07/26/12 12:09pm

May the beers be ever in your favor.

WTF is Modern Pentathalon? We’re about to find out: The Olympics opening ceremonies are on Friday where the Queen herself will open the games and 4.8 billion people around the world will tune in to see what Kate Middleton is wearing. The ceremony starts at 9pm GMT, which means 4pm in New York, however NBC plans to delay the airing of the ceremony until 7:30pm EST (ratings, duh). NBC will stream all 302 events in real time online and via mobile apps but only to cable or satellite subscribers, so we brokesters are SOL yet again (unless you borrow someone’s access code, of course). No matter, here’s a list of bars where you can drink international brews while cheering on Brooklyn’s local Olympians. (more…)

03/15/12 9:25am

March cray-ness. Blackbirds taking it all the way!

March Madness is here, and you can just smell it in the air (“it” of course, refers to the smell of fear sweat rising off the nation’s children as they get their first exposure to Ernie doll come to life, Dick Vitale). If you don’t have an office job, you’re going to want to get the tournament off to the right start and pretend to desperately care about Southern Miss versus Kansas State. So why not check out any one of these five bars that open before the noon tipoff today and tomorrow and have glorious, glorious television? Also, Duke sucks. (more…)

01/13/11 2:22pm

Chopper noise still hovering over BK Heights [BK Heights Blog]
Jay-Z secretly invests in downtown BK wing joint [TMZ]
C’MON! Arrested Development party returns tonight [Bell House]
BK College commits student to psych ward for two weeks [Gothamist]
Flatbush native helping rebuild school in Haiti [NBC]
NY Sports bars for the sport-averse [The Awl]
Higher art at Williamsburg bong gallery [NY Press]