We almost lost a Twitter follower this week who took issue with a Mitt Romney/rich guy joke (which, c’mon, even if you’re voting for the guy, he still looks like this to you, right?). Let it never be said that Brokelyn isn’t an equal opportunity political promoter, because as much as we like to think of our little burg as a hotbed of nothing but 47 percenters, there are of course some would-be red staters here too. Check it out for yourself this weekend: the Brooklyn Young Republican Club will be holding their quarterly meeting on Sunday at Ceol on Smith Street. Guests include congressional candidates Alan Bellone and Christopher Wight, state assembly candidate Joseph Hayon, City Council candidate Andy Sullivan, and the guy who trains the hounds Mitt Romney releases on poor people. C’mon, kidding! Kidding!
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 […]