Yesterday’s day of watching football/recovering from weekend-long hangovers was interrupted by the news of Lou Reed’s death. Reed, 71, was born in Brooklyn before being raised in Freeport, Long Island. But like so many bored restless kids before him came back to the city to seek is fortune, and he found it. As a leader of the Velvet Underground, he became a man who pioneered professionally not giving a shit. His music, with the Velvets and professionally hummed with life, but through it all, Reed seemed non-plussed. Even surrounded by the insanity of the Mermaid Parade, where he played the role of King Neptune in 2010. For anyone else, looking that bored surrounded by the fun and colors of the day would seem haughty, but would you really expect Lou Reed to look any different from this? Reed is survived by his wife, performance artist Laurie Anderson and the tens of thousands of bands people formed after hearing their first Velvet Underground song.
Well, that’s one way to avoid the G train. Passersby in South Brooklyn spotted a man paddle boarding on the Gowanus Canal this week. That’s right, as in standing on a flat board with no shoes on in the notoriously disgusting Gowanus Canal, splashing water around with no protection against falling in. In case you’re unfamiliar, the canal […]
We knew it was hiking up our rent, we knew it was hurting the community, but AirBnB rentals might also be super illegal. Like, Depression-era levels of illegal. As DNAInfo reports, two New York state senators and a senate nominee just released a scathing investigation into everyone’s favorite bad guy Airbnb, entitled “Tourist Tenements in the Making.” The investigation looks […]
With the changing season comes changing career moves, and Brokelyn’s got your back. We love to hook ya’ll up with the latest and greatest opportunities out there, because how else are you going to be able to afford all the new seasonal pumpkin beers coming out? We’ve scoured the internet to bring you some rad […]