Today is Veterans Day, a holiday to honor the men and women who have fought in combat while serving in the armed forces. Woodrow Wilson officially declared it a holiday to “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service,” and was originally designated Armistice Day, the first anniversary of the end of World War I (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
Armistice Day was changed by law to Veterans Day in the 1950s after the Korean War once we realized that “the war to end all wars” failed to do just that. But why lump all veterans under one holiday? The new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway), WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, offers insight. (more…)
It’s all gonna break. (via flickr user Planetgordon.com)
Citi Bike is all sorts of terrible things, they some crazy people say, but it is quite the jobs creator. The ever-embattled bike share program’s got lots of open positions available in Brooklyn, from checkers to dispatchers to “outreach ambassadors,” so screw all those college kids who got full time jobs before they even graduated, eh? We’ve rounded up a few other available gigs that are ripe for the picking, too, so you can spend summer fighting your landlord for lower rent money in financial peace. (more…)
If those not-so-subtle emails from your mother with links to Kindle covers haven’t tipped you off yet, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it would probably behoove you to do something nice for the woman who birthed you, lest she spend the rest of the year reminding you she didn’t even get a sappy Hallmark card from you. Luckily, there are lots of things going on in Brooklyn this weekend, so if your loving matriarch’s headed over to these parts, you can celebrate her in style. Here are a few ideas. (more…)
Yeah, this job doesn’t look too bad. (via flickr user Goosefriend)
Oh hello, job hunters! Now that you’ve gotten off Craigslist, you’ve no doubt shut your computer and are going door-to-door begging some poor sucker to give you a job, ANY job, seriously, LOOKIT MY FACE, HOW CAN YOU REFUSE THIS FACE. We’ve been there, don’t worry. Luckily, there are a whole bunch of jobs opening up this season to get your summer rent in place — check them out below: (more…)
As we mentioned earlier today, HOLY SHIT UNEMPLOYMENT IS BELOW 8 PERCENT. There are two ways to react to this news: 1. Be a weirdo who insists Democrats are lying about being employed, or 2. Take advantage of the fact that there are freaking jobs available, load some resumes into your employvolver and hit the streets. We can’t help you with the first one, but we’ll be glad to help with the second! Sweet places to work in Brooklyn and its newly annexed piece of Manhattan (the Lower East Side) have some openings that don’t require you to know HTML7 or whatever the hell they’re up to like you know English and are worth jumping on. (more…)
Will you be next to Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum?
Attention Brooklyn visual artists: Here’s your chance to compete for a chance to show your work to your neighbors and their out of town parents at Brooklyn Museum! The exhibit is the culmination of “Go: A Community-Curated Open Studio Project” and will premiere at free Target First Saturday on Dec. 1, and run through the end of February 2013. Featured artists will be chosen through an American Idol-esque nomination process in which the community will visit artists studios during the weekend of Sept. 8-9 and vote for which artists should be included in the show. But it’s not quite as simple as texting Art06 to an 866 number as instructed by Ryan Seacrest. There is a registration process for both artists interested in participating and art lovers/friends of artists who want to vote. The “Official Rules” are long, legal and poorly drafted, but we’ll try to explain some of them below. You’re on your own for the rest. (more…)
Now hiring. Flickr photo courtesy of Howard Brier.
The Brooklyn tech scene is booming, what with all those NYU geeks on the way and the freshly minted Brooklyn Tech Triangle. But no, you don’t need to be a C++ programmer to get a job in our fine borough right now. What follows are are six plum non-tech jobs that it took me about six minutes to dig up. All of these companies have other positions open as well, so if you don’t see something you like, poke around on their sites and maybe you will: (more…)