Topic: Brooklyn Things

December 17, 2014

Nets superfan Jeffrey "Gamblero" Vanchiro had a complicated life and an untimely death. But he understood something about the Brooklyn Nets that the organization doesn't seem to understand about itself.

January 9, 2014

For their own specific miserable reasons, the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls have been tough to watch this season under the best of circumstances. Christmas Day basketball is not the best of circumstances.

September 30, 2013

The New York Islanders have been both great and greatly sad during their decades on Long Island. What they'll be after making the move to Brooklyn is anyone's guess, but the transition is already happening.

June 27, 2013

Skee-Ball originated on boardwalks, and has become component shorthand for a certain type of contemporary hipster caricature. It is, however, alive and well as a sport, and the fourth annual BEEB—the Super Bowl of skee-ball—was proof that it's a good deal more interesting and vital than any caricature.

May 8, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets are a mediocre, tacky, over-branded and mostly heart-free basketball team that's no fun to watch. But give them time and they'll become something else, despite everything.

April 17, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets are not a great team, or even a greatly likable team. But for a fan who waited his whole life for a true home team, they're more than enough.

July 9, 2012

Williamsburg Night at the Brooklyn Cyclones was promoted as "Hipster Night," online and elsewhere. Instead it was, quite understandably and quite enjoyably, just another minor league baseball game in Brooklyn. What else could it have been?

May 2, 2012

A different, and marginally more positive take, on the new Brooklyn Nets logo, from a professor of graphic design. "More positive" in the sense that both "Poochie" and artisanal pickles are invoked.

May 1, 2012

The new Brooklyn Nets logo is reportedly the work of minority owner and businessman/business, man Jay-Z himself. It also kind of looks like something the guy who recorded "Hola Hovito" might have designed. Because David is too biased (and ignorant) to grade it, we asked artist buddies Joseph Applegate and David Rappoccio to help out.