04/19/17 4:37pm
In front of Brooklyn Roasters in Dumbo. Photo by Susan De Vries

In front of Brooklyn Roasters in Dumbo. Photo by Susan De Vries

Is it ethical to leave your dog tied up outside a store? Is it more ethical if you leave your dog not tied up but “parked” in one of those white and pink “Dog Parkers” that popped up seemingly overnight all across gentrified Brooklyn? If you were a dog, would you rather experience the sights and smells that come with sitting your fluffy booty down on the cold pavement, or would you rather experience street life from the inside of a small box that protects you from forces that, to your tiny doggy brain, are likely too existential to fathom?

These are questions that are difficult to answer, mainly because dogs have not yet secured a way to communicate their emotions or questionably existent free thought to humans. Still, though, the startup behind the “Dog Parkers” is holding a doge trial to attempt and provide “honest feedback” about the tiny pupper street prisons. (more…)

03/31/17 9:00am
Photo via Ovum

Photo via Ovum

“Don’t sell your soul or your eggs, Sonja,” a friend wrote in Sonja O’Hara’s middle school yearbook.

Even as an adolescent, O’Hara had drive. She was a spunky Nova Scotian with an actress for a mother who, unlike the lot of mothers, whispered like the harsh wind into Sonja’s ear:

“Follow your dreams, little one!”

And she did, all the way to the U. S. of A.

Sonja soon realized chasing her acting dreams nearly three thousand miles away in Los Angeles would equal financial frustration. Seeking answers, she turned to Craigslist. (more…)

03/21/17 2:11pm
The space of a lucky 2014 Cultural Space Subsidy Recipient winner. Nice digs, and on the cheap. Photo via Two Trees

The space of a lucky 2014 Cultural Space Subsidy Recipient winner. Nice digs, and on the cheap. Photo via Two Trees

Now more than ever it is important to think globally, and act locally: with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities likely to be eliminated (despite being funded by such a small percentage of federal money that it’s possible Melania Trump’s security costs twice the NEA’s budget) cash-strapped artists will probably soon have to turn to the private sector for money like never before. Don’t wring your hands in rage and curl up in a tear-soaked ball though (unless it is in the name of performance art): learn up on the grant and subsidy programs you qualify for. (more…)

03/21/17 12:26pm

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Now opening up his third business on Bushwick’s Wilson Ave., 32-year-old Cuban-American Danny Teran’s entrepreneurial skills are prolific to the point that he has earned the moniker The Wolf of Wilson. I sat down with him at his restaurant, The Wheelhouse, to discuss how he started out on this road to Brooklyn domination.

So, how’d you get started as an entrepreneur? 

My parents are Cuban-American immigrants and when I came back to Jersey after college, my brother said “Let’s open up a Cuban restaurant together.” At that time food trucks were very popular so, instead, we did that for about three – four years. It was very successful, but after a while it became a little tiring and when our permits were about to expire, my brother and I said, “let’s start thinking about a new project.”

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03/16/17 2:50pm
Come make your mark on Brownstoner's Service's page. It wants your love and attention, it told us so personally

Come make your mark on Brownstoner’s Service’s page. It wants your love and attention, it told us so personally

There’s a whole world of home improvement waiting to be sold, and you could be the one for the job. Are you interested in interior design, renovations, and getting to know the hard-working community of locals who makes it happen (AKA electricians, ironworkers, chimney specialists and other Brooklynites who quite literally help us all keep the lights on)? Brooklyn’s leading real estate and home renovation website and our sister site, Brownstoner, is looking to hire a Digital Sales Associate to come work with us in our shared Dumbo office. (more…)

03/08/17 5:25pm
From our annual No Office Holiday Party

From our annual No Office Holiday Party

Picture it: your name, as a byline, at the top of this very page. It doesn’t have to be a dream, let us help you make it a reality.

There are many reasons to want to be a Brokelyn contributor: we get to the bottom of Boro Park’s bus mysteries, we know our cafe camping etiquette, and there’s nothing we love more than an activist bodega cat. We’re a trusted source on hosting a clothing swap, we know how to make a damn fine ramen burger, and association with us will undoubtedly get you invited to rad parties galore. (more…)

03/08/17 4:07pm
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As a writer for Sesame Street, you’ll be able to watch Destiny’s Child’s “A New Way to Walk” video, ft. Zoe, Grover, and Elmo on repeat all day, guilt-free, because this is your job now.

The gods have smiled upon creative career options this week and brought us these three not-oft seen opportunities to get paid and pump up that resume by following your passions to drink beer, script puppets, and be funny. Don’t just wistfully stare at your computer screen, apply if you’re interested! In these trying times we must cling to the hope of fresh opportunity. Now, every time really bummer news breaks, you can remind yourself that you have a pending application to be a writing fellow for Sesame Street where sunny days are sweepin’ the clouds away… (more…)

02/21/17 3:04pm
Photo via Twins Talents Facebook

Photo via Twins Talents Facebook

Despite the climate of fear and anticipation of rapid, negative change that has shrouded liberal hearts and minds nationwide since November, there is still one thing we can trust will remain cherished by the vast majority of humanity: money. And, to get money, most of us will need a job, preferable one we can enjoy.

We’ve combed Craigslist, kept our eyes peeled for hiring posters, and done the dirty work in finding you some of the best current job opportunities in Brooklyn. This week, our fair borough is in dire need of line cooks, food lovers, graphic artists and more. Answer the call, serve your borough — and get money for that end of month rent check. (more…)

02/09/17 1:49pm
Snow Removal Job

It’s unclear if you get to keep the vest. Probably not. Via Facebook

The weather outside is frightful, and the subways may still be functioning but there’s no reason you should stop cuddling your radiator and go outside for extended periods right now except … could it be? … a bad weather-dependent contract job paying up to $22.50 an hour.

The city is currently looking for temporary snow laborers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, and fire hydrants. Eligibility requirements are simple: be 18 or older, be able to legally work in the U.S., and be able to perform “heavy physical labor.” (more…)