01/28/15 9:55am
ponycon nyc

It’s time to party. via Facebook

If there’s one accusation that we can’t stand to hear people make about young adults in Brooklyn, it’s when they say we refuse to grow up. What, just because we enjoy sledding? And some people pay over $300 for adult preschool? And Ponycon, a My Little Pony Convention where grown men who love the show gather to talk about it, is setting up here? These all sound very adult to us. What’s more adult than planning and running your own conference? (more…)

01/27/15 2:53pm
Old car + new snow = a pretty nice view. Photo by Patrick Phillips

Old car + new snow = a pretty nice view. Photo by Patrick Phillips

The great kind of a good amount of snow blizzard of 2015 has come and disappointed many with the fact that civilization still stands. Which we agree, is a bummer. Rather than focus on that downer, we’d rather stare at a bunch of pretty pictures of Brooklyn in the snow, before that snow gets dirty with exhaust and god knows what else. For just a moment though, we had a winter wonderland, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. (more…)

01/27/15 12:00pm

The subways were running last night, even with no people on them [Brooklyn Paper]
Sorry you didn’t die last night [The Awl]
Have some Coney Island in the blizzard pictures [Amusing the Zillion]
Assembly Democrats finally ask Sheldon Silver to take a hike [Capital]
Goodbye Streit’s [The Guardian]
Life is gonna suck in Boston when they get even more snow this week [CityLab]
New York’s 1% are doing really well, in case you were worried [New York Magazine]

01/26/15 4:41pm
Well, it's here. Try not be a jerk. Photo be David Colon

Well, it’s here. Try not be a jerk. Photo be David Colon

Well, it’s here, the as-of-yet unnamed massive blizzard that’s going to dump a foot of snow on our doorsteps and cause everyone to experience the joys of working from home. It also means people usually engage in some strange behavior wrought by what we can only describe as “snow madness.” Make sure you don’t get caught up in it, because you’re a hardened New Yorker, not some easily spooked SoCal flibbertigibbet who can’t understand the concept of frozen precipitation. (more…)

01/26/15 12:00pm

Here’s the East New York rezoning plan [New York YIMBY]
Shelly Silver will still kind of be around [Capital]
Scenes from this year’s stupid fun Idiotarod [Bedford + Bowery]
Police ticket straphangers fleeing the bum car smell [Queens Crap]
Orson Welles: Failed Post columnist [New York Post]
People are either happy or sad about Continental closing [Grub Street]
Your friend might be a snob, but should you be a jerk about it? [The Awl]

01/25/15 4:30am
Location, location, location. (via Curbed)

Location, location, location. (via Curbed)

On Bubbles: “$100.4 Million” [NYT]
On the Clock: “Time no longer seems unlimited…” [Nation]
On Goals: “So, you want to be a professional adventurer?” [AH]
On Similarities: “‘It isn’t just chasing clicks,’ she says.“ [Gigaom]
On the Rocks: “…Death Valley is one giggle after another.” [LAT]
On Rebuilding: “Overgrown lots and stray dogs remain in the area.” [Curbed]
On Concerns: “Our concern is not with the proverbial “few bad apples…” [Medium]
On High: “…with Steinmetz and his camera hanging out of the open door.” [New Yorker]
On Landscapes: “I suspect people are starting to notice that I have lost my mind.” [Berfois]
On Demon Rum: “That’s 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospital admissions a year…” [Guardian]

01/23/15 4:29pm


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-We were unimpressed with SNL’s trip to Bushwick

-Here’s all you need to know about doing music and comedy PR

-The MTA fare hike got here

-Adult preschool showed up too, and it’ll only cost you $333. What a bargain!

-Peak-say ood-gay pig latin? A fancy Cambridge study wants you

-We searched from the top (Greenpoint) to the bottom (Bay Ridge) of BK for cheap apartments

-The girls from Broad City focused on leaning in for episode two

-We met the lawyer who’ll rescue your security deposit

-An expert had advice on how not to die falling through a sidewalk cellar door

-We loved Lock Yard enough to make it our back yard and we loved sitting and sipping at Sayra’s Wine Bar

01/23/15 2:40pm
bushwick street art

WAR! via Instagram user Zexo

Bushwick might be hot enough to be the world’s seventh-coolest neighborhood, have shitty hotels “inspired” by it and get SNL and SantaCon to take a look at it, but that doesn’t mean it’s Park Slope. Bushwick can still be ravaged by WAR, although in this case it’s a graffiti vs. street art civil war that ANIMAL found, as spray paint can holding brother is turning against spray paint holding brother in a defacement battle over authenticity and gentrification. We haven’t enjoyed a Bushwick story like this since the one where Droid907 was interviewed sitting in a ditch and waiting to hop a freight train. (more…)

01/23/15 12:03pm

It’s taking the MetroCard forever to die [The Atlantic]
R.I.P. Continental, maybe [Eater]
Here are the NYC restaurants where rats like to eat [Vocativ]
Oh what a surprise, the Lyceum is being turned into condos [DNA Info]
Tenant groups want to kill off the 421-a affordable housing tax abatement [Capital]
Walk a mile in a dead man’s skin [Dangerous Minds]
Teen in trouble for alleged emoji-made police threat [Daily News]

01/23/15 11:27am
bad landlord

You’ll be safe, maybe

Remember the “tenant blacklist,” the list that companies made using publicly available information on tenants who went to Housing Court, that landlords then used to figure out who they wouldn’t rent to? We could see why you might forget, it was a few months ago, so go and read about it and then come back here and be enraged. Or maybe not too enraged, because just as you start to bellow “Won’t someone do something?” we will let you know that yes, someone is doing something. According to Gothamist, four City Council members have sponsored a bill to make the tenant blacklist just another useless collection of pages. Like SkyMall! (more…)