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The bikes are waiting for you. via Facebook

Now that “spring” has “arrived” and everyone you know is talking about how much they love riding bikes in Prospect Park, you have a couple options: (1) Finally buy a bike, or (2) Practice your bike riding skills by taking a spin class. If the latter option is more up your alley — and who among us isn’t more motivated, when being shouted at? —  then you might be interested in a week of free (free!) spin classes at BYKlyn Cycling & Fitness. (more…)

04/21/14 11:27am
skillshare

This could be you, learning things, forever. via Facebook

You might still have the learning bug, and it may not be too late for you to go back to school in a temporal sense, but it’s definitely too late for you in a financial sense. Who the hell has the money to go grad school (keep it to yourself if you do)? There are other ways to learn new skills though, especially through online learning emporium Skillshare. But maybe you feel like you don’t have the money to pay for their classes? Good news, because they’re giving away a lifetime membership of free classes to a randomly drawn email address. Get on that, if you’ve been feeling dumb lately. (more…)

Your new best friend, after the Earth of course

Your new best friend, after the Earth of course

On Earth Day (April 22), you can celebrate the Earth, celebrate sustainability and celebrate yourself all at once: Babeland in Park Slope is giving away free Solar Bullet vibrators to the first 25 people who walk in the store! Doors open at noon, so take an extra long lunch if you need to rush down to Babeland door for your free sex toy. And don’t forget to properly recycle  your old battery-powered devices so you do something good for the Earth while doing something goof for yourself.

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04/16/14 9:14am
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Mention Brokelyn through May 15 for 20% off a cut and/or color at Beehive Salon in Williamsburg

Spring in Brooklyn is about drinking outside, in as little clothing as possible, charged with a sense of renewal and possibility about life. Especially after all these rough winter months, we might need a little more than cold beer and sun on our faces to recover. Brokelyn is here to help by offering three springtastic Wiliamsburg beauty deals between now and May 15. Here are three spots to freshen your skin, brighten your hair, and soothe your muscles before venturing out and attempting to mingle with other humans again. Starting today through May 15, first time clients can mention Brokelyn at Beehive Salon, Massage Williamsburg and Skin by Molly to receive big discounts.

The Beehive Salon
115 N. 7th St. (between Berry St. and Wythe Ave.), Williamsburg
718-782-8376
Appointments only
Deal: 20% off haircuts and color treatments for new clients who mention Brokelyn through May 15

This Williamsburg hair salon for men and women has a retro rocker vibe that translates into hair cuts that are sassy and skillful. Owner and “Queen Bee” stylist Maleina is as down to earth as she is experienced, with more than 20 years working in NYC salons. Many of the stylists have done hair for fashion shoots and Broadway productions, lending an added flair and a bit of glam to their cuts. Curly-haired girls will be happy with stylists Carla, Li and Eileen who are all Devachan certified. The salon’s open space with high ceilings and ample windows letting in natural light opens up into a backyard where you can relax while you’re waiting for your highlights to set. On Thursday nights, the ‘hive offers complimentary drinks, which have ranged from beer and wine to pina coladas and pomegrante margaritas. Check out the Beehive’s Down Time Spa downstairs, where you can book a facial, wax, massage and mani-pedis.

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Yes, please. photo via Massage Williamsburg

Massage Williamsburg
169 Wythe Ave. (between N. 5th and N. 6th Streets), Suite 202
917-538-6560
By appointment only
Deal: $20 off any massage for new clients who mention Brokelyn by May 15

This therapeutic massage studio offers Swedish massage, deep tissue, prenatal and a signature one hour back, neck and shoulder massage, so you can select which type to best target your sore spots. For each one you can choose between lavender aromatherapy oil or unscented grapeseed oil. The impressive team of NY-state licensed massage therapists has worked with physical therapy clients, cancer patients, dance companies, and has training in practices like acupuncture, reiki, yoga and pilates, in addition to their range of individual specialties. Clients cite their personable and knowledgable approach as reasons to keep coming back. It’s a good idea to get there a little early to talk with your massage therapist about what in particular ails you so he or she can tailor the massage accordingly. Owner Rachel Beider says one of her favorite parts about her job is seeing a client who comes in cranky or stressed but leaves smiling and relaxed. That could be you!

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Let Molly clear out those pores so the sunlight can get in!

Let Molly clear out those pores so the sunlight can get in!

Skin by Molly
169 Wythe Ave. (between N. 6th and N. 7th Streets), Suite #107
404-285-5652
By appointment only
Deal: $30 off any facial for new clients who mention Brokelyn by May 15

Founded by Molly Lamb, an Atlanta native with a great smile and a warm presence, Skin by Molly is the spot for a personalized, laid-back facial. Inspired to be an esthetician from her own struggles with her skin, Molly will listen to your concerns, without judging, and tailor treatment to your specific skin needs. All of her facials are conducted with natural-based peels and scrubs, like the “Radiance Facial” which employs a tourmaline-charged (mineral-based) mask or the “Back Facial” which implements a clay mask to exfoliate clogged pores. The “anti-aging facial” removes dead skin cells with a plant-based peel and re-moisturizes with a blend of herbs and oils. Edison bulbs and hard wood floors create an intimate setting for therapy with a skin expert who feels like an old friend. You’ll be in good hands at Skin by Molly. Think about it like this: if you can’t be nice to your face, how can you expect anybody else to be?

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Are you a  beauty venue with a deal to offer Brokelyn readers?  Contact Kate at mooney.katharine@gmail.com for more information.

04/15/14 4:21pm
tattoo removal

This will never wind up being a mistake!

Say, like New York Times executive editor Jill Ambramson or certain employees of Brokelyn LLC, you once went out and got a tattoo of the place that you work for. But then you end up getting fired in disgrace and you’re stuck with the tattoo forever, like certain employees of Brokelyn LLC constantly fear. What do you do? You get this Groupon for tattoo removal and fix your terrible mistake. We can’t help you with the rest of the ways you’ve screwed your life up, but we can at least help with this. (more…)

04/14/14 1:38pm
fit and flow yoga

You’ll be able to hear them now. via Facebook

The virtues of acupuncture have been extolled for centuries. Its healing properties notwithstanding, it’s even better with a discount, and that’s something to be happy about.

Every Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Fit and Flow Yoga (65 Maspeth Avenue, Suite B) is letting you take advantage of  inexpensive ear acupuncture happy hour, which “sounds” painful but is really cool if you’re into non-traditional healing techniques. And at just $20, the happy hour experience is pointedly cheaper than their usual $80 -$90 service. (more…)

04/14/14 12:53pm
brooklyn game lab

Look how much fun these two are having! via Facebook

It’s spring, and you’re feeling a tingle in your loins that isn’t just Gold Bond. And sure you could just spend your days swiping right on Tider, desperately hoping you’ll find love that way. Or you could try for actual human contact, which is what you’re gonna have to do when you meet your Tinder date anyway. For instance, you could do a speed dating game night at the Brooklyn Game Lab in Park Slope on Thursday. And if you’re a dude, you can do it for free, because while women have signed up eagerly while men have not, leaving the organizers scrambling to get dates for these women. (more…)

04/14/14 7:53am
juan lagares

Brokelyn: Still your number one source for cheap lifestyle tips/Juan Lagares boosterism

It’s a young baseball season, anything is possible and the Mets are…not horrible. May as well celebrate that fact and watch Juan Lagares patrol center field like a boss then. And you can do it for less than five dollars this weekend, because the Mets are celebrating what would be the 50th anniversary of Shea Stadium (if it was still with us) with tickets priced like it’s 1964. What’s that mean for you? $3.50 cheap seat tickets for this weekend’s series agains the hated Atlanta Braves. Beer is still 2014 prices, sadly, but at least you can buy more with all the money you save on tickets. (more…)

04/11/14 1:14pm
nyc sword classes

They’ll never see it coming!

Despite the fact that New York City is historically safe, it doesn’t mean that there’s no danger around here. Someone might follow you home and punch you in the back of the head for no reason. Or you might get shaken down for just five dollars. Given all the danger around here, and New York’s strict gun control laws, you need to find a different way to protect yourself. Hey, how about swords? Don’t know how to use one? Now you can learn on the cheap, thanks to a Groupon for three samurai sword classes at Sword Class NYC for just $30. (more…)

04/09/14 3:13pm
execution rocks lighthouse

Possibly you’ll be haunted by vengeful Revolutionary War ghosts, but whatever, it’s just $300. via Lighthouse Restorations

Thinking of all the summer trips you’d like to take this summer before remembering that you’re poor as hell and you aren’t going anywhere? Us too. That could change though, because we’ve just been alerted (via Untapped Cities) to the Execution Rocks Lighthouse, a possibly haunted lighthouse in the Long Island House that you can stay in for just $300 per night. It’s like an island getaway, except you’ll be kept awake and terrified by the ghosts of executed American Revolutionary War soldiers. But hey, beats taking a Greyhound Bus to the Jersey sure, are we right?? (more…)