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“Meet Me In The City” was the first track on Bruce Springsteen’s setlist last night and Chris Christie took the tunnel in from Jersey and to do just that. The Boss played in Brooklyn last night and an attendee managed to snag a quick video of Chris Christie at the Bruce Springsteen concert so that… READ MORE »


News

According to the New York Times, prosecutors are dismissing charges against the five teenagers accused of rape in the January incident that left us all reeling.

The 18-year old woman and her father originally reported that they were attacked with a gun by five teenagers in Brownsville, Brooklyn while walking in a park, but the… READ MORE »


Style

When my boyfriend asked me why I was hesitant about coming to spend Christmas with his family in Brooklyn this year, I knew I’d have to tell him what happened fourteen years ago. 

On December 24th, 2001 I heard five loud bangs. I was only 10, but I knew what gunshotsREAD MORE »


News

We can say with great certainty that this is one of the best things you’ll see today. READ MORE »


Celebs

A 67 year old Grace Jones in body paint and underwear outdoes all of you by the way.

The iconic singer headlined the Brooklyn Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn on Friday night to glowing response.

Oh did we mentioned she also hulahooped??!!

Yep:

Bow down.
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Celebs

First daughter Malia Obama, and incidentally also one of our style icons, was spotted in Brooklyn on Friday, shooting an episode of Lena Dunham’s television series ‘Girls.’

She was spotted sipping a drink outside of the hipster haven Aurora Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And it appears as though she is in a scene… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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News

Of all the horrifying things I have seen take place on the New York City subway system (including but not limited to: a busker licking my neck after I gave him five dollars, a woman openly weeping the entirety of her commute, a woman slapping someone else’s child a year before NBC developed “The Slap,” READ MORE »


News

A little over a week ago, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog “Humans Of New York,” posted a photo of a young man named Vidal who cited his school principal, Nadia Lopez, as the most influential person in his life: “When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us. She calls us to her office… READ MORE »


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Kids at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Summer Camp in Brooklyn have foregone the usual craft projects and campfire games of the season to spend their vacation learning the ins and outs of gentrification. It shouldn’t be such a surprise, since that seems to be all New Yorkers (and the writer of every obnoxious Williamsburg trendREAD MORE »


News

UPDATE, 7/13, 5p.m.:  THANK GOD, this was only a hoax! [New York Post]

Brooklyn is on the hunt for Penelope, a pregnant Mexican Red Rump tarantula, who is apparently someone’s beloved pet. She escaped from her owner’s home, and flyers have turned up in the neighborhood with this plea for help:
I… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The heavens have opened and gifted us cat fanatics with a whole Saturday night dedicated to kitty-centered DIY projects. Cat Lady Craft Night is going down at the Brooklyn Craft Company in New York City this weekend and I will totally be there, presumably decked out in my favorite cat tights. This night of self-described “catlady… READ MORE »


News

Drunk people are annoying — so annoying, in fact, that a Brooklyn bar is raising their drinking age on weekends to keep the youngest annoying drunks away. Neighbors have been complaining about bar patrons from Phil’s Crummy Corner leaving empties in their planters and screaming in the streets until 4 a.m.  So now the joint… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Brooklyn-based writer and comic Kyle Ayers was minding his own business, enjoying the view from his rooftop with some friends, when a couple arrived and proceeded to breakup in front of everyone. So Kyle took to Twitter, as one does. “A couple is breaking up on my roof right now,” he tweeted Saturday evening. “I was just… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Brooklyn does it best, and making my borough of residence proud (or, uh, something like that, I think) today is Scott Wiener, who was just crowned with the Guinness World Record for “Largest Collection of Pizza Boxes.” The competition must have been stiff for that title! Needless to say, Wiener is really, really passionate about… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

If you are someone, or are friends with someone, or have ever met someone who lives in or in the vicinity of the New York City metro, you’re guaranteed to have heard more than your fair share of complaints regarding the dating climate in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (Does this also apply to Queens and other… READ MORE »


News

In Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl just testified against the man accused of sexually assaulting her. On the surface, this case is sadly too familiar: she and her accused rapist are both members of a strict right wing sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, known as the Satmar Hasidim.

Extreme groups exist in every religion, and… READ MORE »


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