10/14/15 9:33am
Finally, somewhere to get pastrami around here. via Flickr user Tyler Karaszewski

Finally, somewhere to get pastrami around here. via Flickr user Tyler Karaszewski

Earlier this year, a rumor was launched into the world that Lower East Side staple Katz’s Deli would be expanding into Brooklyn, specifically into the City Point project in Downtown Brooklyn. Now the New York Times has confirmed the rumor that Katz’s will be moving in to the DeKalb Market, proving that there’s more to get excited about beyond the Alamo Drafthouse and affordable housing. (more…)

08/20/15 10:52am
Looks like you'll have to make concessions. via flickr user Eden, Janine & Jim

Looks like you’ll have to make concessions. via flickr user Eden, Janine & Jim

When you’re shelling out upwards of $12 for a movie ticket, spending an extra $7 on popcorn just doesn’t seem reasonable. That’s why most of us do the smart thing and bring our own candy, popcorn and beverages, sheathed neatly in our purses and bags. Today, Consumerist reports that due to an upswing in movie theater crime around the country, Regal’s security measures may tighten to include routine bag-checks for moviegoers upon entry.

The real question is: does this mean we can’t get away with outside snacks anymore? (more…)

05/14/15 4:29pm
rooftop films

Up you go. via Facebook

Love outdoor movies but hate being tethered to the filthy ground? It’s a good thing then that Rooftop Films is around with an entire season of outdoor movies going on around New York City’s filthy roofs (and sometimes still the ground, sorry). The schedule for this summer’s films are here, and as always, they’ve got a cool-looking lineup of short films, animation, features and NYC-centric documentaries (because who needs to learn anything about other places). Unless otherwise noted, all the movies are $15, and you can get tickets here. Or you can just go to the free ones exclusively, it’s your life. (more…)

05/14/15 9:58am
If they build it, you will come (and bring your own club). via flickr user Candie N.

If they build it, you will come (and bring your own club). Via flickr user Candie N.

Miniature golf enthusiasts rejoice! Actual golf enthusiasts, just say “Oh, okay, sure.” Among the slew of summer expansion packs to the borough (read: patio season), comes an announcement that we may be getting our very own miniature golf course in Downtown Brooklyn. According to the New York Post, the course would occupy the stretch of plaza in Fulton Mall known as Albee Square. And it would be free to play if you bring your own clubs and balls. (more…)

05/12/14 11:55am
daily press

The Daily Press in Bed-Stuy is one of just 122 great places to get coffee in Brooklyn. via Facebook

Recently, the Times posted an interactive map of 101 spots to get great coffee in NYC, including a meager 29 coffee shops in Brooklyn, and leaving entire neighborhoods blank. While the map paid even less attention to Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, we felt compelled to right their egregious oversights in our borough. So, we put together a map representing the motherlode of BK coffee hubs, from as far south as Sheepshead Bay to the northern tip of Greenpoint.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, including Team Brokelyn’s Tim, Rebecca, Isaac, Conal, Sam, Dan, and Ned Berke from Sheepshead Bites. Let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite spot!

northside media group office

This wall needs some paint from you

Everyone loves moving. The hard part is decorating. Right? Right. That’s why the folks over at Northside Media Group, the people who bring you Brooklyn Magazine, L Magazine, the Northside Festival and SummerScreen (among other cool things you probably enjoy as a fun, fashionable Brooklynite) are looking for someone to paint the walls of their new office space in Downtown Brooklyn, and they’re willing to pay $500 for it.  (more…)

03/03/14 4:09pm
free pancake day

Tastes best when free. via Facebook

Getting out of bed in the morning most days is a struggle. There’s no reward for it except for not getting fired from your job you hate, and to make things even worse, it’s still freaking freezing out. But tomorrow you’ll have a good reason to get out of bed, because once again, it’s National Pancake Day (aka free pancake day) at IHOP, and you don’t want to miss that, do you? (more…)

01/27/14 2:36pm
downtown brooklyn

Perfect for business! Or is it? Maybe! via Flickr user Payton Chung

Brooklyn rent: it’s so damn high! It’s so high that businesses are fleeing our borough for the relative cheapness of Manhattan. It’s such a sad story, the way Brooklyn’s success has strangled the dreamers and entrepreneurs that are flourishing in Downtown Brooklyn. If that assertion makes no sense, don’t worry, it’s not supposed to. That’s because in the space of a day we’ve had one story claiming Brooklyn is the “new mecca” for tech startups and a day later one that highlights another Brooklyn-based startup finding cheaper rent in Manhattan. Trend stories be colliding! (more…)

09/05/13 2:37pm
Pretty much says it all. via Flickr user goodrob13

Pretty much says it all. via Flickr user goodrob13

Good news, people who moved to Brooklyn because they didn’t want to bothered with the worst parts of Manhattan: despite your best efforts to escape it, Manhattan is coming to you. According to the Commercial Observer, the Sauron-like eye of New York’s real estate interests has gazed upon Downtown Brooklyn and determined it’s the next Midtown South. Aren’t you guys EXCITED? (more…)

08/19/13 11:32am
And they all did

And they all did

1. Gladys Knight and the O’Jays will take you back in time with the last free concert at Wingate Field. Just don’t get lost and stuck forever in the 70s (Monday)

2. Get prepared for the Afropunk Fest this weekend by checking out a documentary on people of color in the punk community. That or grow your afro, if you can (Monday)

3. Hey everybody, we’re all gonna get laid see Caddyshack at Red Hook Flicks! (Tuesday) (more…)