We tell people all the time that NYC is a great place to live even when you’re broke, and never is that truer than in the summer, when the city splits open at the seams and releases everyone into the wide open. The almost nightly barrage of free movies, free concerts, cheap drinking spots and no-cost revelry makes you drunk on the idea that this is indeed the best city in the world, even if you don’t have a dime. And there’s seemingly more every year. Here, in honor of today’s high temp, our top 88 reasons why summer belongs to brokesters: (more…)
Oh to think just 12 months ago, none of us knew where Zuccotti Park was, you hadn’t heard of a stay at home girlfriend before and hungry Brooklynites were wondering if they could drink AND eat when you can only afford to do one of those. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Team Brokelyn, we hope your life has been made easier, smarter, more fun or at least slightly affordably drunker in the past year. In case you missed them, we present you (drumroll plz) THE 10 MOST POPULAR BROKELYN STORIES OF 2011! (more…)
On days like today, with a heat advisory in effect, and humidity to make you want to kill a gallon of Louie G.’s, a fire hydrant looks mighty tempting. It’s just sitting there, minding its own business, but when open provides a two-foot wide water slide park. I wondered, how do I get one of these ding-dang things open, without getting in serious trouble? I walked my-disgustingly-hot self down to the local firehouse at Monroe Street and Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy, and chatted up an honest-to-goodness, full-time fireman, who tells us yes, you can get a hydrant opened, if you ask nicely! (more…)
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