This block could be your life. Photo by Charlie Russell

This block could be your life. Photo by Charlie Russell

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Moving, be it from out of state or while you’re already living here, can be a real pain. What makes Brooklyn’s neighborhoods different from each other, aside from different levels of being expensive? Well, we’ve got people who’ve lived all over this borough and are more than happy to share their insider neighborhood knowledge with you. First up: the bucolic brownstone streets of Fort Greene! (more…)

02/18/13 8:51am


Pucker up, broke people! Are your lips cracked up like mine are every winter? If they ARE then you’re in luck, I have a super-soothing lip balm remedy for you. And wait! Before you note that, you always buy lip balm and then put it in a pocket of one coat and then put your other coat on and then there’s no lip balm in your pocket when you need it – I have the solution to that problem too. This DIY lip balm recipe is quick and allows you to make enough for every bag and pocket in your possession. Just call me Ms. Fix-Your-Lips-For-the-Winter. Well actually, don’t because you’re going to do it yourself. (more…)

12/19/12 7:00am


Once I heard a story about a girl who got pinned down by a big cat who fell asleep on her tent. So cute, right? Like a kitty purring at the foot of your bed only 10-100 times bigger and more dangerous. This big cat calendar is a good pick for friends who would love to spend the night with a wild animal, every night of the year. Each of these drawings depicts a different fuzz face with an attitude. You’ve got proud lions, pouty looking cougars, alert ocelots, and sultry looking clouded leopards. Hand drawn in B-town by Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design. Each purchase sends a few bucks to, which supports the survival of big cats. Big Cats calendar 2013, available at Spoonbill and Sugartown (218 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg) for $22, Screech Owl Design for $24 

12/17/12 7:00am
Getting treatment at Brooklyn Open Accupuncture. via Facebook

Getting treatment at Brooklyn Open Acupuncture. via Facebook

Community acupuncture is kind of like the gateway drug for integrative medicine. Start with a few needles in your arms and legs one week and end up lying back under a heat lamp with smoke coming out your ankles the next. Before you know it you’re taking a regular regiment of Chinese herbs and cutting out caffeine. Well maybe not that last one. If that sounds like what you’re looking for in a health plan, check out these five acupuncture places that’ll give you a poke for less, if you’re broke. (more…)