the cyclone

Woahhh…hey… via Flickr user Caitlin Slaninka

It’s been a tough road to spring, what with the various starts and stops and false hopes that this time, finally, is the last bit of snow and bundling up for 10 minutes before leaving the house that everyone will have to put up with. Hell, our phone was so beaten down, it displayed the damn snow icon in the weather app this morning. Just in time for our spring that seems stuck in first gear, we got a perfect metaphor for all of it, with the Cyclone’s opening day derailed by the coaster getting stuck near the top on its second run. (more…)

Back to the Future Jersey

Jersey Thursday is going to be ‘better than ever’ this year. Image via brooklyncyclones.com

Most people like Thursdays because it means Friday is coming. For Brooklyn Cyclones fans, it means Jersdays, the days when the Cyclones give away special jerseys to fans. As per usual, the Cyclones are going all out this summer, with an announcement on their website that they’re going Back to the Future in July with specialized Cyclones/Marty McFly jerseys. (more…)

Wear this and we could be friends forever.

Wear this and we could be friends forever.

Thanks to Jimmy “Hey Let’s Recreate All of the 90s in Real Time” Fallon, Saved by the Bell nostalgia is at a fever pitch this week. Brooklyn’s minor league baseball team has taken notice too. So tuck your shirt into your jeans because the Coney Island Cyclones announced yesterday they’re hosting a Saved by the Bell night this summer against the Tri-City ValleyCats (yes, that is their actual name). It will feature some of your favorite retro-humping 90s high school gags that are sure to leave a green ring of joy around your finger. Players in the June 24 game will sport those special jerseys above, and the themed antics will include a Zack Morris “TIMEOUT” race around the bases, an Oldest Cell Phone in the Park contest and, naturally, an “I’m so excited!” fan cam. If you’re a fan, you might say this event will take the fun to the MAX. More details on how to screech screech screech for the home team here: (more…)

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Looks like Coney Island Brewing Co is riding the F train back home. via Facebook

Brooklynites take the privilege to say “Made in Brooklyn” pretty damn seriously, especially when you have your neighborhood’s namesake in the title of the product. Well here’s great, boozy news for people picky about semantics: after a Hurricane Sandy-issued hiatus, Coney Island Brewing Co. is set to return to Coney Island.

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boardwalk flight coney island

If you missed doing this, you missed it for good. via Luna Park Flickr

Just because it was supposed to snow last night doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about summer and Coney Island rides. If anything, we should talk about them more. Except in this case, we have news that’s a bummer, as Sheepshead Bites revealed that Luna Park is getting rid of the Boardwalk Flight, the ride that strapped you in a vest connected to a wire and then dropped you from 110 feet while slinging you over the boardwalk. It was fun, to say the least. (more…)

ruby's bar coney island

Not just any bar stool, a Coney Island bar stool. Photo by Trivia Vita, via Amusing the Zillion

Doing a bit of redecorating in your apartment? Why, you don’t own it. We’re not gonna stand in your way if you feel the need to get some new furniture though, that’s not our thing. What we will do instead is point you in the direction of furniture that is both cheap and cool, which today means letting you know that as per Amusing the Zillion, Ruby’s in Coney Island is selling off some of their chairs for just $10. Better move fast on this one, just leave work, they’ll understand. (more…)

Behold: complete, utter isolation. (Photo courtesy of I Quant NY)

This morning, I Quant NY released their ranking of Brooklyn neighborhoods in relation to subway distances. Greenpoint topped the list for having the most apartments the closest to the train, but bear in mind that train is the G. Can we even call the G a train? Is Greenpoint really close to a train at all?

According to I Quant NY though, “The five neighborhoods whose centers are farthest from the subway are Marine Park, Sea Gate, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, and Mill Island.” And the least convenient home to find your number one spot for showtime dancers is (drumroll, please)… (more…)

brooklyn bolts

These uniforms are ready for some football. Are you? via Facebook

Are you football fan, horrified by the Jets’ offense, and yet more horrified by everybody at MetLife Stadium cheering for them to put Michael Vick in? Weary that the Giants will start losing again once they play a team with some actual talent on it? Generally put off by the shadiness of Roger Goodell? Well, if you live in or are willing to travel to Brooklyn, you’re not totally out of luck. The inaugural FXFL season is just about ready to kick off, and for a measly $20 (for bleacher seats) you too can watch experimental, semi-professional football live with tickets now on sale to see the Brooklyn Bolts play at MCU Park for the very first time. Good luck even paying just double that for the nosebleeds at MetLife. (more…)

muss-development

This should go over well. via Sheepshead Bites

Man, when it rains developer chutzpah, it really fucking pours. Fresh off the news that some brilliant real estate minds are too busy destroying shit to be bothered to prove they own it, word comes down from Sheepshead Bites that a piece of land previously targeted for a 22-story development that opposed because of its enormity is now being fitted for an even larger building coming in at thirty stories. (more…)

How many of THESE can you wolf down in 11 minutes?

How many of THESE can you wolf down in 11 minutes?

If humanity is remembered for anything, we hope it’s sandwiches. They’re portable, delicious, doughy, delicious magic that we can only wish we could devote more of our days to. But while no restaurants will reply to our requests to be their sandwich testers, Sheepshead Bites reports one place has heard our call, and recognized our need to make a couple bucks: as part of Sheepshead Sumer Stroll, Jimmy’s Famous Heros (1786 Sheepshead Bay Road) will be having a sandwich eating contest with cash prizes, and they need some eaters to answer the call. (more…)