Plaid shirt. Ironic tattoo. Warby Parkers. Outdated mustache. A one-bedroom in Williamsburg. What makes a hipster? Read More
An obscure law that has been preventing Brooklynites from enjoying mimosas and pancakes before noon may be on the outs.
Williamsburg councilman Steve Levin has made it his mission to rescind a 1970s era law that has been keeping the borough sober on Sunday mornings. He’s introduced a bill, that is currently still in committee Read More
She’s about face!
Mackenzie Santiago is taking the five o-clock shadow into her own hands. The former bartender has opened Brooklyn Grooming, the first male grooming line in the borough.
The line features beard balms ($26) that tame an errant beard, as well as leave a scent modeled after characteristics of different Read More
There’s something in the water … tower?
Not content with the thousands of bars, restaurants and liquor stores populating New York City, some thirsty folk are trespassing to get their fix.
The Atlantic reports on the Wanderlust project, a group that organizes excursions in interesting and illegal locales. Their latest Read More
If there’s one thing that we know about the Catholic Church, it’s that homeboys in the Vatican are totally hip to the concerns of youth culture.
In their newest attempt to spread the good word amongst the PBR-drinking set, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has launched a series of ads designed to appeal to native Read More
After HBO’s Girls, there really is only one show that perfectly encapsulates the adorka-suicidable tweeness of today’s 20-somethings, and that is Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch series Portlandia. The IFC show takes on a broader range of crunchy subcultures to parody than Ms. Dunham’s, and its gently-mocking, “You’ve got to love them even though they are ridiculous and also ‘they’ are ‘you,’ so lighten up” tone is way less controversial than the abrasive, uncomfortable humor behind Girls.*
From the trenches of the Startup Weekend hackathon in Philadelphia this weekend comes a startup centered around building hype for your startup.
LaunchRock is a platform for viral marketing your landing page, inspired in part by a startup called Hipster that managed to get more than 10,000 signups in one weekend Read More