Bad Credit No Credit doesn’t care about your credit score, but it’s not like they don’t realize its importance. Photo by Andrew St. Clair, via Facebook
1. What do you, notwant to go to something called BeerFest and drink unlimited beers for three hours? You’ve changed, you’ve changed (Friday)
2. The Living Room is a standup and sketch show where you can see comedians work things out before you see them appear on your pictocube jumping box television (Friday)
3. Check out Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore, a lo-fi independent movie about a high school girl’s sexual awakening that will remind you how bad you were at sex when you were in high school (Friday) (more…)
Crate diggers of Co-op 87, your day has come. Again. via Facebook
Black Friday. For anyone who’s not a fanny-pack wearing aunt named Lois, this day of commercial worship is truly a dark and borderline offensive tradition. Around the nation millions of Americans will line up for their Keurigs and flat screen TV’s. Hell, some hot to trot money pinchers have already set up camp.
But now, for the rest of us, there’s hope. The great minds behind the annual Record Store Day celebration have truly given us a reason to get into the holiday spirit: Back to Black Friday Record Store Day. Crate diggers, hold on to your sleeve protectors, because the dayis almost upon us. That’s right, a second Record Store Day has been planned for Friday, November 29, with a whole new bunch of exclusive LP’s to offer. Granted it’s a smaller Record Store Day and while its release line-up may not be as distinguished as its progenitor, it’s still got some very cool records to get after. We’ve got the scoop on where to go to grab the special releases. (more…)
A scene from an Etsy Handmade Cavalcade of Christmas past. via Etsy NY Flickr
It’s almost holiday time everyone, which is personally my favorite shopping time of the year. It’s so exciting, and everything sparkles! Sugar and spice and everything nice! Lights! Trees! Of course, the holidays also means making a list of who you need to buy presents for; family, friends, bosses, significant others, your local bodega cat, your favorite bartender, your future New Year’s make-out partner… etc.).
Let’s make that shopping list easier to fill out by shopping local at the many Brooklyn markets this year. Who needs the crowds of tourists in Manhattan when you can take a leisurely stroll and attend many of these instead. Craft fair crawls are highly encouraged; bonus points are given if you can beat my record of going to five of these in one day. Plus this year there are added extra things do if you need a rest, such as playing black-light mini golf at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar and ice-skating at McCarren Park. Ready! Set! Shop Local! (more…)
Look around your apartment? Do you have boring old IKEA furniture and some kind of boring crap you picked up off the street? Well we’ve got a solution for you to turn your apartment into your very own playhouse: just go to Greenpoint with a couple strong folks and carry this custom-made Chairy chair down the stairs and into a waiting moving truck. (more…)
The McCarren Park ice rink opens up today. And if there is anything we’ve learned from late-80s/early-90s romantic comedies, it’s that ice skating is the perfect place to take a date. If you’re good at it, you can show off. If you’re bad at it, you’ll have an excuse to hold hands.
When you’re done doing triple-lutzes (or falling on butt-ses), you can go warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate. We found five great, cozy cafes within walking distance of the rink where you can cuddle up with your guy or gal and sip cocoa like kings. (more…)
No one can tell you that you ain’t cultured after you’ve been to the opera. Photo via LoftOpera, by Athena Azevedo
1. You’d think a “cheese speakeasy” is something that happens when vegans take over and make all animal-based food products illegal, but it’s actually just people hanging in a bar, drinking craft beer and eating good cheese (Friday)
2. Buy some art to benefit to the ASPCA. Or have you learned nothing from those Sarah McLachlan commercials? (Friday)
November 3 was the New York City Marathon. It was also the day of a much less publicized and stranger marathon, which took place in a laundromat/pinball Mecca located directly on the sidelines of the Marathon route. While hundreds of marathon runners streaked by, some of Brooklyn’s most serious pinball players were at the Sunshine Laundry pinball marathon, playing the bumpers for glory. We caught up with some of the players that made the trek to get some time on Sunshine’s A-list games. (more…)