morbid anatomy museum

Oh sure, not spooky at all. via Facebook

Remember when it was cool to wear all black and be openly depressed and obsessed with death? Being a teen goth wasn’t my thing, but just because you choose to dress in color and be optimistic about life and the world doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate and partake in the creepier thing sin life. Like the death-obsessed Morbid Anatomy Museum (424A 3rd Avenue) in Gowanus, for instance. And with this Amazon local deal of the day you can appreciate it for less, with 55% off an annual membership! (more…)

ticket oak

You can’t get a Ticket Oak, but that might be for the best…

It’s fall, but that’s no excuse for you to hole up indoors binge-watching old episodes of The Office with a sexually compatible person you barely tolerate (that’s what winter is for). Right now though, you should be out there enjoying nature, and you can do it by bringing nature to you by grabbing a free tree at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza (1360 Fulton Street) this weekend. This is a great way to branch out and meet your neighbors, even if you’re not sure whether you’re putting down roots or leaving in just a couple of years. (more…)

09/30/14 4:23pm
brewskeeball

It’s time once again, but you’ve got more money in your pocket this time. via Facebook

More than just the October chill (or uh, September curtain of humidity we guess), you can also feel competition in the air as the seasons turn. The baseball playoffs are here, Brooklyn’s first minor league football team is getting ready to kick off, but most importantly, it’s time for another Brewskee-Ball skeeson. And unlike other years when you had to go digging in couch cushions for your registration money, this year they’re making it cheap to roll up and play, with a Groupon that knocks off almost half the price to play this season. (more…)

09/25/14 1:37pm
Let @rukus_tattoo ink you with one of these tats for only $40 at Black Square Tattoo

You always wanted a pair of dice on your wrist

Been dreaming about getting a pizza slice tattoo for a while now, to commemorate your love of NYC and, well, pizza? How ’bout a black spider to get you in the Halloween mindset? These are just a few of the designs available for only $40 at Williamsburg’s Black Square Tattoo tomorrow, Friday, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., a promotion in celebration of the parlor’s one year anniversary.

It’s first come, first serve tomorrow, so the earlier you can get there, the better. Check out Black Square on Instagram, where the shop will be uploading flash sheets of available tats.

kennaland brooklyn

That guy with the hat, he’s a big deal, but he’ll still cut your hair like a celebrity. via Facebook

There’s something about redheads that fascinates people into either lust or contempt, despite the fact that it’s just different hair on your head and the rest of your body (like your sex parts). Whatever the reason, being a redhead is either great or not so great depending on the day. Today, thanks to a 50% off a fancy haircut deal from fancy new hair salon Kennaland Brooklyn (113 Franklin Street) that Greenpointers found, being a redhead is a good thing. (more…)

09/19/14 2:10pm
luna park halloween harvest

This could be pretty much any day at Coney Island though. via Luna Park

Well, it’s big bummer, but it’s time for us to admit that summer is pretty much over and done with. Even if we wanted to hold on, the calendar is turning the page on Sunday, so we might as well also. On the other hand, it also means we can start ramping up for Halloween. First up on the list of things to do: grab a discounted ticket to the Luna Park Halloween party. After all, the rides are scary, so the prices shouldn’t be. We’ll be here all week folks, try the veal. (more…)

permanent records

Someone probably already got the Zappa though. :( via Facebook

Permanent Records, Greenpoint-based purveyors of vinyl goods, has lost its lease, and Thursday will be their final day of regular business at 181 Franklin Street before they head down to South Slope. While it’s always sad when a record store is forced to leave their home, Permanent will live on, and you can stand to benefit from this development with their massive moving sale, going on now through the end of business Thursday. We placed a call to see just how massive, and they’ve definitely delivered. (more…)

09/16/14 11:26am
This could be you! Every day!

This could be you! Every day!

We’ve all been there: you walk into a wine shop not really sure of what you get, you just know you don’t want to get the wrong thing. Paralyzed by choice, you panic and just buy wine-flavored product and then everyone at the cheese party hates you. Well, buck up, because soon they’ll be drinking from the wine you made in your apartment. No, not prison wine, actual fancy wine that you can make with this half-price home wine-making kit. (more…)

09/15/14 9:01am
bicycle roots

Protect your soft skull, for less. via Bicycle Roots

Welp, it’s just about fall, so that means it’s time to put your bike in storage until spring, right? Wrong! In the fall, you can ride your bike without turning into a sweaty mess, which means you can still avoid paying for a MetroCard unless absolutely necesarry, and still get places earlier than your friends. You can do all of that even cheaper than usual too, because Bicycle Roots (609 Nostrand Avenue, Crown Heights) is having themselves a big sale, chopping prices on things like bikes, bags, jackets and of course, helmets. It is, after all, the fall. (more…)

09/10/14 11:27am
Time 2 learn

Time 2 learn

If you’re suffering the wave of back-to-school nostalgia that Target commercials and Old Navy window displays forces on the post-grad crowd, you’re not alone. You may be done shopping for dorm supplies (take a minute to celebrate never needing a shower caddy again) and composition books may never be in your life again, but you’re never too old to continue learning.

College classes are tempting, and expensive, to broaden your education, but there are plenty of university-less classes in New York that will teach you valuable, and practical lessons, like new languages, how to further your career, make a ceramic bowl, code an app, and much more, and you shouldn’t have to take out any loans to do it! Plus, you may learn a new marketable skill. Etsy always has room for another liberal arts grad… (more…)