Dear Penny: my friend is dating an abusive guy that looks just like her dad. How do I help?
Jun 1, 2016
Dear Penny, I’d like some advice on how to help a close friend of mine who may be in a dangerous situation. So my friend lost her father...
What’s the ‘hero’s journey’ of the modern Brooklynite? PigPen Theatre Co. weighs in
Mar 9, 2016
In 21st-century New York City, the search for something as mundane as a decent job can seem like questing for the holy grail. We are the heroes of...
Consent in the key of C: Scenes from a rape whistle choir at City Hall this week
Mar 8, 2016
Rape whistles have long been mocked for their purported function. Not only are 82 percent of sexual assaults perpetrated by someone known to or trusted...
We’re bringing back our advice columnist, Dear Penny!
Feb 19, 2016
Once upon a Brokelyn many years ago, Dear Penny, an advice column dedicated to tackling readers' recession-related inquiries, graced our virtual pages until Penny got...
My fellow Brooklynites, the state of Brooklyn dating is not very good
Feb 12, 2016
My fellow Brooklynites, I come to you today in anticipation of the world's 616th Valentine's Day. It's not a holiday created by Hallmark, or...
Park Sloper fighters and Cobble Hill gropers: The 5 worst Brooklyn dates I’ve ever been on
Jan 26, 2016
I happen to be a Brooklyn dating pro, because I naively choose to believe that I will find my love and together we will...
Why dating in movie ‘Brooklyn’ beats dating in Brooklyn
Dec 3, 2015
Brooklyn (the movie, based on the novel of the same name by Colm Toibin) is a stunning portrait of Brooklyn in the early 1950s and...
Death by corn maze and more: 18 reasons why fall sucks
Oct 30, 2015
Ah yes, fall. The season when it gets cold and everything dies. Why essentially everyone loves this miserable season is beyond me. The top...
Food & Drink
Help pick the bars for our next Brooklyn Cocktail Books!
Oct 6, 2015
In April, we introduced you to our new Cocktail Book, the junior partner to Brokelyn's ever-popular Beer Book series. Packed with great places including Erv's,...
No pooping, and other lesser-known subway etiquette
Sep 24, 2015
We all know that a crowded subway car is no excuse for sexual misconduct (or sexual conduct, for that matter; get a room, guys). We've all been...
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