? Yeah, they played there, because that’s what fantastically successful indie rock bands do, is play small bar/flower shops on a Tuesday afternoon. (more…)

Traifik d’Info is one of the films set to screen this year.

Traifik d’Info is one of the films set to screen this year.

Carribeing, Flatbush’s annual film festival celebrating Caribbean cinema and culture, needs some help getting off the ground this year. So, like any good artistic endeavor, they’ve turned to crowdfunding — though, their campaign’s a little more, uh, technical than some of the other ones we’ve seen. (more…)

Who needs a car?

Who needs a car?

Brooklyn is home to plenty of cars, but do they ever really go anywhere? Anyone who’s ever driven around here and waited through two light cycles to go one block can tell you that, well, no, not always. Still, people really like their cars, and one argument that’s tough to argue against is that cars can transport more stuff through the city than a bike. But the Ditmas Park Corner talked to a new group that’s changing the equation by rolling out a fleet of cargo bikes. (more…)

Smile if you deserve to be voted out of office!

Smile if you deserve to be voted out of office!

You may have heard that professional aggrieved person/member of the New York State Assembly Dov Hikind recently found himself in a little hot water. And for what, just a little blackface during Purim? And saying things like “someone gave me the hair of the actual, you know, sort of a black basketball player.” Oh and then abjectly refusing to apologize and saying things like “maybe I would be a gay person . . . by the way, would that be okay, Zev? If I played a gay person next year?” Well, the Daily Show noticed too, covering it by going over Hikind’s record of standing up against intolerance (of Jews) and then with their official Purim correspondent dropping Yiddish bombs left and right. (more…)

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Obviously you guys knew about our Real Estate section, but did you know that we’ve made some changes to pretty it up a bit? Well, we have, so now seems as good a time as ever to see what magical deals can be found within. For starters, how about this 3-bedroom in Ditmas Park for $2,500/month. It’s being called “unbelievable,” and we can see why. Even without the furniture (we know, sucks you have to buy some) the place just oozes class and refinement. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t go home with a six pack of High Life every night. (more…)

Show your bike some love. via Flickr user David 23

Show your bike some love. via Flickr user David 23

There’s snow on the ground right now, so riding a bike is probably the last thing on many of your minds. But guess what? Hard as it is to believe, it will be warm again in time and you’ll remember that a bike is an excellent way to get around Brooklyn. But what if you get a flat? Or need to replace a worn down brake pad? You could take it to a bike shop and hang around while they do the repair, OR you could prepare to be self-reliant at Flatbush Mutual Aid’s free bike repair clinics. (more…)

You're late for a very important date with a tattoo needle. via Facebook

You’re late for a very important date with a tattoo needle. via Facebook

Is there anyone who doesn’t like Alice in Wonderland? We’d just like to know if somehow one of the most beloved and mind-bending fairy tales of all time isn’t really your cup of tea that makes you very tall or very small. If though, you are a fan of passing through the looking glass and want people to know that forever, Brooklyn tattoo parlor Tattoo Wonderland has a deal for you: 25% off an Alice-themed tattoo through the month of January. But, because you read Brokelyn, there’s a possibility to make that discount even better. (more…)

Excuse our drool

Excuse our drool

Last time we reported on a free brunch we were afraid there would be fistfights and riots as people grappled for table space at Barboncino. And while we know New Yorkers love pizza, there’s a new riot-inducing free brunch on the horizon: Flatbush Caribbean restaurant Mangoseed is giving out traditional or jerk chicken and waffles this Sunday. Get your knives bibs out, cause this one is gonna get messy. (more…)