“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.
Nordic design, food and ways of living a cozier life have taken hold in a big way in recent years, whether you’re talking Marimekko for Target, the concept of hygge, or the Konditori on every corner in Brooklyn. Swedes, Danes and Norwegians, and their food and culture though, have all been part of the fabric of […]
This weekend more than 300 Greenpoint-based artists invited the public to Greenpoint Open Studios, to see works in photography, paintings, design, sculptures and video. Visitors had the rare opportunity to engage with the artists, see them at work, and mingle with other art fans. We spent some time strolling through studios over the weekend; here […]
Paycheck to paycheck, hand to mouth, month to month. All of these phrases evoke an uncertain living, but “month to month” elicits a special kind of anxiety for renters. Living month to month suggests you have no lease, no official document to protect you from the threat of eviction or a rent hike you can’t […]