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…)

10/08/14 9:00am
bushwick

Just what will they spend it on? via Flickr user Mr Seb

After watching as DUMBO and Red Hook and Flatbush get to play around with $1 million in participatory budgeting money, Bushwick residents might have been feeling a little jealous and left out. Well, feel left out no longer, because next week, Bushwick gets a piece of the direct democracy action, with the neighborhood’s first participatory budgeting meeting to discuss how to spend some City Council fun money. Not on a giant cocaine party, get your mind out of the gutter. You spend the money on things that are actually helpful for the neighborhood. (more…)

10/07/14 2:10pm
italian restaurant week

Mmmm…sauce. via Flickr

A great thing about living in New York, as opposed to other places, is that other places don’t have oodles of great Italian food. You trip on the sidewalk in the right neighborhood around here and you’re liable to fall into a delicious plate of pasta or an eggplant parm sandwich. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want you discovering Brooklyn’s Italian food by injury though, so starting Wednesday October 8 and running through Wednesday, October 15, they’re hosting Italian Restaurant Week. That means cheap lunches and dinners for you, and new customers for Italian restaurants. Everyone wins! (more…)

10/07/14 7:00am
lane moore tinder live

Learn from these tips, or you could find yourself as part of the next show. Photos by Michael Robert Hartman

I joined Tinder pretty much the minute I noticed that both of my roommates were sitting at the kitchen table right next to each other, both using Tinder, totally unaware they were both doing that. Being a stand-up comedian, that was my sign that I pretty much needed to sign up immediately to see what the hell this was, immediately make a seriously funny video of my roommates and I all going on Tinder together at once, and create a a seriously hilarious live comedy show about Tinder.

The show became a not-as-mean-spirited-as-you-might-think combination of my Tinder Picks Of The Week (the best of the worst Tinder profiles) and then actually going on Tinder live in front of a massive audience with a panel of comedians, sex writers/workers, and TV writers from Jimmy Fallon, Last Week Tonight, and Conan analyzing the profiles with me and leaving it up to the audience as to whether or not I should swipe right or left. It’s crazy fun, anything can (and does) happen, and if you haven’t been yet, you need to go.

That said, using my knowledge gleaned from hosting these shows and spending countless hours on Tinder doing “research”, here are the 5 worst Brooklyn behaviors on Tinder. (more…)

10/06/14 10:21am
drink and draw macri park

The drinks will enhance your skills immensely. via Facebook

1. Kick off autumn with free skee ball and a funniest flannel contest at Full Circle Bar. (Monday)

2. Macri Park Bar brings in a model for you to sketch at Drink and Draw. (Tuesday)

3. Manifesto is taking over the People’s Republic of Brooklyn with laughter for the people. (Tuesday) (more…)