09/15/14 2:08pm
izzy's bbq addiction

We’ll take it. via Facebook

Barbecue is an excellent source of deliciousness and warmth, which is important when confronting both the vegan agenda and winter. Luckily for Crown Heights, DNAinfo reports their defenses against sad lettuce and the impending cold will be bolstered next month when Izzy’s BBQ Addiction gets its own restaurant where you can maintain your kosher BBQ dependence. (more…)

09/15/14 1:16pm
brooklyn lounge

An ace place to go chuck a wobbly mate! via Facebook

If there’s one business plan people seem to think is foolproof, it’s slapping “Brooklyn” on a thing and then waiting for the money to roll in. So, in the grand tradition of the Brooklyn Athletic Club, Bar Brooklyn and Sbarro Brooklyn, welcome Perth, Austalia’s Brooklyn Lounge. We guess this is pretty good retaliation for making three (THREE!) Crocodile Dundee movies and never apologizing. (more…)

09/15/14 12:03pm

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: How dense is dense enough [Crain's]
Surge is coming back, because we’re all idiots. Thanks, 90′s kids [BuzzFeed]
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks took Brooklyn Heights back to a time before gentrification [Gothamist]
That modular construction that was gonna save money for Atlantic Yards? Yeah, no [AY Report]
Big idea: Turn parking lots into housing [New York Times]
Hannibal Buress, talking Hannibal Buress stuff [Observer]
It’s Big Straight Ice Cream, because it’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Or something [Eater]
Batman, Spider-Man team up to fight handsy heckler in Times Square [New York Post]

09/15/14 11:01am
We guess the view's ok

We guess the view’s ok

1. The comics at Brooklyn, Stand Up!! won’t bully you into standing up, which is more than we can say for some entertainers out there. (Monday)

2. Enable a bunch of comedians as they glorify times they’ve been complete jerks at ASS: Antagonistic Storytelling Series. (Monday)

3. There’s so much going on for the Brooklyn Book Festival that they had to spread it out over a week. (Monday – Friday) (more…)

09/15/14 10:19am
bed-stuy

Don’t walk around like you own the place…unless you’re Charles Bronson. via Flickr user aliabdallah

So you’ve just invested in your million-dollar Bed-Stuy dream townhouse. Wait, sorry, let’s try that again, in a more realistic way. So you and your 2 roommates just signed a lease for a $3200 2-bedroom in Bed-Stuy or Bushwick, and you’re excited about your cool new neighborhood and its uh…bright future. That is until you read the Post this morning and found out that despite what that friendly real estate agent told you, crime still exists in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick. “But they told me all the crime was gone!” you say to no one in particular in your suddenly unsafe apartment, as you prepare to become just another statistic. (more…)

09/15/14 9:01am
bicycle roots

Protect your soft skull, for less. via Bicycle Roots

Welp, it’s just about fall, so that means it’s time to put your bike in storage until spring, right? Wrong! In the fall, you can ride your bike without turning into a sweaty mess, which means you can still avoid paying for a MetroCard unless absolutely necesarry, and still get places earlier than your friends. You can do all of that even cheaper than usual too, because Bicycle Roots (609 Nostrand Avenue, Crown Heights) is having themselves a big sale, chopping prices on things like bikes, bags, jackets and of course, helmets. It is, after all, the fall. (more…)

09/14/14 6:00am
Screen shot from "STREETS - NEW YORK CITY" by Tim Sessler

Screen shot from “STREETS – NEW YORK CITY” by Tim Sessler

On Dope: “It’s so sad that Bruce Wayne died, isn’t it?” [The Toast]
On Wetware: “Love is a rose, but you better not pick it…” [Chronicle]
On Motion: No editorializing on this one. This is just worth it. [Vimeo]
On Stature: “All of a sudden, I was very aware that I was different…” [NYMag]
On Speed: “…the protected bike lanes … actually improved travel times …” [Citylab]
On Black Markets: “Is there even such a thing as double-never-ending?” [GrubStreet]
On Adulthood: “… the man-boys simply refused to grow up, and did so proudly.” [NYT]
On Chance: “I have no desire … to go to war with people I have nothing against.” [Narratively]
On Dives: “I am not saying that Cheers is the closest we’ll come to Plato’s Republic…” [Newsweek]
On Soul: “You would have thought that, 13 years after the attacks of 9/11, the outcome of the largest and most closely watched building project in the United States would be clearer.” [Guardian]

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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-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

09/12/14 2:21pm
Books in the best borough! (via BBF Flickr)

Books in the best borough! (via BBF Flickr)

September bring crisp fall air, back to school, leaves on the ground, and the Brooklyn Book Festival! Marty Markowitz may be gone, and we might not get to see Tony Danza rap again, but this year’s festival looks like it’s going to kick ass. There are also a lot of cool bookend events going the week leading up to the festival. We combed through the long list of events and found the ones that we think you should go to. Check them out below. (more…)

09/12/14 1:56pm
rocka rolla

What’s a little listeria between friends though, really? Photo by David Colon

It’s not every day that Williamsburg gets an awesome new bar, especially since these days Williamsburg is fast becoming the domain of complete fucking assholes. Still, we were heartened to see the appearance of Rocka Rolla (486 Metropolitan Avenue), a rock and roll bar with a party vibe and gigantic beers for not much money. Sadly, the squares at the Health Department didn’t seem to share our love of the new bar and slapped the food truck in the back with a violation. This also supports our theory that the bar is clearly on a cursed corner. (more…)