Nightlife: Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — but at the sixth annual 50 First Jokes comedy extravaganza event at the Bell House on January 4, the material is so new that chances are, you haven’t. Comment.
Bay Ridge: Undercover cops rounded up dozens of suspects in Brooklyn as part of a massive citywide sting — but one burnt teen says that his arrest was illegal and plans to sue the city for damages. Comments (27).
Downtown: Brooklyn’s high-tech CEOs are calling on the city to give up its long-vacant eyesore at 370 Jay St. so that NYU can transform it into a flashy science center — the latest in a salvo of publicity for the cutting-edge project. Comments (2).
Boerum Hill: A few hundred super-fans of HBO’s mysteriously canceled Brownstone Brooklyn ode, “Bored To Death,” flocked to the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night after the show’s creator Jonathan Ames mentioned on Twitter that he and one of the stars, John Hodgman, would be drowning their sorrows. Comments (1).