10/06/14 10:59am
squibb bridge

Just one more reason to hate winter. Photo by Julienne Schaer, via Facebook

Have you had fun bouncing on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Squibb Bridge? Or freaking out friends by bouncing on it while they gripped the edges, clearly freaking out about the whole thing? Well, we hope you got your precious memories of that in, because according to the New York Times, the Squibb Bridge is going to be closed until the spring. Not for any big deal reason or anything, it’s just that engineers have to make sure the bridge can still actually stand instead of dropping you and your friends into traffic. Oh, maybe that is a big deal. (more…)

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“)

Hmm...it might be time. via Flicker user James

Hmm…it might be time. via Flicker user James

You know you’re really poor when your clothes literally start falling apart while still on your back. It’s okay, we’ve all been there, and lucky for you, this weekend you can get them fixed for free at the DUMBO Arts Festival. Artist Anne Breimaier and her Mending Machine will have a booth set up through November 20, ready to sew any clothes you bring to her and as an added bonus you can call it art! (more…)

doc gooden

Show your fastball off in front of Doctor K this weekend

The Mets may have already abandoned you and your hope for a playoff berth this summer with their fifth straight losing season and the overall feeling that the earth underneath Citi Field will open up, swallowing the team whole as they fall into a bottomless, swirling abyss, but they still want to make things right. No no, not with a higher payroll or anything, don’t be silly. The team will be apologizing for committing 6 errors on Monday afternoon by hosting the Mets Jam Music Festival, at Brooklyn Bridge Park with the help of Top 40 radio mill Z100. Mets legends like Doc Gooden will be there, to hear your jokes about how they could probably make the team this year. (more…)

national dog day

Make your dog happy AND cultured by bringing her to a free reading. Photo by David Colon

Does Rover give you sad eyes each time you head out the door? We wish we could take our dogs everywhere too. Show your pooch how much you appreciate her by taking her along to a free reading on National Dog Day, August 26, at the Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital (59 Hicks Street). Your dog will be as excited for this event as she is when she sees her food bowl. (more…)

dumbo archway

This, but also with dancing. via Flickr user dumbonyc

There’s nothing like an outdoor dance party to prove to haters that IT’S STILL SUMMER YA JERKS. Fortunately for us all, there just happens to be a big outdoor dance party this weekend that is both free and in Brooklyn. Is there any downside to this? We guess if you’re afraid of dancing it’s ALL downside, but other than that, no.  (more…)

08/12/14 1:31pm
brooklyn heights cinema

Show’s over. via Facebook

Everyone seems to be getting priced out around here, and apparently the city’s oldest independent cinema is no exception. Brooklyn Heights Cinema (70 Henry St.) will close at the end of the month, according to DNAinfo. Kenn Lowy, the theatre owner, said the property, which he does not own, had been sold and will likely close August 27. (more…)

melville house publishing

The international sign for “Good cheap books here.” At least today it is. via Facebook

Sometimes your tiny apartment gets a little too cluttered for your taste and you have a stoop sale. Brooklyn-based independent publishers Melville House Publishing knows what that’s like, but instead of putting out crap no one wants, the publisher is basically giving books away today at its DUMBO office/bookstore (145 Plymouth Street) with their Backlist Blowout Sale.

From noon to 9pm today, a huge selection of books from their back catalog will be on sale, with paperbacks going for only $1 and hardcovers for $2! Or if you’re really nuts about literature and can’t make up your mind on what to buy, for $25 they will give you a Melville House tote bag that you can fill with as many books as physically possible.  (more…)

08/04/14 4:00pm
rambo brooklyn

Still the only Rambo we legally recognize.

Hey, remember RAMBO, the imaginary made-up neighborhood near DUMBO that should be given no legitimacy ever, no matter the cost? Despite our best efforts (mostly shaking our fists at the internet and area brokeries), it appears our anger may be in vain, because the stupid made up neighborhood name that barely even covers a neighborhood has been enshrined in the the world’s most accurate encyclopedia, Wikipedia. (more…)

08/04/14 11:57am
one brooklyn bridge park

They think there’s enough housing in the park, thank you very much. via StreetEasy

We all love Brooklyn Bridge Park, even if we had to make peace with the idea that since housing is supposed to pay for the park it means condos overlooking the nice green grass and the roller rink and the pool. Now though, a group of heroes is fighting the incursion of housing, to preserve some of its natural beauty. Sorry, we didn’t mean “heroes,” we meant faux-liberal NIMBYs who don’t want to see affordable housing go up next to their million-dollar condos at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to their incoherent complaints in this weekend’s New York Times. Imagine the horror, the same, the indignity of living next to a family of four who makes $138,440. (more…)