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Winter Fun in the City

Puffy jackets, beanies, gloves, and snow can only mean one thing – winter has officially hit NYC. Even with Winter Storm Hercules upon us, there is no reason we should feel crippled by the face-numbing chill. New York City boasts numerous activities that can be enjoyed inside and outside. So instead of hibernating at home until Easter, why not get out and embrace the winter and all that NYC has to offer?

For the Night Life

NYC is home to some of the best music venues and artists in the world. Why not bowl a few frames, sip some whiskey, and catch a live show at Brooklyn’s very own Brooklyn Bowl?

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl

For the Outdoorsy

Feel like getting some exercise? Head over to Central Park’s Wollman Rink and show off those skills we all know you have.

Central Park Ice Skating

Wollman Rink in Central Park

For the Relaxed

Curl up by the fireplace, play Jenga with friends, and eat soft pretzels at Greenpoint’s Spritzenhaus.

Greenpoint’s Spritzenhaus

Greenpoint’s Spritzenhaus

For the Curious

The hardest part about going to a museum in the city is picking which one to visit! With world famous museums like the MOMA, The Met, the New Museum, the Guggenheim, and the American Museum of Natural History, it can be a challenge picking just one. So why not spend a day hitting them all?

Chris Burden's Extreme Measures exhibit at the New Museum on the LES

Chris Burden’s Extreme Measures exhibit at the New Museum on the LES

These really only scratch the surface of what NYC has to offer. What are your favorite things to do in NYC during these cold winter months?

Women You Need to Know NYC

Women You Need to Know NYC #WomenInComm

At Squeaky, we are fortunate to work with and be influenced by smart women on a daily basis. These women (including our co-founder Mailet Lopez) are entrepreneurs, thought leaders and business owners…and never run out of energy or insight when they’re in a room together.  However, unfortunately, it appears to us that this doesn’t happen often enough. While there are plenty of conferences, seminars and networking events in New York City, there aren’t many events specifically catered to successful women.

So, as an agency with a majority of female employees, we decided to do something about it. We ideated an event that would break the mold of the typical networking event filled with entry-level women looking for jobs. Instead, ours would be built around quality connections and encourage a free flow of ideas among exceptional women.

As we began planning, we knew that we couldn’t be the only people out there who wanted to bring women together like this, so we searched for another agency to partner with. As soon as we approached J Public Relations, a female-owned and operated travel public relations agency, it was clear that they were just as excited and eager to make this event happen as we were. Together, we pooled our resources to plan the first-ever ‘Women You Need To Know’ event.

After months of planning, the night we were all waiting for finally happened on Wednesday, July 10th and it’s safe to say that we have never been in the presence of so many talented women at one time. As soon as they started arriving, the conversation (and drinks) started flowing. It was clear that these women didn’t need any panels, presentations or nametags – after all, they’ve built careers on their ability to make connections and share ideas.

With the help of Tequila Avión, Brooklyn Winery, Suja Juices and Uber, we were able to provide delicious drinks and easy transportation to and from the Squeaky loft, and even had DJ Oui Oui (a Squeaky project manager by day) on the 1′s and 2′s to set the mood.

The event was a great success and we have plans to continue the ‘Women You Need to Know’ series, so be sure to stay tuned! Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.

IHadCancer.com Nominated in 17th Annual Webby Awards!

I Had Cancer Webby 2013

We’re flattered to announce that IHadCancer.com has been nominated for Best Community Website for its second consecutive year in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. If you didn’t already know, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the very best on the Internet, from Websites to Interactive Advertising and Media and more.

 “As an independent shop, we’ve always challenged ourselves to produce top-quality work, and to be recognized for a second year in a row alongside companies like Tumblr, SoundCloud, Behance and GOOD is an outstanding achievement for us.” -Anthony Del Monte, President of Squeaky Wheel Media

Our team is incredibly proud to have designed and developed an innovative resource that is helping so many people worldwide. Winning the big prize last year greatly benefited the I Had Cancer community and a win in 2013 would help us to continue to grow that community and help those seeking support.

 “I wanted to build a community that allowed people to connect and share similar experiences. It has been humbling to watch the community grow and to witness the daily connections of support—we’re honored to share this nomination with each and every one of our members.” -Mailet Lopez, Founder of IHadCancer.com

 With your help, we are hopeful that we can take home the People’s Voice as well as the Judge’s pick in the 17th Annual Webby Awards so vote for IHadCancer.com today!

The Adventures of Chippy Part 1: Williamsburg

Chippy the Squeaky dog

This ceramic dog is living, yo.

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Squeaky Occupies Sandy

Hurricane Sandy 2012

When Hurricane Sandy hit, it left parts of NYC and the surrounding areas devastated. Though Manhattan bounced back fairly quickly, the hardest hit areas are still without power or heat, facing a long road to recovery ahead. A few of the Squeaky team had volunteered and seen firsthand just how much the people out in Far Rockaway were suffering. People had lost everything, all their possessions ruined by flooding and sewage backup. Even without heat or power, they were desperately trying to salvage their homes before the water damage got any worse. When we heard about what they had seen, we knew we had to get involved in helping rebuild our community.

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