09/26/14 4:52pm
Bye Manhattan! Bye weekdays! We don't need either of you! via

Bye Manhattan! Bye weekdays! We don’t need either of you! Via

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-Your visiting guests didn’t have to leave Brooklyn for a good time

-The Illuminati had plans for Williamsburg

-Eugene Mirman had a mysterious new artisanal store

-The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and other places, wanted you to work for them

-These were Brooklyn’s best $40 and under restaurants, apparently

-Smorgasburg and the Flea got a new winter home

-It’s still Oktoberfest, there are still Oktobefest things to do

-DIY business cards can trick people into thinking you’ve got it together

-”But we’re the next Brooklyn” was a legal argument

-Redheads could get a fancy haircut for 50% off in Greenpoint

-We love feeling French at Lola BKLYN, we love drinking good stuff at d.b.a Brooklyn

09/19/14 4:23pm
littleneck brooklyn

Make it an oysters kinda weekend. via Facebook

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-There were $1 oysters to be had (sexy time not guaranteed)

-Affordable apartments could be found in…Park Slope?????

-Apartments on the Williamsburg waterfront are for “monsters” though

-New Yorkers loved smoking more than life

-Australia got a Brooklyn bar, where a bespoke dingo will eat your baby

-You ever give sex advice? Ever give sex advice…ON WEED?

-Williamsburg got another jobless trust funder

-Crime: It still exists in Brooklyn

-The R train was back, but so was our existential crisis

-We love taking the high road to Lowlands Bar and we love Skinny Dennis, because it’s a little bit country

And don’t forget: WE’RE HAVING A PARTY!!

09/12/14 4:57pm
umi nom

Go eat at Umi Nom this weekend, and bring your drink of choice. You can do that. via Facebook

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-At Brooklyn’s best BYOB restaurants, you make the booze pairings

-The Brooklyn Book Fest is coming

-Bed-Stuy’s future sure was white

-The library had jobs for you

-So do these other, less reading-focused places

-It was never too late to learn, at least with these cheap or free classes

-Death By Audio was at death’s door

-At least Junior’s stuck around

-Vogue didn’t think Bushwick was cool last year, but changed their tune

-We lovd Hamilton’s, we loved Brouwerji Lane, so check ‘em out

08/22/14 4:32pm
Why wouldn't some bar step up to be the best damn pet shop in town?

Why wouldn’t some bar step up to be the best damn pet shop in town?

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-Brooklyn bars failed us by not showing the Simpsons marathon

-We explored the effectiveness of working at the beach

-The first class of “Brooklyn Made” stuff was shown to the world

-Bushwick’s homes jumped in value, which would be nice if you owned one

-We learned some good ways to keep some bad food

-Drinking and learning was a winning combination, just like college

-$2 tacos at a barbershop? Sure, why not

-There were free daffodils to be had

-Someone was filling garbage bags with pee and sharing them with their neighbors

-We loved the One Stop Beer Shop and The Emerson, which is transcendental

08/15/14 4:36pm
one last shag

One Last Shag, their nice backyard and their wine happy hour, beckons. Photo courtesy One Last Shag

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-These wine happy hours were truly the happiest of hours

-Summer was kept alive by this streaming St. Vincent show

-But not by jerks drinking pumpkin beer in August

-Ze Germans admitted to Brooklyn Bridge white flag stunt, for “art”

-The Michael Jackson birthday celebration came back to town!

-But the Brooklyn Heights Cinema said they were closing

-Cops were on the lookout for cyclists breaking the law

-If you were on the lookout for jobs, BuzzFeed had a whole lot of them

-So did we, in our jobs roundup

-NYC’s rent wasn’t the MOST expensive, just 6th most. Hooray?

-At least this Arcade Fire Groupon was cheap

-Despite what you heard, Trader Joe’s isn’t coming to Prospect Heights

-Bedbugs continued their march of terror through the subway

-We loved Double Windsor, where it’s always summer and Skytown, which has homemade cheese

08/08/14 4:15pm
Pier 44 Waterfront Garden, Red Hook

It’s the weekend, go sit in the park and read a book. A book about Brooklyn. via Flickr user Chris Kreussling

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-We recommended 9 awesome books about Brooklyn and 9 Brooklyn locations in which to read them

-Hand Job Academy’s Clara Bizna$$ told us all the jobs she ever had

-We broke down when you should dump a dude

-Bed-Stuy got their own beer and wine festival

-Spike Lee paid tribute to Eric Garner

-A Crown Heights restaurant suggested you “stop and frisk your appetite

-BED BUGS ON THE N TRAIN

-A 24-hour diner with a Spin the Bottle table had plans for Bushwick

-Some jerk added fake neighborhood RAMBO to Wikipedia

-There were oodles of cheap apartments again. Yay!

-The Beach Bus opened a route to Action Park

-Violin lessons and booze: A combination we could get behind

-Dunderheaded opposition to affordable housing in Brooklyn Bridge park broke out

-We loved The Castello Plan because it’s snazzy and Bedford Hill because it’s cozy

08/01/14 4:01pm
melody lanes

God save Melody Lanes. Photo by Dave Rosado

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-We hoped for the best for Sunset Park

-We had recommendations for how to spend every day in August

-Berg’n got an opening date, ramen churros and all

-Colin Spoelman, co-founder of Kings County Distillery, told us about all his jobs

-There were plenty of good jobs for you, too

-Subway flirting etiquette was up for debate

-Not up for debate: The 2 train was deemed the city’s worst subway line

-East New York was (sigh) “the next frontier

-Brooklyn Brewery plotted a move to shores of Shaolin

-The Story Pirates were looking for some kid-friendly scallywags

-We loved Rosamunde and its (approximately) billion sausages, we loved dog-friendly Mission Dolores

07/25/14 4:48pm
brooklyn bridge flag

The week we just gave up

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-The Brooklyn Bridge gave up, and maybe we should have too

-BAM invited you to a 24-hour movie marathon

-Marvel was offering all of the comics for just $1

-Bar games were ranked by how likely you were to get some action after playing them

-We got a look into the life of a pizza delivery man

-MetroTech became a summer learning center

-The McKibbin Loft basements weren’t fit for human life

-We had plenty of cheap apartments for you that were

-Bodega food posters were chronicled

-Gowanus was overwhelmed by doody water

-The Williamsburg J. Crew proved impossible to parody

-Williamsburg in general was, though

-We loved South and Brooklyn Ice House, they’ve got great backyards

07/18/14 4:02pm
piquant brunch

Piquant is on our agenda this weekend, we don’t know about you. via Facebook

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- The best in unlimited drink brunch specials was found

-We were the voice of reason in the “Brooklyn Girls” freakout

-The Brooklyn Museum got a farm stand with really, really local produce

-The Park Slope Food Co-op got political

-You got some ideas on how to spend your summer Fridays

-Lousy damn millennials refused to rack up credit card debt

-Bushwick got an alcohol festival

-We had all these jobs for you

-Hipsters saved a bar

-A map tracked Brooklyn’s demolitions

-Lena Dunham dissed all the next Patti Smiths out there

-We declared it was alright to be a ba’sik bitch, and suggested playing pinball at Jackbar

07/11/14 4:11pm
brooklynettes audition

Go out and dance like a reporter is watching this weekend. Photo by Gabrielle Westfield

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-We tried out for the Brooklynettes

-Rollerskating came to Brooklyn Bridge Park with a free skate grand opening

-We learned how to deal with your retail job going bankrupt

-An enterprising Crown Heights resident built their own gloryhole

-There was a hell of a resale market for Keith Hernandez bobbleheads

-We found some trivia nights where you win more than beers

-All the songs shouting out New York were mapped

-Crown Heights’ rent went WAY up

-The New Yorker tore down their paywall

- NYU offered a kitten-themed coding class

- Google offered free coding classes too, to women and minorities

-We loved Bar Great Harry and Richlane, so check ‘em out.