It’s been a while since our last hot n’ fresh jobs post hit the stands, and you might have been left feeling high and dry this month, thinking we must not really care whether you might ever afford another music festival. But you would be wrong in thinking that, because we definitely do care. We want you to have all the stuff of life at minimal cost, and what’s more, we want you to have fun making the money to do it.
In that spirit, here are five sweet Brooklyn jobs that range from floor manager to cellarman, pastry production to video production. No matter your area of expertise, one of these oughta pique your interest. (And if nothing does then hey, there’s always Hawaii.) (more…)
1. Channel all your weekend fun into something lyrical at the Brooklyn Poets Yawp, a monthly workshop and open mic. Tonight’s workshop leader is the poetically named Sampson Starkweather, and one of the evening’s readers will be declared Poet of the Month by audience vote. (Monday, 61 Local, $5)
2. Freak yourself out with some throwback paranoia at Fear-Indexing The X-Files, a presentation by artists Steve Warwick and Nora Khan on their ongoing project documenting the groundbreaking series’ “conspiracy theories, urban legends, and endless figurations of bogeymen” and how they relate to the psychological anxieties of ’90s internet culture. (Monday, UnionDocs, $9)
3. For a second day in a row of otherworldliness, head to a lecture on Mysterious Beast Monsters by Brooklyn Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma, who promises to talk not just Loch Ness but also modern-age dinosaurs, child-stealing birds, and more. Ticket price includes a beer from Threes Brewing. (Tuesday, Berg’n, $12) (more…)
Growing up, my favorite time of the year was fall. I loved starting a new school year with a new teacher and a new back pack full of new school supplies. Fall has always been a very “out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new” time of year. Everyone’s Rosh Hashanah, if you will. September is a time of new beginnings, new temperatures, even a new Vogue Big Book. So, while you’re living among all this newness why not ask yourself, “Should I get a new job?” If you answer yes, then keep reading. We’ve got some great jobs at some dope companies (both old and new) looking for a fresh hire within their company! (more…)
Brooklyn hasn’t always been the in-demand hot spot it is today. Now, not only does everyone from Hillary Clinton to J. Crew want in, but the name itself has become a brand. In the vein of “put a bird on it,” if you put “a Brooklyn on it,” retailers figure that merchandise will fly off the shelves. Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Etsy; no matter if it’s a handmade merchant or high-end retailer, we were able to find bizarre or exorbitantly priced (sometimes both) Brooklyn-branded items like a $700 python-skin Nets hat or a $200 Brooklyn Bridge onesie that literally looks like shit, that will make the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day gift. Buy your sweetheart any of these and you can almost ensure a hasty break-up. (more…)
You can help the Iraq and Aghanistan Veterans of America help veterans AND get paid (don’t worry though, you won’t have to go to DC). via Facebook
Hello, all, and happy meeting you again! It is I, the Grand Job Czar of Brokelyn, here to point you to the most exquisite jobs available in New York City. You may be asking, “Why should I trust these magnificent-sounding jobs being thrust at me by this large man in a tinfoil hat?” Well, first off, it’s a crown, and secondly, because ever since I was a small child, all I ever wanted to do with my time was to help people find the most bitchenest places to work possible, and that’s exactly what I do now! So, if I could do it for me, then I can certainly do it for you too, and checking out these awesome job listings below is a great first step. (more…)
Remember the good ole’ days when photos took a week to develop and were hung in frames instead of posted in the black hole of cyberspace? Etsy does, and they’re having a party tonight in DUMBO focused on spiffing up those actual, physical pictures. (more…)
We still make stuff around here. These ergonomic baby spoons? Made in New York. via Facebook
We used to make things in America, or so at least that’s what cartoonish politicians grasping for manliness and Sam Elliot beer commercial voiceovers are always telling us. The thing is, maybe those people should pay a visit to New York City, aka Real America, where we still make all kinds of shit. In fact, now would be the perfect time for them to visit, because BLDG92 (63 Flushing Avenue) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is hosting three free discussions with Brooklyn makers in diverse fields over the next two weeks, so that you might learn from their wisdom. (more…)
There are days you want a soft pretzel, with mustard, but it’s cold outside. What are you supposed to do those days, not have a pretzel? Usually, yes. But the thrilling miracle that is the DIY mustard and pretzel kit can make your pretzel dreams come true without ever leaving the house. Truly we live in wondrous times.
The kit, found on Brooklyn DIY’s Etsy shop (of course), comes with everything you need to make a 6 oz. jar of mustard and 12 pretzels. Because in keeping with the give a mouse a cookie precedent, if you make your own mustard, well, then you’re going to need to make a homemade thing to spread it on. Whether you then will fill the need to brew your own beer with which to wash the pretzel down is entirely up to you, but we’d stop right at the pretzel. It’s cheaper that way. $22.95 from Brooklyn DIY Supply
What you see in the above picture is an “upcycled ladder shelf” made of two burlap-covered boards laid across the rungs of an old ladder. “Oh, that’s cool I guess, if you have room for it,” is what you’re saying. That’s before we tell you that someone is selling this thing for four hundred goddamn dollars. And it doesn’t even come with the globe! So maybe we all can figure out, together, why this costs so much money. Our theories after the jump. (more…)