The Sexual Politics of Playing Mas in Brooklyn

With Brooklyn’s spring thaw in full effect, I’m having lots of conversations with my girlfriends about warm weather activities: like long bike rides, picnics in Prospect Park, and, unfortunately, the inevitable uptick in sexualized street harassment. Just last week, I heard myself saying, “I want to be respected in… » 4/25/15 3:19pm Saturday 3:19pm

The Loudest Sex Noises In NYC Are Coming From One Very Lucky Building

A building in Brooklyn has been awarded a very dubious title: The residence with the most sex complaints filed by neighbors to 311. An unnamed couple (possibly) who have been having the sexiest sex that one could possibly sex account for a whopping five percent of all sex noise complaints in New York City.
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Brooklyn Hipsters Robbing Locally, Stealing Vintage Bear Sex Jewelry

If you live in Brooklyn, you'd better get all that shit you bought off Etsy and put it in some kind of whimsical vault with a vintage vinyl covering, because hipsters are coming for you and your OOAK bear sex ring. (And they're taking cameras, too. How else they gonna take some dope selfies?) » 1/30/15 3:45pm 1/30/15 3:45pm

Hilary Duff Is Living in Brooklyn and Validating All My Life Choices

A profile titled "At Home in Brooklyn with the Very Famous Hilary Duff" in in the new issue of Elle is perhaps the most revealing–and the most inspirational–interview Duff has ever done, prompting at least one young blogger to feel proud of multiple life choices she's made. Duff, you see, has made it clear that stars… » 1/14/15 7:00pm 1/14/15 7:00pm

Man Will Give $100 If You Help Him Successfully Stalk This One Lady

Seven months ago, at a Subway restaurant in downtown Brooklyn, a 57-year-old Queens man met a woman who enraptured him. He didn't get her phone number. He didn't get her name. He did get an incredibly awkward selfie with her. And now, he's plastered that selfie all over the neighborhood, offering a $100 reward for… » 2/13/14 6:15pm 2/13/14 6:15pm

Of Course Brooklyn Has a DJ School for Babies

The babies of Brooklyn continue to push the boundaries of precocity: Check this short video from Vice (via Hypervocal), which offers a peek at the borough's baby DJ school, which is very real. Hold your hipster jokes, though! "It's totally not hip," insists Natalie Elizabeth Weiss, the DJ and composer who runs the… » 2/04/14 4:40pm 2/04/14 4:40pm

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 3:28pm 1/29/14 3:28pm

Floor Plans of the Girls Apartments Seem Almost Believable

This may not be as illuminating a dip into architecture as some of you may have hoped for, but it is interesting in a Sims kind of way. Haven't you always wanted to know exactly how much space your favorite (or least favorite) sitcom characters occupied? Didn't you always want to have a better idea of just how far… » 1/26/14 1:30pm 1/26/14 1:30pm

Brooklynites Are Mad That Girls Paints Brooklyn as Lazy Person Paradise

Americans in big cities (but particularly Americans in those big, grey northeastern cities where we'll imprison the burgeoning mutant population after the nuclear fallout) love to brag about how hard they work. They wear their work ethic like a badge of courage, as if working an hour longer than one's peers had some… » 1/12/14 4:30pm 1/12/14 4:30pm