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.
If you’ve wandered around Fort Greene any time over the last year, then you’ve seen the eyesore of a building that’s been under construction for forever at Ashland and Lafayette. Well, guess what? It turns out that the city wants people to live inside, and on any budget. From the looks of their breakdown, almost half of units […]
Hello and welcome to weekly lifehacks, a recurring series where we share a simple tip on how to make your life just a little bit easier (and we promise not to overuse the word “hack”). For city kids, Costco exists only in rumors. Tales of its bounty make it sound like the warehouse at the end of Raiders […]
This week, we talk to Kay Kasperhauser of Brooklyn-based duo The Prettiots, recommended for fans of ukuleles, Sylvia Plath, temporary tattoos, Elliot Stabler and temporary tattoos of Elliot Stabler. The Prettiots are comprised of Kasperhauser, who grew up in the West Village, and Lulu Landolfi, who was raised in Brooklyn. Their debut album, Funs Cool, came […]