Hipster olds are invading your precious Brooklyn

Old people: what won’t they ruin? As if ushering George W. Bush into office (twice), bankrupting Social Security, and racking up so much goddamn debt that most young people will work until the day we die to pay it off weren’t enough, old people are now literally invading our turf.

Sonja Sharp of the New York Observer writes on April 1 that Brooklyn is experiencing an “invasion of grandmothers.” But why? What does Brooklyn have that the olds want? Is it artisanal coffee? DIY music venues? Farm-to-table vegan bistros? Homebrewing workshops?

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Cat ladies unite!


Is there anything cuter than cats? Maybe cat-themed crafts! Join Brett Bara as she is hosts the Catlady Craft Night at the Brooklyn Craft Company this Saturday.

Brett is the founder of the Greenpoint crafting hub and the proud cat mom to Fifi.

Come and make cat cards, cat mugs, cat earrings, cat totes, cat nail art, cat embroidery, cat toys, cat collages and more while sharing cat stories with other modern cat ladies. There will also be drinks and snacks to fuel the DIY madness and cat party favors to appropriately accessorize. To top it off, get the warm fuzzies knowing your helping our cuddly, four legged friends with a raffle to benefit Brooklyn Animal Action. Click here to register.


Man steals date’s iPhone after she refuses to sleep with him



What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on? It probably wasn’t as bad as this one. According to DNAInfo, a 24-year old man stole his 22-year old date’s iPhone when she refused to go home with him at the end of their date.

The theft happened on March 30th at around 1:15 A.M. on Metropolitan Ave. near Lorimer Street. According to police, the assailant then fled to a nearby subway station. Other than losing her iPhone (which, admittedly, is pretty terrible), the victim was unharmed.

If you’ve been on a worse date, leave it in the comments.



Not an April Fools’ joke: Williamsburg’s Urban Outfitters with a liquor license opens on Friday

Urban OutfittersHere we are. The five level Urban Outfitters branded as Space Ninety 8 with a liquor license opens this Friday according to the above post from their Instagram account. The shop will be located at 98 North 6th street next to American Apparel.

- @joshmorrissey

Governors Ball announces daily lineup, Outkast to perform on Friday

govballGovernors Ball just announced the day by day lineup for the festival this June. Outkast and Phoenix will perform on the Friday, Jack White, The Strokes and Skrillex will headline Saturday and Vampire Weekend will headline Sunday with Axwell & Ingrosso. Tickets are still available at GovernorsBall.com and single day tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Second person goes missing in Bushwick

casey chance

The NYPD is looking for missing 15-year old male Casey Chance. Chance was last seen at his residence, located at 99 Stockholm Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29.  He was wearing a blue sweatshirt, tan pants, and blue sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack. He is 5’9, 120 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information about Casey Chance should call 1-800-577-TIPS or by going to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 and entering TIPS577.


Williamsburg headline 100 years ago today: ‘Robber Marks Houses With Red Chalk When He Finds Them Easy’


Thanks to Bowery Boys for pointing out this neighborhood article from exactly 100 years ago today. The Evening World Newspaper ran a story on March 31st, 1914 about the capture of a particularly candid robber who would mark homes in Bushwick and Williamsburg with red chalk on the doors to remember that they were easy targets. From [Read more...]

There’s a Kokie’s yoga mat


In case you weren’t around for Kokie’s, Vice published an nasal oral history a few years ago. From Hyperallergic:

Designed by New York–based artist Jon Kessler, the object is part of a series of yoga mats by Grey Area, which includes versions created by Daniel Arsham, Wim Delvoye, and others.
The sales blurb for Grey Area’s yoga mats is so very insightful, as it suggests: “If you consider the many hours people spend staring at their mats, often in a grounded and conscious state, unencumbered by their mind’s preoccupations, they are in an ideal condition for viewing art.” And, in case you were worried that Kessler was going to obscure his objet d’art with a blizzard of pretentious theory explaining the basis for his idea, he seems to say “fuck it” and tell it like it is. Commentary on his mat, from the site: [Read more...]