“Hey Brooklyn, do you like to laaaaugh?” We’d like to think that’s how we’d start off our set if given the opportunity to take a crack at some local standup, anyway. For some reason, nobody ever asks. Probably because in spite of a much-discussed exodus of talented comedians to L.A. over the past few years (TV pays, we get it), New York’s comedy scene is thriving. Particularly in Brooklyn, which has quietly become home to some of the best emerging talent on the east coast (not to mention some of the very best standup venues). As such, we’ve selected 50 of them that we’d like you to know about, if you don’t already. We’re not being sticklers, here: some of the people who made the cut don’t technically live in the borough (or even New York State), but all of them contribute to the local comedy scene in ways we deem to be crucial. Mostly, though, they are all very, very funny.
Across the country and right here in New York, there are signs that the tide is shifting on marijuana, toward a recognition that reform, if not outright legalization, is necessary. The state now has a medical marijuana law, albeit a deeply flawed one. As of July, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office stopped prosecuting first-time possession […]
One of New York’s most recent celebrity imports, Taylor Swift, has dedicated a whole song to her new home on her upcoming album 1989. Gawrsh, little old us? A song? You shouldn’t have. Below is the thirty-second clip, which is as good as we’re getting until the album drops later this month. It’s very pop-y and […]
Facing rising operating costs and shrinking congregations, the leaders of more than fifty Brooklyn churches met with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recently to learn about opportunities to ride the wave of Brooklyn’s real estate boom and create a sustaining profits for their churches. A key point of conversation was the creation of affordable housing, […]