10/16/14 12:03pm
morning-after pill

You can avoid this scene for half the price now

Have you ever had a great night of fucking and then when you wake up realize you didn’t use a condom? Ever have a mediocre night of fucking and have that realization? Do you live in Greenpoint, the land of no condoms? Well good news! A new website is offering to sell and deliver you emergency contraception for $25 total, which is half the price you can get it at a pharmacy. (more…)

10/16/14 9:51am
subway car for sale

Cheaper than a fixer upper. via eBay

Have you been looking for a way to permanently stay in New York City, but are discouraged by the prices and your total inability to get a decent mortgage? Join the club. Your savior may have arrived though, in the form of a man selling a 1935 R6 subway car on eBay. On the one hand, it’s a bit of a fixer upper. On the other hand, if you can park this somewhere and fix it up, it’s way cheaper than a fixer upper. (more…)

10/16/14 9:24am
crest hardware pumpkin carving contest

Carve away your rage, and win something for it, at Crest Hardware. via Flickr user Blissful Girl

1. Make Your Voice Heard with some craftivists at Brooklyn Craft Company. (Friday)

2. Take a contra dance lesson and test out your moves at ContraShock at Camp Friendship. (Friday)

3. Show off your cult film smarts and suits at the Genuine Cult Movie Trivia and Halloween Costume Contest at Freddy’s Bar. (Saturday) (more…)

10/16/14 9:21am
We've got spirits yes we do we've got spirits and some brews.

We’ve got spirits yes we do we’ve got spirits and some brews.

Happy birthday to us! Brokelyn has had so many swashblogging adventures over our five years that we could only celebrate with a big ol’ Homecoming-themed party tonight at the Bell House. In keeping with our mission to help you enjoy the best of the borough on a budget, we’re bringing you $1 Brooklyn Brewery beers (while supplies last, so get there early) and the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes — including a brand-new bike, a BAM membership, tattoos and a high-end couples vibrator. Plus we’ve lined up a talent-show’s worth of entertainment: Scott Rogowsky, Danny Tamberelli, the Hungry March Band and DJ Brian Blackout spinning your favorite high school jams. Study up on your Brooklyn words and you can walk away with even more prizes in the spelling bee and dress your high school best so you can show your mom your photobooth picture.

Doors open at 7:30! You can still buy tickets ahead of time or nab them at the door. Here are our quick pro guide on how to ace the party arrival.  UPDATE! We’ve got $5 After School Special cocktails until 8:30 AND free rides home from Lyft too! Details below. (more…)

park slope two boots

More of this in Park Slope? Sure, sounds good.

It’s no surprise with the sky high rent in this city that restaurants are constantly opening and closing, and from time to time they seem to be playing their own version of musical chairs. To a certain degree that is what’s happening in Park Slope with Cajun pizzeria Two Boots Pizza, which Park Slope Stoop noticed is coming back to Park Slope. (more…)

10/15/14 3:05pm
crazy 8 festival

Make sure the tattoo artists also gives your Popeye his tattoos, so you can get double tattoos

Hey dudes, do you know what every girl loves? A bad boy that’s in touch with his sensitive side. Well how does one achieve that you ask? It’s funny you ask, because I happen to know the perfect way, with a tattoo of Minnie Mouse! And just your luck, DNA Info points out that you can get Minnie, or any of your other favorite cartoon characters tattooed permanently onto your body this weekend for only 8 buckaroos! (more…)

10/15/14 2:00pm
hbo go

Dance on cable’s grave! via Facebook

It’s a rite of passage for the young and broke and internet-connected: You want to watch the True Detective or Girls or Game of Thrones premiere so you can understand what the hell Twitter is talking about, but you don’t have cable. So you bother your friend who bothers their parents with cable and you get their HBO Go password. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just have an HBOGo account of your own though? Good news: HBO is sick of us “borrowing” passwords, so they’re releasing HBO Go to the entire internet in 2015. (more…)

10/15/14 1:00pm

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This week marks the 5th anniversary of our blog! In case you haven’t heard Brokelyn’s backstory, we’ve always been about bringing you things on the cheap. And as Brooklyn neighborhoods continue to change (read: gentrify), so do the places we have to look at for anything close to affordable real estate. Your more unfortunate real estate listings will call these neighborhoods “the next frontier,” as if no one already lives there. We’ll happily avoid that kind of terminology and instead just bring you apartments across a healthy spread across the Greater Brooklyn Area—decide for yourself where to shack up in order to land (or avoid) the next up-and-coming ‘hood. (more…)

10/15/14 12:00pm

Hailo, out! [Bloomberg]
NYPD enforced a new pedestrian-friendly law [Streetsblog]
Huge fire on Washington Avenue [DNA Info]
Neighbors allegedly happy with new building on their block [Brownstoner]
Vice Versa moved, which is better than closing forever [Bushwick Daily]
Human filth attacks transgender woman with a 2 x 4 in Bushwick [Gay City News]
New York is America’s snobbiest city, apparently. Great [Travel and Leisure]

10/15/14 10:49am
Pierre Vergnes Saute Pan

It’s even signed! We mean, they’re all signed, but uh, hey, that’s gotta be worth something. Photo by Kenji Magrann-Wells

At the Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance that is rapidly approaching, there will be fun and games, large organized communities playing music, a talk show host, cheap beer and Brokelyn writers of notoriously little moral fiber. But that doesn’t matter. No, you didn’t come here to make friends (although you could and it would be a very great idea); you came to win a raffle. Yes, there are all sorts of amazing prizes available to win at the raffle this year, where two small dollars could get get you a very large bike, some tickets to some amazing shows, the definition of art and many other prizes. I, personally, would be playing for the $500 Pierre Vergnes Saute Pan though, courtesy of Brooklyn Kitchen. (more…)