10/24/14 1:19pm
great pupkin

Dawwwwwww. via Facebook

This week, like most weeks if we’re being honest, hasn’t been very good. This one feels more end of days than most, though, so you might be looking for a really good escape from the troubles of the world. In that case, let us recommend you immerse yourself in a world of dogs wearing Halloween costumes in Fort Greene Park. It’s called The Great Pupkin and it’s happening on Saturday. (more…)

10/23/14 2:58pm
michelle_williams

You wanna live in Bed-Stuy, you gotta get a pixie cut now

If your lease is up in Bed-Stuy soon and you like living there, you might wanna call your landlord and beg for a two-year lease. Hell, even if you just signed your lease yesterday, you might wanna take that tack because Bed-Stuy isn’t just being boldly re-imagined as the next Williamsburg, it’s apparently bewitching famous Hollywood types like Michelle Williams. Why doesn’t she just buy Zosia Mamet’s house in Bushwick though? Keep it in the famous person family. (more…)

greenlight bookstore

Ain’t no party like a bookworm party cause a bookworm party is smart. via Facebook

It turns out that we weren’t the only ones celebrating the milestone of turning five this week. Reason to move to Fort Greene Greenlight Books is also having a big party to celebrate reaching kindergarten age this weekend, and we’re all invited. Well, everyone but you, Jeff Bezos, you stay far away from these good times. The rest of you, come buy some discounted books and drink wine! (more…)

eric garner

Let’s talk about it

Hey, you know what’s not at all a contentious issue in New York City? Race. You know what also isn’t a contentious issue in New York City? The police. Oh no wait, those are actually really contentious issues in New York City, our mistake. Instead of just sitting on the sidelines while the city simmers and waits to blow up in retaliation of another instance of police being too aggressive, BRIC is holding a free town hall tonight at the BRIC House (647 Fulton Street) on the issues of race, policing and civil rights. (more…)

10/13/14 10:54am
But remember: just because it's National Dessert Day doesn't mean the entire nation is a dessert.

Celebrate

1. The Nomads are playing their jazz interpretation of Middle Eastern folk at The Tea Lounge. (Monday)

2. Your obsession with old school R&B will pay off at Jampardy, a dance party trivia night. (Monday)

3. Side Ponytail comedy night gets spooky. (Monday)

4. Every day is National Dessert Day for us, but apparently some people like Sweet Dynasty Ice Cream celebrate it with free tastings once a year. (Tuesday) (more…)

10/09/14 9:42am
Roll up in the rink like

Roll up in the rink like

1. Before Citizens plays at Webster Hall, they’re giving a free show at Fred Perry Brooklyn Surplus Shop. (Friday)

2. Roth-toberfest is the Van Halen pig roast we never realized we were missing. (Friday)

3. Making Movies creates a sound that sounds like Buena Vista Social Club jamming with Jimi Hendrix. Hear them free at the Knitting Factory. (Friday) (more…)

10/08/14 2:49pm
The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

‘Tis the season to put out the pumpkins, deck the halls with boughs of cobwebs and stir your cauldron pot, because Halloween is in our midst. In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Brooklyn World, Halloween is the occasion to party and no other boroughs can say anything about it. So don your creepiest outfits and head out to the hottest happenings in BK. (more…)

10/06/14 9:17am
streb

Learn new ways to walk at Streb. via Streb

With the warm weather transitioning into lower digits outside volleyball at Pier 5 won’t be a copacetic way to keep yourself moving and fit. Colder weather might make you want to hibernate and accumulate a nice layer of fat under our sweatpants and black slacks, but you can combat this by keeping a smidge in shape with some of Brooklyn’s most wallet-friendly indoor options. Depending on the class, trade in your Lulemon see-through yoga pants for some respectable workout or dance gear. Now repeat after us “jeggings are not work-out clothes.” (more…)

10/01/14 4:06pm

prospect-lefferts gardens

Hey guys, I’m your substitute realtor for today, because Sam is unavailable. While I can’t give you Sam’s noted Canadian wit or keen eye for real estate, I can at least find you some places that won’t break your paycheck into pieces and snort it while demanding more more MORE. It’s just for a week, but long as I’m here, I found you some cheap places to live in Fort Greene, Bensonhurst, Crown Heights and a mysterious place in Sunset Park. They’re also all 2-bedrooms somehow, which I didn’t notice until now. Anyway, let’s go hunting! (more…)

09/25/14 11:00am
gladys brooklyn

Gladys: Fancy enough for Michelin, but not too fancy for you. via Gladys

Appearing to be fancier than you really are is an important trick in life, especially when you’re trying to impress a date or a business associate or a parole officer. Don’t bother by trying to do it by putting on a suit, instead head to one of these restaurants that were given a Bib Gourmand rating for 2015 by Michelin. It’s not an official Michelin star, but it does mean Michelin inspectors determined you could get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. There are 36 such places to choose from in Brooklyn, and the person you’re trying to impress will probably stop listening after you mumble something about “Michelin approved,” because people just don’t listen these days. (more…)