kings theatre

See it in real life, not just in pictures. via Kings Theatre Flickr

If you’ve been drooling over pictures of how nice the Kings Theatre looks after its $94-million restoration, you might also be someone who’s chomping at the bit to get inside and see what it looks like. Well, we’ve got good news for you, because you’ll be able to do that and do it for free. Ditmas Park Corner reports that the Church Avenue BID will hook you up with free tickets to see a preview performance at the theatre this Tuesday. All you’ve gotta do is send an email and then put on something warm, because you’re gonna be standing on line. (more…)

01/22/15 1:47pm

At a certain point in a New York City curmudgeon’s life, all of them eventually say “Enough! This city isn’t what it used to be!” The Kroll Show‘s Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland spent their time in last night’s episode running down why they’re done with New York, from the lack of blackout rioting to Chipotle and Starbucks on every corner to the fact that “you can’t even smoke in a hospital anymore.” So they’ve come to the conclusion that so many young writers have come to and declared “Screw off New York!” Unlike all those young writers penning their leaving New York essays though, at least these two do the only honorable thing and commit suicide rather than actually move to some lesser, crappy city. (more…)

01/22/15 12:47pm
mta fare hike

FEED ME. via Flickr user Eric Fischer

We’ve known for a couple of months now that a fare hike was definitely coming this year, and we’ve also known for sure that it would mean a monthly card was going to be $116.50. Whew that’s a lot of money. Almost enough to buy a bike, hint hint. The one thing we didn’t know for sure whether the base fare for a ride on the train would run you $2.50 or if it would go up to $2.75. Now we know though, and surprise surprise, the MTA picked the more expensive option. (more…)

01/22/15 12:03pm

Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver finally arrested [New York Times]
Meet Preet Bharara, the man who nailed him [BuzzFeed]
Even Anne Hathaway has been affected by all those Brooklyn venues that closed [Page Six]
Death to the indie dramedy [AV Club]
City Hall Park has some different squirrels [Runnin' Scared]
That LaGuardia AirTrain wouldn’t be faster than other ways to get to the airport [Streetsblog]
Oregon’s secret history as an attempted racist utopia [Gizmodo]
Here’s a look at a donut shop in a car wash [Untapped Cities]

01/22/15 11:25am
Stealth snackers

Stealth snackers

Every time I watch Broad City, I’m jealous of Abbi and Ilana’s misadventures (and Ilana’s lattice bras, I won’t sleep until I get my hands on one for myself). They make NYC their broke paradise, where they don’t need money or anything really to do, so long as they have each other (sob!).

Episode 2 “Mochalatta Chills” opens with our heroines conning their way into free movie passes at East 86th St. Cinema, where they watch an alleged Chris Rock werewolf flick Fang for a Fang and eat granola and almond milk out of ziplock bags (anybody tried this?), and Ilana pulls the Mickey Rourke dick-in-the-popcorn trick on Abbi, except with her pubes, I’m guessing. But the majority of the episode shows the girls leaning in to their respective jobs, not each other.  (more…)

01/22/15 8:47am

Celebrate this. Well, not just hers, yours too.

1. You know you do it, we know you do it, so just wall twerk already at Asslands, a booty + bass dance party. (Friday)

2. Concreatures is releasing their album Pretending to Swim, so wade over to Union Hall to hear some indie lo-fi. (Friday)

3. See some superheroes and supervillains superstriptease each other at Wasabassco Burlesque’s Super 2 at The Bell House. (Friday) (more…)

01/21/15 4:28pm
preschool mastermind

These are presumably from adults. via Michelle Joni

Perhaps 2014 was a little bit too stressful for you. Perhaps you’ve been disappointed as you struggled to navigate adulthood, constantly set back by various breakups, heartbreaking news stories local and abroad, a lack of anything resembling baller status and one too many goddamn train delays. If this is you, someone is finally giving you the chance to relive your days in preschool, thanks to Preschool Mastermind. And they say millennials are too immature to handle the real world. Wait a second… (more…)

01/21/15 1:04pm


ICYMI on Brokelyn yesterday, renting an apartment ain’t always peaches & cream. That’s why you should at least be able to count on cheaper rent that’ll pad your bank account against the dollars you’re bound to lose on slummy landlords, not to mention late-night snacks. This week’s listings treat the borough top to bottom, with listings from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. Incidentally, I also got a kick out of hiding names of Drake songs in here; see if you can differentiate his timeless titles from my own signature self-righteousness! (more…)

01/21/15 12:00pm

The AirBnB fight went in front of the City Council [USA Today]
Meet the man challenging Pat Lynch for the P.B.A. presidency [Capital]
Meet the cops hanging out after Rafael Ramos’ funeral [New York Review of Books]
Here’s what Obama talked about in the State of the Union [NPR]
The real state of our union is this allegory about One57 though [The Daily Beast]
More apartment units were built in Brooklyn that anywhere else in the city in 2014 [NY YIMBY]
R.I.P. Faith Seidenberg, who forced McSorley’s to go co-ed [Daily News]
Got rent stabilization questions? You won’t after reading this [BrickUnderground]