11/24/14 7:01am
northeast kingdom

When you want a dinner to impress, you can’t go wrong with a good steak, like the TK at the Northeast Kingdom (vegetarians and vegans not included). via Northeast Kingdom

We’ve all been there: third date coming up, and you need that one final push to seal the deal. It’s time to bust out the steak. Now, we here at Brokelyn have felt your plight, especially when the check comes and you realize you’re in for a romantic walk home because you won’t be able to afford that cab home. You could make a steak at home, as this fine butcher will tell you, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone do the cooking for you. Yes, there are probably cheaper steaks in Kings County, but let’s save your poor date from grabbing steaks at that biker bar that grills on a sideways shopping cart. Negotiating the factors of romance and budget, here are our seven picks for where to go for the big third-date swing. (more…)

11/20/14 10:59am
This, plus drinking games.

This, plus drinking games.

1. Soul Understated brings their soul-hip-hop-jazz sound to The Classon Social Club. (Friday)

2. The author of 33 Artists 3 Acts discusses her work on behind the scenes narrative studying artists like Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, and Carroll Dunham. (Friday)

3. Laugh, cry, make witty cultural references, and call your mom at Videology’s Gilmore Girls Party. (Friday)

4. See apolocalyptic art rock trio Bugs in the Dark and find out of that genre is as scary as their name. (Friday) (more…)

11/18/14 1:31pm
word brooklyn

Hey you could work here! via Flickr user *Bitch Cakes*

Maybe it’s been a minute since you’ve seen You’ve Got Mail, but let me refresh your memory on the plot. Big, sleek, lucrative chain bookstores = bad. Cute, quirky, independent bookstores = good. Was that not what we were supposed to take away from that movie? Even still, coolness and community responsibility points are rewarded to those that support local bookstores over the Fox Bookstores of the world, and now here’s your chance to up the ante and work at one, as WORD is looking for someone to manage their inventory in both their Greenpoint and Jersey City stores. (more…)

11/13/14 9:12am
Gato Party's gonna be a fun time

Gato Party’s gonna be a festive time

1. Park Slop Food Coop hosts a Non-Violent Communication Workshop just in time for you to have Thanksgiving with those racist, sexist family members you’ve been avoiding. (Friday)

2. English rocker musician and producer Glyn Johns discusses his new memoir at BookCourt. (Friday)

3. Check out and maybe even buy some art inspired by the best borough at My Muse, Brooklyn. (Friday-Sunday) (more…)

11/10/14 9:05am
jo firestone

Your teacher, Jo Firestone, sharing wisdom with a student

1. Go mingle with some other media makers at this BRIC meet-up. (Monday)

2. Side Ponytail will have tofurky at their show to remind you to be grateful our national heritage isn’t rooted in tofurky. (Monday)

3. Hear the author of Surrendering Oz read essays about working at the Guinness Book of World Records and Glamour Magazine, which we think may be more similar than you’d think. (Monday) (more…)

11/06/14 10:50am
royal palms shuffleboard club

Win or lose, you’ll be doing a good deed. via Flickr user Robyn Lee

1. Hop on the soul train at R&B and funk dance party The Mess Around. (Friday)

2. Ebola is on everyone’s minds, so why not enjoy grindhouse exploitation flick Ebola Syndrome at Spectacle Theater? (Friday)

3. Go claim your two Brooklyn Brewery beers and some laughs at Greenpoint Comedy Night. (Saturday) (more…)

11/05/14 4:21pm
greenpointers

All this could be yours!

Hey, you, Greenpoint resident who figures they know everything there is to know about Greenpoint. Are you bored with your current job and are looking to break into the exciting world of local bloggingering? Why go through the painful steps of establishing a brand over years and years when you can take a Mario warp tunnel to legitimacy (for the right price) by buying Greenpointers? As sad as it makes us, our pal Jen has up and moved to Oregon, so it’s time for someone else to drive the Greenpointmobile. Is it you? (more…)

11/04/14 2:13pm
stolen bike

They’ll pick it clean, man. via Flickr user Steve Tannock

This might be Taylor Swift’s frozen yogurt-encased city now, but just because we’re now ruled by a Diet Coke in human form doesn’t mean that there isn’t CRIME on our streets. For instance, that brand new bike that you’ve been riding around town and that you’re all proud of owning? Take a tip from this amNewYork story and got a big honking chain for that sucker, because bike theft is on the rise in Taylor Swift’s New York. (more…)

sunshine laundry

It’s gonna be bumping

In case you were unaware, the marathon is this Sunday. No, we don’t mean the New York City marathon, we don’t care for people in better shape than us. We mean the third Sunshine Laundry pinball marathon, during which, Greenpoint’s famed laundromat/pinball arcade Sunshine Laundry (860 Manhattan Avenue) will make all of their machines free for the duration of the NYC Marathon. Can your flipper fingers handle that kind of intensity? We hope so. (more…)

10/28/14 1:55pm
citi bike

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. If you live in certain neighborhoods. Photo by Mary Dorn

Ever since they were introduced to our fine city, people have been asking two questions: When will someone die on one, and when will the service expand to be useful to more than a few people in Manhattan. We can’t answer the dying thing, but we can share the news that Citi Bike announced a huge expansion program today, with more bikes coming to Bed-Stuy, bikes finally coming to Greenpoint in 2015 and also a rate hike. Which is fair since at least it comes with 6,000 more bikes eventually. Hence, bike share’s new slogan, “Citi Bike: Possibly useful in Brooklyn soon!” (more…)