It doesn’t matter what season it is summer, fall or even fummer (summer + fall) when cheap tacos come calling we come in droves. Blind Barber (524 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg) the barbershop that happens to have a cafe/bar in the front will be having $2 Taco Tuesday starting tonight. (more…)
Despite the fact that we don’t want it to, summer is ending one of these days, which is a bummer. However, you can look forward to more than just playoff baseball as the temperatures cool, at least if you win this new contest we’re running with the folks at Glasslands.
Remember the season pass that they sell, the limited-run card that gets you into every show no matter how sold out it is and also gets you a drink when you walk in the door? It usually costs $235, but you can skip all that paying nonsense and get one absolutely free, merely by entering below. How exciting! A magic card that allows you access to every show at Glasslands from September 1 to November 30 (and a drink at that show), in a season that includes shows from Dinowalrus and Javelin, a Robyn dance party and the Glasslands 5th Anniversary party. Why are you still reading? Enter now and win!
Landlords! They’re not all bad guys, even if they’re the guys who get upwards of 60% of the money you make in a month, every month. Still, a little bit of resentment might be natural, so one landlord who manages property across Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy is trying to circumvent that in a novel way. No, not with cheaper rent, but by giving tenants fixies when they sign a lease. We think we’d still rather have the cheaper rent. (more…)
Brokelyn’s collective enthusiasm for dive round-ups and Beer Books is something near and dear to my heart, but I confess that wine is my preferred libation just about always. While discounted beer and well drinks are a dime a dozen, the cold, bubbly fact is that wine is rarely invited to happy hour. Perhaps wine’s European aura implies dollar signs, or the fact that it comes in smaller bottles than liquor – with annoying corks, at that – or maybe it’s because “tempranillo” is harder to pronounce than “ale,” but people seem to think wine is too fancy for happy hour. THAT’S NOT TRUE.
I won’t be fated to a life where my only options are expensive wine at a bar or cheap old grapes at home… and if committed to going out, I’d like to be somewhere $20 gets me three glasses rather than two. I’ve found bars with awesome wine happy hours for me, and therefore I found bars with awesome wine happy hours for us. (more…)
Good Will Hunting, in which the genius played a genius.
Yesterday we were heartbroken to learn we lost Mrs. Doubtfire, Genie, Mr. Keating, Dr. Sean Maguire, Peter Pan, Mork, and one of the most brilliant actors of the last couple decades, when Robin Williams took his own life. Williams left a hell of a cinematic legacy, so a couple spots in Brooklyn will be honoring him with free marathon screenings of his work. (more…)
When metal is too expensive for your scam, go with cheap, dependable plywood! Photo via James White
Evidently, it’s become too much trouble constructing those sketchy fake clothes collection boxes out of metal. We spotted this rustic plywood bin (secured by two high school locker combo locks) on the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg on Wednesday. Clearly not built to last, the craftsmanship and materials selected are several notches below a typical subdivision in the McKibbin lofts.
We called up the number listed on the box, and a woman named Raina told us that the company who put the box there is named Viltex, a for-profit company that has had their (metal) boxes removed from public streets before. She said she’s just there to answer the phone and doesn’t know why this particular box is made of plywood, which leaves open the possibility that this is some new collaboration with Etsy that we’re all not aware of yet.
What’s a girl to do if she’s actually in a relationship with one of these men? How can she know when to call it off? Not to fear, folks. We bring you hope in the form of “Brooklyn Dealbreakers.” What is it? It’s a list. It’s a device small enough to fit in your wristlet on any romantic occasion. It’s a guide to recognizing the douchebags who walk among us. (more…)