Posts tagged "brooklyn"

Grace Jones Performs Topless At 67 Years Old And Is Better Than You

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.
[Daily Mail]…

Katrin Higher / August 22, 2015

Malia Obama Spotted On Set Of ‘Girls’ In Brooklyn

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 with Lena…

Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

Local Man With No Chill Created A Monument To Jon Snow In Brooklyn

#RIPJonSnow #Ghost #Unnecessary #Why…

Megan Reynolds / June 16, 2015

This Dildo-Wielding Lunatic Rides My Train, Has My Heart

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,&#8221…

Beejoli Shah / April 8, 2015

“Humans Of New York” Helps Raise Over $1 Million For Brooklyn School

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…

Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Kids Can Go To Gentrification-Themed Summer Camp Now

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 trend

Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

A Pregnant Tarantula Is On The Loose In Brooklyn

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 know she look…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Cat Lady Craft Night Is My Actual Dream Come True

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…

Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

Brooklyn Bar Can’t Get Drunks To STFU, Ups The Drinking Age To 25 On Weekends

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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

Guy Live Tweets Couple’s Breakup On Brooklyn Rooftop — And It’s Awesome

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2013

Brooklyn Man Gets Guinness World Record Recognition For Largest Collection Of Pizza Boxes

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…

Rachel Krause / November 15, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

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,…

Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

Brooklyn’s Latest Claim To Fame? The Pickiest Female Daters In America

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…

Rachel Krause / September 18, 2013

Pray Tell: What The Brooklyn Hasidic Rape Trial Tells Us About Religion Colliding With The Modern World

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…

Lilit Marcus / December 4, 2012

Quiz: Do You Live In A Hipster Neighborhood?

Forbes just released a list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods,” which includes all the usual suspects: Silver Lake, Los Angeles comes in at number 1, with enclaves of San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Portland making predictable appearances. Just in case you don’t see your neighborhood on the list, we came up with this handy quiz to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 27, 2012

A Real Life Bonnie & Clyde: Kissing Couple Refuses To Give Their Identity

When Mo Gelber took an impromptu photo of the couple being hauled off by the cops a few weeks ago, he didn’t think much of it. Then he entered the photo in a contest run by Ron Howard, and got pretty far. But! He needed the couple in the picture to sign a release allowing…

Julie Gerstein / September 7, 2012

A Death-Defying Graffiti Proposal Comes True

Drew met Chelsea when his band, Drew and the Medicinal Pen, came through Perth, Australia. Chelsea wasn’t supposed to be working that night, and she had just broken up with a long-term boyfriend that day, but the connection between the two was clear. After years of writing letters and swapping tapes, Chelsea moved to Brookly…

Julie Gerstein / July 20, 2012

Check Out The Awesome Gay Version Of “Girls,” “The Outs”

Meet Mitchell and Jack. They used to date, but they’re no longer together, and they’re dealing with the breakup in strikingly different ways. Jack’s a little more, shall we say, self-destructive, while Mitchell’s a bit more self-deprecating. Follow them through the six episodes of “The Outs” (so far the first two are up online) a…

Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

Need A Job? This Brooklyn Writer’s Looking For A Muse, NBD

Office work is such a bore, am I right? Which is why this offer to just sit around listening to this “writer” tell “stories” and type them out sounds like a really great job opportunity. Of course, he’s not looking to pay just anyone to be his muse: you’ve got to be an attractive female…

Julie Gerstein / May 14, 2012

What The Hell Is A “Babyccino”?

Too hip for apple juice? Try a babyccino — a coffee drink for babies. It’s what all the urban lumberjacks in man buns are putting in their offspring’s sippy cups. 

According to the Brooklyn Paper, coffee shops in hipster neighborhoods are frequently requested to make a child-sized small decaf cappuccino for $2. Another…

Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2012
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