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…)

01/25/17 4:44pm
You could help run events in this awesome space at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. Via facebook. Photo by Shaul Schwarz via Royal Palms.

You could help run events in this awesome space at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. Via facebook. Photo by Shaul Schwarz via Royal Palms.

Do you need a job? Do jobs even matter any more? Should you still pay taxes? Will we all be reduced to bartering spare pickle juice and loose Timberlands within a few weeks as the economy crashes around us? Who knows! For now you still need a job to eat and pay rent and afford all those tattoos and piercings so conservatives can make fun of you as you march for basic human rights.

We’ve got a prime roundup of jobs this week, perfect for anyone who loves the world of obscure wonders, music, saving the environment or just playing shuffleboard in Gowanus. Read on! (more…)

01/20/17 3:21pm
Because most of us still fail downward, what's your best story of being called 'unqualified' for a job?

tfw you’re not sure what the job you’re applying for is exactly but your buddy says he’ll get you in.

The most unqualified person ever to be elected president has officially been sworn in and he’s carrying with him into Washington a quiver of cronies. It’s hard to distill a lesson from all this other than failing upwards is becoming the only exercise some Americans get any more. We’ve seen Trump’s nominees flub their interviews, showing up wholly unprepared or revealing they don’t not actually know what the job they’re applying for is, exactly. So let’s take a minute to consider those of us who still fail the regular, downward way, especially when applying for jobs.

The single worst job interview I ever gave started going downhill in a wind tunnel. I was applying for a job at a legal newswire, had aced the first few rounds of the process and was called in for an in-person interview at the Soho office. I was new to the city and with about a month’s rent to my name, so I donned my one good outfit, one of my dad’s old ties, a way-too-shabby corduroy blazer and headed into the city. The February day was brisk and windy, and I hadn’t been able to afford a haircut, so once I stepped out of the subway, I was immediately harassed with the full force of the Broadway wind tunnel that immediately turned my combed hair into an anarchic rat’s nest, all volume and jagged angles, unable to be tamed with hands alone. (more…)

01/19/17 1:38pm
Hey NYC, here are 9 artist opportunities (with deadlines) you should know about

Just one of the light-filled studio spaces awarded to 17 Sharpe-Walentas artists per year. via website

In case you thought Trump wasn’t going to come for the artists, think again. The president elect’s proposed sweeping cuts include a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, which means we’ll need to rely more than ever on funding and support from local arts organizations and cultural groups. And each other, obviously.

Lucky for us, we live in New York City. No matter your medium, there’s a nonprofit somewhere in NYC with the resources and mission to help you flex your creativity and get your art out into the world. We’ve rounded up nine artist opportunities for 2017 — with deadlines! — to help keep you accountable, motivated, and compensated in dollars as well as exposure bucks.

This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, but we focused on opportunities with hard deadlines and obvious perks so you don’t feel like you’re art-ing into the void. Which you aren’t, by the way. So check out the opportunities below and see which one speaks to you. (Make sure to read them all, since some include multiple art forms: (more…)