Set your intention: make rent this month. via Brooklyn Yoga School
Community classes and introductory specials aside, yoga in Brooklyn is getting ridiculously expensive. Monthly studio memberships cost upwards of $100, and that’s before you’ve factored in your commute to and from, or your meals before and after. Before you know it, what should be a moment of peace in your day becomes a major source of stress.
We hate to see you like this, and we also hate to see your wallets bone-dry. (After all, how are you gonna tip your bartenders when you use our new wine books?) So we rounded up all the cheap yoga you can do in Brooklyn. These classes are $10 or less, all the time, so you can keep your Namastés in the mix and still enjoy all the other things out there that cost money. (more…)
You’ve enjoyed our Beer and Cocktail Books (and so have we!) Now we’re growing up, grabbing our Robert Parker books and dipping into wine terroir-tory with our first-ever Brooklyn Wine Book, a collection of tickets good for 2-for-1 glasses at fantastic wine bars and wine-focused eateries from Cobble Hill to Greenpoint.
Oh the toasty fall and winter afternoons and big, buttery nights that await you! From Pinot to Prosecco, Malbec to Muscadet, you will enjoy sipping your way through all 20 of the inventive and unstuffy wine-centric venues curated by Rachel Signer, our resident expert. Priced for gifting (and designed for hanging on a museum wall by our very own Shaylyn Berlew), the Brooklyn Wine Book is an enticement to get out there and up your date game.
The Brooklyn Wine Book. (Photo by Taylor Naught, Selamat Pagi.)
If you’ve bought our Beer and Cocktail Books, you’re already that friend who knows all the best bars, no matter what Brooklyn neighborhood you’re in. The Brooklyn Wine Book introduces you to 20 more places for your go-to list (photos and a map below): (more…)
Maybe you’ll end up here one day? If you’re lucky, of course. Image via Dr. Karl-Heinz Krauskopf, via OHNY
New York City has plenty of secrets hiding behind the walls of its buildings and in its marshy areas where you usually don’t feel too much like venturing in deeply. For one weekend a year, Open House New York allows you to peek behind the walls and learn about some of the city’s most interesting buildings and landmarks. There are plenty of tours to see around the city on October 17 and 18, and plenty to see in Brooklyn, but you only have so much time. So, here are the tours we think look most interesting right here in BK (tours that require $5 reservations, which open October 7 at 11am, are noted as needing them). (more…)
As soon as websites started competing for EXCLUSIVES to determine how much pizza Pizza Rat actually ate and publications wrote highbrow thinkpieces about it and people hauled out cheap imitations like Milkshake Squirrel, you knew that Pizza Rat was an Official Thing of 2015. All Official Things of a given year wind up with Halloween costumes, and we don’t begrudge America’s cash-in costuming industry for grabbing at dollars. Still, a line has to be drawn somewhere, and we’re drawing it here, today. This Sexy Pizza Rat costume is all sorts of wrong, and it just needs to go. (more…)
Shalom Japan LOOKS fancy, but you can still eat there without breaking the bank. via Facebook
As they do every year, Michelin is about to announce what they consider to be the best restaurants in New York City. And while we all love a good meal out on the town, sometimes you don’t want to take out a mortgage to be able to afford it. So that’s why we have the Michelin Bib Gourmands, which are the best restaurants the prestigious guide says you can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. Brooklyn is all over the list, with 32 restaurants to eat out at and look fancy and impressive, which is great. However, when it comes to choosing the dessert or the wine, don’t ask us what you to do. It’s your journey. (more…)