04/18/17 11:04am
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The Kickstarter promises there will be, “More good times to come at Littlefield!”

Beloved Gowanus performance space and bar Littlefield’s lease is up, and their landlord isn’t renewing. The good news, however, is that Littlefield will be relocating just up the block to 635 Sackett St., a former printing warehouse with a massive outdoor space that will be used for a new adjoining sister bar and restaurant called Parklife. (more…)

03/20/17 6:09pm
Those Gowanus kayakers are not wearing hazmat suits, meaning they have no fear of death. Photo via 365 Bond

Those Gowanus kayakers are not wearing hazmat suits, meaning they have no fear of death. Photo via 365 Bond

Gird your loins: beginning tomorrow, an affordable housing lottery is opening for 54 newly constructed units at the massive, neighborhood-changing rental building known as 365 Bond. The lottery will undoubtedly be inundated by enough people to populate a larger-than average American town, but hey, applying won’t take as long as writing that leaving Brooklyn essay, and if you win a unit you’ll be able to actually afford to stay here. (more…)

01/06/17 11:52am
Via screenshot.

Via screenshot.

Nothing says “luxury living” in Brooklyn these days like a wretched and contaminated Superfund site, apparently. Anthropologie, which sells clothes to people who consider Urban Outfitters too down market, is now selling a “Gowanus” dress for $188. The dress is made by local designer UZI NYC, run by co-designer Mari Gustafson.

Via DNAinfo:

Gustafson said she was happy to see Anthropologie — which doesn’t have any stores in Brooklyn — recognize neighborhoods other than the ones typically named by corporations looking to capitalize on the borough’s cool image.

“I’m glad they didn’t name them after Greenpoint or Williamsburg or Bushwick, because that would be cheesy,” Gustafson said. “I think it’s interesting that they’re noticing that the hip factor of Brooklyn is south of Atlantic Avenue. I think it’s good for Brooklyn.”

I guess they finally moved on from $40 Bushwick jerseys.

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09/27/16 4:27pm
A very disgusting thing somebody did — via @StandUpVirgin

A disgusting thing someone did — via @StandUpVirgin

Well, that’s one way to avoid the G train. Passersby in South Brooklyn spotted a man paddle boarding on the Gowanus Canal this week. That’s right, as in standing on a flat board with no shoes on in the notoriously disgusting Gowanus Canal, splashing water around with no protection against falling in.

In case you’re unfamiliar, the canal has all the diseasesno dolphins (R.I.P. Dolph Fun-dgren) and, if you’ve ever walked around the neighborhood after a rain, smells like sewage. But that didn’t stop one brave soul from Brooklyn by the name of Gary Francis from pursuing his dream of splashing garbage water all over himself for the sake of some political statement.

“Paddling the Gowanus Canal is beautiful & offers a great look at the underbelly of Brooklyn,” wrote Francis on his Instagram selfie, “as well as being prime protected water for training. I’ve seen ducks, geese, cormorants, big fish, little fish, crabs & herons, it is very much alive.” (more…)

01/19/16 1:09pm

Gotham Archery

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Well, it’s finally happened: the temperature in New York has caught up with the season. So now that it’s so cold you can’t even imagine touching your bike handlebars, it’s time to grab a bow and shoot a few arrows at Gotham Archery, an indoor archery range in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. (more…)

01/07/16 1:28pm
They grow up so fast. via Facebook

They grow up so fast. via Facebook

Okay it’s finally Thursday, and the first hellish full week you’ve had in two weeks is finally basically over. Man that was difficult. You know, you deserve a drink for getting through that, or at least a fun night out. The Brokelyn Events Calendar is full of ways to have one or the other or even both so that when you go in to work on Friday you can be properly hungover and get your Friday non-effort in perfectly. (more…)

01/05/16 1:23pm
The clock is ticking. Do you wan to keep hanging your art in the bathroom? Image via Facebook

The clock is ticking. Do you wan to keep hanging your art in the bathroom? Image via Facebook

Cheap art space in Brooklyn is about as hard to find as Hamilton tickets these days. Just like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip hop retelling of the man on the $10 bill, you can enter a lottery to win studio space inside Spaceworks in Gowanus. Unlike the Hamilton lottery, this one is free and you only have until 11:59pm on January 6 to apply. (more…)

01/05/16 9:15am
It's hotter than you know. Photo by Daniel Lahr, via LiveScience

It’s hotter than you know. Photo by Daniel Lahr, via LiveScience

It’s Tuesday, the fifth day of the year, and we’re finally leaving things like 2015’s extended summer and Charlotte Flair being a face and staying home and being boring behind. The easiest way to avoid that last one is to look at the Brokelyn Events Calendar, but especially these awesome things I found on it, which are not just the best picks from the events calendar but the best picks for how to spend your night in general. (more…)

01/04/16 9:47am
Pick the right one, or they might murder you next

Pick the right one, or they might murder you next

Well, it’s the first Monday of 2016, and after the long weekend we just had, your first thought was probably to go back to bed instead of waking up for work. Maybe you’re even still in bed now, reading this on your phone. Technology these days really is a miracle. Anyway, you gotta get up and go to work, but there’s also a bunch of great ways to spend your first Monday night of 2016, per the Brokelyn Event Calendar. So there’s that to look forward to! (more…)

12/29/15 11:51am
Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!

Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!

You might have missed it, but it snowed last night, real snow. Of course, it wasn’t the kind of snow you could frolic in, so don’t worry if you missed it. Instead worry about still getting your frolicking in tonight, since you deserve it. A look at the Brokelyn Events Calendar shows that there’s plenty of ways you can do it even though there’s no snow, so get a look at the best picks from it and make some plans to get out there. (more…)