Why is it so much fun to find out how much people make, even if you don’t know them? On FiPS, this week’s edition of “Who Gives a Shit?” invites readers of the salty Park Slope blog to answer the question: What do you do and how much do you get paid to do it? Some of the answers: a $75,000-a-year industrial designer of animal products “things that squeak” (like the duck in the next item?), a charter-school teacher who makes $64,000 and an executive assistant at a non-profit (a “clueless creative working a dayjob”) for $50,000. The lowest paid people have no jobs at all, of course, and on the other end is a junior investment banker who makes $150,000. But where are all the strippers and drug dealers? The richie riches? Those people who supposedly make $300 a day linking to Google Ads? Don’t any of them live in Park Slope? Read the full list here and add your own, for no good reason.
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 […]