12/23/15 3:40pm
Mo' money, mo' wreaths. Photo booth pics by Sarah Bibi Gainer.

Mo’ money, mo’ wreaths. Photo booth pics by Sarah Bibi Gainer.

With great no office comes … no responsibility, so that can lead to a really great party. Last week’s No Office party we threw at Littlefield with our pals at the skint was one of the best yet! And we’ve got the photo evidence to prove it. Check out some shots below and the rest of the pics on our Facebook page.
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12/22/15 10:03am
Here's an idea for groups. via instagram user Karlin Warner

Here’s an idea for groups. via instagram user Karlin Warner

December’s chilly air means any time spent outside has us longing for the second we can get home, take off our pants (roommates be damned), cozy up on the couch for a Netflix binge, and wrap ourselves snugly in a blanket like a burrito. But socialization is a good thing and, thankfully, the PJs ’n DJs party is here to help.

On Saturday, December 26, roll up to Union Hall in your most sartorial sleepwear outfit and shake off the post-Christmas/Chanukah/Festivus blahs with other jammie-clad partiers. This isn’t a sleepover, people! Live DJs will be keeping you wide awake with electropop and indie music from 2000-2015. It’s free, and all you have to do is leave your apartment. The dress code, however, remains pretty much the same.
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12/15/15 9:48am
Right now ... you can win your very own Crystal Pepsi (well not right now, but on Thursday).

Right now … you can win your very own Crystal Pepsi (well not right now, but on Thursday).

By now you know Thursday is the No Office Holiday Party, the annual celebration we co-host with our friends at the skint for anyone who doesn’t have an office, or anyone who doesn’t like corporate-mandated yuletide fun. When we announced it was the fifth anniversary BONUS CHECK (as in, party like you actually got one) edition, we promised an extra layer of sparkle and glam for this party. Now we can announce we have a very special sparkle bling that you can win at the party, and it’s made of the rarest form of crystal: Crystal Pepsi. 

Yes, it’s true! We have our hands on a few bottles of the much-beloved, short-lived 90s clear Pepsi product, that we’re offering up as very special prizes at the party! You can’t buy it in stores so your only chance to get your hands on it this side of a time capsule is to come to the No Office Party at Littlefield. Get tickets here, they’re only $5 if you buy in advance ($8 at the door)! (more…)

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 Jacqueline Novak.(The Late Show with James Cordon, Cakeshop Comedy). 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…)