Our city’s mid-summer fever finally broke and dropped the temps down to a relatively frigid 80 degrees today: what a perfect week to reenergize yourself to take advantage of all the great free stuff going on in Brooklyn this summer! The list of choices this week is as impressive as it is varied: You’ve got movies — Top Gun tonight at Coney Island, Ferris Bueller in McCarren and Animal House at Square Root Cafe on Wednesday — and plenty of stellar comedy, including They Might Be Giants show at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday featuring Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Patton Oswalt and Todd Barry. That same day, you can head over to the House of Vans concert series to see Fucked Up and Screaming Females OR Dr. John at Prospect Park. And then on Saturday for the kids of all ages: Red Hook Pirate Fest! So much to do every day, and of course, it’s all free! Do you know of an event we should list? E-mail free[at]brokelyn[dot]com today!
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]