Why fight someone over a charm bracelet when you could just learn to make you on the cheap at Brooklyn Charm Shop? via Facebook
Black Friday is upon us and if you completely hate yourself, it’s prime time to buy presents for the holidays. Sure, we get it – the discounts are great, but it’s always a little awkward when your one friend gives you the perfect present and your gift to her was found after a hard won fight at the bargain bin.
Make your friends and family wish you were their secret Santa this year by giving them something you made at one of these six craft classes that you can take for $40 and under. We’re usually against learning anything that’s actually practical, but we would love to find a hand-knit scarf under the tree this year. (more…)
Work at a place where everyone will think you must be smart. via Facebook
Hey everybody! We here in Brokelyn have been feeling pretty mature as of late, and feel that it’s time to look into getting an actual, what do you call those? Oh right, a career. Turns out that Brooklyn is tossing jobs all over the place these days, and we’ve gathered up a few of the best just for you. Remember, if you do end up getting one of these jobs, you’ve gotta pay Brokelyn $15 a month for the rest of your life. Okay fine, $5. A swipe with your Metrocard? Fine, whatever. (more…)
Get culture for free (via Facebook/BrooklynMuseum)
#deblasio’s New York is shaping up to be a good place for people who like free stuff.
Signed into law this past July, municipal ID cards will become available to New York City residents, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The municipal ID works instead of a state ID, like a drivers license (because New Yorkers really need those…), and offers perks like the ability to get a library card or a bank account. And, now free and discounted admission to some of NYC’s finest cultural institutions! (more…)
If you’re suffering the wave of back-to-school nostalgia that Target commercials and Old Navy window displays forces on the post-grad crowd, you’re not alone. You may be done shopping for dorm supplies (take a minute to celebrate never needing a shower caddy again) and composition books may never be in your life again, but you’re never too old to continue learning.
College classes are tempting, and expensive, to broaden your education, but there are plenty of university-less classes in New York that will teach you valuable, and practical lessons, like new languages, how to further your career, make a ceramic bowl, code an app, and much more, and you shouldn’t have to take out any loans to do it! Plus, you may learn a new marketable skill. Etsy always has room for another liberal arts grad… (more…)
The Grove Alley party looks bright and summery, and it’s happening in September. So summer is still alive. via Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
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 instead of being sour and admitting the defeat of the winter’s return. So because we know you don’t want to give up just yet, here’s your final installment of 93 Days of Summer. (more…)
3. Wassabasco is kicking it olde school at with their latest burlesque show. Really old school, like when people thought the world was flat and witches were burned at the stake old school. (Friday) (more…)
If it’s August, then it’s time for the Afropunk Festival. It’s also time for a bunch of other things, but mostly Afropunk. via Flickr user Marques Stewart
Wow, it’s August already? It seems like just yesterday we were bundled up like an Eskimo making that dreaded trek to the subway only to get on the train and start undressing by layers in a pool of our own sweat, then starting the process all over five stops later when it was time to get off and face the elements again. And although there has been more than enough excitement to be had, so many of those beach days are now somehow in the rear view. Before we start focusing on what was and could have been, though, let’s focus on all the good times to come, all the sweat and hot garbage and barbecues and rooftops you’ve yet to indulge. It’s summer in the city and we’ve got more than enough time to sizzle and swelter in style.
A little over a month ago, we gave you the first third of our 93 Days of Summer guide, which suggested the best ways to spend June and July. So, here we are with you in need of an affordable agenda for an accelerated August and us having just that. Funny how things work out that way. So without further ado, get out there and get your shine on! (more…)