02/09/16 3:50pm
Impress your friends with how nicely you live vs. how little you make! via website

Impress your friends with how nicely you live vs. how little you make! via website

If you’ve wandered around Fort Greene any time over the last year, then you’ve seen the eyesore of a building that’s been under construction for forever at Ashland and Lafayette. Well, guess what? It turns out that the city wants people to live inside, and on any budget. From the looks of their breakdown, almost half of units in the building qualify as “affordable,” priced drastically below market value (prices below)

250 Ashland is now accepting applications through April, so read on to find out whether you qualify, and what you can look forward to if you win the housing lottery. (more…)

12/22/15 11:59am
Say goodbye to 2015 in style at any of these great parties. via Facebook

Say goodbye to 2015 in style at any of these great parties. via Facebook

There are only a few more days of 2015 left! Whether you are filled with hope, melancholy or dread for the upcoming year, don’t let the old one go out with a whimper. Even if you didn’t get invited to any killer house parties this year, you don’t have to schlep into Manhattan to find an awesome party. From booze to burlesque and food to fireworks, there are plenty of Brooklyn New Year’s Eve events and activities in every neighborhood to fit any-sized budget. (more…)

12/15/15 10:46am
Hey what's one more free Star Wars movie for you?

Hey what’s one more free Star Wars movie for you?

As that famous Irish band Bono and the Bono Bono Boys once sang, “It’s a beautiful dayyyyyy/don’t let it get awayyyyy/maybe check something out on the Brokelyn Events Calendarrrrrr.” Who am I, who are you, to argue with the world’s most beloved Irish crooner and his hit songs about the weather and how to enjoy it, especially on a nice day like this? So check out these picks, which are the best of the batch, and then put on your short pants and your sundresses and go have some fun tonight. (more…)

12/07/15 8:48am
muppet christmas

No matter how fun your family is, their Christmas is probably more fun

It’s Monday and you’re feeling bad. I get it, it’s normal. On the other hand, think about this: the Brokelyn/skint No Office party is next week, and then the week after that is when the annual “Fuck off from everything because Christmas is this week” begins and then after that it’s New Year’s Eve, the best day of the year. Take the long view, but also take the short view, today, right now, because there’s great stuff to do on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

12/02/15 11:50am
via Shwick Market

The Shwick Market is just one of the over 20 Brooklyn holiday markets where you can pick up cool things during Christmas season. via Shwick Market

Now that we’re all done stuffing our faces with turkey leftovers, it’s time for the gift-buying panic to set it. Are you suffering from an overwhelming pressure to buy everyone in your life the perfect present? Has your agoraphobia kicked in at the mere thought of fighting the hordes of Manhattan tourists?

Here at Brokelyn, we are all about minimizing holiday PTSD. Our number one tip: stay in the borough and shop locally! There are tons of Brooklyn holiday markets, pop-ups and fairs for you to find something fun and affordable for everyone on your gift list. (more…)

11/25/15 1:04pm
It's waiting for you, and it's free. via Facebook

It’s waiting for you, and it’s free. via Facebook

By Black Friday, the love and warmth you feel for your family might be worn down to a nub and you’ll feel the need to get out of the house. Or you’ll just feel really gluttonous and you need to get some energy out. You don’t want to go to the mall though, and Brooklyn Boulders’ offer of free climbing doesn’t jibe with your fear of heights. Fortunately for you, Crunch Gyms in Brooklyn and around the country are going to be open and free to use for anyone who wanders in looking to lift some weights or throw around some medicine balls. (more…)

11/20/15 11:13am
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Your prayers for a great date spot near a lot of trains have been answered by St. Gambrinus. via Facebook

Looking for love, but can’t bear to give up the comfort of your closest train? Hey, we get it. But what will you do when you meet someone who lives in Midwood? Don’t you want to give that cutie from Long Island City a chance? Thankfully, there’s no need to schlep all the way to their hood until things get serious. Despite the head-scratching lack of fine dating establishments by some of our premier subway stations there are always those dive bars in the rough, so here are some places where you can meet up halfway and still have a great date. (more…)

11/16/15 9:10am
How did Malcolm X influence Brooklyn beyond making beards look good? Find out tonight! via Wikipedia

How did Malcolm X influence Brooklyn beyond making beards look good? Find out tonight! via Wikipedia

So, here we are, another Monday. Exciting stuff. No wait, exciting isn’t the word, unless you’ve got some anxiety to start your week and then it’s not really the good exciting. Anyway, don’t think about the fact that it’s the beginning of the week, that’s kind of a downer. Instead, turn to the Brokelyn Events Calendar, which has a bunch of fun stuff on it that will help you forget about the fact that it’s Monday. (more…)

11/04/15 9:17am
Just don't show up late, like you used to in high school

Just don’t show up late, like you used to in high school

It keeps being nice out, so you should really consider stopping with the “Oh but it’s dark at 2:30″ moaning and just enjoy as much 70 degree weather as you can. The easiest way to do that is to do one of these things I found for you on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. Once it’s dark and cold at the same time, then we can all really start the complaining. (more…)

11/02/15 8:38am
via Beyonce Voters

via Beyonce Voters

Baseball is over until spring, so on the one hand there’s a good reason to go out and do stuff tonight. On the other hand, the Mets just lost the World Series, so there’s a good reason to sit in the dark and not do anything tonight. If you want to do stuff, the Brokelyn Events Calendar is here for you. (more…)