We have a few holiday traditions here in Brokelandia: brewing a batch of our favorite cheap holiday cocktail, The Admiral’s Christmas Sweater; a round or two of Matzah Ball bingo; the customary viewing of the He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special; and, of course, our annual affordable holiday gift guide! The Brokelyn elves are busy compiling our list, but we want to hear your suggestions for the best Brooklyn gifts for $25 and under. Check our guides from 2010 and 2009 for inspiration and then send your ideas to tips[at]brokelyn.com. Shout outs to our favorites. C’mon, if Skeletor can get into the holiday spirit, you can certainly get excited about it too!
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 […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]