Occupy Wall Street has given our collapsing economy a lot of thought. Instead of getting ready for communism or weird corporate/autocratic rule, they’re planning for a future by looking to the past and dragging the barter system out of the shadows. OWS Sustainability and Evolver are hosting a Barter Bazaar and Skill Share on Sunday from 1pm to 9pm at City Life Wellness (75 Frost St. in Williamsburg), featuring workshops on everything from Guerilla Gardening to End Times Candle Making, a live demonstration of an energy bike and a holiday dinner. The organizers encourage everyone to bring their own items or skills to trade at the barter market, so you can finally foist your terrible CD full of acoustic Greenday covers off on someone that values it, in exchange for, let’s say, plumbing lessons. Workshop and vendor space is still available, so email email@example.com if you have ideas or goods to trade.
Folks, it’s been a tough year and it’s only April. Spring is desperately clawing its way into Brooklyn and we’re all wondering whether we’ll see the sun again, literally and figuratively. But fear not. The overcast days are lessening; the temperature is steadily rising. Soon we’ll throw off the shackles of light coats and layers […]
Once, as a cashier at a popular gourmet grocery store in Brooklyn, I saw a fight almost break out over the last bottle of natural shampoo. It was a Sunday and the place was a madhouse. Our manager was able to keep the two customers from coming to blows, but it made me question why […]
A post shared by Louis Grimace Ortiz III (@grimace_586) on Apr 27, 2017 at 9:58pm PDT Citi Bike dock locations unveiled for Prospect Heights, Crown Heights [DNAinfo] New Kosciuszko Bridge makes its big debut at opening ceremony [QNS] 8 centenarian Brooklynites celebrate joint birthday bash [Brooklyn Paper] NYPL has a “digital time-travel service” for historical maps [Hyperallergic] Artists […]