It’s little wonder why owning a small business is often compared to pushing a boulder up a mountain: owners often do everything themselves–sales, marketing and operations, customer relations, payroll and accounts payable. That includes washing dishes and taking out the garbage.
With the launch of CatchSmart, a digital platform that provides social networking, data, and IT tools to help independent makers grow their businesses, the 30,000+ self-incorporated owners in Brooklyn should get some help pushing that boulder. (more…)
Brooklyn foodies are in for a great time, as Dine in Brooklyn is back for 2017, from March 20 to 30.
Borough President Eric Adams stated he hopes the borough-wide restaurant week will encourage Brooklynites to discover a new Brooklyn dish, or fall in love with their favorite Brooklyn food all over again.
“It’s a win-win for those who enjoy eating out with a bunch of friends and for those who are invested in the growth of our local economy. Nothing is more indicative of the transformation in Brooklyn than the various restaurants you see from neighborhood to neighborhood; it truly defines our ‘Brooklyn fusion’,” said Adams.
Here are three of our favorites from this year’s list of more than 80 participating restaurants: (more…)
New York City is one giant melting pot, millions of people from all places on earth squeezed into 300 square miles. Of course you’re meeting new people left and right… right? Wrong. New Yorkers can be friendly to strangers, but stepping into their world is a real challenge. We dig individual canals through this city by treading the same ground over and over again: the same train to work, the same dive bars afterwards, the same friend’s band’s show, the same hungover brunch spots. Eight million people all brushing shoulders with each other, but no more than that.
And now they’re saying that loneliness not only sucks, it’s killingyou, too. (Thanks, science!) Oh, on top of that? It’s crazy difficult to make friends as an adult — even more so in NYC! If this is true (and not just some friendless social researcher’s cry for help), then you gotta do some work to get the odds in your favor. Sitting inside moping won’t help and asking a stranger on the subway to be your friend will likely get you tased. If you want to make friends in a city full of strangers, you need exposure to people you’d never meet anywhere else. And if the people won’t come to you, then you must go to the people! Cue NYC Social.(more…)
Let’s face it — toddlers can be creative. They can come up with any number of ways to cause destruction in your apartment, co-op or condo. Pets too. And both can make you surprisingly vulnerable if you don’t have apartment insurance.
Here are some of the most common ways they can cause havoc. (more…)
The days are a little shorter, but Extra Fancy’s market will keep the holiday cheer alive. via IG
In case you thought we were all done announcing winter holiday markets after yesterday’s bonanza of a roundup, we’ve got another one for you, and it features vendors you’re unlikely to have seen anywhere else. If the humdrum Etsy fare just isn’t doing it for you right now, come around back behind Extra Fancy (302 Metropolitan Ave.) in Williamsburg tomorrow, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 for a cozy little cloisters of jewelry, antiques, wellness products and children’s fashion.
Best of all? Drink specials for our readers! Read on to find out how to knock a few dollars off those Extra Fancy pints you’ll be drinking while you browse. (more…)
The perfect, affordable office space doesn’t come along that often, especially not in increasingly desirable and popular East Williamsburg. Here’s the perfect spot to consider for your new office space or creative work space. The 2,500-square foot space at 279 Frost St. is available right now at a reduced price of $5,850 per month, plus utilities. It’s got a private entrance, private parking and outdoor storage. Plus, there’s lots of space to use in this brokers protected rental, with up to six rooms, two bathrooms, high ceilings and a kitchen nook. It’s available now, with flexible lease terms. And it’s in a great location, especially if you love popping out for an after work drink, with great bars like Reclamation, One Stop Beer Shop, Basik and many more just around the corner. (more…)
Summer is here and it’s time to start planning those summer getaways. Rather than planning an expensive weekend far, far away, pack your bags and plan a trip with car2go. When you sign up for car2go, you can take a car for up to 150 miles on your trip before you get charged per mile. If you sign up before June 19th and use code C2G15, you’ll get your membership entirely for FREE instead of the regular $35 one-time fee as well as 15 minutes of FREE drive time. With all of this in mind, there are plenty of great places to go for that quick summer getaway right in your own backyard. (more…)