03/08/17 4:07pm
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As a writer for Sesame Street, you’ll be able to watch Destiny’s Child’s “A New Way to Walk” video, ft. Zoe, Grover, and Elmo on repeat all day, guilt-free, because this is your job now.

The gods have smiled upon creative career options this week and brought us these three not-oft seen opportunities to get paid and pump up that resume by following your passions to drink beer, script puppets, and be funny. Don’t just wistfully stare at your computer screen, apply if you’re interested! In these trying times we must cling to the hope of fresh opportunity. Now, every time really bummer news breaks, you can remind yourself that you have a pending application to be a writing fellow for Sesame Street where sunny days are sweepin’ the clouds away… (more…)

08/01/13 11:19am
Coming soon: more of this. But also more rich person housing. via Flickr user afagen

Coming soon: more of this. But also more rich person housing. via Flickr user afagen

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday a major plan to expand Brooklyn Bridge Park along the waterfront at 1 John Street in DUMBO by an extra 1.5 acres by 2015. The space will include a .3 acre lawn, a tidal salt marsh with bridge, tree-lined pathways, and…condos. Included in the plan is a deal with Alloy Development and Monadnock Development who will build a 47-unit residential building on the site with “cultural and retail” space on the ground floor. (more…)

10/04/12 2:15pm

Too big bird to fail.

“I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I’m not going to — I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for. That’s number one.”
-Presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the first debate, Oct. 3, 2012

DATELINE: Sesame Street, 2014 —  Two years into President Romney’s first term, hard times have fallen on this once vibrant and diverse section of Fort Greene* formerly known as Sesame Street, since renamed BQE Truck Alternate Route 2. Since President Romney cut funding for the Street on day 1 of his presidency, Big Bird and the rest of the community have been coping with a new free-market economy that has dramatically reshaped their livelihoods and forced many to seek out new professions.

We checked in to find out how these formerly beloved children’s characters have been coping since they’ve been forced to take personal responsibility for themselves for the first time since 1969. (more…)

08/24/09 3:40pm
Elmo, drowning in debt? Photo by David Wise.

Elmo, drowning in debt. Photo by David Wise.

Times are tough in the Elmo household. Mrs. Mae Elmo, mother to the beloved, oft-tickled Muppet, is out of work. According to the site Daily Finance, the down-and-out Elmos (is that a last name too?) will be at the center of an upcoming Sesame Street special about the recession’s impact on families, in which they’ll be tightening purse strings and will cut back on luxuries like eating out and going to movies. But Elmo’s mom needn’t be unemployed for long, what with the handful of terrific jobs we found for her on Craigslist today, all a puppet’s hop from the Sesame Street set at the Kaufman-Astoria studios. (more…)