Family Circus continues to survive today, against all odds. But thanks to the internet, an important question as been both asked, and answered: “What if Family Circus were set in Park Slope?” We have the answer in Park Slope Family Circus, which repurposes the rarely amusing single-strip cartoons to show us kids who are unimpressed with BAM, eat fancy ice cream and go to GoogaMooga. Hey! We do that too! Anyway, it’s all done by Erin Bradley, so thanks Erin, bored cubicle dwellers across Kings County salute you.
After months of speculation and an official “Sorry for the dong pics” tour, unfortunately-named former House member Anthony Weiner finally provided some release to his saga by officially announcing he’s running for mayor. He did it with a video that emphasizes his Brooklyn roots and promises to fight for the middle class and was very careful to not mention the word “Twitter” once. (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…)
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…)
Hey Brooklyn, have you noticed a distinct lack of people staying classy around here lately? No matter how many times you remind them to? Well, don’t worry, because the expert in staying classy, Mr. Ron Burgundy himself, is on his way here to film some scenes for Anchorman 2 on Monday. So provided he doesn’t accidentally tell people to go fuck themselves, he’ll really class things up around here. (more…)
629 5th Avenue (Between 17th and 18th Street)
What it is: A local staple built around the idea of a perfect neighborhood dive, with a touch of Belgian-beer-obsessiveness thrown in.
Why we love it: Friendly is the key word to this bar. Buried in the unknown depths of South Slope, this bar doesn’t tend to get a lot of tourists or other-borough immigrants looking to party. Instead, think of a bar where everyone knows your name (including the owners). To top it all off, with over 70 different bottled options and 6 taps, the beer selection here makes you dream of tulips and prostitutes (two of the three things the Netherlands is known for). (more…)
The Great GoogaMooga round 2 is VERY NEARLY UPON US, and though many of us were cruelly turned away from free tickets to the festivities, there are still plenty of you out there preparing to hit Prospect Park this weekend. With that in mind, we’ve wrangled some much-needed tips from the organizers to help get things moving swiftly this year, since last year GoogaMooga-ers were subject to a few foodfest-related debacles (LONG WAITS FOR BEER WHY GOD WHY). Here are some things to keep in mind: (more…)
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