The middle of Brooklyn is your warp zone to the Bone Zone, it seems. via HowAboutWe
It’s getting colder, and that can only mean one thing: finding that special convenient guy or girl to trap in your emotional net to be your winter’s bone. But where are you supposed to go to find The One Until Things Thaw? The folks at HowAboutWe took a look at some data from the Community Health Survey and put together this handy sex map to see what neighborhoods are pretending to be bunny rabbits the most. Their verdict? Head to Crown Heights. (more…)
Jobs. You need one, but you don’t have one. Or maybe you have one but you hate it, which is also unfortunate since you spend so much damn time punching the clock. And no one wants to be grumpy at work all the time, because it could lead to incidents of boss-punching, which like most punching is illegal. Instead, why not browse these sweet jobs we found for you, like a graphic designer for ESPN, a reporter, a staff writer who’s good at romance or even a model maker at Makerbot. (more…)
Attractive, intelligent contributors to Brooklyn’s startup economy. Photo by Sarah Gainer
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…)
Fun fact: everyone here is on a date. via Flickr user Bernt Rostad
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…)
Think you can make this mudder tougher? We’ve got a job for you
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.
HowAboutWe... make out in front of the Brooklyn Bridge and wind up on Flickr? Photo courtesy of eastcolfax.
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…)