04/22/14 12:00pm

Hollywood film credits (like for the Late Show) are a scam [National Review]
This lime shortage is making people crazy [New York Post]
Scenes from an Easter suicide by train in Brownsville [Runnin' Scared]
Willets Point, in pictures, before it gets redeveloped [Juxtapoz]
Pearl Paint, gone for good [ANIMAL]
Here’s a big new building coming to Flatbush [Curbed]
People are upset about the North Brooklyn Boat Club [Greenpointers]

04/22/14 8:50am
netflix price increase

If you only want to pay $7.99/month to see Fargo and Lilo & Stitch back-to-back, sign up today

Have you been dawdling on getting a Netflix subscription because you’re mooching off your girlfriend or you want to be the modern version of one of those “don’t own a television” people? Well, there’s no hope for you if you’re the latter, but if you’re the former, you better prepare for the day you need to carry your own Netflix weight, and you better do it soon, because any day now, new members are gonna be paying more for a streaming subscription. And things just aren’t satisfying when you have to pay $9.99, which is basically $10 per month. (more…)

atlantic yards

Pictured: Apartments in Atlantic Yards that may or may not ever be built. via A/N Blog

It might be hard to remember, but the Barclays Center wasn’t supposed to be the only gigantic thing built in the Atlantic Yards project. The reason it was supposed to be such a boon to Brooklyn, aside from boosting or huge country music scene, was that Atlantic Yards was supposed to come with oodles of housing. The Times took  a look at what’s up with said housing and found a bunch of delays ahead, along with a shift in how the buildings are actually going to go up. If they ever go up, before World War III ends up starting over some disputed piece of Ukraine and we all have to live in underground shelters due to nuclear winter. (more…)

04/21/14 1:43pm
sisqo

SisQó (pictured here at the uh, 2008 Country Music Awards), comes to Betsy Head Park as part of SummerStage this year. via Facebook

Each day we get closer to our promised hot and miserable summer (we’ll take any summer at this point), we get a little bit more information as to the fun things happening all season. Today? We get the good news that SummerStage is back and has a bunch of free (and also not free) shows for us. Get your very uncomfortable thong on and prepare to back it up all night long, because SisQó is headlining a show. Yes, in 2014, you wiseass. The full schedule of Brooklyn events is below. (more…)

04/21/14 12:58pm
lulu's brooklyn

Ironically, 65% of the people in this picture are gay. via Facebook

You would think that owning a bar that gives out free pizza is basically a license to print money, but it turns out that Lulu’s in Greenpoint is struggling to the point where they want to do a big rebranding. Normally such a thing just happens, but they’d like to become a gay bar, which is something that their lease specifically prevents. So, they’re suing their landlord to get out from that very strangely specific language that doesn’t allow them to operate the premises as a gay bar according to the Post. This, of course, is what you get for doing business with “those people.” By which we mean people from Manhasset. (more…)

04/21/14 12:00pm

Bergen Street’s food future [Grub Street]
We almost had Senator Andrew Cuomo [Capital]
Vaya con dios, Mike Woodson, Knicks entire coaching staff [ESPNNY]
A streetcar route from Astoria to Red Hook? We’ve heard crazier ideas [NYT]
Huge number of AirBnB rentals are illegal sublets. Disruption! [New York Post]
Very early analysis of how Jeb Bush loses the primary in 2016 [The Awl]
Mayor Tall probably won’t actually get that horse carriage ban through [Atlantic Cities]

04/18/14 5:00pm
brooklyn bridge

The bridge for you if you live in Brooklyn. via Flickr user Will Hedington

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-We determined how to tell if you live in Brooklyn

-The Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant said they were coming back

-So did the Fourth of July fireworks!

-Speaking of explosions in the sky, we were also promised vagina fireworks in Prospect Park

-Fikriyyah’s roommates brought home some damn pigeons

-Socially conscious street art was given the documentary treatment

-Theatre came to bars in Brooklyn

-The cost of having a woman bathe in a bathtub of ramen went up. It went up a lot

-We hooked you up with some cheap ways to get fresh for spring

-Free vibrators? Free vibrators

-Cyclones imagned what if Seinfeld honored at MCU Park today

04/17/14 2:57pm
g train touch screen kiosk

At least you’ll have something to play around with while you wait. Photo by David Colon

The G isn’t exactly a line one that’s known for technological innovation, unless you count “waiting for so long it feel like you’ve gone back in time” as a form of time travel. Which maybe you do. But over the weekend, we noticed what looks like a promising upgrade for the G. Not more than four cars per train, but one of those fancy touchscreen kiosks that give you directions and real time-information on train delays. Well look who’s fancy now. (more…)

04/17/14 12:00pm

Do liberals need to ditch Andrew Cuomo? Probably! [Washington Post]
Insane series of tubes proposed for Woodside [Curbed]
Hannibal Buress hates the Nets’ mascot. Just like us! [Rolling Stone]
The Meatball Shop’s Dan Holzman on his raucous 90′s Williamsburg loft [BrickUnderground]
Peter Parker isn’t Jewish, shut up [AV Club]
Man turns street signs into weapons [ANIMAL]
Just accept, eat doughnuts, don’t weirdly fetishize them [Brooklyn Magazine]
Hot97 hosts urge Mayor Tall to kick Liam Neeson’s ass [Observer]
Kevin Corrigan talks Williamsburg in 1990, Spike Hill [Bedford + Bowery]