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Participatory Budgeting Time! Tell the City Where, Exactly, It Can Stuff Your Tax $$s

(Map via NYC City Council)

(Map via NYC City Council)

As Participatory Budgeting has been adopted here in New York City over the last few years, residents of each participating district can now vote on how to allocate a minimum of $1 million of the city budget to the local improvement efforts they they care most about. In North Brooklyn, the budgetary contenders chosen by neighbors include projects in schools, parks, playgrounds, transportation, and public housing. (Sorry, Lower East Side and East Village– you’re left out again this year.)

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Ayahuasca, Brunch, & Carlos D: 2015 at B+B, or the Most ‘Relevant’ Year Ever

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When faced with a day like today, you might suddenly feel obliged to tick off the major events of the past year, reflect on what you’ve learned, and be grateful that you’ve managed to make it through (so far– we’ve still got several hours left to go). But if you’re anything like us, you’ll need a little help in navigating the haze standing between you and crystal clear recollection. Hence, a great way to say goodbye to 2015: our end times listicle in which we relive our 20 most popular posts of this past year.

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B+B’s ‘The Regulars’ Is Becoming a Book

1500x500If you’re a regular reader of Bedford + Bowery, then you know The Regulars. Thanks to Joshua D. Fischer’s column, you know where Andrew W.K. likes to bring his own Jaeger, where Jad Abumrad of “Radiolab” gets his Black Sabbath fix, and where Pat Kiernan goes to hang with “real people” in Williamsburg. And if you’re a regular at one of our local bookstores, we’ve got good news: the series — which has also featured Anna Sale, Kevin Corrigan, Jessica Pimentel and, well, some regular folk as well — is now becoming a book.

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Get the New + Improved Bedford + Bowery App

screen322x572Today we invite you to download a beefed-up version of the Bedford + Bowery mobile app we launched earlier in the summer.

Aside from looking purdier, the new app allows you to navigate more easily from story to story, watch videos, and read news as it breaks on our site. All without ungluing your smartphone or your tablet from your palm.

That’s all thanks to downtown-based developers DWNLD, who today launched their own app allowing publishers to easily create similar mobile platforms. Best part: you can customize your app with themes that have names like Lafayette and Roebling. (We’re not sure what our theme is, but let’s hope it isn’t some icky Upper East Side theme, because sorry dudes the Upper East Side is not cooler than Brooklyn now).

Get the B+B app by searching for Bedford + Bowery in the app store or by clicking here.

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We’d Like to Get Into Your Pants (Via Our New App!)

appLast week, we celebrated our first anniversary by unveiling a new events calendar and promised still more exciting news. Well, here it is! Get the new B+B app — designed by the downtowners over at DWNLD — to read and share all of Bedford + Bowery’s latest coverage, on the go. For starters, we’ve loaded the app with the 20 most popular stories of our first year. Check em out while you can, because starting Monday, they’ll be replaced by all of our latest content as it goes live. Download the B+B app for free on iTunes or by searching for “Bedford + Bowery” in your phone’s app store.

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Our Anniversary Gift to You: an Events Calendar (and More!)

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A year ago, Bedford + Bowery launched with stories about “Too Many Lenas” (look, the Lenas are back!) and Black Flag (they’re back, too!).

Nearly 2,000 posts later, you’re still with us, and for that you deserve a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’. So enjoy the hell out of the events calendar that now lives on the top right of every page. Click on a date to see what’s happening, say, tonight (oh hey, Naked Girls Reading!) or click on the “Upcoming Events” button to view concerts, films, readings and talks, art openings, theater and just plain boozy fun by month. From either of those pages, you can switch to a weekly view, as well.

As you can see, we’ve got everything from Grumpy Cat to beachside laser shows to air guitar to air sex. And we’ll be adding more picks daily.

In the next days we’ll be offering you something even more appetizing, so stay tuned!

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Follow Us and We’ll Give You All 20 of These Chanel Purses

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Okay, no, we’re not going to give you any of the Chanel purses on display at the Pilgrim store. Who do you think we are, Swagg Man? What me meant is that if you like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter, you’ll be the first to know next time we see something as blingtastic as this display window — or, say, this golden loo. So, go ahead! We dabble in Tumblr and Instagram, too.

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Follow the ‘Best New Local Blog’ — or We Kill This Bunny

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Oh hey, look: it’s the Nesquik bunny on Bedford Avenue! Not as amazing as Mr. Peanut vs. Kool-Aid Man, but still… not the kind of thing you want to miss. So follow Bedford + Bowery on Instagram, where we first posted this, and take a moment to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too. Better yet, subscribe to our newsletter to get top stories delivered straight to your inbox daily.

Don’t take our word that you should be keeping up with B+B: The L Magazine just named us Best New Local Blog in their Best of Brooklyn Issue. Aww thanks, guys! And thank you all for following, friending, favoriting, and fondling!

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Speaking Of Citi Bike, This Was Probably Inevitable

photo(156)We’ve now discovered that Citi Bikes can be used as SoulCycles and they can shred, but that apparently didn’t impress whoever made this sticker, spotted on Wythe Avenue by our own Sasha von Oldershausen.

Agree with the sentiment? Go ahead and like this photo on Instagram, and if you want to share a shot of your own, add it to our Flickr pool.

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We Go To Raves and Instagram Them So You Don’t Have To

Sunrise over the USS Titanic at #BangOnNYC

Sunrise over the USS Titanic at #BangOnNYC

Yoga 2.0 #BangOnNYC

Yoga 2.0 #BangOnNYC

Rave hands! #BangOnNYC

Rave hands! #BangOnNYC

A rave grows in Bushwick #BangOnNYC

A rave grows in Bushwick #BangOnNYC

Already craving more Bedford + Bowery in your life? We thought so. Follow all our exploits on Instagram as we photograph, filter and #hashtag all the cultural goodies on offer in our favorite neighborhoods.

This weekend we went to a sprawling indoor-outdoor party at 299 Meserole thrown by masters of debauchery Bang On NYC (yep, we did a lot of Banging this weekend). In the interest of supporting our fellow ravers, we’d like to refer everyone to this Craigslist Missed Connection. Good luck, shirtless tall guy. We’re rooting for you.

#Nofilter folks, we love you, too. Submit your shots to our Flickr group and we’ll share the standouts with our readers.