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The Anger Games

After the ever-popular Brooklyn Flea recently left its new home at East River State Park in Williamsburg less than a month after moving in, journalist and Williamsburg resident Astrid Harders (@tintosinazucar) explains the crowded, noisy vibe of the neighborhood as more and more young people arrive...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:00am

And the coolest neighborhood in America is...

Cool – the elusiveje ne sais quoiwe all want, can't define, but know it when we see it.So what makes a neighborhood cool? Cushman& Wakefield, a commercial real estate company, is trying to figure out that fickle aesthetic in a new report, "Cool Streets," that examines the 100 hip 'hoods in the...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:54pm

4 indie art destinations in Fishtown and Kensington

The word “indie” sparks mixed emotions amongst artists of all shapes and sizes. But in terms of fine art in Fishtown and Kensington, there’s not much that could be considered mainstream. Even while Frankford Avenue’s clientele blossoms as a bro bar crawl on the weekends, both temporary and...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 2:30pm

A spelling bee for adults?

Zoe Gould and Maryan Captan are the masterminds behind the first annual Philly Lit Spelling Bee at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, May 13th. The erudite event is a fundraiser for The Head & The Hand Press, a Fishtown nonprofit that publishes artisanal books. The evening will also celebrate many...

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

Free Comic Book Day in Philly: Where to get your comics

As every comic book geek knows, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! On Saturday, May 7, comic book stores throughout Philadelphia will be handing out select special issues to longtime fans and curiosity seekers alike. The timing couldn't be more perfect, as this year's date coincides...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:12pm

Philly shows signs of slowing population growth, drops in national ranking

Philadelphia is the seventh-most-populous area in the United States thanks to a continued slow population growth rate, Curbed Philly reported.The ranking is based on a report from the U.S. Census Bureau that determined the City of Brotherly Love fell below the Washington metropolitan area, which...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:46pm

Truth Facts: What the number of open buttons reveal about you

According to Truth Facts, you can tell a lot about a person based on how many buttons are left open on the collar of a shirt.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 8:01am

Millennials, #neverforget 9/11

Friday marks the 14thanniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. After Pearl Harbor, nothing compares to the effect this tragedy had on American life. I was 9 years old in Houston when my teacher told me my mother was picking me up early from school....

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:19am

Fort Tilden: Brooklyn, rompers and terrible hipsters on bikes

In "Fort Tilden," Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty star as a very particular brand of terrible people: Lost, vapid twentysomething Brooklynites, lashing out at anyone who suggests they don't have it all figured out. Harper (Bridey Elliott) convinces Allie (Clare McNulty) to blow off her Peace Corps...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:22pm

Bon Appetit dubs Fishtown's Pizzeria Beddia best in US

Where will you find the best pizza in the United States?Philadelphia -- that part is obvious. But more specifically, Pizzeria Beddia, according to a nationally renowned food magazine.Bon Appetit this morning pronounced theFishtown pizzeria the best in the nation, shocking pizza observers nationwide...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:28am

Watch this surreal recruiting video for the Philadelphia Police Department

The Philadelphia Police Department is continuing its recent efforts of using humor to boost recruiting.This time, someone in the department did a hilarious voice over to a four-minute long Sizzler commercial.Our colleagues at City Paper note that this video was posted late at night, on 4/20,...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:25am

Noah Baumbach is trying to predict hipster trends

Noah Baumbach's latest film, "While We're Young," follows a documentary filmmaker in his 40s (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) as they go down the Brooklyn hipster rabbit hole with a couple of Bushwick artist-types (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). But in creating an authentically...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:32pm

SXSW: Sally Field tackles Hollywood ageism and sexism

Sally Field wowed audiences at SXSW with her star turn in director Michael Showalter's delightful "Hello My Name is Doris," playing an earnest wallflower who becomes the toast of Brooklyn hipster culture. It's a spritely comical role, and while Field of course got her start in more comedic fare,...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:26pm

Hipsters beware

L train service from Brooklyn to Manhattan will be suspended on late night and weekends starting in March, the New York Post reported.The L will only run between the Canarsie and Lorimer stops from 12 to 5 a.m. on weekends from April 11 to May 18 for maintenance work. The train will not run from...

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 5:45am