“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.
Kara Walker’s landmark exhibit may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean Brooklynites are finished discussing the Domino Sugar Refinery through every medium imaginable. Accordingly, members of the El Puente Muralistas collective recently started work on a massive piece on one of refinery’s construction walls discussing the refinery’s impact. With the help of local pols and residents, […]
You may have heard: Some unknown person or persons replaced the American flags flying on the Brooklyn Bridge with white ones. More accurately, American flags either painted over with white paint or bleached. This has understandably raised concern from New Yorkers about the safety of the bridges, apparently vulnerable enough that people could, under police’s […]
Well, it turns out people will be living in that boxy, blue-steel eyesore off the corner of Bushwick and Dekalb Avenues after all—Bushwick’s Colony 1209 is now under new ownership from a previous false start in October. Aptsandlofts, which handles Colony’s marketing, says the building is 60 percent full, according to Curbed. The 127 units range […]