11/13/15 11:36am

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

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The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail might just be the thinnest state park in the country. The 26.2 mile long spit of flat land, built atop the pipe that was once responsible for getting drinking water to a growing city, stretches from Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx all the way to the Croton Dam in the northern reaches of Westchester County. (more…)

09/03/15 3:16pm
Deals and sales, sales and deals. via Ride Brooklyn

Deals and sales, sales and deals. via Ride Brooklyn

We know it’s probably going to get colder eventually, but right now the summer temperatures just aren’t letting up. And while it might be a sweltering, humid mess outside, that’s no excuse to stop commuting on your bicycle. In that spirit, we think you should get yourself over to Ride Brooklyn for their  nnual Labor Day sale! There are deals aplenty to be had, not the least of which is a 40% discount on carbon-frame road bikes from 2015 or earlier. (more…)

08/20/15 8:00am
Get some thrills tonight

Get some thrills tonight

Well, you did it. You made it to Thursday so you basically made it to the end of the week. My advice is to do all of today’s work AND all of Friday’s work, of which there probably isn’t that much. This way, you can go out tonight and enjoy one of these great things from the Brokelyn Event Calendar and then just pretend to work on Friday while you’re hungover. It’s like getting an extra day on your weekend! (more…)

06/19/15 12:01pm

Brooklyn is now home to the world’s oldest person [ New York Daily News]
Sorry kids, you are now required to get a meningitis vaccine shot in order to go to school [New York Post]
It’s hard to become a homeowner in New York City, especially if you’re Black or Latino [DNAinfo]
Douchebag Manhattan landlord is evicting an entire block of Latino owned businesses [Village Voice]
If the sun will cooperate, the Fulton Center will be fully illuminated tomorrow [Gothamist]
Jack Rollins, manager for comedy greats such as Woody Allen, Robin Williams dies at 100 [NY Times]
Soon, subway gropers and grinders will face jail time for being creepy [Gothamist]
East Williamsburg homeless shelter sues city for allowing sex offenders to stay inside shelter [Animal]

06/05/15 12:45pm

Hot97 links up with not-Spotify to stream Summer Jam this year [FishbowlNY]
Mayor Tall is not very popular with white voters [New York Times]
The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Brooklyn [Eater]
Siblings who made “All Williamsburg” Brooklyn map, remember Brooklyn when it was real [Village Voice]
Do us all a favor, don’t go to Queens and drink the toilet water [DNAinfo]
Gabrielle Shubert, long time director of the Transit Museum is retiring [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Cobble Hill townhouse breaks Brooklyn sales record [Brownstoner]
Gunman in Crown Heights makes someone run the bitcoin [DNAinfo]


05/29/15 1:01pm

Maybe you’re still wondering what you should do this weekend. If that’s the case, you better figure it out fast, there’s only a few hours left in the work week! Instead of making you feel bad about it though, we’re here to help, because we like you. Well, we’re here and so is our pal Richard Burroughs from the Brooklyn Reader, for a very beard-y segment of BK Live. Also there were negronis from Ken Gray, because it’s negroni season. In case you were wondering, yes that is a hand drawn “C” on the Rangers sweater and yes having a playoff beard when it’s this hot is kind of unbearable. If you’d like to know more about our weekend picks, read about them here:

Roar at Videology
Odragyssey at Coney Island USA
Brooklyn Spaces book launch at Gowanus Ballroom
The Macauly Culkin Show’s Comedy Prom at Shea Stadium (more…)

01/17/14 12:43pm

Body found in Queens may be Avonte Oquendo’s [Village Voice]
NYC is losing its historic music spots [NY Observer]
Jezebel finally got the unretouched images of Lena Dunham they so desperately needed
Anthony Weiner keeps it sassy [NY Post]
The NYPD is having a naptime crisis [Animal]
Putin doesn’t want the gays gaying up Russia’s children [Guardian]
Skunks prove Central Park is smellier than Prospect Park [NY Post]

01/16/14 12:38pm

The Bowery Presents a 2000-capacity music hall headed to East Williamsburg [NY Daily News]
American Apparel mannequins are over waxing [Gothamist]
De Blasio takes on traffic safety [Animal]
Walmart accused of illegially firing workers [Salon]
Ain’t nothing like a Tupac musical [Brooklyn Vegan]
Clear your August, every Simpsons episode will be streaming online [Uproxx]
Is fighting the patriarchy too expensive? [The Atlantic]

01/08/14 12:20pm

Your parents won’t listen to your rap demo, but the NYPD might [New York Times]
Whole Foods’ knife-sharpening station is terrorizing customers [DNAinfo New York]
New York’s garbage mountains are ready to break your fall [NY Post]
We’ll never forget you, 285 Kent [Bedford + Bowery]
McDonald’s will maybe, someday, kinda serve sustainable “beef” [Consumerist]
Women still struggle with poverty disproportionately [The Atlantic]
Burrito vending machine cuts out middleman, taste [Gawker]

12/17/13 10:48am
Cannot kill the family; buttery is found in me

Cannot kill the family; buttery is found in me

As you surely know by now, Brokelyn has a pronounced pro-pun bias. What you may not know is that we are also in the pro-metalhead camp (as this reporter’s first, third and fifth concerts were all METALLICA). This is all why the tasty creations by Williamsburg’s Better Off Spread caught our eye: Not only are the names of each item infused with heavy metal themed punditry that would have Dimebag Darrell rockin and rollin in his grave, but the vegan, organic spreads themselves are pretty damn delicious. The sweet (Master of Peppermints and the pumpkiny Cashew the Bell Tolls) or savory (the spicy Jalapeno Be Thy Name or the peppery Ace of Spice), concoctions are good enough that they’re meant to be served as their own appetizers, but you can just as easily throw them on a sandwich. And you may have seen them in our raffle at last week’s No Office party too!

$11-$13 each, or get the Master of Peppermints two-pack for $20; available online or throughout NYC