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This is a marquee sale, if we’ve ever seen one. via Facebook

If you enjoy digging through crates and elbowing people out of your way to find something cool, we’ve got a great idea for you. On Saturday, head down to Carroll Gardens, where Black Gold Records (461 Court Street) will be having another one of their awesome Gold Dig record sales. Why is it awesome? Thousands of LPs and 45s will be priced at just a dollar. That’s right: records for $1. (more…)

03/19/14 8:50am
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Behind that wood door live Brooklyn’s best ribs. Well, they’re dead but you know what we mean. via Dover

New York Magazine has put their judging caps again on and shared what they think the best anything and everything the city has to offer in their Best of NYC issue. Most exciting was the fact that we got handed the title for Best Ribs in the city, which can apparently be found at Carroll Gardens’ Dover. And while Brooklyn was certainly represented in the list, we weren’t all over it like we were last year. Was New York reasserting their love of Manhattan, or does Brooklyn’s embrace of dead-eyed branding ghouls selling you your own reflection truly mean we’re done? Eh, who cares, we’ve got New York City’s Best Carnival Ride apparently. Suck on that, haters. Full list of Brooklyn’s best below. (more…)

02/25/14 12:37pm
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Bar Great Harry has fun in store for you for NYC Beer Week, but they’re not the only ones. Photo by Sarah Gainer

NYC Beer Week,  brought to you by the New York City Brewers Guild, is officially upon us for its sixth year, and an inordinate amount of beer-centered events beg your attention RIGHT NOW until March 2. To make it a little easier, we’ve pulled together a hand-picked list of our favorite Brooklyn happenings between now and Sunday so you can save yourself the stress of so much to drink and so little time. Takeovers, launch parties, tastings, oh my!  (more…)

01/07/14 11:02am
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That warehouse building sold for ten million dollars (probably). via Flickr user The All-Nite Images

Say, have you guys noticed that sometimes it costs a lot of money to live in Brooklyn? We have, here and there. So thank goodness real estate brokers aptsandlofts just laid it all out for us in a helpful report titled “Our Take On Ten Years of Brooklyn Real Estate.” It’s not incisive biting analysis so much as it is the literature equivalent of being hit in the face with a hammer over and over again. Except the hammer is sales prices and your face is your wallet. And probably also your face. Anyway, Brooklyn’s become very expensive in ten years! (more…)

11/22/13 8:50am
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Bushwick’s Skytown is offering quite a plate, for just $20. via Facebook

Thanksgiving can be tricky when you’re away from your family. You and your friends could try to cook a turkey, but your lavish banquet may end up being turkey-flavored ramen if you don’t know how to roast a bird. If cooking consumes time you’d rather devote to drawing handprint turkeys and watching the National Dog Show, check out this list of Brooklyn restaurants that are delivering and serving meals this Turkey Day. Most require advanced orders or reservations, so be sure to call early. (more…)

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Photo by David Colon

Bar Great Harry
280 Smith Street (Corner of Sackett)
Carroll Gardens
(718) 222-1103

What it is: A divey oasis from sometimes scene-y Smith Street with a constant rotation of tasty brews on tap and strong (non-artisanal) drinks.

Why we love it: Bukowski would drink at BGH if he was a 30-something writer living in Brooklyn in 2013. Plentiful seating options, free wi-fi, and a long happy hour (2pm-7pm) provides a boozy alternative to Starbucks for neighborhood freelancers. In addition to about 20 drafts, a hand-pump cask, and whole mess of micro-brew bottles, they also have a selection of cheap-o cans to switch to after a few high APV pints if you’re in it for the long haul. (more…)

10/14/13 9:37am
See, you're already halfway to where you want any date to end up anyway! via Facebook

See, you’re already halfway to where you want any date to end up anyway! via Facebook

1. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies wants to give you a lesson in fear (Monday)

2. Head to Union Hall and show everyone how much better you are at video games than they are (Monday)

3. Observe the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death with a choral performance dedicated to him (Monday)

4. CMJ starts today, which means all those great free shows we told you about also start today (Monday) (more…)

Photo by Rachel DeLetto

Down the rabbit hole! Photo by Rachel DeLetto

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Moving, be it from out of state or while you’re already living here, can be a real pain. What makes Brooklyn’s neighborhoods different from each other, aside from different levels of being expensive? We’ve got people who’ve lived all over this borough and are more than happy to share their insider neighborhood knowledge with you. Today we take a trip to land of food and more food, Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District. (more…)

10/03/13 2:29pm
Prospect: Not just a bar we love, but certified as bib-friendly by Michelin

Prospect: Not just a bar we love, but certified as bib-friendly by Michelin

Looking for a cheap meal that you can also look like a regular, cultured human being at can be rather frustrating. Of course, the first problem could be that you’re looking for cheap when you really want affordable. To that end, Michelin, while snooting it up at New York’s fancier restaurants, also compiled a list of places they consider both affordable and awesome, which they award their Bib Gourmand designation. Of course, affordable to them means you can get two courses, and glass of wine or dessert for $40, so perhaps save them for times when your parents visit, your boyfriend’s parents visit or you want to have a nice meal before you dump someone. Anyway! The places in Brooklyn are as follows: (more…)

Need some records? via Facebook

Need some records? via Facebook

So you read about the Library’s cheap record sale, but you haven’t been able to get over there yet, and don’t feel like going to Manhattan on a Saturday. Don’t worry though, you can still get cheap records this weekend. Black Gold (461 Court Street), a record/coffee store (sure, why not) in Carroll Gardens is having their own cheap LP sale this weekend: $1 gets you one record. Seems fair to us. (more…)