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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtEzIxZuSfM On December 18th,  all of us at Brooklyn Magazine celebrated the release of our Winter Issue in swanky and festive attire at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall. While perusing our latest issue, guests sipped complimentary Sapporo and Jameson, signed their names on our autograph wall, and had Polaroids taken in front of our wall of holiday spirit tinsel. And the DIY-ers in the crowd were invited to test their mixology skills at our “Build...
Last Friday afternoon, in a cozy hideaway in Carroll Gardens, I attended a writing session for a comedy song. I’d been invited by Emily McKenna Winter, Janet Manley, and John Payne, the trio behind BackFat Variety, a free monthly comedy show at 61 Local in Cobble Hill that will celebrate its second birthday at the next show, on October 21. The rehearsal was for a song about Brooklyn gentrification to the tune of “The...
I have yet to encounter a more impressive answer to “What did you do this weekend?” than the four words “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.” It is the perfect mix of scandalous and bizarre, with a “Wait, what?” aftertaste. Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a traveling comedy show and popular Nerdist podcast hosted by Bryan Cook, which comes to Union Hall in Park Slope every three months. The rest of the time it tours the...
The bad news: summer is coming to an end. The good news: with weather like we've been having, it’s easy to pretend it isn’t. And while many museum exhibits are finishing, beaches are closing, and the heat is waning, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still fun to be had. Lots of fun in fact. Here's our pick of the best things to do in Brooklyn (or, like, really, really close to Brooklyn) before summer is...

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