12/18/15 1:30pm

gift guide for outdoorsy people

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We’ve been spending our weekends outside and are now way behind on holiday shopping. If you’ve also been taking too much advantage of this warm December weather, fear not! Our (easy) last minute gift guide for your trail buddies and belay partners is below. Amazon Prime not required. (more…)

11/25/15 9:21am
Sound the horns and ax out your date: the No Office Holiday Party is coming soon! Photo by BibiBooth.

Sound the horns and ax out your date: the No Office Holiday Party is coming soon! Photo by BibiBooth.

Some holiday traditions are better than others. For every marathon of Bob’s Burgers Christmas episodes there’s a marathon of blowhards taking issue with what whether there is enough Jesus spice latte in their chain coffee. For every drunken ugly sweater party, there’s a stuffy office party where you can’t quite get totally turnt lest your name get turnt over to HR on Monday. This is why the No Office Holiday Party is our new favorite holiday tradition, with all the celebration of an end-of-year fete, even if you don’t have an office you go to or don’t even get out of your pajamas for your freelance job.

Brokelyn and our friends at the skint are proud to bring you the fifth No Office Holiday Party on Dec. 17 at Littlefield! It’s a five-year anniversary end-of-year-bonus edition, so we’ll have live band karaoke, our killer photo booth, holiday bling, all with special host Jacqueline Novak.(The Late Show with James Cordon, Cakeshop Comedy). And tickets are still just $5 (buy them here now)! (more…)

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
 [Jezebel]
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]