Traveling between Queens and Brooklyn had never been this easy until Car2Go carsharing arrived.
Here’s how it works: You can pick up your Car2Go whenever you like, without prior planning, in any one of 70 locations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. You can see the locations here. Take the car wherever you like, for as long as you like, and then simply return the car to the location from where you picked it up. (more…)
At the next #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC this Friday, April 28, a group of veteran journalists will discuss the consequences of hostilities between President Trump and the mainstream press—and what can be done about it. (more…)
Documentaries that give you a fresh set of eyes to view the world are rare, but The Sweatshop of Wall Street is one of them. Produced by BRIC TV, Sweatshop investigates the world of direct sales in New York City, and you may never look at your cellphone the same way again.
The documentary follows Phil Vasto and Zao Yang, New York City twentysomethings who began working selling cellphone contracts for a company called Credico. That was their first mistake. Seventy hour workweeks that yielded as little as $40 paychecks was one indignity, but that paled in comparison to the harassment they encountered in Credico’s cult-like corporate culture. (more…)
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…)