Like we’ve said before, we’re huge fans of Andrew WK, even if our coverage of him has usually been skeptical. But, he loves to party, we love to party, our interests pretty much fall in line. And his newest stunt, sitting outside in Times Square and drumming for a full 24 hours starting tomorrow, is something we can definitely get behind. (more…)
Usually, news about rent in Brooklyn is bad. You have to pay it, for starters. Also, your landlord could be holding out on the fact that you live in a rent-controlledstabilized building. It feels like everything is arrayed against you, but there is some good news: turns out that rents in Brooklyn are going down for the second straight month. Yeahhhh buddy! (more…)
Are you an awesome guitar player? Sometimes even compared to Yngwie Malmsteen or Sebastian Bach? Well you can sit and spin buddy, because US Air Guitar Championships ain’t for you. They’re for people with imagination. With so much stage presence you believethey’re really rocking a great riff. Now if that’s you, or something you’d enjoy, we’ve got good news for you: a likeminded crowd is gathering at Greenpoint’s St. Vitus tonight for the US Air Guitar Championship Brooklyn Qualifier! (more…)
Get to work like this today? Well then we’ve got a party for you! via Facebook
It’s Friday, which means it’s time to party anyway. But it also happens to be Bike to Work day, and if you’re sitting in your office a sweaty mess, the odds are pretty good that you celebrated appropriately. Or, you really gotta get in shape, dawg. But, if you did bike to work today, you get a reward other than just the satisfaction of doing the right thing: tonight in DUMBO, Transportation Alternatives is having a FREE Bike Home from Work Party! (more…)
Despite the fact that the mercury is barely getting above 70 with any regularity, summer is coming, we swear. We think. And once it gets here, you’re going to want to spend it dancing with people who are as drunk and naked as you are, which is why you go to Tiki Disco at Roberta’s. The schedule dropped, and the big news is that they’ve added a third location to host the parties, the Knockdown Center, which is just across the border in Queens. So don’t forget your passport. (more…)
Can’t stop (the party), won’t stop (the party) via Maksim Killa
People of the McKibbin Lofts! We think it’s a bummer that your management company is trying to make your building more civilized. This is Bushwick, not the goddamn Upper West Side. But we know that no one who lives there was actually happy about that ridiculous flyer announcing the ridiculous new building policy, right? So because everyone at Brokelyn loves a party, we’ve got a deal for you: tweet your best McKibbin party pictures to us @Brokelyn and whoever takes the picture we like the most wins not one, but TWO cases of beer. Can you dig it?(more…)
Say “HELLO” to the new year with Mr. Murray Hill at the Knitting Factory
New Year’s Eve is the best holiday. It just is. It’s a night of no inhibitions, one where you’re as likely to wake up in the middle of making out with someone as you are to find yourself puking. Forget those friends of yours who grouse about it being amateur hour and a haven for people who can’t handle their liquor. If you’re the sort of person who’s always the drunkest one at the party, it’s the night where everyone gets dragged down to your level and you subsequently look great. Not only that, but it’s a night full of optimism and the belief that things will be better over the next 365 days, despite zero evidence to back it up. If you’re still looking for somewhere to get that midnight smooch and sing Auld Lang Syne, we’ve got your back. (more…)
The scene at last year’s party. Who’s got two thumbs and is ready to party with bloggers? via the Brooklyn Chem
So it’s bright and shiny outside when it isn’t gray and rainy. It’s still really close to Christmas, even if the weather thinks we’re in the middle of spring in Scotland. And there’s nothing better about Christmas than the parties. One of which is being held by ourselves and our bloggers-in-arms, Fucked in Park Slope, the skint and Brooklyn Based, Thursday at 7:30 at Littlefield. Oh, did you think I was gonna say the gifts are the best part of Christmas? Yeah, I’m Jewish, so I wouldn’t know. (more…)
Being a freelancer or working from home has its advantages. No commute, the ability to wear your pajamas all day if you feel like it and the excitement of never knowing when your paycheck is coming keeps you hungry (literally and figuratively). One place your suit-wearing friends beat you though is the annual Christmas party, where they get to watch the boss get liquored up and try to sex the interns. Last year, we helped out all you officeless folks get the corporate holiday party experience, and this year we’re happy to say the No Office Holiday Party is back!(more…)
UPDATE: As we predicted, Andrew WK will not be traveling to Bahrain as any sort of cultural ambassador. It turns out that the rocker merely had an invitation to speak—but even that was revoked because it didn’t pass muster with the State Department.
A State Department spokesperson told us the following: “Andrew WK had been invited by the US Embassy in Bahrain to be part of a cultural speakers program, but upon further review, the program was canceled because it did not meet the standards of the State Department.”
We don’t yet know why the appearance was canceled—or who had the notion to invite him—but it’s clear that Andrew WK will not now be Bahrain’s “Cultural Ambassador of Partying,” as he wrote on his web site, and was never going to be exactly that in the first place. Nor will Andrew WK be sent to the Middle East ”in the tradition of the American Jazz Ambassadors” from the 1960s, as he also proclaimed on his site.
WK has issued a Twitter reaction, and seems pretty floored by the way things have unfolded.
I’m just blown away. After a year of planning, the US State Dept. just canceled my Middle East trip because I’m too party.