10/27/14 1:54pm
brooklyn night bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar? is just one of the markets where you can make a little cash this holiday season. via Facebook

Twas the night before Halloween, and you remembered Christmas is just around the corner… For retailers, at least.

It’s never too early to be thinking of the winter holidays. Because, presents.  But if you want to turn that bundle of yarn stuffed under your bed (note to self) into some cash, get crafting, because it’s time to work on your holiday market inventory! Never sold your pom-pom cowls before? Never fear. Brokelyn will try and help you vend your cool crafts to the Brooklynites who appreciate your creativity at upcoming holiday markets. (more…)

10/23/14 1:46pm
brooklyn museum

Work at a place where everyone will think you must be smart. via Facebook

Hey everybody! We here in Brokelyn have been feeling pretty mature as of late, and feel that it’s time to look into getting an actual, what do you call those? Oh right, a career. Turns out that Brooklyn is tossing jobs all over the place these days, and we’ve gathered up a few of the best just for you. Remember, if you do end up getting one of these jobs, you’ve gotta pay Brokelyn $15 a month for the rest of your life. Okay fine, $5. A swipe with your Metrocard? Fine, whatever. (more…)

10/20/14 2:19pm
susan shapiro

Listen to her

Susan Shapiro is one of the lucky ones, a person who actually makes money writing what she loves. We’re sure she’d dispute the “lucky” part, because  making money  freelancing takes hard, focused work. Along with publishing 8 books (most recently “The Bosnia List” Penguin 2014)  Shapiro also teaches  at  The New  School, NYU and in private classes and seminars  to pay her bills.  She originally shared her advice on how to actually make money as a freelance writer on Facebook, and she knows that if anyone needs the advice, it’s Brokelyn readers. So she was happy to share her keys to freelance success with us, and with you. – DC

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10/07/14 3:12pm
department of sanitation

“We solemnly swear to enjoy the sweet pension we get from this job.” via Facebook

Hey, you, reading a blog at 3pm on a weekday. You need a job? Why not get on the road to being a New York City garbageman? You can laugh all you want if you think we’re kidding, but registration is open for the next civil service test to join the Department of Sanitation, and if you want to turn your nose up at the job, you can just go back to your shitty life that doesn’t include across-the-board health insurance, a pension and a chance to move up in the department. Yeah, who’s laughing now. (more…)

09/29/14 2:06pm
826nyc

Make sure these kids learn how to read good and things. via Facebook

You consider yourself a good person because you pay your taxes and don’t push other pedestrians into traffic, don’t start too many bar fights and have a charitable streak in you. Other people have also commented on your goodness. You’re also unemployed, but have some experience in education. Well, lucky you, because 826NYC, the nonprofit devoted to superhero supply and helping children in their creative writing endeavors, is hiring an office manager/field trip manager for their Williamsburg location. Can you be the office manager that these kids deserve and the one they need? (more…)

north brooklyn boat club

We uh…we going the same way? via Facebook

Halloween is coming up, in case you couldn’t tell by the dropping temperatures and people talking about costumes and news stories that start with “Halloween is coming up.” Maybe this year, instead of being the frightenee though, you want to be the frightener? Well, the North Brooklyn Boat Club needs some volunteer performers to help scare the shit out of people on their Halloween haunted canoe rides through the not-at-all poisonous Dutch Kills. Just make sure you’re good on broats, you probably don’t wanna fall in to the Dutch Kills. (more…)

09/24/14 1:25pm
brooklyn botanic garden

This could be where you work. via Facebook

Alright, this is starting to get ridiculous. How are all of these amazing jobs still hiring with so many talented, driven New Yorkers like yourself lying around? You’d think all the good jobs would be taken forever by now, but week after week I keep finding better and better employment opportunities. Do me a solid and take a few of these awesome jobs so maybe next time I can write a shorter article. Thanks! (more…)

09/17/14 3:19pm
waka flocka flame

Will your blunts pass muster? via Facebook

Remember when your parents said you were throwing away your life smoking weed? Well maybe they we’re wrong! Every pothead’s dream started to come true when a job as a blunt roller was posted by rapper Waka Flocka Flame. What was once a pipe dream, is now a literal pipe dream. Well, a blunt wrap dream, anyway. (more…)

09/17/14 9:33am
cannabist sex columnist

There’s gonna be a lot of stiff competition for the job

Well, here it is, the job you’ve been preparing for your entire life, thanks to your rampant weed smoking and promiscuity: weed-friendly web magazine Cannabist is looking for someone to be their stoned sex columnist. “I’ve had sex! I’ve smoked pot!” you’re yelling to everyone in your office/at the coffee shop. “Sometimes I’ve even done them together!” Well yes, congratulations, you’re cool and not a virgin. Can you give people good sex advice though, beyond “slow, rhythmic clitoral stimulation”? (more…)

09/16/14 3:15pm
brooklyn boulders

They’re gonna be crawling all over you, but that’s OK, apply today! via Facebook

Do you hate your current job because there’s not enough rock climbing or children? That’s a very specific reason to be upset with your job! Still, in this instance, it’s paying off, because Brooklyn Boulders wants someone who loves kids and loves rock climbing to join their team on their belay staff. Are you ready for a life of getting kids excited about climbing on stuff?  (more…)