Have you heard the phrase “saying you’re a writer in Brooklyn is like saying you’re an actor in LA”? Kinda funny but not exactly true, as there’s nothing stopping you from writing whenever you feel like it, and lots of people in Brooklyn blog, pitch, publish, Tumbl or Moleskine away every day. We’ve got loads of events and workshops that let you do more than scream into the abyss too. Tonight is our favorite type: the free-booze kind (is there any other?). Her Girl Friday, a new Brooklyn support group for women in journalism and non-fiction storytelling, is hosting its inaugural networking event at Brooklyn Winery featuring speakers Annia Ciezadlo, a former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Baghdad; Amy O’Leary, deputy news editor for The New York Times; and Jessica Devaney, communications and production manager at Just Vision. The free even starts at 7. The first 40 people get a free glass of wine, but the networking is unlimited.
Another weekend, another story of artists getting chased out of yet another neighborhood they figured they’d be safe in. This time, with Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, DUMBO, the West Village, the East Village, the Lower East Side, Chelsea and Long Island City all too expensive for studio spaces, artists thought they’d found a respite in Industry […]
Andrew WK has lived many lives: party king, failed ambassador, sex wipe spokesman. When a man lives that much, he gains a certain wisdom that you can’t get when you aren’t endorsing sex wipes. So of course, Marketplace asked the man to impart some words of financial wisdom. WK suggested investing your money in a […]
Well the old world may be dead, but it’s still alive and kicking sucking in Greenpoint, where a man has a home leech therapy clinic run out of his loft to help people with ailments like paralysis, migraines and fartiness. Despite the fact that the words “Greenpoint” “old-world medicine” and “loft” would point to this […]