Wanted: dedicated educators willing to stoke open flames: A plug for a firebug-themed charter school? Almost. Or… just a perfectly innocent chance to teach kids the ins and outs of the 18th Century kitchen. Prospect Park’s well-preserved (and always educational) Lefferts Historic House is seeking three volunteers for its Hearth & Oven program. Volunteers will maintain fires, demonstrate cooking and help students and families “prepare foods using traditional tools and methods.” And, you’ll get to sample whatever charred Revolutionary-era delicacies are pulled from the flames. It requires prior experience teaching or cooking, and it’s billed as the perfect opportunity to learn a “unique skill.” Flames will be lit in July and will last for six weeks. For more details and to sign up, here’s the page on Volunteermatch.
This year, we’ve learned that the most terrifying thing some people can imagine is a clown slowly stalking them from a forest. For others (me), it’s the thought of this election being stuck in a Twilight Zone-ish scenario that actually doesn’t end of Nov. 8 and carries on forever until the earth is mercifully swallowed by the […]
From the NY Post today: As residential buildings continue to replace parking lots and garages around New York City, finding permanent space for your car has never been harder. But drivers looking to buy their own space now have a reason for hope. The Parking Club, a renovated 130-space parking garage at 185-187 Pacific St. […]
The MTA has been talking around the idea of replacing the Metrocard for years now, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that they actually asked anyone to help them do it. And with such a fast-track plan to go Metrocard-free by 2020, even city officials are still raising a suspicious eyebrow. But hey, it turns out that one mobile fare payment […]