bric biennial

Get some ding dang culture at BRIC. Photo by Ayelen Paganelli, via Facebook

Which neighborhood in Broolyn has the best art? It’s a question that has led to knife fights on the streets, with partisans of Williamsburg and Fort Greene battling it out with violence we haven’t seen since the Civil War draft riots. Not that they’re picking sides, but BRIC is starting their BRIC Biennial (take that, Whitney Museum!) tonight with a survey of artists that live in Downtown, and nearby neighborhoods like Fort Greene and Boerum Hill. (more…)

09/10/14 9:31am
shinobi ramen

Enjoy the shinobi ramen at Shinobi Ramen with your own hand-selected booze. via Facebook

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could go out to dinner and be certain that your favorite alcoholic beverages were available, for around $3 per drink? Have we got news for you: Brooklyn has some awesome BYOB restaurants, so going out to eat and drinking cheap doesn’t have to exist only in your dreams.

A BYOB restaurant is a beautiful, cost-effective option often overlooked in a city where you’re constantly stuck $12 for something you already have in your fridge and could’ve poured into your own mason jar. We’re obviously not taking any kind of anti-bar stance here, but if you have a few odd beers at your apartment and want to get rid of them, why not take them out for a night on the town at at one of Brooklyn’s best BYOB restaurants? (more…)

black forest brooklyn

Let them give you a little jumpstart. Photo by Adam Stoltman via Facebook

Waking up to your alarm’s angry buzzing Monday morning is always a downer. Mornings are rarely luxurious, between navigating the bathroom schedule and making the daily commute. Shake up your routine next week by checking out the new Kaffeehaus coffee bar located inside Black Forest Brooklyn (733 Fulton) though, because between 7am and 9am you can get your much needed cup of joe for free, according to Fort Greene Focus. (more…)

09/03/14 1:57pm

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I’ve got a bone to pick with the housing market. Everywhere you look this month, there are calls to “bring your pets,” or apartments boasting that pets are allowed. And you know what? Maybe I don’t even have a pet. On the other hand… maybe it’s fancy reverse psychology to get us to abandon our pets in exchange for hardwood flooring! Either way, here’s what’s up this week: we’ve got your 3-beds, your 2-beds and your pre-wars, dishwasher-equipped and pet-friendly. Check it all out below. (more…)

habana outpost

Habana is the place to ha be at. Sorry. via Facebook

Procrastinated on buying notebooks for the upcoming school year? (Hint: a stack of post-its works pretty well in a lecture). Need some stilt walkers, rowdy children, and arts and crafts to get you psyched about starting a new semester? Good news, students! Habana Outpost (757 Fulton St., Fort Greene) is hosting its annual back to school bash on Monday, September 1, from 11am-3pm. (more…)

08/28/14 9:17am
west indian day parade

Leave your normcore at home for this one. Photo by Madelyn Owens.

1. Folks from the Upright Citizens Brigade will be at Videology to tell us all what the characters on Friends and Cheers were really thinking at Live Dubbed Sitcoms. (Friday)

2. Hounds Basket and SLAVVE  are rocking Cameo Gallery. (Friday)

3. Wassabasco is kicking it olde school at with their latest burlesque show. Really old school, like when people thought the world was flat and witches were burned at the stake old school. (Friday) (more…)

08/22/14 10:48am
301 cumberland street

The first, obvious suspect. Photoshop via Mamasgoodboy.com

What’s the biggest problem you have with your neighbors? Do they play their music too loud? Always holding “dance in clogs” parties above you? Well, be happy that’s the worst thing you’ve got going on, because according to a tip given to Brownstoner, some joker is sending garbage bags full of piss down the garbage chute of a Fort Greene building. We have our own suspect, but right now police and building management are baffled. (more…)

08/21/14 9:47am
Lianne La Havas will be there. Will you?

Lianne La Havas will be there. Will you?

1. Learn how hard all your beloved John Hughes characters sold out at Forty-Six Candles, an evening of disillusioned fiction. (Friday)

2. Morgan Avenue Underground’s Komputer Love is a night of cyberpunk film, art, and robotic dancing. (Friday)

3. Controversially Speaking is an exhibit of conversation-provoking art along with some music and spoken word. (Friday)

4. The lWlVl Festival (pronounced low-level, obviously) brings live music and giant interactive art installations together for two nights. (Friday-Saturday) (more…)

mike brown

Hopefully this doesn’t become a trend. via Instagram

The last few nights, America has been transfixed by scenes of police in tanks scowling at and tear gassing protestors in Ferguson, Missouri who want answers after unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Spike Lee isn’t the first person to note the similarity between Brown’s case and that of Eric Garner, but now that he’s shown off a tribute to Michael Brown hanging in front of 40 Acres and A Mule next to the tribute to Eric Garner, he is the first person in America to have the distinction of hosting tributes to not just one, but the two most high-profile cases of unarmed black men killed by the police over the last month.

08/07/14 9:36am
Does Celebrate Brooklyn really have to go?

Does Celebrate Brooklyn really have to go? via Facebook

1. If you don’t have an air conditioner, definitely check out this BookCourt reading about an Antarctic voyage, which should at least make you think you’re cold for a minute or two. (Friday)

2. Country Club Disco NYC brings some well-groomed house to Glasslands. (Friday)

3. How cruel can summer be when you’ve got an 80s dance party? (Friday)

4. See Jenny Lewis pre-Rilo Kiley in The Wizard at Videology. (Friday) (more…)