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

Hipster Bar to Throw Old-Timey Asian Racism-Themed Party

This weekend, a hipstery bar in hipstery Brooklyn will throw a hipstery party called Madam Wu's Good Luck Banquet of the Senses. Based on the invitation, it will be like going to a party thrown by actual racists in 1950, but apparently someone thought it was okay because it's happening ironically in the year 2013.… » 11/19/13 5:00pm 11/19/13 5:00pm

Overly Picky Brooklyn Women Are Destined Die Alone (Maybe With Cats)

According to online dating site AYI (Are You Interested?)*, single women in Brooklyn are the pickiest in the country. After polling almost half a million of its users around the United States, AYI deduced that Brooklyn, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Los Angeles were the cities where women were the least likely… » 11/04/13 1:20pm 11/04/13 1:20pm

Things I Learned at the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant [NSFW]

Upon my arrival at the steamy, hellishly hot little Brooklyn dive bar in which the 1st Annual Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant was to take place, the sense of eager anticipation was as potent as the sweat aroma permeating the room. "Let's see some small dicks!" was the general consensus of all the humans in… » 7/26/13 3:20pm 7/26/13 3:20pm

This Better Not Be the Beginning of the End for Beards

A piece in the Guardian asks "Have We Reached Peak Beard?" God, I hope not. I really hope not. I feel like beards and I have only just begun. If beards die out now Nicholas Sparks will have to write a book about how they were taken from me too soon, and then a major studio can make it into a motion picture starring… » 7/24/13 3:45pm 7/24/13 3:45pm

Israel Looks for Solutions to Its Ultra-Orthodox Men Problem

Israel's army is a subject of fascination to many Americans, primarily because they draft not only male civilians, but women as well. There's a group of Israelis though who, until recently, were actually exempt from conscription: ultra-Orthodox men and women. And it's their lack of inclusion in the draft, similar to… » 6/07/13 4:10pm 6/07/13 4:10pm