panera bread

Free energy beats…not free energy. via Facebook

You may not be getting artisanal cold brew free everyday, but Panera Bread is generously pouring out a close second to hype up their new Bay Ridge location: free coffee! We know, Panera Bread. Still, anything free and caffeinated in general should not be scoffed at, so you may as well take it. (more…)

07/25/14 12:54pm
portside newyork heavy metal sale

You can probably figure out what to do with this thing. via PortSide NewYork

Are you a prospective restaurateur struggling to think of a theme for your future eatery? Stocking up for an elaborate production of your one-person show, “If I Were a Pirate”? Perhaps you’re just looking for a way to decorate your apartment like a ghost ship so you can dub it “the hull,” kind of creeping out all those who visit from now on, you weirdo? No matter what your goal, there’ll be some deals waiting for you at PortSide NewYork’s “Heavy Metal” sale at Pier 11 in Red Hook this Sunday, according to DNAInfo, where you’ll find all the marine gear, and none of the scurvy. (more…)

07/23/14 1:56pm
hawkeye matt fraction

Hey, have we mentioned lately how you should be reading Hawkeye? Because you totally should be

Given that every summer movie season from now on is going to have at least one giant Marvel movie attached to it, it’s about time you get acquianted with the source material. You can either sit down with one of your nerd friends and have her explain who Nick Fury is and the complicated history of the Winter Solider OR you can pay just 99 cents for online access to 75 years of Marvel Comics for a whole month. Do the second one, it sounds GREAT. (more…)

07/22/14 1:29pm
birchbox

A box like this, showing up at your apartment every month, for a year.

How many times have you passed Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman, and were unable to even afford a mascara? I mean Cover Girl is nice but there’s a time in every girl’s life when she wants to class things up a little bit. That’s why the Broketown ladies were happy to see that Birchbox, which is like Barkbox for human females, is on sale at Gilt City.

Birchbox members get a box of trial-size beauty products every month, including mascara, nail polish, fragrance and facial masks. A year’s subscription usually costs $135 but it’s $99 through Gilt City’s deal. Plus, it comes with a $25 credit to use at either Birchbox’s online store or at their SoHo location (433 West Broadway). The offer ends on August 6.

free dentist chair

“Yeah, just sit here on this nightmare chair and think about how much fun being at the dentist is.”

No one likes going to the dentist’s office, because even if your dentist is a perfectly nice man or woman, all the sharp tools and the obsession with perfection just makes people think dentists are a hair away from this at best and this at worst. Still, everyone obsessed with vintage stuff, so if you want yet another vintage thing, someone in Bay Ridge is giving away this vintage dentist chair. Just have the guest you like the least sit in it, and while the rest of your friends are having fun being at your apartment, that person will be trying to get comfortable while reliving nightmares of dentist trips past.

babeland sale

We usually take our life advice from a talking vulva, and so should you! via Facebook

FACT: Financial responsibility is sexy, and so is a room full of sex toys. Babeland (462 Bergen Street, Park Slope) can appreciate both of these things equally, which is why they’re combining the two this week for their Customer Appreciation Sale starting on Thursday. Finally, a way to prove both your seriousness in spicing things up in the bedroom while still being able to pay the rent! (more…)

07/09/14 3:27pm
lyft

If you see a car with a pink mustache, you aren’t hallucinating. This time. Probably. via Facebook

[Update II, 7/25: Lyft has come to terms with the city and will be launching tonight. Per Twitter, free rides for two weeks deal is back on as well.]

[Update: Lyft is delaying their New York launch]

Have you ever wanted to take a cab ride but also wanted to feel a little bit naughty while doing it? You could… well actually, there are thousands of ways you can do that already, but here’s one more to add to the list: Lyft, the Uber-competitor featuring a fleet of pink mustachioed cars, is coming to Brooklyn and Queens this Friday at 7pm, and it’s allowing early disrupters to enjoy rides for the low, low price of nothing (plus tip), just in time for the weekend. (more…)

07/09/14 10:46am
The New Yorker's new audiencer. Via Redditor busterbrown123

The New Yorker‘s new audiencer. Via Redditor busterbrown123

Four years ago I read an article that was one of the most well-researched, well-written pieces of journalism I had ever encountered. It was about bananas. Before that, I couldn’t name one difference between a manzano and a plantain. What could make a coarse cur like me care about cavendishes? The city’s famous martini-soaked weekly, The New Yorker. If you’re like me, though, you can’t just drop $70 on a subscription. But we’re in luck: according to The New York Times, The New Yorker is giving free online access to all of their content from 2007 to the present for three months beginning July 21. (more…)

07/07/14 1:52pm
subway tiles

You can make sure your kitchen always reminds you of your commute! via Flickr user *Bitch Cakes*

Are you redecorating your apartment? Or holding out the hope that one day you can own a place you can redecorate (more likely)? If you are, you’re probably nonplussed by the tile options you have for your bathroom or kitchen. Any idiot can get tiles from a catalog! You want something different, and if you act fast, you can get this Craiglister’s four or five kitchen drawers full of 1920s subway tiles for free. Let’s see the Joneses keep up with that! (more…)

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Our Park Slope Summer Beauty promotion rounds out tomorrow, so it’s your last chance to mention Brokelyn and get 20% off or more on haircuts, waxes, facials and more from the six participating salons, if you haven’t already. Think of it as an Independence Day make-over, so you can bask among the beer and bbq and fireworks this weekend.

Here’s a rundown of what’s offered where:

Slope Suds Salon: 20% off cut or color
Elan Salon & Day Spa and Venelle Salon & Spa: 20% off facials and waxes
Medusa Salon: 20% off all hair services
Salon Bohemia: 20% off any service (hair, waxes, and facials) of at least $30; 25% off when you combine two or more services
Dhaga Aveda Salon: 20% off all services (hair, threading, waxing, ear piercing)

So get thee to the salon and looking good!