11/25/15 9:21am
Sound the horns and ax out your date: the No Office Holiday Party is coming soon! Photo by BibiBooth.

Sound the horns and ax out your date: the No Office Holiday Party is coming soon! Photo by BibiBooth.

Some holiday traditions are better than others. For every marathon of Bob’s Burgers Christmas episodes there’s a marathon of blowhards taking issue with what whether there is enough Jesus spice latte in their chain coffee. For every drunken ugly sweater party, there’s a stuffy office party where you can’t quite get totally turnt lest your name get turnt over to HR on Monday. This is why the No Office Holiday Party is our new favorite holiday tradition, with all the celebration of an end-of-year fete, even if you don’t have an office you go to or don’t even get out of your pajamas for your freelance job.

Brokelyn and our friends at the skint are proud to bring you the fifth No Office Holiday Party on Dec. 17 at Littlefield! It’s a five-year anniversary end-of-year-bonus edition, so we’ll have live band karaoke, our killer photo booth, holiday bling, all with special host Naomi Ekperigin (of Broad City and Difficult People). And tickets are still just $5 (buy them here now)! (more…)

10/14/15 5:00pm
Spooky, scary. Poster by Meghan Doherty, via the skint

Spooky, scary. Poster by Meghan Doherty, via the skint

I have a confession to make: when I first moved to New York, the skint was my brokester bible. I don’t remember how I first stumbled on their website, but I do remember how quickly I got addicted. In a sea of big spenders at NYU, I felt like a lone ranger trolling skint listings to find cheap thrills. I still remember the day I cut class just to score a free lunch in midtown.

Oh, those were the days! It didn’t matter whether it was a lecture, a giveaway or a party — if it was listed on the skint, it was worth my time. And with Halloween 2015 just two short weeks away, I couldn’t be more tickled that the skint is hosting its very own eve-of Hallow’s eve party on Friday, October 30.  (more…)

04/22/15 4:31pm
Aim to dress better--or should we say worse--than these turkeys

Aim to dress better–or should we say worse–than these turkeys

It’s time to tease your hair and dig out your volcanic ensembles—because Pretty in Pink prom night is around the corner!Join The Skint at Littlefield on Saturday, April 25 for an 80s prom blowout featuring songs from one of the best soundtracks of all time—think New Order, The Psychedelic Furs, The Smiths and OMD—along with more 80s alternative favorites spun by DJ Steve Reynolds (mix master of Party Like It’s 1999).

1980s throwback video projections by Stephen Pitalo of Golden Age of Music Video will help transport you back to the era, while themed drinks like the Shellshock will get you on the dance floor. Fill yourself with enough liquid courage to compete in a “Try a Little Tenderness” Duckie dance off! (Brush up on your lip-synching skills with the video here.) Dress in your thrift-store finest for our costume contest and make the memories last for decades to come with a trip into our photo booth.

High school may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in some good old high school angst. See you at prom! You always said we’d meet again some day. Tickets are only $5 in advance or $7 at the door… that’s hella cheaper than your actual prom was.

12/09/14 2:37pm
Photobooth photo by Bibi Booth, returning this year!

Photobooth photo by Bibi Booth in 2012’s party, returning this year!

It’s time to rifle through your laundry pile and find some pants, freelancers: the No Office Holiday Party is this Thursday! Sure, the annual tradition, which we co-host with our buddies at the skint, is a chance for the freelancers, work-from-homers, unemployed and otherwise itinerant workers of Brooklyn to gather to feel appreciated and get drunk on holiday cheer (and cheap drinks). But even if you have a real, adult office type party, we think the odds are pretty good that our party will be more fun. Find out why, and see what else is in store at the party, in this 10-point memo below. For one, we can tell you this party definitely does not require an etiquette guide of any kind.  (more…)

10/09/14 3:41pm
romy and michelle's high school reunion

Dress to impress, your old high school crush just might be there

So it turns out we’re not the only kids on the block celebrating turning high school memories from youthful regrets to grown up good times. Our pals over at the skint are giving beloved ugly ducklings to beautiful swans movie Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion the dance party tribute it deserves with Time After Time: Romy and Michele’s Tribute Dance Party at Littlefield on Saturday night. Torn at the idea of paying $5 in advance or $7 at the door, but then not being able to buy a nice guy a drink? Well check it out, you can win a pair of tickets from us! (more…)

11/21/13 12:57pm
Santa shares secrets at last year's No Office Holiday Party. Photo by Sarah Gainer.

Mrs. Claus shares secrets at last year’s No Office Holiday Party. Photo by Sarah Gainer.

Be you naughty or nice, employed or un, freelance or free-spirited, we can all agree that holiday parties should not be the sole provenance of desk-chained office workers. So polish off your karaoke caroling voice, lube up your mistletoe lips and hang your jeggings by the chimney with care, because the No Office Holiday Party is back for a third year on Dec. 12! Brokelyn is partnering with blogging buddies the skint and Greenpointers this year to bring our seasonal party back for an evening of holiday cheer, live-band karaoke, comedy and dancing that’s guaranteed to be so fun, you’d be embarrassed to go to work the next day if this was your real office. Details below! (more…)

Mario was a stooge of the monarchy, actually. Fun game though

Mario was a stooge of the monarchy, actually. Fun game though

There is, basically, nothing to look forward to on Mondays. Even if your birthday is on a Monday, you’re more likely to do something the preceding weekend than expect people to enjoy themselves the day after the weekend ends. So aren’t we surprised to be looking forward to this coming Monday, when the skint and Union Hall join forces to provide three hours of free old-school video games at Our Princess Is In Another Castle. (more…)

01/16/13 11:00am
Can you do better than Clementine's cinnamon rolls? We bet you can.

Can you do better than Clementine’s cinnamon rolls? We bet you can.

As we’ve previously discussed, Brooklyn is home to plenty of vegan stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Of course, why should we let professional chefs have all the fun of making food? What, they know better than us just because they’ve devoted their whole lives to it? Our buddies at the skint are giving you the chance to prove your vegan red velvet cake is just as good as a pro’s by entering their Vegan Bake Off, at the Bell House. (more…)

Who's got two thumbs and is ready to party with bloggers? via the Brooklyn Chem

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…)

12/13/12 8:00am

He doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, just that you’ve been smashing the state

1. Check out a punk rock holiday benefit show at the Trash Bar. It benefits punk rock people like drug users and sex workers. (Friday)

2. Head to Videology to meet the Feebles. They sound friendly, but the Feebles are actually puppets on drugs. (Friday)

3. Go folk yourself. By which we mean enjoy a lovely evening of folk music. What did you think we were talking about? (Friday)

4. Nothing says Christmas like fuzzed-out, wailing rock music. Wait, we’re sorry. Nothing says war on Christmas more than that. (Friday)  (more…)