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In preparation for fast-approaching autumn and winter, the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg will be relocating to the warmer, indoor climes of Sunset Park megacomplex Industry City.  Starting the weekend of October 17th and 18th, 100 Flea vendors and 40 Smorgasburg vendors will set up shop in the 50,000-square-foot space of Industry City's second floor. (The names of the vendors will be announced in about a month.) They're abandoning last year's locations, Crown Heights' Berg'n Beer Hall and...
We all know New York City was just the worst place ever in the 1980s, right? Living here was actually like living in a literal haunted house. But did you know that New York in the 80s was also living under the brutal reign of an eternal winter? Were you aware that New York in the 80s was more akin to the barren lands which lay Beyond the Wall than the humid continental (aka...
Heat Seek NYC is the rare app that doesn't aim just to make people's lives' easier, but aims to make them better. Even rarer, it's gotten a boost from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The app, which was designed by a group of college students, uses temperature sensors to electronically monitor the indoor temperature of apartments in a given building, and catch out landlords who are (illegally) not heating their buildings to the (legally)...
Sure, it may be 90 degrees this week, but (haha) Winter Is Coming. Soon New Yorkers will be camped in front of radiators, lips chapping, struggling to recall those halcyon weekends of going to the beach, lounging in the park, wearing less than two layers of clothing. Heat is a luxury, though, and in the winter the absence of it is one of the most strongly-felt consequences of negligent landlords. Every year, there are more...

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