Have you ever been a teenage girl? Would you like to continue to be a teenage girl while also getting paid? It’s not creepy, we promise. Rookie Magazine is an online magazine for teenage girls (actually, not ironically), and they’re looking for a full-time editor who’s down to work from home. Sure glossy crush-filled mags like Tiger Beat and J-14 have their place, but what about stuff like feminism and indie music and complex emotions like longing and nostalgia (for younger, more fetal days, we assume)? Rookie needs somebody. Are you that somebody? Inquire within. You can still talk about crushes if you really want. (more…)
While Hurricane Sandy was, is, and continues to be a hot messy mess of devastation for this city, at the very least, it showed you where everyone stood when it came to this city. The government didn’t care. Corporations didn’t care (unless it provided them an opportunity for new building space). You cared. Some places embarrassed themselves, while others found it to be a source of inspiration. Sandy brought with it a lot of surprises about the city, and here’s one more: real estate developers are being pretty cool about keeping rent prices down. (more…)
You know who needs a party right now? Independent journalists. As mainstream gets less and less reliable and more and more, well…wacked out, maybe it’s time to celebrate all the folks who are tweeting, sharing, and tumbling us all into a higher plane of knowledge, criticsm, and snark. Join The Indypendent this Saturday for their Spring Dance Party in Bushwick. The beer is cheap, because, well, you know how it is out there. (more…)
The summer is louder in Brooklyn. Between your neighbor who blasts Usher songs into the street all day, kids playing on the sidewalk, and your own drunk ass fumbling for your keys and cursing all that tequila you drank, your neighborhood is probably about to turn into a big ol’ noisefest. Here are some affordable options for your potential new digs. (more…)
So, according to Wikipedia, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, in which a small Mexican army defeated a large French army, marking the last time that a country in the Americas was ever invaded by Europe. Huh, who knew. In honor of Napoleon III getting his ass kicked, every year on May 5th, we gather to engage in the time-honored tradition of cheap tequila shots, taco specials, day drinking, and bad fake Spanish. We’ve collected the best parties and food and drink specials in the borough so that you can go forth and celebrar. Enjoy yourself, but for the sake of Jesus Cristo, make sure you leave the sombrero at home. (more…)
Everyone knows that Brooklyn is for summer. Arguably, there’s nothing better than watching a movie outdoors while consuming alcoholic beverages as the cool Williamsburg breeze blows through your hair. There are a million and one places to do this in Brooklyn, but do you ever feel like it could be…gayer? Well, that’s because it can. And to remedy this, La Gringa Taqueria (800 Grand Street, Williamsburg) will be launching an LGBT-focused Thursday night film series starting on May 2nd. (more…)
So we all know that networking sucks, right? Getting into business casual (eh), talking to strangers en masse (blerg), developing your personal brand (UGH) all in the hope that you’ll get added to some crappy email list that will maybe, somewhere down the line, lead you to a job. But what if it didn’t suck? What if there were people there that you actually wanted to meet? Find out what that feels like on June 13 and 14 at Northside’s NExT Expo, a free ticketed expo in Williamsburg that’ll be showcasing innovative, exciting companies and startups. What do you have to lose? Nothing. Know why? ‘Cause it’s free. (more…)
So obviously there are plenty of places to cavort around Brooklyn, but what about the children? Ah yes, the children of Brooklyn. While us 20-somethings are running about acting like drunk babies, apparently there are actual babies in this borough too (some drunk, some not), and they need something to do, dammit. And that’s why the BrooklynKnight, the Nets’ official superhero, is visiting the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this Sunday at 1:30. (more…)
Ever wanted to participate in the Tribeca Film Festival, but never had time to produce one of those pesky full-length films? There’s an app for that. This year the Festival is introducing the Vine Competition, an online forum for micro-films. And, if you can show that you’ve got the chops, it could put $600 dollars in your pocket. (more…)
You know what they say: if you can’t make it in the real world, make it on reality TV. Well, we’re not sure if anyone actually says that, but it sure seems to be true. And that’s great for all you designers out there, because Project Runway is casting for their next season. A reality show gig could get your name and your work out there, whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you. Either way, it’s all about shooting for the stars right? Right. (more…)
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