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Slam Poetry in the Zoom Era

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | A Lower East Side cultural icon reimagines live performance while fighting to survive.See More

All the World’s an App

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | A theater in Williamsburg moves entirely online. See More

“You can only have so many Zoom shows”

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | A pair of nightlife venues in Gowanus struggles to survive. See More

A 20-Year-Old Burlesque Club Goes Dark (for Now)

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How The Slipper Room is trying to make it to the other side. See More

The Business of Board Games

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How a beloved Greenwich Village cafe is staying in play. See More

A Legacy Dive Bar Turns to Pizza

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | After over two decades of cheap drinks and peanuts, Botanica is seriously upping its fare game. See More

Experiential Retail’s Latest Act

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How a Williamsburg concept store is forging ahead, one pop-up at a time. See More

They’re Still Dancing

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How a community dance org in Brooklyn is keeping class in session. See More

Opening a Business During a Pandemic

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | The owner of Buy Better Foods, a new organic market in Bed-Stuy, on tackling this daunting challenge.See More

Cookies to the Rescue

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | Diana Ho is keeping her indie shop afloat with some sweet subscriptions. See More

An Arts Org in Park Slope Tackles the Digital Divide

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | The Brooklyn Arts Exchange is making the digital shift. See More

A Brooklyn Nursery Finds New Life in Lockdown

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How Natty Garden pivoted in the wake of COVID-19.See More

A Fort Greene Café Takes On Phase 2

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | Baba Cool is taking over two parking spaces to serve dine-in (er, dine-“out”) customers. See More

An Indie Yoga Studio Goes Global

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | In the midst of a pandemic, BK Yoga Club is doubling down on its mission. See More

How a Brooklyn Eatery Nearly Doubled Its Staff

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | For Mekelburg’s, the pandemic necessitated a whole new business model. See More

Sex Toys and Puzzles: Two Sides of the Same Coin

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | Sex toy sales are booming — here’s why, according to Lisa Finn of Babeland in NYC. See More

A Small Business Activist Fights Her Toughest Battle Yet

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | The owner of Whisk in downtown Brooklyn is taking on the big banks, the tech titans, and COVID-19 repercussions. See More

How Do You Sell a Dress in a Pandemic?

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | A feminist boutique in Brooklyn fights to survive. See More

A Beloved Skate Shop Struggles to Keep Rolling

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | To save their business, the owners of Uncle Funkys Boards are making tough calls. See More

It’s OK Not to Be OK

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | Kalima DeSuze of Cafe con Libros is doing her best to stay in business, but it’s not easy. See More

This East Village Bar Now Sells Yogurt

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How ABC Beer Co. is diversifying to survive. See More

We All Need the Perfect Cocktail Right Now

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | How a Clinton Hill wine shop is keeping customers safe and sated. See More

Finding Community in Isolation

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | With her vintage boutique closed for the foreseeable future, Su Beyazit is hopeful for a better tomorrow. See More

A Brooklyn Wine Bar Rises to the Moment

COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | This Fort Greene wine bar is leading a community revolution. See More

From the Newsletter: Checking in on New Year's Resolutions

Tips on setting and keeping New Year's resolutions from a clinical psychologist.See More

How to Avoid Burnout: Tips From a Touring Musician

Keep sickness and fatigue at bay with this kit.See More

The Merge

Living out of boxes, fighting about cutlery, and picking battles: Field notes on moving in with my boyfriend. See More

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Moved In Together

How to prepare for living with a significant other—emotionally, materially, and financially.See More

How to Start an Art Journal

Everything you need to tap into your crafty side. See More

Pleasure, Empowerment, and Style from Rianne S

The Dutch sex toy brand’s founder believes ‘women deserve beautiful sex toys.'See More

With Jabra, It’s All About Fit And Comfort

Copenhagen's optimism just might be reflected in Jabra’s headphones. See More

What to Pack for a Music Festival

A festival veteran recommends nine essentials and a few fun extras. See More

The Thrill of the Spend: I Spent my Rent Money at Barneys and I Regret Nothing

Impulse purchases from a writer, two designers, an Instagram personality, and an art studio director.See More

How to Pot an Indoor Succulent

An easy tutorial for planting your first succulent.See More

The One Plant That Should Be In Every Home

Summer Rayne Oakes, an environmental scientist and author, shares house plant shopping tips at Sprout Home in Williamsburg. See More

Rising Rents and Crippling Property Taxes: A NYC Small Business Owner Weighs In (and Moves Out)

Why Whisk, a beloved kitchenware boutique founded in Brooklyn, closed two storefronts in two months. See More

The Right Boxing Gloves for 11 Different Scenarios

Dylan Lipari of Superare recommends gloves for every type of boxer. See More
Jess Tom's At-Home Yoga Kit

How to Start a Home Yoga Practice

Get the premium yoga studio experience—minus the hefty membership fee. See More

Babeland: A Shop for Books, Candles, and Butt Plugs

Babeland, a sex toy brand with shops in NYC and Seattle, offers something for everyone—whether you’re on your first or fiftieth visit. See More

Molly Young and Teddy Blanks Have “A Lamp Guy”

Inside the Brooklyn creative couple’s Williamsburg loft. See More

Village Grannies: A Smoke Shop, Art Gallery, and Living Room All in One

Village Grannies in downtown Manhattan looks and feels unlike any other smoke shop you’ve been inside.See More

Sprout Home is on a Mission to Spread ‘Plant Love’

At Sprout Home, an indie garden center with locations in Williamsburg and Chicago, a green thumb is welcome—but not required. See More

Beginner Plants for an Indoor Garden

Tara Heibel, founder of Sprout Home, recommends the perfect starter plants for a variety of indoor environments. See More

The Thrill of the Spend: When Bad Impulse Purchases Turn Good

You don’t need it, but you want it. #NoRegrets.See More

What Gossamer’s Verena von Pfetten Bought for $10, $150, and $850

The Brooklyn-based media publisher and self-described ‘curious consumer’ thinks socks make an outfit. See More

The Best Sex Toys for 13 Different Situations, According to an Expert

Lisa Finn, a sex educator and the brand manager of Babeland, recommends the right sex toy for 13 different needs. See More

Returning a Boxed Mattress Is A Nightmare

Buying a boxed mattress is easy—returning one, not so much. See More

Ilegal Mezcal’s Kaylan Rexer Likes to Drink Disaronno for Dessert

A tour of the marketing guru’s Brooklyn apartment.See More

Snowe Founders Andrés Modak and Rachel Cohen Just Want A Nice Tea Kettle

How a New York City couple mixes work, home, and love—all under one roof. See More
Thumbnail for Kappy's Home Podcast Kit

How to Build a Home Podcast Studio

It’s easy to set up a recording studio in your living room. See More
photo of chef Jess Tom in shop with me

Shop the Farmers Market Like a Chef

How to get the most bang for your buck at the farmers market. See More
Jeremiah helping choose the right gloves

This Is What You Need To Start Boxing

Watch Jeremiah Maestre, amateur boxer and Rumble fitness trainer, shop for gear at Superare in Lower Manhattan.See More

With Linx Vapor, There’s No Smoke and Mirrors

The Orange County company is making health nut-approved vaporizers. See More

How Dipstick Vapes Dove into the Hardware World

The mission-driven vaporizer brand that isn’t afraid to align with cannabis culture. See More

How to Display Items that Matter

Store your sentimental items with care. See More

Shopping the KonMari™ Way

A Certified KonMari Method™ Consultant works her magic. See More

A Photographer's Quest for Renters Insurance

Photographer, podcast host, and artist Nick Onken searches for the perfect renters insurance policy. See More

What Broccoli Magazine’s Anja Charbonneau Wants and Needs

In an alternate life, the Portland-based editor would design floral arrangements for rich private clients. See More

Make the Most of Your Closet

Learn closet storage tips from a pro.See More

I Shop In The Kids' Section

Sooner or later, I’ll be ordering from the kids' menu, too.See More

The Best Songs for Testing Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Music industry insiders talk about how to pick the right in-ear headphones.See More

A Brownstone Grows in Brooklyn

A photographer-director couple designed a perfect room for their everyday life.See More

Tenga Seeks to 'Change the Conversation Around Masturbation'

The Japanese adult toy brand creates products that aren’t embarrassing to buy. See More

Best Songs for Testing Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Music industry insiders talk about how to pick the right over-ear headphones.See More

I Refuse to Get an iPhone Case

I know I should buy one, but I won’t. Fight me.See More

Fool’s Gold Co-founder Nick Catchdubs Needs Three Pairs of Headphones

The DJ and record label owner talks about how he uses headphones in his audiophile life.See More

My Apartment Caught Fire. My Renters Insurance Paid Me $23,485

Here’s what happens when your home goes up in flames.See More

Olivia Jeanette wants—and needs—a perfect white blouse.

The fashion and lifestyle blogger could also take an aperol spritz. See More

Glynnis MacNicol Really Wants to Stay at The Carlyle Hotel

But she needs Law & Order and better, more affordable health care. See More

Laura Lane and Nic Rad Are Ready to Send Their Kid to Space

A day shopping through North Brooklyn with writer Laura Lane and her husband, the artist Nic Rad. See More

At Peru Pima, It’s All in the Family

This family-owned textile brand from Peru is making it in America—all by word of mouth.See More

Chef Tyler Kord Wants Netflix with Long Commercial Breaks

He misses working during the ads but really needs Moana and a grill.See More

Here Are the Crazy Things You’ll See Working at Juice Press

Employees dish on blender explosions, $40 “dirt” shakes, and sharing smoothies with dogs.See More

Flying With “Phone-Free Music” From Fitbit

The company known for smartwatches wants to soar above the neck. See More

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Helped Me Cope with Post-Concussion Symptoms

After I was hit by a truck, my brain needed silence. Here’s how I found it.See More

A Whiskey Expert's Take on 10 New York Bourbons

Heather Greene, New York’s first female whiskey sommelier and one of the world’s foremost spirit experts, tastes 10 top-rated New York bourbons. See More

Get Educated on Getting Off at Babeland

The 25-year-old sex toy brand puts education first. See More

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