electric pallet jack

Could be useful

We’ve all been there: You’ve got a pallet full of something or other that’s been dropped off in front of your apartment, when you suddenly remember that you don’t actually own a pallet jack. Not even a manual one! You could take each individual box off the pallet, but you really want to just get it inside and get it over with. Well, if you were a little smarter, you could have already have gone down to Sunset Park and picked up this free electric pallet jack that needs a good home. (more…)

sunset park

The only art at Industry City now is the art of the bounce pass. via Flickr user Adam Kuban

Another weekend, another story of artists getting chased out of yet another neighborhood they figured they’d be safe in. This time, with Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, DUMBO, the West Village, the East Village, the Lower East Side, Chelsea and Long Island City all too expensive for studio spaces, artists thought they’d found a respite in Industry City. But it’s not to be, as the Sunset Park area is turning more towards light industry and basketball practice facilities, driving up rents for art studios that previously existed there. (more…)

sunset park pizza

With a median price just above $12 for a pie, there’s no excuse to get some gross Papa John’s in Sunset Park. via Flickr user lamthuyvo

Pizza Week at Brokelyn continues! While yesterday we clued you in to Brooklyn’s name being used for pizza good and not pizza evil, and why it’s financially better for you to get the biggest pie you can, today we bring you news of where you can find the cheapest pies in Brooklyn. The number crunchers at Planet Money looked into it, and Sunset Park, whose pies are found for a median price of just over $12, has the cheapest in all of Brooklyn. (more…)

test tube meat

Still gotta be better than McDonald’s

Brooklyn, as befitting its reputation as a place on the cutting edge, is always pushing the food envelope. Ramen burgersnude waitresses, 800 different varieties of locally-made bitters: all of these things confirm Brooklyn’s forward-thinking views on food. And soon Brooklyn might have one of the hottest food items in the world, with a lab-grown meat startup, Modern Meadows, looking to set up shop in Sunset Park.  (more…)

sunset park ferry

Thanks, de Blasio! via Facebook

What with the R train still closed forever while the MTA tunnels into Narnia or whatever it is they’re doing, the people of Sunset Park have relied on the East River ferry from the Brooklyn Army Terminal to get them into Manhattan for work. And after getting a previous extension into January, the de Blasio administration has announced yet another extension of the ferry until at least May. Best of all, the city’s also going to study the feasibility of making the ferry permanent. (more…)

brooklyn nets sunset park

KG is so old he’s not gonna be around when this thing opens. via Facebook

Seeing as how Brooklyn is the reigning king of all things hyperlocal and only beloved if you can get there by bike, it’s shocking, shocking, that the Nets chose to keep practicing in Jersey after moving here. But not they’re taking steps to correct that, with new plans to open a giant training facility in Sunset Park’s Industry City, home or Jacques Torres chocolates and MakerBot. Who knows, maybe if they hadn’t had been tired from the back-and-forth between here and Jersey, they wouldn’t have opened the season with a loss to the Cavs. (more…)

If you see anyone crawling out of their grave, just run faster! via Facebook

If you see anyone crawling out of their grave, just run faster! via Facebook

So we were all bummed by the fact that President Obama was pulling a GoogaMooga and causing Prospect Park to be closed when he comes to tell kids at P-Tech to build more killer drones. But at least one cool thing has come out of it. We just got an email from the folks at Green-Wood Cemetery who are stepping up for Brooklyn’s joggers: tomorrow between noon and 6pm, while Prospect Park is closed, you can jog in Green-Wood. (more…)

Not going anywhere. Except for Sunset Park to Manhattan. via Facebook

Not going anywhere. Except for Sunset Park to Manhattan. via Facebook

Hey, remember when we told you about that ferry from Sunset Park that was going to bring beleaguered commuters who depend on the R train to get to Manhattan? And how it depended on people taking it for it to last past Labor Day? Well, congratulations people of Sunset Park and the surrounding areas, you did it! The ferry will be running until at least January now! (more…)

Streaking in from Sunset Park now. via Facebook

Streaking in from Sunset Park now. via Facebook

Hey, let’s get some transit good news, since we’re going to be taking out a mortgage to ride it ten years from now. As you all know, the R train is about to disappear on us forever a year. Which, ugh. Instead of having to play the rush hour shuffle, another option has popped up, and it could be kinda nice, at least until it gets cold: the shuttle that currently runs from the Rockaways to Wall Street and Midtown will be adding a stop along the way in Sunset Park! (more…)

Here lies your sobriety, felled by a bunch of beers. via Facebook

Here lies your sobriety, felled by a bunch of beers. via Facebook

Drinking beers on a nice summer day is wonderful. But do you ever want to make it…spookier? We do sometimes, and fortunately, the folks at Green-Wood Cemetery have read our minds, because their new event, Drinks to Die For will let you drink in the graveyard. Finally, your chance to drunkenly, angrily tell off Boss Tweed. Or his headstone anyway. (more…)