10/24/14 2:00pm
59 frost street

Will Williamsburg still be standing when you get picked to live here though? via NY YIMBY

Rent! You hate paying it, but you have to if you’re going to keep legally occupying a residential space. So you suck it up and give half your paycheck to your landlord every month. Buck up though, because check it out: a new affordable housing development (59 Frost Street) is taking applications in Williamsburg and they have $640/month studios, $689/month 1-bedrooms and $835/month 2-bedrooms. Holy crap, that’s definitely worth living in Williamsburg, all things considered. (more…)

10/24/14 9:48am
ebola

Tourist

Confirming the fears of your grandparent or aunt who yelled “Don’t move to New York City!”, a Doctors Without Borders doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Guinea came down with the disease after he’d done things like go to the Highline, take the subway and roll a few games at The Gutter. The thing we’re most upset about here is that the Ebola patient, Craig Spencer, is somehow both a life-saving hero working with Doctors Without Borders and a cool enough guy to know that The Gutter is the most fun bowling alley in Williamsburg. He’s like the best parts of you mixed with the parts your mother wished you were. As for Ebola on the subway? We’re not freaking out that much. We’d still worry more about getting bedbugs on the subway rather than Ebola. (more…)

10/22/14 11:13am
brooklyn bridge park

How freaking romantic. Photo by Etienne Frossard, via Facebook

Dating is hard. It’s difficult to meet new people, whether in “real life” or online, and the process of dating itself can be exhausting, traumatic, heartbreaking, demoralizing…oh yeah, and expensive. You’re already (potentially) wasting time on a new date; don’t waste your money, too! While splitting the bill is usually the way to go, sometimes one party wants to treat the other.  Get creative without breaking the bank; do something other than stare blankly at each other while sipping overpriced cocktails. Need suggestions? Here are 20 Brooklyn date ideas that will keep both of you entertained/fed/watered/etc. for $20 or less. Who ever said a cheapskate couldn’t be romantic? (more…)

10/21/14 11:26am
glasslands gallery

Vaya con dios, Glasslands. via Facebook

As venue after venue closed around Williamsburg, the common refrain became “Huh, Glasslands is still there.” Well, that refrain is now over, because they posted a message to their website today announcing that their last show will be on New Year’s Eve this year. According to the prophecy, it’s going to become “condos that you can’t even look at if you don’t make 6 figures per year.” Which is actually a pretty accurate guess, we think. (more…)

10/20/14 9:14am
cold war kids

The Cold War Kids have a conflict of interest, and you’re invited (for FREE!). via Facebook

Between October 21 and October 25, over 1,300 artists will perform at more than 80 venues during CMJ 2014. You could pay to experience the whole thing, with a $549 full badge or a $140 show pass (that gets you into the week’s concerts), but there are so many free shows during the week, why bother? It can be tricky and time consuming to pick the best shows to go to, and while we can’t help you with that, we can help you by at least pointing to all of the free shows the festival offers. (more…)

10/16/14 2:41pm
Dine in Brooklyn offers gourmet dinners and a discount (via Facebook/kiwiana.restaurant)

Dine in Brooklyn offers gourmet dinners and a discount (via Facebook/kiwiana.restaurant)

New York Restaurant Week may still be prohibitively expensive but fortunately, you can get some actual good deals soon. That’s because Dine In Brooklyn, a three day celebration of local dining is back from October 20 to October 23 and October 27 to October 30.

Over 150 restaurants in the borough are planning to offer two-for-$15 lunches (so yes, you’ll need a friend or perhaps just take a meal to go) and $25 prix-fixe dinners. This may stretch your typical meal budget a bit, but you’re definitely getting a good value for the cost. (more…)

10/13/14 10:54am
But remember: just because it's National Dessert Day doesn't mean the entire nation is a dessert.

Celebrate

1. The Nomads are playing their jazz interpretation of Middle Eastern folk at The Tea Lounge. (Monday)

2. Your obsession with old school R&B will pay off at Jampardy, a dance party trivia night. (Monday)

3. Side Ponytail comedy night gets spooky. (Monday)

4. Every day is National Dessert Day for us, but apparently some people like Sweet Dynasty Ice Cream celebrate it with free tastings once a year. (Tuesday) (more…)

10/08/14 3:10pm
domino

You could be a poor person enjoying this view, if you’re lucky

Hey Brooklynite, do you remember complaining about how expensive it is to live here? Of course you do, it was five minutes ago. Do you remember trashing on Williamsburg because there’s “too many tourists” or whatever other ridiculous reason when in actuality it’s just too damn expensive? Yea me too. Would you live there if it was just $553/month though? Yeah, me too, so wouldn’t you know it, that’s what affordable apartments will start at, at the Domino development, according to DNA Info. (more…)

10/08/14 2:49pm
The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

‘Tis the season to put out the pumpkins, deck the halls with boughs of cobwebs and stir your cauldron pot, because Halloween is in our midst. In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Brooklyn World, Halloween is the occasion to party and no other boroughs can say anything about it. So don your creepiest outfits and head out to the hottest happenings in BK. (more…)

10/08/14 10:07am
domino development

If your finances were in order, you’d be home by now

Hey remember when Mayor Tall stared down Two Trees and said “I’m gonna squash you with my tallness if you don’t add more affordable housing,” and they said yes? It would be a damn shame if after all that, there weren’t enough qualified candidates to live in those affordable apartment. So, Brick Underground is here with a reminder of how to get your shit in order to give yourself the best possible chance to live in the Domino development for less. (more…)