Have you ever been a teenage girl? Would you like to continue to be a teenage girl while also getting paid? It’s not creepy, we promise. Rookie Magazine is an online magazine for teenage girls (actually, not ironically), and they’re looking for a full-time editor who’s down to work from home. Sure glossy crush-filled mags like Tiger Beat and J-14 have their place, but what about stuff like feminism and indie music and complex emotions like longing and nostalgia (for younger, more fetal days, we assume)? Rookie needs somebody. Are you that somebody? Inquire within. You can still talk about crushes if you really want. (more…)
Well, OK, we misspoke a little while ago when we said there were no winners (except for VIP ticket holders) at GoogaMooga this year. Despite the fact that the weather kept people a little bundled up for May, Brooklyn still showed off some great looks at the park, that our own Sarah Gainer was able to capture. Lookin’ good, Brooklyn, lookin’ good. (more…)
Maybe don’t do a Bronx poverty tour? Just an idea [NYP]
Captain Picard rescued a baby bird in Park Slope [NYM]
The smells of the Barclays Center [DNAInfo]
How the MTA plans on stopping future subway flooding [ANIMAL]
The suburbs are poor now [New York Times]
Titus Andronicus did horrible things to a Confederate flag [The L]
State senator trying to make it legal for you to get potted up [Capital]
Vito Lopez finally goes away [WSJ]
Is there no end to the free music this summer? Not that we’re complaining! Last month, we let you know that Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, was headed to our fair borough, and Liev Shreiber/Sabretooth was set to host. And if a day of innovative cinema in Prospect Park hosted by Wolverine’s arch-nemesis isn’t enough for you, organizers just sweetened the deal: the festival will feature a whole bunch of free musical acts, with performers including Chairlift, Bear Hands and a DJ set by Neon Indian! (more…)
So now that the Great GoogaMooga has once again managed to become a complete clusterfuck, it’s only fair to ask if the festival is cursed, right? Whether the Nethermead is on top an Indian burial ground that we don’t know about, some other supernatural force doesn’t want a music festival in Prospect Park or “April showers” are now “May showers,” the point remains: the story on GoogaMooga is what didn’t happen again, as opposed to what did. There weren’t many winners this weekend, so instead let’s go through the losers. And losers. (more…)
So, if you’re just waking up, the news from Prospect Park is bad for anyone who wanted to stuff themselves stupid. Due to safety issues and a desire to not do damage to the park, GoogaMooga’s second day has been canceled. So you can now begin theorizing on whether or not the festival is cursed. The word from the organizers is that any VIP tickets will be refunded. But, for those of you with leftover drink tickets, as of now, the organizers said they haven’t figured out whether or not people will be reimbursed. We’ll update the situation as we get more information. In the meantime, we’ve all learned another lesson about keeping an eye on automatic emails. (more…)
Hi guys, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the Great GoogaMooga 2013. You can check back here for plenty of pictures of bands and a few updates on what’s going on in the park. Here’s a few things to know:
-beers are $7 or $8 at the normal beverage tents, but the selection is a little small. There’s a larger beer tent, but you need to buy tickets for that, for $1 each, with beers in there going for $3 or $4. We’d recommend paying cash, the credit card machines were already a little janky. You also have to buy a $2 reusable cup, because uh…it makes the craft beer taste better.
-if you bring an empty water bottle, there doesn’t look to be anywhere you can actually fill it up, with the only water fountain in the festival area behind the press area (more…)
-The one part of the Bluth empire not under indictment stopped into town
-Andy Samberg introduced a Brooklyn-based TV show that wasn’t supposed to be meaningful or insightful
-A Robyn dance party was announced, people called their girlfriends to let them know
-The Tiki Disco schedule dropped, people avoided telling their girlfriends so they could dance with different sexy people
-American tragically fell out of love with hipsters
-Just in time for the opening of the Williamsburg Urban Outfitters bar
-Red Hook got a ferry
-The O.D.B. became the first Brooklynite to be made into a hologram
-Rooftop Films let us know where we could watch moves on roofs
-You got the lowdown on what to buy at the dollar store to look good this summer
-And you’ve also got the lowdown on GoogaMooga
NO SLEEP ‘TIL SUMMER BONUS: Here’s a video of Titus Andronicus and the So So Glos covering “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”
While Hurricane Sandy was, is, and continues to be a hot messy mess of devastation for this city, at the very least, it showed you where everyone stood when it came to this city. The government didn’t care. Corporations didn’t care (unless it provided them an opportunity for new building space). You cared. Some places embarrassed themselves, while others found it to be a source of inspiration. Sandy brought with it a lot of surprises about the city, and here’s one more: real estate developers are being pretty cool about keeping rent prices down. (more…)
Usually when it comes to penis size, you’ll find guys lining up to talk about how huge they are. Or, we guess, we haven’t really had a chat like that in awhile. But hey, outside of taking questionable pills, it’s not like can do anything to make your dick bigger. So for those of you a little less endowed,
King Kings County Bar, in Bushwick (duh) is holding a contest to determine who in Brooklyn has the smallest penis. You’ve gotta be pretty ballsy to enter this, huh? (more…)
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