freddy's dog fashion show

Can you dress your dog better than this? Can you dress YOURSELF better than this? via Freddy’s Bar

Remember that thing about loving dogs and hating people who mistreat them? And how sometimes, drinking beer can save them? Well, on Friday, July 18, you get another chance to help pups in the pound when the holy trinity of awesomeness – beer, dogs and a bar – band together for a dog fashion show at Freddy’s (627 5th Ave., South Slope). (more…)

eden foods park slope food co-op

Hmmmm….why would they do that though? Photoshop (IT’S A PHOTOSHOP IT’S NOT REAL) by Salon

We’ll give this to the Park Slope Food Co-op: they really commit to their crazy experiment with retail democracy, whether it’s their giant arguments over stocking Israeli goods or their giant arguments over providing plastic bags, no issue is too big or small for the co-op. It sounds like they’re wading into another heated fight this month, according to a Fucked in Park Slope mole who leaked plans to debate a boycott of Eden Foods, who are seeking a Hobby Lobby-like birth control insurance exemption. (more…)

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…)

The Mayor lived like common people, like you.

The Mayor lived like common people, like you.

Here’s an impact of Mayor Bloomberg’s 12 years in office that no one thought to measure: if he’d make New Yorkers think that the mayor was always going to be fabulously rich. Sounds like he did though, because how else to explain the fact that Bill de Blasio’s neighbors are disappointed in the act that he’s leaving “ordinary” garbage in front of his Park Slope house as he moves out? (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!

atlantic yards

Hi, remember us? via A/N Blog

Hey, remember how the Barclays Center was supposed to wind up with a bunch of apartments around it, and some of them were even supposed to be affordable apartments? We know, it was a long time ago, before Mayor Tall and his crimewave, when whathisface, the short rich guy was mayor. Anyway, those apartments are still on the table, and according to the New York Times, after the bad press of yet another long delay, the governor and mayor have a new agreement with developer Forest City Ratner for an expedited build and two buildings made up entirely of affordable apartments. They mean it this time though. Seriously guys, stop laughing. (more…)

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Slope Suds wants to clean up your coif

Slope Suds
462 7th Avenue (at 16th Street)
718-788-7837 (SUDS)
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Deal: 20% off cut or color for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3.

Ever wonder what it would be like to get your hair cut without getting it wet first? At Slope Suds, a cozy neighborhood salon in the South Slope, owner Karla Mironov and senior stylist Milla can do your ‘do using the John Sahag dry cutting method, which results in a more precise cut than the traditional wet cut (but they do those as well.) Curly-haired girls, book with senior stylists Alan or Milla. For vibrant, trending color, ask for Amanda, and for buttery highlights and seamless ombre, resident color expert, Nicki, who works weekends. Junior stylist and “rising star” Nallely excels at dapper men’s cuts and fashionable ladies’ styles. While you’re there don’t forget to check out Mironov’s new line, Karla Jean Luxe body care. The Jasmine Grapefruit and Bergamot Sugar Whip sounds delicious, err, for the skin.

Check out the complete Park Slope summer beauty guide here!

Dhaga will do right by your ‘do

Dhaga Aveda Salon
294 5th Avenue (btw 1st and 2nd streets)
347-689-3827
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Deal: 20% off all services for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

If the fact that Dhaga Aveda Salon offered half-price hair cuts and donated the proceeds to cancer patients isn’t reason enough to patronize it, the services alone sound too good to pass up. How about a chocolate wax that will leave your skin silky instead of red and irritated? There’s a whole menu just for “Aveda Hair Treats.” The Scalp Soother is an exfoliating head massage using wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to remove itchy build-up. Curly haired girls: look to stylists Reina Goodrich and Grace Anne Baptiste, who are Deva Curl certified. If you want to go for color, you’ve got highlights to gloss to balayage and ombre options to choose from, all conducted with plant-based Aveda color products that are easy on your mop.

Check out the rest of the deals in our Park Slope summer beauty guide!

Let yourself be pampered at Venelle

Venelle Salon and Spa
62 7th Avenue (at Lincoln Place)
718-989-9855
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Deal: 20% off facials and waxing Mondays-Thursdays for new clients through July 3

Ella Auerbakh’s second Slope spa and salon (she also owns Elan) has a bright energy when you walk in, with shiny wood floors and a rose-colored antique sofa. Meander back where you’ll find a long hallway with a Persian rug and olive green walls, and a lush carpeted staircase leading up to the second-floor hair salon, and you’ll feel like you’ve happened upon an enchanted sorority house. This is a place to be pampered and forget. The green-certified spa employs a holistic approach— the all organic facials use fruits and herbs and medicinal plants, like the Rose hip and Maize Exfoliating C Facial treatment, which draws upon rose hip’s high Vitamin C content and soothing benefits to restore balance to the skin. (It comes in a “spicy version” that adds lime and paprika.) Waxing options run the gamut, from head to toe, so dive in and take off what you don’t need.

View the complete Park Slope summer beauty guide here!

vanderbilt ave pot bust

Oh man, someone is in SO much trouble. Photos by Kenny Ross

Possibly in an attempt to corner the market on locally-sourced weed that didn’t have to be flown here from Canada, Tennessee or California, some enterprising folks had a huge pot farm in a house on Vanderbilt Avenue and Dean Street. The thing they hadn’t thought of apparently, was that grow lights can cause a fire, which unfortunately for them is exactly what happened yesterday, sparking a house fire that summoned firefighters, who then had to call the NYPD after they found what a DCPI spokesman told us were “multiple plants.” As of this moment, a police spokesman told Brokelyn that no arrests have been made, and police are still getting a count on how many pot plants were found in the house, but no matter how many it was, someone’s big investment just went up in smoke. (more…)