Friday Goods

Now that Indian Summer is finally over, here are a few solid ideas to keep you warm this weekend. DRINK OF CHOICE AT SPEAKTODAVE.COM “Consuming caffeine may also have some health benefits, such as improved brain function.” More on Green Tea…. MONSTER WALL CLIMBING COMING TO BUSHWICK “Brooklyn Boulders, a rock-climbing space with locations in…

Be a Winning Roommate

HOW TO GET ALONG WITH YOUR ROOMMATES Summer is coming to a close and many of you will be transitioning back to roommate situations. Be direct! And wash the dishes. Basically how you communicate is going to determine what type of roommate you will be. More… “Learn From My Mistakes and Avoid These Common Roommate…

Beach-Phone-Reading-Clicks for August

What we’re thinking about on August 1, 2017: The New York Times, “Brooklyn’s Anti-Gentrification Restaurant”, July 27 2017 “The crux of the initiative is an educational program that will put students, most in their 20s and early 30s and from the community, through 40 weeks of kitchen classwork and apprenticing, for which they are paid…

GiD – Getting It Done

Suffer from procrastination? Join the club. A couple of solid tips in this NY Times post on how to preemt attacks of laziness and instead GET IT DONE. “We can inadvertently train ourselves to be lazy by rewarding that behavior, but with a little effort we can do the opposite — rewire our brains to…

Your Plunger

As a property management company one of our most frequent requests from tenants is to come out and unclog their toilet.  I’d say 90% of the time when someone asks us to unclog their toilet after they’ve tried plunging and haven’t dropped a foreign object in the toilet, they just aren’t plumbing the toilet correctly….

Is Riding a Bike in NYC safe?

Riding a bike in NYC is one of the most convenient, environmentally safe, affordable ways to get around the five boroughs of NYC; but is it safe? Monday an Investment Banker pedaling a Citi bike was killed by a tourist bus. It is the first fatality of a Citi bike rider. Via the NY Times: “In…

Hipster is Not a Four Letter Word

It’s OK if you’re a hipster. Some of our best friends are. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE DNA.INFO BROOKLYN HIPSTER TEST KID. “Can you spot what’s real and what’s fake in the borough’s hipster enclaves?”  

Dave DIY Pest Solutions

What do lemon juice, chalk, cinnamon, cornmeal, and white vinegar have in common? All of these items can be used to rid yourself of ANTS! Check out this excellent post on DIY Solutions to keeping ants, fleas and roaches out of your apartment. More… FYI, if you ever have a problem with pests and live…

Daves Op-Ed on Logo Design

Coming from a creative and fashion background, I am always enthused and excited to see new logo takes on brands – check this out… http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/04/11/brand-logos-mixed-matched/#slide-11 And in other news: “Hippies are the New Hipsters” THIS ONE IS EPIC. https://qz.com/979716/hippies-are-the-new-hipsters/ Above image courtesy of Reilly