Wouldn’t holiday shopping be a lot less gruesome if someone were paying you to do it? Before you apply to be the personal lip gloss shopper for the Kardashians, try this out: Consumer Reports is looking for secret shoppers throughout New York state to make undercover purchases for the magazine, and get paid $12 an hour to do it. It’s like being a spy, but instead of Russians, you’re hunting shady consumer quality! You could end up working between 10-30 hours a month so this won’t be a full-time job, but it could be some sweet supplemental income that gives you an excuse to go to the mall. To apply, you have to submit a list of the major retailers within 20 miles of you, three product trends you’ve noticed while shopping and a paragraph of 250 words on why you would make a great mystery shopper, among other things. Check Consumerist for the full details.
On my walk home from the Morgan Ave. station I passed a wall that is usually covered in flyers. People looking for roommates, the ubiquitous Dan Smith offering his endless guitar lessons, posters promoting local comedy nights and all manner of other things. One particularly chilly night in February, I was hurrying along the street and […]
“Nasty Woman.” Every feminist in Brokelandia remembers where she was when Donald Trump spat those words at Hillary Clinton during debate season. For some of us, this phrase became a rallying cry. Through the pain of the election results and the joy of the Women’s March, many of us drew strength from these words – […]
Standout borough indie ice cream maker Blue Marble Ice Cream and winner of the 2016 Brokelyn Ice Cream Bracket closed their main brick and mortar location back at the end of January, taking the tail end of winter and most of spring to gut renovate their home of eight years. This weekend, Blue Marble will […]