10/24/14 5:12pm
brooklyn museum entrance

You had the chance to work at a place where everyone would assume you’re smart via Flickr user Kim

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-The Brooklyn Museum and the AP were waiting to hire you

-Though if you got one of those sweet jobs, you might make too much for these affordable Williamsburg apartments

-R.I.P. Glasslands

-If you followed Susan Shapiro’s good advice, you too could make it as a freelance writer

-Want romance for less? We had 20 Brooklyn dates for under $20

-Switchel was cool, then it wasn’t, so it got replaced by new old tyme drinks

-Tipped workers are poor as hell, according to a new report

-T. Swift had a New York City anthem, but we bet yours was better

-Maybe you’ll hear a new one at some free CMJ shows, which are still happening

-The BK address farthest from the subway came with a dock, at least

-If you had spirit, you could be a roller derby jeerleader

-We all made some lasting homecoming memories, thanks

-Ebola got here, but we had bedbugs to worry about, never forget that

-We love Bodega because wine is on tap and we love spending the day (and night) at South 4th Bar

10/24/14 2:00pm
59 frost street

Will Williamsburg still be standing when you get picked to live here though? via NY YIMBY

Rent! You hate paying it, but you have to if you’re going to keep legally occupying a residential space. So you suck it up and give half your paycheck to your landlord every month. Buck up though, because check it out: a new affordable housing development (59 Frost Street) is taking applications in Williamsburg and they have $640/month studios, $689/month 1-bedrooms and $835/month 2-bedrooms. Holy crap, that’s definitely worth living in Williamsburg, all things considered. (more…)

10/24/14 12:30pm

Lena Dunham: That kind of white girl [Gawker]
The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens rezoning study is happening [Brownstoner]
Give poor kids Halloween candy, you monster [Slate]
Man attacks cop with hatchet [New York Times]
Pat Kiernan wants Mayor Tall to come bowl at The Gutter with him [Bedford + Bowery]
Hit a cyclist on purpose and leave the scene? $250 fine [Streetsblog]
Meet some people who actually think their rent is reasonable [BrickUnderground]

10/24/14 9:48am
ebola

Tourist

Confirming the fears of your grandparent or aunt who yelled “Don’t move to New York City!”, a Doctors Without Borders doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea came down with the disease after he’d done things like go to the Highline, take the subway and roll a few games at The Gutter. The thing we’re most upset about here is that the Ebola patient, Craig Spencer, is somehow both a life-saving hero working with Doctors Without Borders and a cool enough guy to know that The Gutter is the most fun bowling alley in Williamsburg. He’s like the best parts of you mixed with the parts your mother wished you were. As for Ebola on the subway? We’re not freaking out that much. We’d still worry more about getting bedbugs on the subway rather than Ebola. (more…)

10/23/14 2:58pm
michelle_williams

You wanna live in Bed-Stuy, you gotta get a pixie cut now

If your lease is up in Bed-Stuy soon and you like living there, you might wanna call your landlord and beg for a two-year lease. Hell, even if you just signed your lease yesterday, you might wanna take that tack because Bed-Stuy isn’t just being boldly re-imagined as the next Williamsburg, it’s apparently bewitching famous Hollywood types like Michelle Williams. Why doesn’t she just buy Zosia Mamet’s house in Bushwick though? Keep it in the famous person family. (more…)

10/23/14 12:00pm

Why “Welcome to New York” is bullshit [Sound of the City]
Here’s what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in Times Square [CBS2]
DIY Williamsburg dying isn’t your fault, it’s real estate’s fault [Flavorwire]
Jamaica is getting a mighty big luxury development [DNA Info]
Hero steals big rig full of High Life [Atlanta-Journal Constitution]
People have ideas about where to move MSG [Capital]
We’re all riding the subway, but the MTA is still broke [Gothamist]

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…)

10/22/14 12:00pm

City Hall journalist has boyfriend [Daily Beast]
Just a guy, walking down the street, on fire [Daily News]
If you think NYC’s housing problem is bad, try reading about San Francisco’s [Vox]
The Statue of Liberty could have wound up in Central Park [Failure Magazine]
Woman steals watch, hides it in her vagina, still gets caught [DNA Info]
Here are the most Instagrammed restaurants in the city [Refinery 29]
MTA fare hikes could get even hikier [Daily News]

10/21/14 12:30pm

Greenpoint Landing just keeps on happening [Brownstoner]
Domino Sugar just keeps getting torn down [Curbed]
El-P tries to find some cat collaborators at a Brooklyn animal shelter [Pitchfork]
Hudson Yards will be a data city [City Labs]
Papaya King is starting a hot dog cart turf war [Daily News]
Former lunatic John McEnroe afraid of bikes [New York Post]
Sheepshead Bay buildings hosts suicide pact [Sheepshead Bites]

10/21/14 11:26am
glasslands gallery

Vaya con dios, Glasslands. via Facebook

As venue after venue closed around Williamsburg, the common refrain became “Huh, Glasslands is still there.” Well, that refrain is now over, because they posted a message to their website today announcing that their last show will be on New Year’s Eve this year. According to the prophecy, it’s going to become “condos that you can’t even look at if you don’t make 6 figures per year.” Which is actually a pretty accurate guess, we think. (more…)