04/28/17 11:54am

Citi Bike dock locations unveiled for Prospect Heights, Crown Heights [DNAinfo]
New Kosciuszko Bridge makes its big debut at opening ceremony [QNS]
8 centenarian Brooklynites celebrate joint birthday bash [Brooklyn Paper]
NYPL has a “digital time-travel service” for historical maps [Hyperallergic]
Artists threaten to sue McDonald’s for using Bushwick murals [Bushwick Daily]
Here’s what LA looks like to a New Yorker who has never been [LAist]
Let these slow subway GIFs ease you through old NYC [Gothamist]
Why the Brooklyn-Queens border is full of dead people [New York Times]
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Brooklyn Heights tunnels are no more [Brownstoner]
Books Are Magic to open May 1 in Cobble Hill [DNAinfo]

Learn up on your NY STREET GANGS on this website straight out of 2003. gangwebsitelogo

04/27/17 4:55pm
Photo by Tony Falcone

Photo by Tony Falcone

When you combine the eternal draw of cheap tattoos and the current need to be active somehow, anyhow, in resisting the current presidential administration, the resulting party is bound to be popular. Party to Protect does just this, and on Tuesday the group held their second event since the inauguration, offering discount flash sheet tattoos for which all proceeds were donated to Earthjustice.

The $60 cash-only black ink tats were done all day by four artists from Williamsburg’s Magic Cobra Tattoo Society. Afterwards, there was a party next door. We got a chance to talk to a few attendees about how they felt about the event, about Trump, and their tattoo of choice. Here’s what they had to say. (more…)

04/26/17 9:42am
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This is what Red Hook looks like when you’re a drone

Cops are cracking down on Bogart street vendors [Bushwick Daily]
A herd of goats is coming back to Prospect Park next month [Timeout]
Kosciuszko Bridge to have Cuomo-hosted light show Thursday [Daily News]
Fake no parking signs piss off Cobble Hill residents [Daily Eagle]
Here come the poop trains [Gothamist]
Homelessness is increasing, and BK is losing affordable units [Daily Eagle]
Unicorn horn store opening in Park Slope [DNAinfo]
City’s plan for restaurant in park infuriates Greenpointers [DNAinfo]
Meet Commuter Barbie, the ultimate MTA-riding Millennial [Gothamist]

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has mapped historic and cultural sites associated with LGBT history.

04/21/17 12:22pm

Census confirms your millennial stereotypes [Gothamist]
As you watch a man weep on the evening M train to Bushwick [Bushwick Daily]
The subway is currently a mess thanks to power outage [DNAinfo]
A day in the life of a food vendor [New York Times]
Bed Stuy is going from low ridership to bike-share boom [Next City]
The Factory bar & restaurant opens in Ridgewood [Ridgewood Social]
Two explosions rock Sunset Park [Brooklyn Paper]
East Williamsburg’s The Well has duck waffle sandwiches on the menu [Gothamist]
Landlord of Shea Stadium wants to open nightclub instead [DNAinfo]
‘High Maintenance’ makes season two delivery to Bushwick on 4/20 [Bushwick Daily]

This guide to freelancing is pretty dang exhaustive and kind of cathartic without being too tone deaf. Props.

04/19/17 9:00am
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What is going on here. Photo via Reddit

New York just got its first all homeless Girl Scout troop [New York Times]
Owners of Boerum Hill restaurant say they will keep drinking inside [Brooklyn Paper]
How realistic are New York apartments on TV shows? [Washington Post]
Historic Districts Council launches #SaveGowanus Insta campaign [Brooklyn Reporter]
Inside Williamsburg’s big new venue Brooklyn Steel [Gothamist]
NYC moves to require Uber to provide a tipping option [New York Times]
DIY venue Shea Stadium reopened for a night [Bedford+Bowery]
8 Things in NYC we can thank Robert Moses for [Untapped Cities]
Sludgie the Whale visited the Gowanus Canal 10 years ago [DNAinfo]
Starbucks’ new unicorn Frappuccino ‘comes with a bit of magic’ [Gothamist]

According to this “Millennial Cities Ranking,” New York is the 64th best city to live in as a young person, miles behind Los Angeles, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; and Athens, Greece. In first place is Amsterdam, Netherlands.

04/14/17 11:52am
Board game of the year, year. Featuring everyone's favorite good samaritan, Gregg Turkin. Via Reddit

The board game of the year is here, featuring everyone’s favorite good samaritan, Gregg Turkin. Photo via Reddit

Meet Instagram’s subway surfing daredevils [Motherboard]
Election 2017: Who’s who in the race for mayor? [City Limits]
Is foldable electric transport the answer to Bushwick’s L train woes? [Bushwick Daily]
Subway rats fight over giant churro they could have shared peacefully [Gothamist]
Cops evacuate sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park due to disorderly crowds [Brooklyn Eagle]
Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook will close without your help [New York Daily News]
Brooklynites quietly fomenting tech-sector protest against Trump [Technical.ly]
Bushwick’s internet radio, broadcasts from a punk alley shipping container [Bushwick Daily]
Understanding NYC’s most notorious tax abatement, 421-a [City Limits]
Crown Heights residents march to kill Bedford-Union Armory deal [Gothamist]

“What’s a Troll Cake? Anonymous and delicious.” Printed signs have been popping up for, “bakery and detective agency,” Troll Cakes, who’ll turn any internet comment into a cake.
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04/12/17 3:55pm

Bocce ball-boasting, quality bar food-serving, quaint & cozy fire-placed neighborhood mainstay Union Hall has been closed since a fire wreaked havoc on its insides (but, very luckily, none of its staffers or patrons) just before midnight on the final weekend of last month. The venue was majorly damaged, with performer Lake Ruth – whose show on the night of the fire was interrupted by the flames –telling Brooklyn Vegan that the, “Place is wrecked.” (more…)

04/12/17 10:57am

Black Tap brings mile high milkshakes to East Williamsburg [Bushwick Daily]
Park Slope Community Board Manager hacked ex’s Uber account, stalked her [DNAinfo]
DNAinfo management hints site might shut down if staff unionizes [NY Daily News]
New movie theater on Meserole Ave. [Greenpointers]
Check out my bucolic Staten Island cottage [Gothamist]
Marco’s aims to bring ‘more of that New York feel’ back to Bushwick [Bedford + Bowery]
Hillary Clinton to give college commencement speech at Barclays [Brownstoner]
Rainbow Bagel store coming to Park Slope [DNAinfo]
Hunt for grave of Titanic victim leads to Brooklyn cemetery [New York Daily News]
Teens allegedly throw brick at gay couple in Williamsburg [Gothamist]

May god have mercy on your digestive tract this Pesach. Here’s 50 Passover Puns in 120 Seconds.

04/07/17 12:19pm
Feast your eyes on Taco Squirrel, best friend to Pizza Rat.  Next up, according to at least one Reddit commenter: Jamaican Patty Roach. Photo via Reddit

Feast your eyes on Taco Squirrel, best friend to Pizza Rat. Next up, according to at least one Reddit commenter: Jamaican Patty Roach. Photo via Reddit

Brooklyn Mirage to re-open in East Williamsburg after a long struggle [Bushwick Daily]
Gorillaz invite you to visit their Spirit House in Williamsburg [Pitchfork]
Man arrested for allegedly stealing & flipping Canarsie townhouse [Gothamist]
Downtown BK project will include 900 apartments, schools, cultural space [Curbed]
It’s true: More people are leaving New York and writing essays about it [Jezebel]
Rebecca’s will sling free pizza at their grand re-opening today! [Bushwick Daily]
Photos: New venue Brooklyn Steel’s virgin show, LCD Soundsystem [Brooklyn Vegan]
Trump did it, but riding between subway cars is illegal [New York Times]
8 Disappearing districts and neighborhoods of NYC [Untapped Cities]
The Bloody Mary Fest Barrels into Park Slope this weekend [Gothamist]

Behold, simultaneous peak mansplaining & manspreading. The real question remains: is it still mansplaining if two men are ‘splainin to each other?

03/29/17 9:44am

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Ai Weiwei will build more than 100 fences across NYC this fall [Gothamist]
LCD Soundsystem announce Brooklyn residency [Pitchfork]
Union Hall closed indefinitely following weekend fire [Brooklyn Pulp]
The top 10 secrets of Marine Park [Untapped Cities]
How I learned to stop worrying and love Lena Dunham [Salon]
By Chloe chef ousted for ‘gross negligence’ of vegan company [Eater]
Bushwick’s Okonomiyaki spot, Okiway, closes abruptly [Bushwick Daily]
New York’s first BrunchCon was a drunken hellscape [Grub Street]
‘Cash Cab’ revived at Discovery Channel [Hollywood Reporter]
130,000 sign petition to kick Melania out of New York [Vocativ]

Can you read the writing on the wall? The graffiti crystal ball has a message for you.