10/02/15 12:00pm

The story of how the “Ground Zero mosque” came to be and not be [The Awl]
Mayor Tall should maybe stay away from sports [Daily News]
Could the MTA extend the G to Manhattan? Maybe! [vanshnookenraggen]
10 pictures of Scarlett Johannson to distract you from our gun problem [StarWipe]
A potential solution to Times Square’s “problem” probably won’t work [Curbed]
The Guardian Angels are having some recruitment problems [amNewYork]
Jon Bois destroys the Washington football team, moves them to BK [SB Nation]
Kathleen Alcott has had enough of your goddamn Pinkberrys, Park Slope [BrickUnderground]

10/02/15 9:23am
You've seen Abbi destroy one grocery store, now see her try to work at one

You’ve seen Abbi destroy one grocery store, now see her try to work at one

Very soon (February to be exact so maybe not that soon), our long national nightmare will be over, and we’ll have more Broad City episodes. Until then, we don’t know, watch the shorts that are being slowly released before Season 3 starts. Or, you could get an up close and personal view of everyone’s favorite misadventuring Brooklyn girls by heading to Bed-Stuy on Monday, because the show will be filming at a food co-op in the neighborhood. NOTE: Do not actually try to get up close and personal, that’s creepy as fuck. (more…)

10/01/15 2:56pm
Cameo, we salute you. via Facebook

Cameo, we salute you. via Facebook

Well, it’s official. After a summer of rumors, Cameo Gallery has announced that it will close permanently on November 21. We kind of knew it was coming, and probably so did they, but it’s still no fun to hear.

The news comes as the latest in a slew of closures of BK event venues. Cameo has gone the way of Trash Bar, and dozens of other venues that suffered rent hikes and shuttered their windows. (more…)

10/01/15 12:05pm

If this tech trend keeps up, the ‘school field trip’ trope will die a sad death [Mental Floss]
Speaking of that, BK public schools are about to get a bunch of funding [Brownstoner]
The guy who wrote Game of Thrones is actually more interested in Mars
[The Guardian]
Feeling the Bern yet? Sanders is getting more individual donations than ever [Observer]
Well, it’s official, Queens and SI developers don’t care about affordable housing [DNAinfo]
There’s a new app that wants to making reviewing people a thing, how awful [Salon]

10/01/15 9:14am
Aw, pretty. How can we make it even prettier? via FGP

Aw, pretty. How can we make it even prettier? via FGP

Maybe you never pictured yourself as a budding urban designer, but Fort Greene Park’s pathways are getting a makeover, and you could be the Nick Arrojo to the Parks Department’s Stacy London. As part of the People Make Parks initiative, the Parks Department is committed to incorporating community suggestions about how parks should look, feel and move. FGP just got approved for capital funding, so there’s a meeting tonight to talk about those pathways.

Lucky for you, this meeting is about a public park, and not our ever-dwindling faith in the MTA, so it might be bearable—dare we say even productive? (more…)

09/30/15 1:58pm
Buffy will be there kicking ass. Will you?

Buffy will be there kicking ass. Will you?

The worst part about the end of summer, after taking into account the fact that you can’t live at the beach anymore and you have to put your shirt back on before going outside, is that it’s the end of outdoor movie season. Or at least it used to be, because it seem like the much feared gothamites at Gothamist managed to bully the Parks Department into making fall outdoor movies happen in Brooklyn parks just by writing about it twice. Or so they claim, and you know what? We’re not gonna fight about credit when there are free movies to be seen throughout Brooklyn in October. (more…)

09/30/15 12:00pm

Juice crawls are the latest thing killing New York City [New York Post]
Ahahaha people are STILL talking a Bloomberg presidential campaign [POLITICO]
Mayor Tall is having an Iowa candidates forum, which should make him popular here [WSJ]
How Donald Trump went from developer to loathed celebrity developer [Bloomberg]
Unsure of your life’s path? You could be an ISIS-fighting vigilante [NYT Magazine]
The Silent Barn is hoping they can survive their latest setback [Bedford and Bowery]
And New York’s most Jewish subway lines are… [Forward]

09/30/15 10:04am
Not pictured: Bro in neon pink tanktop climbing up the Unispehere. via Flickr user Wally Gobetz

Not pictured: Bro in neon pink tanktop climbing up the Unispehere. via Flickr user Wally Gobetz

Queens is having a moment, what with being home to the NL EAST CHAMPION NEW YORK METS and being the latest borough real estate’s eye of Sauron has fallen on. Now adding to that, Queens might get a huge infusion of leather fringe shirts, inappropriate Native American headdresses and dudes asking you where they can get some Molly, because the producers of Coachella want to have a three day festival in Flushing Meadows Park. Why it’s not being called “Queenschella” is beyond us, but then, we’re not marketing gurus. (more…)

09/29/15 12:00pm

Grinding fellow straphangers is always bad, but it’s stupid when it’s a cop [DNA Info]
Exploring BK’s creativity/corporatization duality is now sponsored content [The Guardian]
A fake laywer was busted Lionel Hutzing all over southern Brooklyn [Sheepshead Bites]
What has New York done to deserve a Will Ferrell character-themed bar? [Bowery Boogie]
Here’s what the Bernie Sanders fundraiser at Shea Stadium looked like [Gothamist]
New York has nine MacArthur “genius” grants. Suck it, everywhere else! [Crain’s]
These strollers will serve you best during your time in New York [BrickUnderground]
Whole Foods is providing severance packages, but they’re just okay [Gawker]

09/29/15 10:59am
You can't hug a tree if you don't have one to hug, right? Right! via Flickr University of Michigan's Flickr

You can’t hug a tree if you don’t have one to hug, right? Right! via Flickr University of Michigan’s Flickr

Trees do great things, like provide shade and a nice thing to look at while doing some pondering, and oh yeah, spewing out oxygen as a waste product in order to keep all life on Earth going strong. Wouldn’t you want a hardy, life-sustaining part of the planet in your backyard or community garden? Hey great news, you can have one, because this weekend is the first fall tree giveaway courtesy of the MillionTreesNYC project. (more…)