Are you upset enough about the American economy to … remove yourself from it? You might get that chance in north Brooklyn, where a new currency called the Brooklyn Torch is about to launch, Brooklyn Based reports. The Torch is what BB calls a “barter system mixed with performance art and dash of idealism” with the goal of sparking the local economy and encouraging social interactions that go beyond the typical dollar exchange. The Torch folks won’t say when they’re launching yet, but they’ve already got a list of participating businesses, so you eventually could pay 100 Torches for an hour of tattooing or 30 for an hour of guitar lessons. The Torch is equal to $1, but organizers hope to encourage special deals and discounts for Torch wielders. Read more at BB. Would you use it?
1. The Brooklyn Comedy Festival will try to warm up your winter with some laughs at their Winter Wonderland show, just make sure they don’t melt your literally icy heart and you die (Friday) 2. Union Hall is opening up their Muppet Vault to see what kinds of Christmas things are in there. Oh, what […]
Living in the city is expensive enough. We can’t even imagine how to justify the economics of getting upstate for a weekend to indulge in snow sports. That’s why we want to send two lucky ski (or board) bum newsletter subscribers on a free day trip on December 20 to Mountain Creek, NJ with the NYC […]
It’s happened so fast, but what will New Yorkers eventually make of Bloomberg’s New York? Our pint-sized mayor has had an outsized influence on the city and has been around for so long now that you can only love or hate him, there’s no room for a middle ground. But why leave the history of […]