Don’t walk around like you own the place…unless you’re Charles Bronson. via Flickr user aliabdallah
So you’ve just invested in your million-dollar Bed-Stuy dream townhouse. Wait, sorry, let’s try that again, in a more realistic way. So you and your 2 roommates just signed a lease for a $3200 2-bedroom in Bed-Stuy or Bushwick, and you’re excited about your cool new neighborhood and its uh…bright future. That is until you read the Post this morning and found out that despite what that friendly real estate agent told you, crime still exists in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick. “But they told me all the crime was gone!” you say to no one in particular in your suddenly unsafe apartment, as you prepare to become just another statistic. (more…)
What’s a little listeria between friends though, really? Photo by David Colon
It’s not every day that Williamsburg gets an awesome new bar, especially since these days Williamsburg is fast becoming the domain of complete fucking assholes. Still, we were heartened to see the appearance of Rocka Rolla (486 Metropolitan Avenue), a rock and roll bar with a party vibe and gigantic beers for not much money. Sadly, the squares at the Health Department didn’t seem to share our love of the new bar and slapped the food truck in the back with a violation. This also supports our theory that the bar is clearly on a cursed corner. (more…)
Starting September 15, New Yorkers are going to experience an epic break-up: with plastic bags. BYOB is taking on a new meaning next week in NYC, because it’s Bring Your Own Bag Week (you can put a bottle in it). And yes, it can be of the farm-to-table cowhide variety.
It seems like whenever we talk about the rent around these parts, there’s a lot of gnashing of teeth and shaking our fists at the heavens, because the rent, it’s always going up. Well let’s all put on our party hats and stop cursing an uncaring God for five minutes because Brooklyn’s median rent actually dropped last month. By $44. Hey wait where are you going, you could buy like two used XBox games with that kind of cash. (more…)
Soon this empty lot will fill the emptiness inside you, with stuff. via Fort Greene Focus
Flea markets, everyone wants one! Fresh on the heels of Crown Heights getting the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market, here comes word from Fort Greene Focus that Clinton Hill is getting a bread-based flea market, the Clinton Hill Flea. Well, maybe not bread-based, since it’s not like you’ll be able to pay for things like bread, but the Clinton Hill Flea at least seems to have an emphasis on bread. (more…)