Sometimes it feels like the only thing Brooklyn leads the world in is rent costs spiraling out of control. Which, to be fair, is one of the things it leads the world in. But take heart! According to a new report, we’re also kicking ass at starting our own businesses. And even better, we’re doing so much better than the rest of the city, we can lord it over the other four boroughs! (more…)
Gone on any dates involving too many martinis and a traipse around the Brooklyn Brewery? Well, hate to break it to you, but so has everyone else in Brooklyn. So say the data miners at first date factory HowAboutWe, who’ve released figures based on helping setting up one millin dates around the country. The breakdown for New York? We lead the nation in grabbing drinks and going somewhere to soak up some culture. (more…)
Financially speaking, 2012 was a pretty drastic year. The economy got drunk and drove off a fiscal cliff, global money markets are in turmoil, NY unemployment rates remained depressingly high, Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on our local economy and in another sad turn of events, people who have been unemployed for 6 months or more are about to suddenly lose their benefits.The good news is a cursory glance around the web shows that there are lots of interesting ways to exchange your time and skills for monetary compensation (aka “work”) right here in Brooklyn, so you can start 2013 right.
While I fully support the decision many New Yorkers are making to go solo in love and lodging, for those of us who have four roommates, two cats, a couple stray dogs and a constant rotation of couch surfers and still feel lonely, finding a partner is both fiscally and emotionally responsible. I’m ready for love, Brooklyn style. That is, finding someone I actually like to split the rent on a sweet one+ bedroom and get laid regularly. I know, a hopeless romantic. (more…)
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