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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or goods to trade.
Damn, it’s September already, which unfortunately means the summer is coming to a close and the return to a depressing life of sweatshirts and flannels and bundling up. Let’s not focus on that though. Let’s focus on squeezing the last bit of life out of this summer, which lasts until September 21, and enjoy it […]
Ride Brooklyn is having a sale on bikes, along with clothing, gear, parts and wheels at its two locations: Williamsburg and Park Slope. Mention Brokelyn for added savings on clothing and accessories.
On Sushi: “That’s like shaking your wanker in public.” [Vice] On Chateaux: “It is what we all dream for ourselves.” [Medievalists] On Drugs: “He’d sprinkle it in, light me up and bye bye!” [Mashable] On Movement: “You know what? Screw it. I’m going to Richmond…” [AJA] On Habits: “…the computer made 100 drinkable cups and […]