Your high school “health” teacher doesn’t know these tricks.
Everyone could use a new bedroom groove now and again, whether you’re paired off or still playing around. Why not bone up on your skills at Babeland? We’re giving away two pair of tickets (normally $20 a piece) to Babeland‘s newest workshop, Hot Tips for Bedroom Bliss. Spend an hour picking up new tips on female pleasure, including oral sex, bedroom toys and other ideas for getting the most out of every romp.
You gotta be an e-mail subscriber to win. Sign up here and click the link in tomorrow’s e-mail to enter. That’s it! We’ll pick two winners next Monday, March 17, at noon.
Babeland is also giving all Brokelyn readers a $5 discount to the workshop. Just visit the event’s Eventbrite page and enter the code “broke” to get the discount.
Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. Lots more getaways to come.
For some Brokelyn staff, anything with mushrooms is a controversial pick for the tournament. via Facebook
If you aren’t a college basketball fan, you probably didn’t realize that March Madness is right around the corner. If you are a college basketball fan, you already know that, since you’ve chewed off your fingernails from nerves in the march towards the tournament. But fan or no, the one thing we can all agree on is that pizza is great, but none of us can agree on which kind of pizza is the best. Park Slope fancy pizza place franny’s is bringing cold hard economics into it though, with a sales-based Sweet Sixteen tournament starting next Monday. Will Dick Vitale be there to howl while you try to eat? Maybe! (more…)
There’s a rumor the cafe will come with a “Pie in exchange for overdue books” program. Photo by Marcus Nilsson, via Facebook
Going to the library is great way to get educated and and a geat wat to stay involved in your community. And once March comes around, it’s gonna be a great place to eat delicious pies, because Melissa and Emily Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds are taking over the cafe in the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Because pies, like reading, are fundamental. (more…)
People at last year’s book sale looking for good books to give a good home to. via Facebook
If there’s one thing I envy about Christianity, it’s that churches know how to party. After seeing a thrift store underneath one, a pop-up restaurant inside another one and an NYU dorm disguised as one, and I’m officially jealous. And starting Thursday night, the Park Slope Methodist Church’s annual book sale is all set to be another must-attend event for socialites, Brooklynites, and neophytes alike—not to mention people who still read hard-copy books. (more…)
What kind of longing for something new exists behind these brownstone doors? via Flickr user Wally Gobetz
A couple summers ago, we had some fun at author Amy Sohn’s expense, after she wrote a rather tame article about how all of her Park Slope friends were sluts and dope addicts, despite a lack of much sex or drugs. But, if the New York Post, is to be believed, Park Slope really is full of slutty spouses, because the neighborhood leads New York in most members registered to married person affair website Ashley Madison. (more…)
We know that the desire to use “Brooklyn” as shorthand for everything twee, unmanly and precious is strong, but someone explain to us what the hell Esquire means by this:
Is the Pentagon about to turn the military into Park Slope?
NBC News obtained a memo currently circulating around the Pentagon that states that the US military is starting to accommodate “individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs” in their dress code. As the report puts it, this includes “conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of service members.”
We’d like to know what Greenpoint’s hipster soldier has to say about this. In the meantime, if anyone knows what the hell Esquire means by this, shoot us a line at toocleverbyhalf [AT] gmail.com
Keep drinking, and keep this happy boy happy. via Facebook
Possibly the only thing better in life than beer is a dog, mostly owing to the fact that dogs can show you the affection back that a beer can’t. Knowing this, Smuttynose Brewing and Mary’s of South Slope have partnered with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue to save dogs from shelters with a week-long initiative happening at Mary’s until Saturday, December 21. For every $6 pint of Smuttynose porter you purchase, which the dog-loving beer makers have donated for the cause, Mary’s will donate $2 to Badass Brooklyn to aid in the rehabilitation of pups sent to high-kill shelters to get them way from demise and into safe homes. (more…)
Goldilocks rejoice! Park Slope is now home to New York City’s first artisanal gruel shop. Yes, gruel. The humble peasant food is now available to BK’s foodies at the Brooklyn Porridge Co. (741 Union Street).
The 19th century bourgeoisie may turn up their noses at the pop-up’s oats, grits, and velvet amaranth. Co-owners and chefs Emily Hannon (a recent graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health & Culinary Arts) and Karyn Seltzer (formerly of Sarabeth’s), both Brooklyn residents, brought the idea to fruition after bonding over their love of warm breakfast foods and savory oatmeal toppings. (They range from pesto to sausage on the menu.) (more…)
Curbed has a new video series, Neighborhood Crashers, where they go around asking resident of a neighborhood what they think of said neighborhood. They started in Park Slope, as good a place to start as any. While their interviewer, Will Garré, found some stereotypes like vegans, huge liberals (“They weren’t disappointed Bush was elected, more that Nader wasn’t elected” one resident explained) and people talking about double-wide strollers, the mom constantly fidgeting with her kid was the real star of the show. Get her a TV show where different people ask her about things, but she can also answer the question while holding her kid. Come on Hollywood, do this for us. (more…)