This is Laura Zamora, an art-school grad, printmaker and apparent crudité enthusiast who has been trying since last summer to scrape together $2,500 to hightail it out of her dad’s house in Montgomery, AL. Where does this self-described purveyor of “mediocre” art want to move? Brooklyn of course, the Holy Land for underfunded young creatives. This we know because she has launched an Etsy campaign to raise the required funds. “If you could spare a dollar or two, please purchase a share of my hopes and dreams for just $1!” she writes. However, “you don’t have to donate anything, even a word of encouragement would help!” So Brokelyn hivemind… does anyone have any such words for this aspiring Brooklynite? Is this photo really working for her? Is $2,500 enough to land the one-bedroom apartment she wants? Would you shell out a hard-earned one-spot to help her? Why or why not?
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]