Beacon’s Closet is having a huge sale this month

Your favorite, pricey North Brooklyn thrift shop is having a sale Feb 27 & 28th. And it’s news because it never happens! Mark your calendar and go shop:

Participating locations are Greenpoint (74 Guernsey Street) and Bushwick (23 Bogart Street), as well as the Manhattan location (10 W. 13th St.). Just don’t try Park Slope, as they’re not part of the sweet deal. [Read more…]

The Boobs of Bushwick group did a ‘titty pub crawl’ in Brooklyn

Boobs of Bushwick; credit Nate “Igor” Smith

Boobs of Bushwick; credit Nate “Igor” Smith

Boobs of Bushwick have been around for a few years now, but following the Time’s article on the Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, the Free the Nipple rage is in full swing. Earlier this week, the Boobs of Bushwick women paid a visit to Birdy’s and Happyfun Hideaway. Thankfully, no one got punched this time.

Boobie Trap still holds the record for most synthetic breasts in a bar, but last night Birdy’s and Happyfun Hideaway hosted the real deal. Boobs of Bushwick, the group known for going topless around the neighborhood and uploading shots to Tumblr, bounced into Birdy’s for some foosball at around 11 p.m., followed by Jenga at Happyfun Hideaway. [Read more…]

12 Chairs Cafe brings Tel Aviv-style falafel stand to Williamsburg

Credit Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times

Credit Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times

From the Times:

For the new streetside kiosk attached to the 12 Chairs Cafe in Brooklyn, the chef, Shimon Maman, and his partners looked to Tel Aviv’s falafel stands. Pita bread comes with traditional stuffings like sabich (eggplant), kebabs, shakshuka and falafel, the last with fried potatoes in the sandwich. Mr. Maman said his fillings had “more finesse” than is typical in Israel. The stand is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; there is covered seating as well as takeout: The Kiosk, 12 Chairs Cafe, 342 Wythe Avenue (South Second Street), South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347-227-7077,

Nike opened a skate park in a Williamsburg garage


Vans has a skate park in North Brooklyn. Now Nike does too. Um, Converse?!

“We wanted to provide an opportunity for our skate community to continue to skate no matter the weather conditions,” said local company rep Joy Davis-Fair. [Read more…]

Wu Goo – Ghostface Killah introduces his signature concentrated weed line

h/t Gothamist

Ghostface worked with vape pen company Dynamite Stix to create/brand Wu Goo, and his longtime colleague Killah Priest is promoting it as well. Considering it’s been years since the release of his personalized, spicy beer and the fact that vaping is all the rage, Wu Goo seems like a solid business decision from Ghostface Killah. At the very least, it’s given us another solid single while we wait for him to (hopefully) release Supreme Clientele 2 later this year.

Furnishare: a more affordable New York with furniture subscriptions



Living in New York City is expensive, especially when you’re tasked with finding and furnishing an apartment. Agent fees. Security deposits. First and last month’s rent due up front. The bill can be in the thousands before you even consider furnishing your space.

Furnishare makes it easy and affordable by offering subscriptions for your favorite brand name furniture  — all for less than the price of a daily cup of coffee. With a 12 month subscription, pay just $50 a month for any 3 pieces from the Furnishare catalog.  (Three and 6 month subscriptions are available as well.) You can get a bed, sofa and dining set — yes, dining sets count as one piece — for less than $2 a day! Every subscription includes free delivery and setup as well as free return services.

What’s more, when your subscription ends, you can choose to extend it at the same monthly cost or simply have Furnishare take your items away.

Whether you’re moving in, moving out or just looking to redecorate Furnishare makes apartment furnishing as easy as ordering on Amazon.

The Diamond hosting a staring contest Wednesday


Yes it is just as ridiculous as it sounds. The winner gets a free bar tab:

It’s been six months and we’ve had more than enough requests to bring this fun night back! Contestants pay $3 to compete and the winner takes all. RSVP recommended.
*first blink loses [Read more…]

Despite “a few Marnies from Manhattan” the Times likes Bushwick bar Birdy’s

credit: Peter Pabón for The New York Times

credit: Peter Pabón for The New York Times

The Gray Lady paid a visit to Bushwick and liked Birdy’s bar — which just opened a few months ago. As always, they compared the crowd to Girls:

a friendly mélange of Brooklyn types who could be extras in a “Girls” episode, with a few Marnies from Manhattan thrown in. There’s also a strong gay and lesbian presence, which may say more about the generation than the bar itself.

If you haven’t been, Birdy’s is a nice addition to the neighborhood:

It may look like an old-man dive bar, but the scene inside Birdy’s is super young. Opened in September by members of the local rock band Weeknight (Holly MacGibbon and Andy Simmons), the bar channels 1970s-era rock with kitschy touches like pinball machines, a bust of Elvis lording over the bar and a vintage Colt 45 advertisement with Billy Dee Williams. [Read more…]