The rules of the road are going to be thrown out the window this Friday. Image via Facebook

The rules of the road are going to be thrown out the window this Friday. Image via Facebook

We’re only a few weeks away from entire parts of Manhattan being open for us to walk/bike/run without fear of getting crushed by cars/buses/ice cream trucks etc. Summer Streets is an event that we all look forward to, but this Friday, you can experience the freedom of Brooklyn streets free of all those machines in Bay Ridge’s annual Summer Stroll. (more…)

04/22/15 11:08am
Someone in here is getting down in a very rude manner

Someone in here is getting down in a very rude manner

Where is New York City’s loudest sex happening? It’s a question that’s theorists have wrestled with for ages. You might have guessed it’s happening somewhere in the Brooklyn Bone Belt, but new research unveiled by DNA Info today shows that’s the incorrect answer. It turns out that answer does lie in Brooklyn though, with a lascivious couple in Bay Ridge making life so hard for their neighbors with their loud, constant fucking that it’s led to six complaint calls to 311 in just three months, which is tops in the city for that very specific complaint. Really puts a new spin on Bay Ridge’s new reputation as “up and coming.” (more…)

04/20/15 2:00pm
brooklyn feral cats

When reached for comment, other feral cats yawned and licked themselves. via Flickr user Anthony Fine

The MTA isn’t exactly on what anyone would call a winning streak. There’s the frequent train breakdowns and delays during rush hour, the weekend L train shutdowns, the fare hike and the sense that they’re an enormous faceless government entity that doesn’t care about puny human existence. Now on top of all that, the Brooklyn Daily reports that cat-lovers in Bensonhurst are claiming that the MTA constructed a wall in front of a feral cat colony, blocking the animal lovers’ attempts to feed and rescue the cats.  (more…)

12/15/14 1:13pm
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It’s just like South Slope, except not really. via Flickr user Alex Flint

What is there to even be said about the incessant need for people to declare this neighborhood or that neighborhood the new whatever beyond “Jesus, just put an icepick in my brain already”? Today’s wish for an icepick come courtesy of New York Magazine, which decided that since Sarah Jessica Parker went to Tanoreen once, Bay Ridge is the new South Slope. What does that make South Slope though? (more…)

11/13/14 10:10am
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Up-and-coming and never looking back. via Flickr user mercurialn

It was just a couple weeks ago that the Bensonhurst Bean was talking about how neighborhoods in Southwest Brooklyn were cursed with the “up-and-coming” label. Turns out they were on the right track, because the MNS Rent Report that looked at October rent prices found that with a 9.3% increase in average rent from October 2013 to October 2014, Bay Ridge had the highest overall rent jump in Brooklyn. (more…)

robicelli's

You could maybe learn to make something that approaches looking this good. via Facebook

If you’re anything like me (which you probably aren’t, because my parents say I’m “very unique”) you assume that anything that comes out of a kitchen other than your own automatically tastes better.  It’s not that I’m a bad cook, but I prefer having someone else do the dirty work. But perhaps under the tutelage of some of Brooklyn’s top bakers, my confidence in my kitchen skills would rise? I can answer that question now, and so can you, because Robicelli’s is offering a slew of kitchen skills classes for August, from knife skills to pastry making. (more…)

panera bread

Free energy beats…not free energy. via Facebook

You may not be getting artisanal cold brew free everyday, but Panera Bread is generously pouring out a close second to hype up their new Bay Ridge location: free coffee! We know, Panera Bread. Still, anything free and caffeinated in general should not be scoffed at, so you may as well take it. (more…)

free dentist chair

“Yeah, just sit here on this nightmare chair and think about how much fun being at the dentist is.”

No one likes going to the dentist’s office, because even if your dentist is a perfectly nice man or woman, all the sharp tools and the obsession with perfection just makes people think dentists are a hair away from this at best and this at worst. Still, everyone obsessed with vintage stuff, so if you want yet another vintage thing, someone in Bay Ridge is giving away this vintage dentist chair. Just have the guest you like the least sit in it, and while the rest of your friends are having fun being at your apartment, that person will be trying to get comfortable while reliving nightmares of dentist trips past.

robicelli's

Not with these though, these look great. via Facebook

Everyone wants their next food creation to be the next cronut or next ramen burger, anything but the next cupcake, because that’s how you go bankrupt. Of course, what’s the magic formula to making a food that people take Instagrams of themselves waiting on the line, buying the thing, eating the thing and throwing up because they are too many of the thing? No one quite knows, but dispenser of cupcakes and love advice Allison Robicelli is openly declaring her intention to make an Instagram-worthy, line-causing ridiculous food product at her Bay Ridge bakery (9009 5th Avenue), as part of Robicelli’s Jump the Shark Summer. This is so crazy it just might work. (more…)

bay ridge vintage shop

This and so, so much more can be yours, if you run a 501 (c)3!

We know that some of you Brokelyn readers are a solid bunch, who do selfless work for non-profits, so we came across something that could be very much of interest to you. A vintage store in Bay Ridge is donating the contents of their entire store to whatever certified 501 (c)3 comes asking. Seriously, that picture above doesn’t even come close to everything your organization can receive. (more…)