This is advice I give out to so often it’s worth codifying: if you’re in media, journalism, acting, music, painting, social media, personal massage, boutique zoology or anything where someone in the public might want to find you easily, go here [or your preferred register!] this instant and buy your name .com. Even if you don’t build a site on it immediately, it’s just $10 a year to park. Think about it this way: do you want someone else with your name to own it? Next thing you know, you’ll be running for office on a Tea Party platform in California, only to find some snarky blogger in Brooklyn already took your domain. If I click on one more MySpace that belongs to a so-called professional, I’m going to buy your domain and fill it with Bieber slash fiction out of spite.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]