My Friends, It Is Time To Send Brooklyn Beneath The Waves

One of the challenges of writing about things on the internet is having the discipline to contain yourself, for the sake of being able to call an item of work finished instead of knitting it into some mammoth all-encompassing rant about, like, American culture or capitalism or the human condition or whatever that will… » 10/23/14 1:35pm 10/23/14 1:35pm

This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America

What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry. We… » 1/29/14 12:33pm 1/29/14 12:33pm

This Guy Lived Your Streetball Dreams

Three after three, against an increasingly incredulous and frustrated defense. This is how it always plays out in the head of the unathletic perimeter shooter during the walk to the playground, but rarely does it come true. » 11/08/13 11:18am 11/08/13 11:18am

Paulie Malignaggi Vs. Adrien Broner: A Master Class In Macho Posturing

Imagine being a Brooklyn kid, born and raised in Brooklyn, representing Brooklyn, wearing "Brooklyn" clothes and yapping about Brooklyn! your whole life. And finally they build a big world-class stadium in Brooklyn, and you, the Brooklyn kid, get to headline a night of boxing there, and when you get off the train at… » 6/24/13 3:45pm 6/24/13 3:45pm

The New York Islanders May Be Rebranding, Because Brooklyn

The Islanders will soon be calling Brooklyn's Barclays Center their home, and the geographical change may also be accompanied by an aesthetic one. Sources tell the New York Post that the team's sports marketing team is weighing the adoption of a new color scheme, and that they are already showing prospective designs… » 4/30/13 1:58pm 4/30/13 1:58pm

For Just $255, This Could Be Your View Of The Knicks-Nets Season Opener…

Picture courtesy of A View From My Seat, which lets users upload photos of the sightlines at various arenas. If the $255 tickets selling on StubHub for section 225 (pictured above) strike you as a bit steep, why not move slightly to the left, over to the cozy confines of section 226, and pay only $231? » 10/27/12 7:35pm 10/27/12 7:35pm

The Islanders' Logo Doesn't Even Have Brooklyn On It

When the Islanders announced their surprise move to the Barclays Center, the obvious questions was whether they would come in for a makeover, à la the Nets. They were quick to reassure their fans that the name and colors would carry over. » 10/24/12 7:45pm 10/24/12 7:45pm

Yes, The New Brooklyn Nets Arena Is Deliberately Covered With Rust. No,…

Elizabeth A. Harris's New York Times piece today asks the question everyone else forgot to ask: Why is the Barclays Center, home of the relocated and rebranded Brooklyn Nets, covered with rust? » 8/27/12 4:25pm 8/27/12 4:25pm

Instagram Photos From The Brooklyn Cyclones' "Williamsburg Night"

It was Williamsburg Night at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a hipster-friendly mashup of the usual minor league quirkiness and a particular local flair. (And probably super-familiar for attendees, since they all moved to Brooklyn from the Midwest three years ago, amirite?) Among the promotions were a pregame… » 7/06/12 10:20am 7/06/12 10:20am

Poonami: Brooklyn Canal Turns Into Literal River Of Human Shit

The Gowanus Canal, which has already tested positive for gonorrhea, ran brown with human waste after this month's tornado. It's like the eleventh plague of Egypt, only, you know, poop. [via Brownstoner] » 9/27/10 1:45pm 9/27/10 1:45pm

"Look At The Tree" Tornado Video Is The East Coast's "Double Rainbow"

So, we had a tornado here in New York yesterday evening. Most people took it in stride. These bros in Brooklyn freaked right the fuck out. Let's enjoy. » 9/17/10 9:35am 9/17/10 9:35am

Last Night's Winner: The Almighty Dollar

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Daniel Goldstein, the last man standing between the Nets and their shiny Brooklyn arena, who just got $3 million to sit down. That stinks. » 4/22/10 10:00am 4/22/10 10:00am