04/17/15 4:48pm
Before you do this, be prepared

Before you do this, be prepared

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-Everything you need to know about going on a cheap-ass tour with your band

-$1,000/month two-bedrooms in Clinton Hill? It’s no dream

-Of course, if you don’t get one of those, we have other cheap apartments for you

-Here’s some important things you should know about your student loan debt, but might not

-Talking with two Brooklynites who just said “Fuck it” and stopped filing taxes

-Brooklyn Brewery’s building is on the market for $50 million and that’s just great

-The MTA’s new service interruption announcements are…aggressive

-Brooklyn now has “No Catcall Zones

-Pinball laundromat Sunshine Laundromat could get even better by adding beer and wine

-Send us a picture of Brooklyn’s worst pothole and you could win a fancy new bike tire!

-Hang around with Heliotropes, just don’t call them a girl band

-Big news: Brokelyn is hiring

-Save our fire escapes!

-How you can get your awkward life lessons published, according to memoirist Una LaMarche

-We love Sycamore, we love Skylark and we love Lowlands

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Your booth could be next to this adorable dog. via Barn Yard Flea

Summer is coming, and with the warm weather comes plenty of outdoor shopping opportunities. There’s obviously the Brooklyn Flea, and the new Bushwick Flea and the outdoor component to ‘Shwick and the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market. Now we have a new entry from one of our favorite bars, as Mary’s Bar emailed us to let us know that they’ve got a flea market opening up in the lot next to the bar, and that they want vendors. Vendors like you, maybe. (more…)

04/17/15 12:03pm

The city has more cyclists than ever [CityLab]
Racist NYPD message board is not helping things one bit [ProPublica]
2 of Brooklyn’s worst landlords arrested for making buildings inhabitable [New York Times]
The hacked Sony emails give us a look into Cuomo’s fundraising operation [Capital]
Parents don’t appreciate Brands being placed into state tests [DNA Info]
Sheldon Silver believes in his innocence [Bedford + Bowery]
Yellow cabs may not be as doomed as previously believed [Crain's]

04/17/15 11:02am
Goodbye, Beer Heaven?

Goodbye, Beer Heaven?

The pace of change in a city eventually destroys most of, if not everything there that you once loved. For many examples of this, see our “In Memoriam” video from last year. One place we hadn’t had a thought of putting in a video like that anytime soon was Brooklyn Brewery, seeing as how it’s an internationally beloved brand that was slapping the Brooklyn name on their products long before those jokers the Nets came along. Well, now Crain’s is reporting that the building the brewery is housed in is on sale for $50 million, and given the trajectory of Williamsburg the last few years, we can’t imagine potential buyers are looking at it just to collect beer-based rent. Is it too late to make Brooklyn Brewery an official landmark? (more…)

04/16/15 3:08pm
You could be a part of this. Via Facebook

Doesn’t this look like a good way to spend your summer? Via Facebook

Summer means sun, which also means boats. If you’re looking for a way to get out on the water when the temperatures reach sweat-stain level, look no further than the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, a volunteer-run organization that provides free 20-minute kayak rides around the harbor off Pier 2 during the summer months. This year, the BBPB wants to add a whole new fleet of kayaks and they need volunteers who can help run the program. No experience required, and the perks are well worth the labor. (more…)

04/16/15 12:01pm

Louis C.K. dreams of Bushwick [Bedford + Bowery]
15,000 protestors marched through the city for a $15/hour wage [Gothamist]
Eric Schneiderman is all for it [Capital]
There’s a proposed pedestrian/cyclist bridge over the Gowanus [DNA Info]
Dean Skelos the latest Albany official invited to the federal investigation carnival [New York Post]
The Bronx: What is it? [New York Magazine]
Spending a night on the subway with two showtime dancers [Runnin' Scared]

Home, cheap home. via Myrtle Avenue Partnership

This could be home, cheap home. via Myrtle Avenue Partnership

We tend to vascillate between telling you real estate is a lost cause and then telling you things like hey, look at this one exception. Well, today we’re on the positive side of the equation, because DNA Info reports that yet more affordable housing is coming to Clinton Hill! A new building at 490 Myrtle Avenue is offering up 19 units to the affordable housing lottery. That means $1,064 two-bedrooms, $877 one-bedrooms and $816 studios. Hey, maybe you can get married and move out, after all.  (more…)

04/15/15 3:18pm
Damn the space in your apartment, buy the sign.

Damn the space in your apartment, buy the sign.

Were you unable to go to the Empire Records party at Rough Trade and now you’re seething with anger seeing your friends’ Facebook pictures showing them having a great time? Don’t worry, you can upstage them in the most ridiculous way possible, because now you can buy the Empire Records sign that BBQ Films brought to the party. The only catch is that you’ll have to bid on it on eBay against other crazies who want the sign (it’s at zero bids still as of this posting).  (more…)

04/15/15 12:03pm

Citi Bike stations, sponsored by you? It could happen [Crain's]
Hillary’s Downtown HQ a new hotspot for protests [Brooklyn Paper]
Man, Paul Pierce did not enjoy his time on the Nets [ESPN]
Black Lives Matter protestors hit the streets, took the Brooklyn Bridge [DNA Info]
A survey of American sandwiches [New York Times]
Goodbye to Midwood’s piece of film industry history [Untapped Cities]
Matt Harvey returns to Citi Field and for one night, we all believe [Capital]
What’s up at the construction sites for the Williamsburg Apple store and Whole Foods [Brownstoner]

04/15/15 9:24am
Just let me pay the ticket and leave please

Just let me pay the ticket and leave please. via Flickr user istolethetv

No one likes getting traffic tickets, mostly because of the fines and because oh come on that light was definitely yellow/I was pulling my bike onto the sidewalk not riding on it and other reasons you did nothing wrong. Drivers at least have the option sometimes to skip a fine and go to traffic school where they pretend to learn, and soon cyclists might have that option if a new bill in front of the City Council gets passed. (more…)