If you haven’t been searching for a new apartment/job/couch, or haven’t been scouring our site lately, you might have missed some of the goods Craiglist’s Cavern of Wacky Wonders has been doling out lately. And today, the Craigslist Gods are gifting one of you lucky lovers out there with a veritable prophylactic fountain: 10,000 condoms. For free. (more…)
The summer is louder in Brooklyn. Between your neighbor who blasts Usher songs into the street all day, kids playing on the sidewalk, and your own drunk ass fumbling for your keys and cursing all that tequila you drank, your neighborhood is probably about to turn into a big ol’ noisefest. Here are some affordable options for your potential new digs. (more…)
New York’s mayoral forum endurance march keeps lurching forward, zombie-like and unstoppable, with one “public forum” or “debate” or “dream journal share session” after another. There was another one last night in fact. But it wasn’t in Brooklyn, so clearly it wasn’t that important. Make a note to leave happy hour a little earlier than usual on Monday, May 6 though, because that’s when the mayoral candidate carnival cavalcade comes back to Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Civics 2013 Mayoral Forum, at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. Should be civilized, it’s right there in the name. (more…)
The Owl Farm
297 9th Street (b/t 4th and 5th Aves)
What it is: A friendly, spacious neighborhood bar that happens to have an impressive rotation of delicious alternatives to the standard drafts. No snobbery served here.
Why we love it: The tunes are always a killer blend of nostalgic, classic, and Pitchfork approved. Every Wednesday they host a Vinyl Club night where you can bring your old LPs and get in the rotation. The Owl Farm is owned by the same cats that run Bar Great Harry and Mission Dolores, so expect a familiar relaxed vibe, cheap drinks, antique pinball machines, and sick happy hour deals. Also, WORKING FIREPLACE. (more…)
702 Union St., (between Fifth & Fourth Avenues)
What is it: With book-lined walls and antique nic nacs, Union Hall has established itself as a Brooklyn favorite for its classic down-home-meets beer-loving statesman vibe. Two indoor bocce ball courts hardly make a dent in this huge space.
Why We love it: The huge space means there’s nothing they won’t host here. That includes live music, karaoke, storytelling, games, DJs, bingo, comedy and on and on. Check out their calendar for upcoming events. (more…)
755 Dean St. (at Underhill St.)
What is it: A laid-back gastro pub that doubles as Pro-Cro neighborhood joint, nestled in a quiet corner of Dean at Underhill.
Why we love it: You can enjoy a drink and a chat with the friendly regulars or sit down to a meal from new executive chef David Glenn, who hails from the successful pop-up New Orleans-inspired café the Tchoup Shop. (more…)
249 4th Ave (between Carroll and President)
What it is: A railroad-style, tri-furcated space with a courtyard smack in the middle of the place. Reclaimed everything with a wall emblazoned with the mugshots of San Francisco’s most wanted circa 1941. Constant rotation of 20 drafts and one cask* of mostly American and many local brews.
Why we love it: They bought us all Bulliet shots when Obama and the good guys beat that turd Romney and the legitimate rape right on election night. But also, because it’s a generally awesome place to hang with cool people, there’s an always interesting list of unusual beers on tap, dogs to distract you from the boring people you’re with and it’s in stumbling proximity to tacos. (more…)
We’re all having trouble making rent these days. Times are hard, and they’re not getting any easier, especially for Galaxy Collectibles in Park Slope. The 7th Avenue comic spot will be closing its doors on March 31 for reasons that we know all too well. As manager Robin Buckwalter told us over the phone, “It wasn’t really working out.” (more…)
Food! Do you like it? Haha, of course you do! What’s the only problem with it? Yep, that’s right, eventually you eat al of it and it’s gone. Yet you still want more. On occasion there are ways around this problem though, and this weekend is one of those occasions: an all-night spaghetti buffet bash that benefits the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen. Food and charity? Hell freaking yes. (more…)
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