10/24/14 9:48am
ebola

Tourist

Confirming the fears of your grandparent or aunt who yelled “Don’t move to New York City!”, a Doctors Without Borders doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea came down with the disease after he’d done things like go to the Highline, take the subway and roll a few games at The Gutter. The thing we’re most upset about here is that the Ebola patient, Craig Spencer, is somehow both a life-saving hero working with Doctors Without Borders and a cool enough guy to know that The Gutter is the most fun bowling alley in Williamsburg. He’s like the best parts of you mixed with the parts your mother wished you were. As for Ebola on the subway? We’re not freaking out that much. We’d still worry more about getting bedbugs on the subway rather than Ebola. (more…)

08/14/14 8:21am
subway bedbugs

Approximate size of subway bedbugs. via Flicker user bee721

Now, again, we’re not here to gloat when we talk about how New York hasn’t defeated the bedbug menace and never will. We can’t help taking a bit of an itchy victory lap though, now that we’ve got the news from Business Insider that a third damn train line (the 5 also had a bedbug sighting) is crawling with bloodsuckers. And we don’t mean lawyers, ho ho! Seriously though, the 7 train had the creepiest report yet of bedbugs on a train car, so it’s clear that they’ve conquered the subway. (more…)

08/06/14 8:53am
n train

N for “Nope we’re never gonna beat bedbugs.” via Flickr user Brian

Hey, remember when you were all “WOOOOOO it’s V-B Day, we beat bedbugs!” and we were the insane paranoid in the corner talking about how that wasn’t and would never be true? Yeah, you’re gonna pretend you didn’t say that now, because the Daily News reports that bedbugs were found on three N trains this week. See that approaching train? It contains US BEING RIGHT and also the seeds of your destruction. (more…)

06/02/14 1:15pm
bedbug

Do not taunt this thing. via AFPMB Flickr

Hey, did you hear that bedbug infestations are down over 50 percent in Manhattan this year as opposed to last year? Let’s celebrate, we won! No, let’s not celebrate actually, because we didn’t win. Let’s just say a silent prayer of thanks for a brief respite in the battle and then stay vigilant. The only thing you should be thinking about when it comes to bedbugs is that nothing is over until they decide it is. (more…)

03/13/13 2:00pm
Via Armed Forces Pest Management's flickr

It’s there, just waiting…Via Armed Forces Pest Management’s flickr

Consider this your PSA for the day: Craigslist is a wonderful resource for finding many things, like jobs, apartments and that beautiful bearded man who smiled at you on the G train. But sometimes, we see things up for grabs on Craigslist that make us cringe, like ads for free and/or cheap mattresses and beds. (more…)

09/23/11 11:37am

Downward-facing adorable brat [Plum District]
When you’re hungry for coffee and deadlines [Brooklyn Based]
Jewpon, Jdeal, OyWhataDeal, ChristianDeals, Muslim-Deals now things [RNS]
Employed person lives like unemployed person [LearnVest]
We have nothing to fear but fear of bedbugs itself [Daily Intel]
Absolute terror [Gothamist]
Subways to become insufferable Tuesday [amNY]
Miracle whipsters bringing artisinal mayo to BK [Village Voice]

Photo via FiPS

Ok, so we were pretty sure that we were all bedbugged-out on these pages… until we saw this incredible photo of the Pavilion marquee this morning on FiPS. We’ll let you read the story there, but we had to get in this shot, lest you miss the daring feat of letter-arrangement. And once your initial reaction wears off, you might want to note how well the prank title blends in with all the real stuff up there. If only they were in 3D! Read what happened here at FiPS, including the astute comparison to one character of JetBlue fame.

11/17/10 1:12pm

Brooklyn Kinda Love to air on Playboy TV [NY Times]
Crown Heights café serving 10-shot espresso [Daily News]
Among bugs & sugar napkins, a Bostonian hip deep in Brooklyn [Boston Globe]
NY’s top health official on W’burg-themed Camel cigs [Daily News]
NY State voter turnout… sucked [NY Times]
Bed(?)bug-on-the-R-train video [Gothamist]
Sheepshead grandmother, 86, wins beauty pageant [Sheepshead Bites]
Two new wine spots in W’burg [Grub Street]
Win two tix to tonight’s Radio Happy Hour at the Bell House [the skint]

11/01/10 8:43am

No doubt you’ve heard of the city’s little bedbug problem. The critters are basically everywhere by now, so it’d be easy to freak out and never touch another item that isn’t shrink-wrapped and certified “bedbug free.” But, of course, you gotta live, right? Our world of broke-dom is one of swaps, yards sales, vintage shops and used bookstores. We don’t want to have to give up on all this, but with bedbugs in the picture, we have to be extra careful. Because, really, we may be on our own. As one Park Slope vintage shop told us when we asked about anti-bedbug measures: “We don’t guarantee. The customer has to be responsible.” Here’s what a few other Brooklyn merchants have to say, and what you can do to protect yourself. (more…)

08/30/10 3:45pm
Photo from mcbrooklyn

Photo from mcbrooklyn

With bed bug rumors creeping all over the place lately, it’s nice to see some of Brooklyn’s infested doing their honest part to stave off the spread. Mcbrooklyn checks in with the Bed Bug Registry today and lists the 228 Brooklyn residential addresses on record as being infested. That’s 228 good citizens who’ve willingly notified the registry of bedbugs in their abodes (or 228 bedbug infestees who’ve been ratted-out—we’re not sure). But in any case, people are talking and that’s only for the best. Because, hopefully, others will report their unwanted visitors, everyone will be well on their way to de-bugged and in the meantime, we’ll all know exactly where to give that extra wide berth on the way to the subway. Here’s the full list of addresses. And if you’ve got bed bugs, please—report them here.

via mcbrooklyn