Did you read that dumb, late-to-the-game article about Ridgewood in the Times?


Someone finally told the Times about Ridgewood — its next to Bushwick and the Pratt kids love it. In case you missed it, here are our highlights.

Girls and Anne Hathaway are pushing people out of Bushwick and into Queens:

It was only a matter of time, after Bushwick was given a featured role in the HBO show “Girls,” that the young creative types who established this gritty Brooklyn neighborhood as an artists’ enclave began to be priced out… Anne Hathaway was reported to be filming a scene for a movie at a local cafe and music joint. And developers have homed in with plans for doorman buildings, and possibly a mall. [Read more…]

Bedwick – Yep, they’re calling it that now


It’s the latest real estate term, referring to that area code where Bed Stuy meets Bushwick. Via Curbed:

Breaking news, everyone: the intersection of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick is now apparently known as “Bedwick,” according to the brokerbabble on rental listings at a newly renovated 12-unit rental building in the area. Now that you know what it is, you can totally live there. Ten of the apartments at 71 Stuyvesant Avenue are now on the market. The building had a grand opening yesterday with celebratory champagne, which drew a grand total of 12 people (including those from Manhattan and Williamsburg who are considering moving farther afield), according to Corcoran broker Roni Dotan. A studio is renting for $1,650/month, one-bedrooms for between $2,150 and $2,550, two-bedrooms for $2,350-$3,000, a 3BR for $3,000 even, and a four-bedroom for $3,950. The apartments at 71 Stuyvesant are termed lofts, and while some of them have second levels, their main features are best described as “loft-like”: wooden beams on high-ish ceilings; and lots of exposed brick—including in the bathroom. Six of the 12 overhauled apartments have outdoor space. The apartments also boast what might possibly be the skinniest closet of all time. Dotan, who also represented the candy factory-turned-rentals conversion at 390 Wythe Avenue, says “If this would be in Williamsburg, it would be so much more expensive… nobody has ever done anything like this in Bed-Stuy before.” Wait, we thought it was Bedwick?

Colbert’s Glorious Rant Against Viacom’s Daft Punk Shaft


Daft Punk was supposed to perform on the Colbert Report but the morons at Viacom forced them to cancel due to an upcoming gig on MTV’s Video Music Awards show. Citing contractual exclusivity, the powers that be decided Colbert should get the Daft Shaft. Of course, Colbert was not too happy about this.

Best line: “If Daft Punk were on my show, people wouldn’t tune into see them on the VMAs almost a month from now. That’s how music works. You love a band, you see them once, then never want to see them again. That’s why after the Beatles went on Ed Sullivan, they dropped off the face of the Earth. I think Ringo ended up working as a train conductor.”

Watch the wonderful rant below: [Read more…]

The Most Awkward Rave Ever

Your 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercial Has Arrived


What Phish Sounds Like To Normal People

Ha ha ha. We love this:

Yes, There’s A (Really Dumb) Hipster Food Tour Of Williamsburg


From their website.

Ever wonder how Brooklyn’s hipsters fit into their 29-inch waisted skinny jeans? Prepare to wonder even more…because after this two hour tour of Williamsburg’s trendiest artisanal eateries, your own pants may become an inch too small. From wood-fired pizza and down home country barbecue to Brooklyn-made wine and walnut brittle, prepare for the hippest food tasting tour on the East Coast! (American Spirits and PBR not included!)

If you ask a hipster what a hipster actually is, they’d probably say something like,”Hipsters can’t be defined because then they’d fit into a category, and thus be too mainstream.” Our definition is hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s with a certain bohemian life situation and lifestyle. Hipsters reject “mainstream” culture but embrace and contribute to independent culture that values independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter! Our tour embodies these qualities and embraces the artisanal renaissance currently in bloom in tragically hip Williamsburg!

If you want to go (aka have no shame) there’s even a groupon. (via Brokelyn)

Oatmeal Out Of A Pot On The L Train

The Reddit comments are great:

Doc–Hopper: That’s so hip.

laughingsutra: Saw some hipster girl walking through Bushwick last night with a hunting bow and arrows over her shoulder.

OiScout: I occasionally see this couple, they’ve gotta be 40+, on the L eating breakfast. Fucking cup of noodles and they crush up whatever potato chips they have and put it in there. Sometimes they dunk it.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen on the L? This guy still takes the cake for us. [via]