02/27/15 2:16pm
He's living as he arrived: Talking excitedly about food.

He’s leaving as he arrived: Talking excitedly about food.

Saying goodbye is never easy, and we really hate doing it, because when people leave New York you can’t even be sure if they’re still even alive. Still, tonight, Brokelyn has to do it, because our own Kenji Magrann-Wells is saying goodbye to Brooklyn and to America, to go to Scotland and learn everything there is to learn about making whiskey. If you’re going to miss Kenji as much as we will, you can come say goodbye before he goes on his spirit quest, when he presents a lecture on molecularly gastronomy tonight at Nerd Nite at Littlefield. (more…)

02/26/15 9:04am
Hear what she really had to say about that sizzurp

Hear what she really had to say about that sizzurp

1. If you think about floating city states in the ocean as much as we do, you’ll appreciate the art at Seastead, inspired by those nautical utopias. (Friday)

2. Dance to electronic pop from KIT, People at Parties, and Manic Pixi at the Knitting Factory. (Friday)

3. Hear musicians from different cultural and stylistic backgrounds come together at Found Sound Nation Concert #3 at Pioneer Works. (Friday)

4. See our own food expert, Kenji Magrann-Wells give a lecture on molecular gastronomy at Nerd Nite at Littlefield, and listen to a couple other science-based lectures too. (Friday) (more…)

02/20/15 2:46pm
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Start your week with a little man ass. Screenshot via Bomb Kreuger

Brooklyn has long been home to pageantry of all shapes and sizes, but this week we’re welcoming a contender from across the river. Bowery Boogie noticed that the 16-year-old institution “Mr. Lower East Side Pageant” was recently exiled from its usual Manhattan venue (the Cake Shop) for getting a little too raunchy. But hey, that means it’s just right for us! This Monday night, February 23, at Lucky 13 Saloon in Gowanus, you can watch as 10 men compete in a series of uber-femme categories like “Best Male Tits” and “Congeniality.” (more…)

02/20/15 9:34am
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The crowds at these parties will be just as cool, don’t you worry

The Academy Awards are here again, which means it’s time to get all dolled up and watch with baited breath as Leonardo DiCaprio wins nothing. But what if you’re, ironically, a starving actor with no TV? Or if you’re just someone who needs someone to grab onto if things start getting too wild? Whether you have strong opinions about the nominees for Best Live Action Short Film, or if you have no idea what Selma‘s about, here are places to watch selfie history unfold. (more…)

02/19/15 10:59am
They'll get you off the couch.

They’ll get you off the couch.

1. Gather with people around the world for Pecha Kucha, a presentation event with an eclectic collection of speakers at Livestream. (Friday)

2. Hear Americana-inspired folk music from down under at The Way Station’s Tasmericana Night. (Friday)

3. If you care about fashion but, like us, you don’t like it when people wear clothes, Wasabasco’s Hot Couture: A Striptease Fashion Show is for you. (Friday) (more…)

02/17/15 11:07am
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It’s winter, so get out there and skate with your sweetie. via Facebook

We have a theory: winter is the new summer when it comes to falling in love. After all, summer doesn’t have hot drinks and cold nights for cuddling. It might be 10 degrees out and snowing, but once the snow stops, we recommend you take your date outside. Staying inside increases the chance of getting cold and flu symptoms, not to mention cabin fever, so grab a coat, your partner and enjoy one of these fun winter date ideas from hookah in Bay Ridge to ramen in Williamsburg and plenty in between. (more…)

02/17/15 12:02am
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Celebrate getting a downer with your upper. via Facebook

It is cold out, so cold that the glimmer of hope in your eyes is starting to fade. Still, it’s best to get out of the apartment this weekend, and we’ve got a party where you can immerse yourself in death and still have some fun. The Morbid Anatomy Museum has an outpost of coffee shop/record store Black Gold (home of the crazy $1 record sales) and they’re officially welcoming it with a free party on Saturday night at 7pm. Even better? The weekend also comes with free admission. (more…)

02/16/15 9:49am
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Just a little awkward though. via Facebook

1. Your fate doesn’t have to feel so bleak thanks to the comics at We’re Going to Hell Comedy Show at Bar Chord. (Monday)

2. Issa Rae from the web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl will be launching an eponymous book at powerHouse Arena. (Monday)

3. The panelists at Kickstarter’s Talking Shop: How to Pay Your Writers will help you keep your publication from becoming a writer sweatshop. (Tuesday) (more…)

02/06/15 12:50pm
sweet, sweet Photobooth action at the Greenpointers market. via mcbrooklyn blogspot

Sweet, sweet Photobooth action at the Greenpointers market. Via mcbrooklyn blogspot.

If you know what’s good for you this holiday, you won’t be setting foot anywhere near Katz’s or Serendipity. While all those lousy Manhattanites are piddling around trying to recreate scenes from rom-coms, we of Brooklyn have you all set up with a bunch of better ideas for the big day and the week leading up to it. None of our suggestions will cost you $1,000, and every single one gives you the chance to do what this borough does best—either with somebody special, or a total stranger! (more…)

02/04/15 10:16am

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Real estate’s no joke, and it looks the market is gonna push its way and our way out into those previously overlooked L train stops and neighborhoods that seemed too far south. That said, this week’s roundup gives you everything from the deep-and-cheap options to the pricey-and-proximal ones. We even thought we had one in Williamsburg, like old times, but it rented before we could say “Sixpoint.(more…)