Gotta make it nice for summer. Photo by Sandy Soohoo via Facebook
We’re struggling through (what we hope is) the last dregs of winter. It is, after all, March. Still, once warmer temperatures arrive and we want to sit topless in the park, men and women alike, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cleaned up, spruced up park to hang out in? Yes, yes it would. So let’s do our part and sign up to give Brooklyn Bridge Park the spring cleaning it needs after this long, hard winter. (more…)
Hey, there’s a decent amount of sharing going on in Brooklyn
It’s becoming popular in certain quarters of America, like here for instance, to make a conscious effort to flip the double bird to large corporate chains and support entities like credit unions and food co-ops. But even if you want to take part in the bird flipping revolution, will you always know where to go to do so? You can now, because the Freelancers Union is calling this bird flipping turn towards community entities the “Quiet Revolution” and is mapping out where you can find things like community-focused music venues, healthcare co-ops and community gardens. (more…)
Ahoy all you nifty, thrifty knitters out there; donating fashionable sweaters for penguins in Australia is currently in session! If you like to knit for your own personal pets though, you’re in luck too, because you can also adopt the very penguin you knit a sweater for. And let’s be honest, what’s cooler than a pet penguin rockin’ your swag?
All you need is a few spare hours, some yarn, and a heart to dive into some cute, tiny sweater patterns for endangered penguins in Australia; the Penguin Foundation is asking for knitted penguin jumpers to help in their rehabilitation efforts. (more…)
Like a lot of you, I was intrigued by AirPnP, the service that lets you use, and get an intimate glimpse into, a stranger’s bathroom, for a price. And while I didn’t need to use someone else’s bathroom, which is what the app was intended to, I still wanted to. After all, what kind of person actually signs up to let someone have a shit and shower in their bathroom?
So when I saw the chance to use a bathroom in a “Crown Heights mansion,” that was only a five-minute walk from my apartment and came with the option to use the shower, I decided it was now or never. And also that it was worth ten dollars to do this. So, like the ad requested, I shot a text message to the bathroom’s owners (“Hi there, I saw your bathroom on AirPnP. Is it possible to use your shower?”) and waited for a response. (more…)
We used to have somewhere to park our cars in this city. via Facebook
It used to be that this was a city of vacant lots and hobo fires and places to park your car after you sat in traffic in them all day on Robert Moses’ wonderful highways. Then all these jerk kids started moving in and the hobo fires disappeared, the government tried to stamp out vacant lots and even the parking garages became a thing of the past, turned into community-focused music and art venues helmed by people who grew up here, traitors to their own upbringing. Nothing’s sacred anymore. (more…)
SNL‘s Sasheer Zamata has joked about giving her own Girls tours and so have other people. But now, we’ve got an update one year after On Location threatened us with a Girls bus tour, and it looks like we’re one step closer to people who getting a tour guide to take them to places like Prospect Heights and Greenpoint and the uh…Gawker offices. We’ve officially gone from the “idea” stage to the “unnamed sources at HBO confirm” stage. Next up: Some doofus with a camera wanting to snap your picture while you stumble home on your walk of shame! (more…)
These are the only pencils they let you write with, but you also get to report on pizza at Planet Money, so, good trade-off we think. via Facebook
If your job is significantly adding to your seasonal depression and it takes all the energy you can muster to get out of bed on these cold winter mornings and trudge to work, then it’s probably safe to say you’re in the majority of New Yorkers.
Instead of spending the commute fantasizing about what it would be like to actually enjoy your job, take a mental health day and make it happen by applying to some of these awesome openings: (more…)
It’s hard! Screenshot via author’s terrible attempts
Bitching about the MTA, like being miserable and treating other people like dirt, is every New Yorker’s God-given right. That being said, it’s not like we don’t know that it’s a very difficult thing to do, to run a gigantic subway system, and that’s even before you get a garbage human mayor more interested in raiding transit budgets than supporting them. Even the simple act of making the trains run and connect smoothly is hard, as the addictive and frustrating browser game Mini Metro will show you. (more…)