Everyone loves 3D printing now. The president does, insane gun nuts do, hell, there like 34.5% chance that even your mom know what it is and she doesn’t even know how to turn the caps lock off on her iPhone. Knowing this, and knowing that you want to be popular more than anything, and that you want money more than that, you’re wondering if there’s a way into this world. Well we got a tip in our inbox that you could always head down to Makerbot’s open call for employees today, for positions as a productor, which is a person who puts together the kits that become 3D printers. (more…)
Bowling. Bowling is great, especially if join a league like we did. We highly recommend it. The only problem with this sport that doesn’t actually require much athleticism? As it gets warmer out, you still have to play it indoors. But then there’s bocce, which takes some of the better parts of bowling (balls, throwing balls a specific distance accurately) and moves them outside. And allows you to drink. So you’d be crazy to pass up the opportunity to play in a bocce league for half price, right? Right. (more…)
Why is baseball America’s best sport? That’s not a riddle or rhetorical question, more us waxing philosophical mere days before the season kicks off. If we had to answer it though, we’d probably go with the sport’s history and it’s deep, deep old-timey roots. It goes back so far that soldiers were playing it in the Civil War when they weren’t killing each other.
And the records are so good that we know about guys with incredible names like Cannonball Titcomb, Old Hoss Radbourn and Ducky “Dead Legs” Cronin. Hell, there was a dude named Oil Can Boyd pitching in 1986. So to celebrate Opening Day (SUNDAY!) and salute America’s weird and glorious baseball history, Green-Wood Cemetery is giving a tour on Saturday of its famous dead baseball players and figures interred there. (more…)
Obviously you guys knew about our Real Estate section, but did you know that we’ve made some changes to pretty it up a bit? Well, we have, so now seems as good a time as ever to see what magical deals can be found within. For starters, how about this 3-bedroom in Ditmas Park for $2,500/month. It’s being called “unbelievable,” and we can see why. Even without the furniture (we know, sucks you have to buy some) the place just oozes class and refinement. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t go home with a six pack of High Life every night. (more…)
Though the Navy Yard has been getting a lot of attention lately, what with the new film school campus and super cheap apartments, Brooklyn’s other abandoned armed forces hub is getting some love now, according to NY1. Jacque Torres, a choclatier with factories around the city, is bringing chocolate production to the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Even better, it’s slated to open before Marty Markowitz leaves office, so we can definitely look forward to pictures of him at the ribbon cutting showing up on Marty Markowitz Eating. (more…)
Winter is a time to stay inside. Check out some of the best Brokelyn Real Estate listings right now to find your winter hibernation station. Up first, a taste of home in Greenpoint. Sure, no matter what you do, your apartment never feels as homey as mom’s house, but head to Diamond St., a peaceful, quiet block in Greenpoint, and feel like you’re Upstate, far away from the rough and tumble city lifestyle. This 1BR for $1850 Diamond St. includes heat, hot water, and even electricity. Snuggle up and bake cookies during the holidays with your boyfriend (or whatever) and then wash all the dirty batter bowls in your DISHWASHER!
• At $1,900, this place is not the cheapest 2Br in Sunset Park — we’ve got a whole bunch of new listings over there right now including a very cute 1BR — but holy tripe tacos, check out the park view in this renovated floor-through with our next favorite thing, an open kitchen. Pretty sure there’s a horse and buggy parked next to that weeping willow. (more…)
Even though some of us here at Team Brokelyn are nerd-sympathizers, this 5,000-square-foot comics warehouse in Sunset Park has somehow escaped our notice until now. We just spotted a flyer for what promises to be a huge sale at Koch Comics this Saturday and Sunday. The website for it is a bit of a hot mess, but it advertises more than 200,000 comics for $1, 10,000 trades for $6, a table of freebies and a free snack bar. And if anyone knows how to snack, it is comic book fans. The list of items also includes Willie Nelson bumper stickers, Doctor Who magazines, a mint Barry Bonds rookie card, Fat Albert board game and Mortal Kombat frisbees. So basically your own special budget comic con right in your back yard. (more…)
• Williamsburg: First up in our weekly Brooklyn apartment roundup is a place that’s actually described as janky in the listing. We dig that word too, but so far, this 3BR fixer-upper for $2,700 doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of bites. What do you think?
“To most people ‘Janky’ means a combination of Junky and Skanky but in this scenario it means ‘Opportunity.’ This is truly a handyman special, and the right 1, 2, or even 3 people can really trick this puppy out. (more…)
There comes a time in a couple’s relationship — and for some of you people it’s about two weeks in — when it’s time to flee the 17 roommates and upgrade to a love nest. In today’s edition of Awesome Cheap Apartments, we look at inviting one-bedrooms that will leave you enough money for the couples therapy you will inevitably need after moving in just to save on rent. First up (above): a light-filled 1BR in Sunset Park for $1,150, on the second floor of a walkup. Even if you’re solo, a joint like this will help you find a rent buddy real fast. What other cozy shacks beckon from our apartment listings? (more…)
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