07/25/14 10:25am
beastie boys

They’re pretty pumped about it too.

The Beastie Boys have about as solid a musical legacy in New York City as anyone, and while MCA has a park, the group don’t have a street corner named after them. LeRoy McCarthy, he of Christopher Wallace Way, attempted to get the corner of Ludlow and Rivington, where the Paul’s Boutique album cover photo was taken, named Beastie Boys Square, but he had his plan rejected. So he’s doing the next best thing by curating a mural on the corner in order to make an unofficial Beastie Boys Square, and you can see it as it goes up on Saturday, July 26 starting at 11am. (more…)

07/24/14 3:23pm
vegan police

Will The Vegan Police be there? Probably. via DeviantArt user Chickabowow-Fafa

You may have escaped Scientology, but the vegans are here, and they’re actively recruiting.

The Seed is coming to town on Saturday, August 9 and Sunday August 10 to educate you on what it means to be vegan “for those who have and have not chosen this lifestyle” according to organizers. Or don’t have friends who are always telling you how easy it is and how seitan is actually really good, seriously. Even better, you can go to the Vegan Police Academy for 50% off the listed price, with an exclusive code from Brokelyn. (more…)

06/19/14 1:42pm
veselka

It’s already good food, but it’s even better when its so cheap it’s practically free. via Facebook

[UPDATE: It's happening! Wednesday, July 23 from 6pm to 6:54pm, per Veselka's Twitter account]

Keep some change in your pocket after those nickel cocktails, because we’ve got more throwback prices for ya. East Village staple Veselka is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a throwback to 1954, [h/t New York Observer] featuring their original menu and prices!  And back in the day, nothing was priced over $1.60 (the highest item being bigos and mashed potatoes), a big change from a $14 brunch plate accompanied by an infamous wait on Sunday mornings… (more…)

06/10/14 3:00pm
museum mile festival

Art for miles. via Facebook

After your day of work in the city is done, you might be thinking of running back home to Brooklyn as fast as you can so that you can binge on the rest of Orange Is The New Black before someone spoils something while you’re on the food truck line. Or maybe you want to see the season finale of Veep that you’ve been meaning to watch. Hold off on that for just a few hours though, because nine museums on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street are open and have free admission for the Museum Mile Festival. Hooray, culture! (more…)

06/04/14 9:00am
bfb highline five-cent cocktail

You can get one of these for just a nickel.

If you’ve ever reminisced on the days when you could buy a cocktail with some spare change (or wait, maybe that was my great-grandparents), you’re in luck– nickel cocktails are back in 2014!

Owl’s Brew, a tea-based cocktail mixer (which I stock in my fridge and admittedly consume unhealthy amounts of), is hosting 5-cent happy hours at burger joint BFB Highline (55 Gansevoort Street) every Wednesday until August 27, from 6pm-8pm. (more…)

05/09/14 3:26pm
Aaron_Rose_2

So 60s. via The Museum of the City of New York

Today, the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) will debut never-before-seen photos in their new exhibition, In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963.

In a mix of true artistry/creepiness, Rose snapped shots of sunbathers by stealthily wielding his camera, unbeknownst to the beachgoers. The right to privacy aside, the exhibition displays beautifully unguarded moments of people from all walks of life enjoying intimate moments in a public space. (more…)

05/08/14 2:00pm
terry crews

Yeah, go ahead, ask him for a million dollars

You may not have realized (and we wouldn’t blame you if you hadn’t) that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was still on TV. And yet somehow, the show taunting people with the dream of winning one million dollars, and then losing a bunch of it to taxes, is still going. You can audition for it next week in the city if you want. While we would usually not think this is a big deal, there’s a very awesome reason we do think it’s a big deal this time. Terry motherfucking Crews, the Ebony Falcon, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho himself, is the show’s new host. (more…)

12/26/13 1:07pm
bill de blasio

Wonder if all those sign holders will be there. via Facebook

So earlier we told you about how Bill de Blasio was letting us regular slobs into his inauguration, we just didn’t know how to get there. But now we do, with the de Blasio administration playing Santa Claus the day after Christmas. A press release just went out announcing one thousand tickets would be made available for the inauguration, on January 1 at noon. So if you don’t think you’re going to be too hungover or will end up sleeping through the whole thing, point your browser here.

You can reserve up to two tickets to see de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer all sworn in on the steps of City Hall, right before they issue the orders to thousands of bloodthirsty Bolsheviks to run through the streets seizing the property of the rich. Anyway, you need to reserve your tickets by Sunday, but something tells us people will have snapped them up by then anyway, so move fast.

11/11/13 8:59am
Photo by Rachel Eve Stein

With the voting and campaigning done, now we get to the real fun of government: talking it out! Photo by Rachel Eve Stein

So everyone’s real excited because we banded together and finally brought a liberal back to Gracie Mansion. Hooray, we did it, let’s all go back to watching The Real Housewives Factor and Cops! Sure you could do that, but the actual hard work of governing is just beginning, and you’ve got an opportunity to be involved in it from the very beginning. Holding true to his organizer-based roots, Bill de Blasio’s administration is hosting Talking Transition, a two-week long series of panels, breakout discussions and opportunities for digital feedback to guide the de Blasio agenda when he first comes in to office. This must be that communism that Glenn Beck warned us about. (more…)

10/28/13 9:38am
whiskey & wine off 69

Finally, learn how to make that Evan Williams taste a little better. via Facebook

You’ve got liquor in your apartment, and you’ve also got this real old bottle of bitters. But the problem is, you have no idea how to make the two come together to make beautiful alcohol. Well, you won’t have to worry about that any longer, because tonight you can learn at the feet of some of NYC’s best cocktail makers without having to pay them, when Whiskey & Wine Off 69 (1321 Second Avenue) hosts a mixology class in their store. (more…)