Think about all the great things that books and libraries have done for you in your life. Been there when no one else was. provided free, mind-expanding entertainment (provided you don’t miss the due date), provided a place to hide from bullies. Bushwick’s Mellow Pages Library does all that and they have beer-soaked literary gatherings. So since they’re in the midst of a fundraising drive, come out on Saturday to help give them a push, as Brokelyn writers talk about their love affair with books and you sip cheap beer. (more…)
Like us, you’ve probably been sitting at home and nodding along to episodes of Portlandia because so much of it applies to Brooklyn too, doesn’t it? Overly precious artisans, aggressive bikers, culturally one-upping slackerati and, of course, an exaggerated sense of being a special society unto itself. On Friday, Carrie and Fred were in town for the Portlandia road show comes to the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and of course it had been sold out for weeks. In lieu of seeing the stars up close, please enjoy our tribute to the show, with Team Brokelyn’s first-ever video project: Brokelandia! (more…)
Brokelyn editor and Punderdome 3000 victor Tim Donnelly (right) has his finger on the pulse.
There’s one reason why lady Brokelyn writers outnumber men by three to one: Tim Donnelly. Yes, that fetching flanneled gent, basking in his own Punderdome afterglow (and a new blender!), is our Brokelyn editor, and it seems that words aren’t the only thing he has a way with. Ever since he took over, we’ve been swarmed by female talent. You’ve read their posts — we’re not complaining. But we were thinking we could maybe use some more dudes to even things out and submit stories on things dudes like. (Erm, beard care?). At the moment, foodies are especially welcome, but whatever your talents or interests, we’ll find an assignment for you. What you get by contributing to the Broketown Register: entry into our inner circle of income-challenged bon vivants, breakfast once a week, small-time fame, maybe.
What you don’t get: any less broke. (Yet!)
Whatever your gender, you have an open invitation to swing by one of our meetings, every Thursday morning at 9:30 at the Flying Saucer Cafe, 494 Atlantic Ave. near Third Avenue. Or email me at faye [at] brokelyn [dot] com.
Maybe you’ve read his posts on cheap beer, hauling your crap home from Ikea, or where to findlast-minute tax advice. In the nearly 11 months since Brokelyn threw open its doors, contributing editor Tim Donnelly has been enlivening our web mag with his charming wit and tireless reporting chops, the kind you only get from toiling in the salt mines of daily newspaper journalism. We love Tim and you will too when you read his well-deserved star turn as Broke-Ass of the Week on Broke-Ass Stuart, a kindred site about life on the cheap in San Francisco and New York. Read all about our humble brokesperson’s favorite hangover cure (it involves soy chorizo), his Monday night hang, and the time he was paid $800 and bumped up to first class on Virgin Airlines. Want to be just like Tim? Email us here to write your very own stories for Brokelyn, or come meet him and the rest of the Brokelyn crew at the BK blogger meatup tonight.