It’s Friday, which means it’s time to party anyway. But it also happens to be Bike to Work day, and if you’re sitting in your office a sweaty mess, the odds are pretty good that you celebrated appropriately. Or, you really gotta get in shape, dawg. But, if you did bike to work today, you get a reward other than just the satisfaction of doing the right thing: tonight in DUMBO, Transportation Alternatives is having a FREE Bike Home from Work Party! (more…)
We all reacted to Sandy in different ways, though we imagine that most of the reactions involved anger at some point. And while everyone has a standing invitation to go talk about their hurricane experience at the Brooklyn Public Library, it could be the case that you’ve got an easier time turning your story into art. Well good news: the Brooklyn Arts Council wants art that you’ve made in reaction to Sandy. (more…)
No matter what kind of outreach efforts real estate developers make in cities, there’s always been a gulf between residents of a city and the people who build the apartments. But Fundrise, a new startup is trying to close the gulf between the everyman and developers by allowing people to crowdfund real estate projects. If we all become real estate investors, will we stop being angry at developers? (more…)
629 5th Avenue (Between 17th and 18th Street)
What it is: A local staple built around the idea of a perfect neighborhood dive, with a touch of Belgian-beer-obsessiveness thrown in.
Why we love it: Friendly is the key word to this bar. Buried in the unknown depths of South Slope, this bar doesn’t tend to get a lot of tourists or other-borough immigrants looking to party. Instead, think of a bar where everyone knows your name (including the owners). To top it all off, with over 70 different bottled options and 6 taps, the beer selection here makes you dream of tulips and prostitutes (two of the three things the Netherlands is known for). (more…)
Hold on to your sporks, folks. We’ve secured two Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets to this weekend’s GoogaMooga festival with a $10 food voucher on behalf of American Express Serve. We’re giving them away to a Brokelyn e-mail subscriber. GoogaMooga, Brooklyn’s premiere food and music festival, is making a triumphant return to Prospect Park. Of course, we don’t need to tell you that. If you’re like us, you’ve been obsessing over the band lineup and banh mi potential for weeks. (more…)
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1. OK, it’s finally here. Time to stuff yourself stupid at GoogaMooga, at least if you can afford to do that (Friday – Sunday)
2. As an alternative to GoogaMooga, you can check out the Bohemian Festival at the Onderdonk House. Should be a little more hippie-friendly (Friday – Sunday)
3. Learn about cocktails through whimsical illustrations at Powerhouse, and drink cocktails through your mouth because they’ll have those for you too (Friday)
The East River Ferry was already a pretty great way to get around, especially when it’s nice out. But, because no one is ever satisfied with merely “great” in New York, people thought about ways to improve it even more. Their idea? Get another one to go out of Manhattan down to Red Hook on weekends. And according to a press release from the city,t hat’s exactly what’s happening. (more…)
For people of a certain age, the Market Hotel was the ultimate DIY venue in Brooklyn. Maybe even in the world. Well, OK, maybe that’s a little bit of an overstatement. Still, the Market Hotel was really cool, and was shut down too early by Bloomberg’s fun police. They’re cleaning things out there now, and will be having a tag sale this weekend, so maybe you can own a thing that you sat on looking bored because you thought that made you look cool. (more…)
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Sweden’s greatest living legend, Robyn, and now that Lena Dunham’s done popularizing songs that were already popularized on hit TV shows for a bit, we’re left with nothing but an MP3 of “Who’s That Girl?” and a lifetime of bleach blonde, platformed memories to keep us disco-ready. Luckily, though, those Robyn dance parties we love so much NEVER DIE, and party-planners Silent Drape Runners are dropping another Body Talk-themed soiree at the Bell House this month. (more…)
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