Bad news hipsters who’ve time traveled here from somewhere between 2002 and 2005: Public Policy Polling has asked Americans what they think of you and guess what? They don’t like you. But don’t worry! It’s only a plurality and not a majority. 42% of Americans who answered PPP’s not-an-April Fool’s Day phone call said that when it came to hipsters, no sir, they don’t like them. (more…)
Controversy in Bushwick usually sends reporters scurrying over here in search of ridiculous young people to talk to, in the hopes they’ll say something ridiculous. Which, to be fair, almost always happens.Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Reporters have to
sell papers get web hits and young people have to be ridiculous. But somehow, the best thing about a story about a giant mural of grotesque naked women on Johnson Avenue offending people isn’t even the giant mural of grotesque naked women. (more…)
Pizza: so hot right now. Then again, pizza is always hot around here, both because it’s typically cooked in an oven and because it’s so easy to eat on the go and because we have the best pizza here. And while everyone knows the location of their great or not-so-great slice joint in their neighborhood, what if you’re somewhere you’ve never been before and you just need pizza? Enter the Pizza Compass, possibly the most important app ever made. (more…)
Adam Yauch Park is now officially a reality! You can find what we will always refer to as MCA Park on Columbia
Street Place, in Brooklyn Heights. BrooklynVegan has some scenes from the dedication, and the city parks page for the playground has a Beasite Boys lyric on it, because of course it does. Please DON’T actually go there and drink brass monkeys, because that’s illegal and this is a playground. And don’t forget: MCA Day is tomorrow at Littlefield. Will Marty Markowtiz be there rapping like he was today (below the jump)? One can only hope. (more…)
Looking for an apartment is hard work, and is also usually never any fun. And sometimes you find shit that’s just too crazy to be believed. You can have fun with it though, as this poem, found tacked up on a pole in Cobble Hill on Court Street by the Wall Street Journal‘s Andrew Grossman proves. With any luck, this actually gets the writer an apartment, not just internet fame. UPDATE: We heard from James, who gave us the scoop on how things came to this, and how the search is going so far. (more…)
Haven’t volunteered yet? Why not? We’ve heard the Park Slope Armory is best place to find a date. Or maybe try St. Francis Church, where one media coordinator puts the “Belle” in Bell Harbor. Or Brooklyn Tech, where a do-gooder named Dylan has the kindest eyes of all time.
Apparently, pitching in puts some people in the mood for another kind of relief altogether. Witness the rise of the Sandy volunteer missed connections on Craigslist: (more…)
Walk the streets around here and you’ll come to the following conclusion pretty quickly: the residents of Brooklyn are bunch of attractive mofos. Of course, if there’s anything Hollywood has taught us (and not listened to AT ALL), it’s that inner beauty is just as, if not more important than being pretty on the outside. Lucky for us then, that the Brooklyn Community Foundation studied Brooklyn’s charitable giving as a percentage of income and determined we’re number one in the city! (more…)
DNAInfo alerts us to the results of the Municipal Art Society’s Livability Survey which concludes, drumroll please…that Brooklyn residents freaking love it here. And why wouldn’t we? Brooklyn is home to world-class food, truly strange and original entertainment and the most attractive blog team on the face of the Earth (which BTW, if you wanna be a part of it, holler at us). (more…)
Attention nerds: while we know you voluntarily waited to have sex until you were 20 (you had to fend the women off with a stick while playing Warcraft, obvs), you actually made the right decision because a new study in the journal Psychological Science finds that people who waited until they were 20 to have sex are “less dissatisfied” in long-term relationships. (more…)
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