07/29/15 7:58am

Stare at this picture of Alf long enough and you realize he’s kind of horrifying

I’ve got a friend who claims he was so excited about today being Wednesday, last night he said “Nice, tomorrow’s Wednesday” out loud, to no one. I can’t say I’m that excited that it’s Wednesday, but it’s better than some of the other days of the week. It also has so many good things going on that recommending just five from the Brokelyn Event Calendar was kind of mentally painful. I mean, not that painful, let’s not be silly here. It was just tough to pick only five things today. (more…)

07/28/15 7:40am

There’s big trouble on the horizon, but your old pal Jack Burton is here to take care of it

It’s Tuesday, which is fine, we guess. Certainly it means that if you’re just learning about Montero’s going away soon, at least that dread isn’t combined with Monday’s existential dread. Other than that? Eh, not a huge difference between today and Monday. Except of course that the Brokelyn Event Calendar has new and different fun things for you to do tonight, different things than last night. (more…)

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Looks good, huh? Image via The Sandwich Shop

Grand Street Restaurant Week has returned! After a very successful restaurant week this past February, the Grand Street Business Improvement District is setting up a summer week for you to fill those bellies with great deals on delicious food from various Grand Street restaurant in Williamsburg. From August 3-9, you can visit anyone of the 16 participating restaurants for lunches as cheap as $10 to dinners that will only run you about $30. We know, you’re probably drooling all over your phone, keyboard, or stranger on the train while reading this. So much so, you don’t know which ones to choose. You can’t go wrong with any, but let us offer some recommendations to help you out. (more…)

07/24/15 9:49am
Brooklyn Kolache's yard even has an umbrella for protection from glare/extra productivity. Photo by David Colon

Brooklyn Kolache’s yard even has an umbrella for protection from glare/extra productivity. Photo by David Colon

What is the one thing New Yorkers need to survive and is everywhere? Coffee. What is the one thing New Yorkers need to survive but is hard to find? Nature. That why we’ve compiled a list of great Brooklyn coffee shops with gardens, outdoor patios or backyards, where caffeine and the great outdoors (or as great as they’re gonna get) meet. Be sure to enjoy these places while you can, because before we know it, Snowpocolypse 2016 will be knocking on our doors. (more…)

07/23/15 1:28pm
tk. via Facebook

Mmmmm…ice cream cone. via Facebook

Yeah, it’s summer. Yeah, it’s hot. Yeah, we all want ice cream. But Mr. Softie has some real competition this year, as Brooklyn has flooded with artisanal ice cream shops that bring flavors beyond your wildest dreams. Vanilla and chocolate…that’s so ten years ago.

But with the hype and happy taste buds, comes rapidly reduced pocket money, so we went around the borough, scooping and tasting, to find who serves up the cheapest artisanal ice cream cone in Brooklyn. And then how much the other ones cost, for good measure. (more…)

07/23/15 8:01am
See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

It’s Thursday, congrats on making it this far in the week. By tomorrow night, everything you struggled with and hated will fade into soothing weekend drinking. Of course, until tomorrow night, you need something to do in order to get over the bridge from Thursday to Friday. That’s where the Brokelyn Events Calendar, and all of its wonderful events comes in. We picked the five best events from it, events we think will make it feel like Friday, which will be great until you have to go into work tomorrow (lol). (more…)

07/22/15 9:27am
It's just a nice place to be. via Flickr user dumbonyc

It’s just a nice place to be. via Flickr user dumbonyc

Gone are the days of abandoned warehouses and empty piers lining the Brooklyn waterfront. Wegman’s has replaced the ghostly buildings on Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and it’s hard to imagine Red Hook without Ikea. Beautification efforts in the early 2000s replaced miles of industrial sites with the Brooklyn Bridge Park and rejuvenated the waterfront as a popular space for cultural events. Now with businesses like the Brooklyn Barge Bar which offers a range of water sport programs nestled comfortably next to art galleries and restaurants, Brooklyn’s shoreline has become a playground for nature enthusiasts and urbanites alike. Here’s our recommendations of the 50 best ways to experience Brooklyn’s waterfront. (more…)

07/21/15 8:06am
Agent Cooper approves

Agent Cooper approves

I know these usually start with some pleasantries (or well, unpleasantries) about where we are in the week and how it relates to enjoyment, but I’ll be honest: it’s too damn hot for jokes. It’s so hot the dog is shaving all of her fur herself. It’s so hot that your Gawker takes feel more like a gorgeous spring breeze than an angry fire. It’s not so hot though, that you can’t enjoy the five best things to do tonight, as found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

07/17/15 7:00am
Butts butts butts butts or sad sad sad sad, your choice

Butts butts butts butts or sad sad sad sad, your choice

You made it to Friday! Congratulations! Sadly, no one will throw you a parade, even if you feel like you deserve it. You can’t even throw yourself one, because this isn’t New Orleans. On the other hand, the Brokelyn Events Calendar is full of great ways to have fun now that the week is over, and we picked the five best things happening today, just for you. (more…)

07/16/15 8:46am
BAM R&B Festival

You’ve got bookings on the mothership. via George Clinton

Here it is, you’ve made it to Thursday, look at you! We understand your excitement, because especially in the summer time, Thursday is the last day of the week anyone really tries at work. So while you’re hastily trying to do today’s and Friday’s work so you can just dick around taking personality quizzes tomorrow, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the best things happening in Brooklyn tonight, courtesy of the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)