Could there be a more chill summer job than this one? The National Park Service is hiring lifeguards at Fire Island for $15 to $22 hour, and the application deadline is tomorrow. The “recreational assistant” job listings are here at the USA Jobs web site (there are three links but we’ll let you read the fine print to figure out the difference.) We know what some of you are thinking: all summer, with nothing to do but reapply zinc and watch the waves… but this is a federal job, so there’s probably a pee test. We’re guessing these gigs go fast, and there’s a sort of Winklevoss vibe to the lifeguard photos a Google image search turns up, but maybe they start out the summer looking beardy, pale and bookish? Here’s a link to lifeguard jobs closer to home at Gateway National Recreation Center, and if all else fails, there’s always an NYC pool.
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]