04/26/17 9:42am
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This is what Red Hook looks like when you’re a drone

Cops are cracking down on Bogart street vendors [Bushwick Daily]
A herd of goats is coming back to Prospect Park next month [Timeout]
Kosciuszko Bridge to have Cuomo-hosted light show Thursday [Daily News]
Fake no parking signs piss off Cobble Hill residents [Daily Eagle]
Here come the poop trains [Gothamist]
Homelessness is increasing, and BK is losing affordable units [Daily Eagle]
Unicorn horn store opening in Park Slope [DNAinfo]
City’s plan for restaurant in park infuriates Greenpointers [DNAinfo]
Meet Commuter Barbie, the ultimate MTA-riding Millennial [Gothamist]

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has mapped historic and cultural sites associated with LGBT history.

04/19/17 9:00am
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What is going on here. Photo via Reddit

New York just got its first all homeless Girl Scout troop [New York Times]
Owners of Boerum Hill restaurant say they will keep drinking inside [Brooklyn Paper]
How realistic are New York apartments on TV shows? [Washington Post]
Historic Districts Council launches #SaveGowanus Insta campaign [Brooklyn Reporter]
Inside Williamsburg’s big new venue Brooklyn Steel [Gothamist]
NYC moves to require Uber to provide a tipping option [New York Times]
DIY venue Shea Stadium reopened for a night [Bedford+Bowery]
8 Things in NYC we can thank Robert Moses for [Untapped Cities]
Sludgie the Whale visited the Gowanus Canal 10 years ago [DNAinfo]
Starbucks’ new unicorn Frappuccino ‘comes with a bit of magic’ [Gothamist]

According to this “Millennial Cities Ranking,” New York is the 64th best city to live in as a young person, miles behind Los Angeles, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; and Athens, Greece. In first place is Amsterdam, Netherlands.

04/12/17 10:57am

Black Tap brings mile high milkshakes to East Williamsburg [Bushwick Daily]
Park Slope Community Board Manager hacked ex’s Uber account, stalked her [DNAinfo]
DNAinfo management hints site might shut down if staff unionizes [NY Daily News]
New movie theater on Meserole Ave. [Greenpointers]
Check out my bucolic Staten Island cottage [Gothamist]
Marco’s aims to bring ‘more of that New York feel’ back to Bushwick [Bedford + Bowery]
Hillary Clinton to give college commencement speech at Barclays [Brownstoner]
Rainbow Bagel store coming to Park Slope [DNAinfo]
Hunt for grave of Titanic victim leads to Brooklyn cemetery [New York Daily News]
Teens allegedly throw brick at gay couple in Williamsburg [Gothamist]

May god have mercy on your digestive tract this Pesach. Here’s 50 Passover Puns in 120 Seconds.

03/29/17 9:44am

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Ai Weiwei will build more than 100 fences across NYC this fall [Gothamist]
LCD Soundsystem announce Brooklyn residency [Pitchfork]
Union Hall closed indefinitely following weekend fire [Brooklyn Pulp]
The top 10 secrets of Marine Park [Untapped Cities]
How I learned to stop worrying and love Lena Dunham [Salon]
By Chloe chef ousted for ‘gross negligence’ of vegan company [Eater]
Bushwick’s Okonomiyaki spot, Okiway, closes abruptly [Bushwick Daily]
New York’s first BrunchCon was a drunken hellscape [Grub Street]
‘Cash Cab’ revived at Discovery Channel [Hollywood Reporter]
130,000 sign petition to kick Melania out of New York [Vocativ]

Can you read the writing on the wall? The graffiti crystal ball has a message for you.

03/22/17 9:52am
The L can be a scary place, especially when you weigh 14 pounds and are covered in fur. Photo by Hannah Frishberg / Brokelyn

The L can be a scary place, especially when you weigh 14 pounds and are covered in fur. Photo by Hannah Frishberg / Brokelyn

New York graffiti tour turns the illicit underground into accessible art [Guardian]
Double feature at Kent Theater [New York Times]
New York’s incredible lost rooftop theatres [Messy Nessy Chic]
Cyclist discovers key to clearing Brooklyn Bridge bike path [Gothamist]
Best Places to Cry at NYU [Washington Square News]
How Trump’s arts-funding cuts will affect Brooklyn [Brooklyn Paper]
Forget Park Slope, Red Hook and Gowanus need free internet more [Brooklyn Paper]
City schools won’t let immigration agents enter without warrants [New York Post]
Guardian ditches move to Kushner building after newsroom revolt [BuzzFeed News]
Bed-Stuy’s Slave Theater demolished [Brownstoner]

You can have your borough and write your leaving Brooklyn essay with the magic of the apartment swap. We have done absolutely zero vetting on this Craigslist ad, searching for Brooklynites preferably off the A or 4 rains, but a quick life detour to South Central could be interesting.

03/15/17 2:34pm
That moment you realize you live in the center of a pentagram of Popeyes. Get on your tinfoil hats, my friends, the vibes are getting too wild for comfort

That moment you realize you live in the center of a pentagram of Popeyes

In Kensington, a legend was born on horseback [Brooklyn Paper]
Stella is over. She was a blip. People freaked out anyway [Gothamist]
Trump’s travel ban leads to drop in NYC tourism [Crain’s]
Solar experiment lets BK neighbors trade energy among themselves [New York Times]
The best ways to volunteer and get involved in NYC [Curbed]
1 million NYC homes can’t get Verizon FiOS, so the city just sued Verizon [Arts Technica]
Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are stored in a safety deposit box in NYC [Untapped Cities]
Crown Heights’ Crow Bar drops name some locals said was racist [Gothamist]
‘The New Brooklyn’ looks at gentrification, inequality, growth [Brownstoner]
It’s legal for 14-year-olds to marry in New York. Should it be? [New York Times]

Fantasy prompt of the day: What if you could 3D print your dream apartment? Praise be technology.

03/08/17 1:45pm
Photo by ludoviconeccia / Instagram

Photo by ludoviconeccia / Instagram

The Gowanus Batcave is gonna be renovated by 2020? Good luck [New York Times]
NYU students rap about gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn [Brownstoner]
Your dirty panties can be in a House of Yes show this weekend [Bushwick Daily]
Gothamist has been acquired by DNAinfo [Gothamist]
Parking spot in Park Slope garage on sale for $300,000 [New York Daily News]
Federal aid reduced for New York City Housing Authority [Wall Street Journal]
Yoga for bros stretches into Strong Rope Brewery [Brooklyn Paper]
When Citi Bike and affordable housing are ‘too nice’ for a community [Crain’s]
Crown Heights armory plans shot down at public hearing [DNAinfo]
Yelp starts tracking gender-neutral bathrooms for transgender users [New York Times]

NSFW: Check out this short documentary about 2016’s Miss Coney Island, sex educator and “professional naked person,” Fancy Feast. Here’s the trailer if you’re on the fence about watching the whole hour’s worth below.

03/01/17 3:26pm
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The best part about photos of the Gowanus is you can appreciate without smelling. Photo by johngpriest

Kids’ boutique owner arrested for shoplifting at Whole Foods [DNAinfo]
Is this Brooklyn’s Jack the Ripper? [The Daily Beast]
Greenpointers blow up over Kosciuszko Bridge demolition [Brooklyn Paper]
Bushwick deliveryman dishes up Dominican Food — and a pro-Trump message [DNAinfo]
At Melody Lanes in Sunset Park, shoes and attitude [New York Times]
Park Slope virtual-reality arcade moving to Carroll Gardens [Brooklyn Paper]
Poll: Vote for the best bagel in Bushwick! [Bushwick Daily]
The Navy Yard has a film school, and it only costs $18k a year [New York Times]
The psychedelic pollution floating in the Gowanus Canal [Hyperallergic]
Bushwick’s Silent Barn to hold Paper Jazz Small Press Fest [Patch]