Man uses a song to search for a roommate in Williamsburg

Musician Jonathan Mann is looking for a roommate in his Williamsburg apartment. Aside from the standard craigslist ad he recorded a catchy Better Than Ezra referencing tune to help his search. I actually have a friend who lives in this building, and I can vouch that even though there is no elevator it is a pretty solid place. The bar he points to (High Horse Saloon) is a great for a cheep beer as well. Watch [Read more…]

Want to give massages at a creepy card game in Williamsburg?

Betabeat discovered a Craigslist ad looking for a “hostess/masseuse” for a private card club that probably doesn’t include Matt Damon, but might be attended by Patrick Bateman wearing a beanie. From the ad:

Im looking for a female, age 18-25, for a Hostess/Masseuse position 1-4 nights at a private card club in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The players are mostly men in their 20s and 30s, its a very nice crowd of lawyers, media/tech people, advertising guys, and a mix of other professions – it is an upscale crowd but the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly.

You will have to make and serve coffee and other drinks, snacks, order food for delivery, and help clean up around the club, but there is a lot of downtime too and overall the job is very easy and stress free.

There is a base starting pay of $5/per hours, plus tips, and you also earn $1/minute for back massage for the players while they play cards. The game is at night starting anywhere from 8:30-10pm and you should be prepared to stay until 1:30 or 2am, although the game may go later you dont have to stay until the end. Your pay will average between $100-200 or more (cash in hand) depending on the night and how good you are at massage.

Please contact me with your full name, phone number, and a photo of yourself.

Sign me up!

Rally for more G train service this Sunday

Grassroots group Riders Alliance and State Senators Martin Dilan and Daniel Squadron are holding a rally at the Metropolitan G stop at 1pm this Sunday to increase G train frequency. From DNAinfo:

“As the neighborhoods surrounding the G train continue to grow, it’s vital that their lifeline grow with them,” Squadron said of the cross-Brooklyn train, which connects Greenpoint, Queens, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill and Park Slope.
He noted that the G train push followed several other successful campaigns for Brooklyn public transit improvements, including more frequent and consistent service on the L and F lines.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to work together with the MTA, advocates like the Riders Alliance, my colleagues, and our community to improve service,” Squadron said. “And I hope G train riders will come out on Sunday to make their voices heard!”

Dirty Projectors cover Usher’s ‘Climax’

Brooklyn’s Dirty Projectors went on the Australian Radio show Triple J and did Usher proud with their cover of his R&B jam Climax. Dirty Projectors’ next scheduled NYC area show is in June at The Governor’s Ball.

Watch Michael K. Williams channel ODB on stage at Brooklyn Bowl

Footage of proud Williamsburg resident and actor Michael K. Williams hopping on stage at Brooklyn Bowl during a Sandy relief concert last month has just emerged. The man known for his incredible performance as Omar on HBO’s The Wire gave a high energy performance of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Brooklyn Zoo. Not coincidentally Williams will also be channeling ODB in the forthcoming film Dirty White Boy. Last year Michael K. Williams spoke to MTV about the task of portraying ODB:

“I am doing a lot of research on Russell,” Williams said recently on the set of the upcoming short film “They Die by Dawn.” “I had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful mother, Ms. Cherry. We sat down for, like, three hours, and she told me the most amazing stuff about her son and a lot of things that the public didn’t know. I’ve been talking to people who know him well … people who knew him when the cameras weren’t rolling,” Williams said. “I’ve got a lot of insight into who he was as a human being and as a man and, dare I say it, scholar. The dude was quite smart. You have to be able to recite mathematics and be 5 percent of god body — you can’t play with that. You have to know what you’re talking about. It’s a lot of studying, a lot of knowledge.”