“Buy Local” and “Flash Mob” are practically household phrases now, but did you know that people have begun to combine the two, and engage in local, somewhat spontaneous retail therapy en masse called Cash Mobs? It’s true. And this Saturday, March 24th is your chance to be a part of Brooklyn’s very first Cash Mob to celebrate National Cash Mob Day. Local author Amy Cortese, whose book Locavesting is a bible on the subject of investing in our own neighborhoods, is spearheading the group spree. (She also started a twitter feed, @CashMobBKLYN.) On Saturday, she’s inviting all who are interested in supporting a beloved, yet-to-be-announced small business to meet at 4pm at Tea Lounge in Park Slope, with at least $20 in pocket to splurge on something in the nearby shop. After the buying frenzy, the plan is to head to the nearest bar for drinks.
According to Apple, 74% of iOS devices are now running iOS 7. According to conversations I’ve been eavesdropping on, at least 50% of you haven’t turned off all the superfluous, battery-draining features that came along with the update. So, here’s how to get more battery life out of your new gizmo. Turn these off now: […]
The best literary magazines set the bar the for the crème de la crème of contemporary fiction and introduce new and exciting voices. All the literary magazines included on this list publish established writers, up and comers and brand new voices. It’s not unlike buying a compilation CD. The hope is to be exposed to […]
Every once in awhile, eavesdropping on someone else’s conversation results in something other than a sideways look from strangers–it’s how one of our editors heard about Makr, a new design app developed by a startup company at The Yard in Williamsburg (that hotbed of indie ingenuity). We’re so glad she was listening in because this […]
The holiday party season is coming on hot and heavy now–need some conversation starters to go with that spiked eggnog? Read these 10 recent stories and you’ll be up-to-date on the latest developments in the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy, know which Brooklyn bar is taking a stand against of-age drinking (yes, you read that […]
For music fans, the spate of popular music books that came out in 2013 is an opportunity to soak in some dishy and revealing stories, (many of which give credence to the cliché of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”), though there are also some very thoughtful and original titles in the mix. Here are a […]