04/21/14 1:43pm
sisqo

SisQó (pictured here at the uh, 2008 Country Music Awards), comes to Betsy Head Park as part of SummerStage this year. via Facebook

Each day we get closer to our promised hot and miserable summer (we’ll take any summer at this point), we get a little bit more information as to the fun things happening all season. Today? We get the good news that SummerStage is back and has a bunch of free (and also not free) shows for us. Get your very uncomfortable thong on and prepare to back it up all night long, because SisQó is headlining a show. Yes, in 2014, you wiseass. The full schedule of Brooklyn events is below. (more…)

04/21/14 12:58pm
lulu's brooklyn

Ironically, 65% of the people in this picture are gay. via Facebook

You would think that owning a bar that gives out free pizza is basically a license to print money, but it turns out that Lulu’s in Greenpoint is struggling to the point where they want to do a big rebranding. Normally such a thing just happens, but they’d like to become a gay bar, which is something that their lease specifically prevents. So, they’re suing their landlord to get out from that very strangely specific language that doesn’t allow them to operate the premises as a gay bar according to the Post. This, of course, is what you get for doing business with “those people.” By which we mean people from Manhasset. (more…)

04/21/14 12:00pm

Bergen Street’s food future [Grub Street]
We almost had Senator Andrew Cuomo [Capital]
Vaya con dios, Mike Woodson, Knicks entire coaching staff [ESPNNY]
A streetcar route from Astoria to Red Hook? We’ve heard crazier ideas [NYT]
Huge number of AirBnB rentals are illegal sublets. Disruption! [New York Post]
Very early analysis of how Jeb Bush loses the primary in 2016 [The Awl]
Mayor Tall probably won’t actually get that horse carriage ban through [Atlantic Cities]

04/21/14 11:27am
skillshare

This could be you, learning things, forever. via Facebook

You might still have the learning bug, and it may not be too late for you to go back to school in a temporal sense, but it’s definitely too late for you in a financial sense. Who the hell has the money to go grad school (keep it to yourself if you do)? There are other ways to learn new skills though, especially through online learning emporium Skillshare. But maybe you feel like you don’t have the money to pay for their classes? Good news, because they’re giving away a lifetime membership of free classes to a randomly drawn email address. Get on that, if you’ve been feeling dumb lately. (more…)

coney island newsreel

Measuring busts was a favorite old-timey pastime in Coney Island

We’re all getting antsy for it to warm up, especially now that it’s past Coney Island’s official opening day but we still need jackets for some reason. Those of us with beach fever can make it a little bit worse now, courtesy of a bunch of old-timey Coney Island newsreels released by newsreel service British Pathé. If you’ve ever wondered what life was like in Coney in the 30s (and judging by your mustache, you probably have), now you can find out. (more…)

04/21/14 9:37am
class_of_nuke_em_high

Just like when you were in high school

1. Roll the dice on Game Night at Spike Hill, since the odds are pretty low that everyone they booked won’t be funny (Monday)

2. Or, check out Brooklyn, Stand Up at Over the Eight, which changes the formula of your usual standup show by promising interactive games. Hopefully the game isn’t “Make fun of the audience”

3. Mountain Dew or crab juice? The age-old question is asked and answered at Simpsons Club this week when the Simpsons visit New York (Monday)

4. See free play Bully Me Down just once, or follow them to every bar they perform at and see it all week. Either way, you get free pirate-themed theater (Monday – Friday) (more…)

04/18/14 5:00pm
brooklyn bridge

The bridge for you if you live in Brooklyn. via Flickr user Will Hedington

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-We determined how to tell if you live in Brooklyn

-The Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant said they were coming back

-So did the Fourth of July fireworks!

-Speaking of explosions in the sky, we were also promised vagina fireworks in Prospect Park

-Fikriyyah’s roommates brought home some damn pigeons

-Socially conscious street art was given the documentary treatment

-Theatre came to bars in Brooklyn

-The cost of having a woman bathe in a bathtub of ramen went up. It went up a lot

-We hooked you up with some cheap ways to get fresh for spring

-Free vibrators? Free vibrators

-Cyclones imagned what if Seinfeld honored at MCU Park today

04/18/14 3:57pm
broad city high times

For real, this photo is 420 pixels high.

Hi if you’re a narc or a square please kindly X out of this post and read this instead, but for the rest of you, relax! It’s Friday! And Sunday is egg-laying rabbit day or something, but it’s also 4/20, that most highest of holidays. Let us take a moment to acquaint you with your 4/20 spirit guides for this year’s holiday, the ladies of Broad City. Not only are Abbi and Ilana, the two young New Yorkers on the show, unabashed stoners, they’re lady bro stoners, the likes of which have never been seen on TV before.

We live in a time when the President Choom Gang says weed is less harmful thank alcohol, Broad City is a hit and space bongs are everywhere. The future is here and it has the munchies. Take it away, broads:  (more…)

04/18/14 3:36pm
broken bike

This might be beyond the help of the clinic though. via Flickr user Janne Moren

Has your bike barely survived this winter without falling apart, the same that the rest of us have? No shame in that, it’s been a tough winter for things being sentient and non-sentient. But if you want to give it some love, and you’re a lady or identify as one, WE Bike NYC invites you to Crown Heights’ Bicycle Roots at 6pm on Saturday evening to get a rundown on how to get your bike ready for spring and summer. Sorry, no boys allowed though. (more…)

Your new best friend, after the Earth of course

Your new best friend, after the Earth of course

On Earth Day (April 22), you can celebrate the Earth, celebrate sustainability and celebrate yourself all at once: Babeland in Park Slope is giving away free Solar Bullet vibrators to the first 25 people who walk in the store! Doors open at noon, so take an extra long lunch if you need to rush down to Babeland door for your free sex toy. And don’t forget to properly recycle  your old battery-powered devices so you do something good for the Earth while doing something goof for yourself.

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