Editor’s note: When we heard that Jay-Z and Beyonce were packing it in for LA recently, we ran a post seeking a new king and queen of Brooklyn. This is clearly a topic that arouses our readers’ passions because, at last count, 1,666 people voted in this vitally important election, which is a very democratic way to choose a monarchy if you think about it. So after weeks of counting chads and paper ballots and weeding out dead people’s votes, we are down to two finalists, the Halkias, the owners of Grand Prospect Hall, and the “couple” (loosely) comprised of King Henry, the Cyclones’ mascot, and the lady on the logo for Gotham Girls, who is not technically human (though the Gotham Girls appear to be). There will be a runoff next month, after all parties have a chance to make their case. The Halkiases had their moment to tell readers why they deserve to be the next king and queen, and the Gotham Girls have spoken as one half of the opponent power-couple. Now, we turn to the Gotham Girls’ co-competitor, King Henry (aka Guy Zoda), to talk about what he could offer the borough as its official reigning monarch. Remember folks, this’ll be our final interview before the ultimate vote takes place—so be prepared to cast your ballot, oh, sometime really soon.
He may go by a royal title, but Brooklyn Cyclones’ King Henry has a lot of humility about this whole competition. “I was just honored [you] put me on the site with the others. The Grand Prospect Hall Couple has been around for years!” Well that may be so, but initial polling showed Henry and his lady of Gotham ahead of the Halkias by a landslide. “That’s why I thought the runoff was a joke at first,” the King confesses. “We were already winning by so many votes!” (more…)
As you might recall, we’re in the midst of electing a new King and Queen of Brooklyn because Jay-Z and Beyonce would rather hang out in L.A. Well, we’re showing them they won’t be missed, because so far our (legally binding) poll about who should be our new King and Queen has received over 1,000 votes from people hungry to replace our abdicating royalty. More importantly, with voting set to end on Friday, the race is becoming a two-couple race, with the Girl of Gotham and the Cyclones’ King Henry leading the way, followed by the Grand Prospect Hall Couple. (more…)
Thanks to Jimmy “Hey Let’s Recreate All of the 90s in Real Time” Fallon, Saved by the Bellnostalgia is at a fever pitch this week. Brooklyn’s minor league baseball team has taken notice too. So tuck your shirt into your jeans because the Coney Island Cyclones announced yesterday they’re hosting a Saved by the Bell night this summer against the Tri-City ValleyCats (yes, that is their actual name). It will feature some of your favorite retro-humping 90s high school gags that are sure to leave a green ring of joy around your finger. Players in the June 24 game will sport those special jerseys above, and the themed antics will include a Zack Morris “TIMEOUT” race around the bases, an Oldest Cell Phone in the Park contest and, naturally, an “I’m so excited!” fan cam. If you’re a fan, you might say this event will take the fun to the MAX. More details on how to screech screech screech for the home team here: (more…)
What it is: Year-round Coney Island mainstay and Irish pub located right next door to MCU Park.
Why we love it: Pride for amateur Brooklyn leagues Cyclones and the Bolts runs deep here, with pre and post game tailgates most game days. From live bands all day on Saturdays, to karaoke on Mondays, there’s a draw for everybody. Hit up the bar with your fellow Cyclones and Bolts fans before and/or after catching the game, or wander over at the end of the day with your beach-and-ride compatriots.
What to order: Coney Island lager on tap, and a sample “platter” of bar food classics like wings, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeno poppers.
Regular tip: The name is an homage to Irish lass Margaret “Peggy” Devaney, historic survivor of the Titanic.
Hey 90s kids, are you tired of only being pandered/advertised to by BuzzFeed lists, dance parties, TV marathons, film remakes and reboots and sequels, music samples and band reunion tours? We know, when will anyone ever pay attention to the 90s? The Brooklyn Cyclones are doing their part next Wednesday, August 27 with a 90s Nickelodeon night. Why should you go, besides the baseball? Well, Kel Mitchell is throwing out the first pitch, so it’ll answer your “Hey, where’s Kel Mitchell been these days?” question. (more…)
Of course this one is just $34, the guy took it out of the box! via eBay
Are you bummed that you missed the Brooklyn Cyclones “A Salute to Seinfeld” on July 5? Not us, we’re more bummed we missed getting a closeup view of Dillon Gee strike out ten guys on a rehab start on July 4. Still, if you’re bummed you missed all the Elaine dancing and puffy shirts, a number of entrepreneurs will help you out by selling you a Keith Hernandez bobblehead from that night, for (at a minimum) only three times the price of a Cyclones ticket. Can you imagine the price if Keith had made the Hall of Fame? (more…)
A happy recap is even happier when it comes at half the cost. via Facebook
At 31-38 and sitting perilously close to last place in the NL East, the Mets might be inspiring feelings of sadness and frustration if you’re a fan. “It’s depressing,” you’re probably thinking, “that 400-year-old Bobby Abreu is probably the team’s best hitter. Can the Mets even physically score more than five runs in two straight games?” It’s okay, we’re here to help, with half-price Brooklyn Cyclones tickets, so you can catch future Mets who might make watching the parent club more bearable. (more…)
You too can root root root for the home team. via Facebook
It’s been professional baseball season for a little over a month now, and hey, the Mets haven’t been a completely embarrassment. There’s some other professional baseball team around here too, but we don’t talk about them. The only problem with the Mets is that despite all the Groupons and giveaways, they’re still usually an expensive ticket. So thank goodness the Brooklyn Cyclones are here to provide us with truly cheap baseball down at the beach, and thank even more goodness that tickets to see them go on sale tomorrow, May 10, at 10am. (more…)
The only remaining question is whether the Staten Island Yankees hold a “Todd Barry Night” in retaliation
There’s nothing like minor league baseball promotions, especially when the Cyclones do them. Already the proud organizers of Manti Te’o night, along with both a Williamsburg night and a dinosaur night, they know how to do the ridiculous but intriguing really well. And that tradition will carry on this year when for whatever reason, the team honors the 25th anniversary of the July 5 Seinfeld premiere, by holding “Salute to Seinfeld Night” at MCU Park. Sorry, we meant Vandelay Industries Park. And that’s just the tip of the Seinfeld iceberg. (more…)