You might not even be thinking about it, since it’s February and it’s TEN GODDAMN DEGREES OUT, but baseball is closer than you think. In fact, after today, it will be just 31 days until the New York Mets kick off their season and their totally rational believable march towards 90 wins. Snark aside, the Mets already have one victory this year, with team captain David Wright being named “The Face of MLB.” To celebrate this victory, the Mets are selling a whole bunch of $5 tickets for their April 4 game against the Reds (since David Wright is number 5). (more…)
Aspire to be better than Scar-Jo was in Vicky Christina Barcelona
We all at some point have fancied ourselves photographers. Some of us daydream, a friend’s borrowed DSLR in our hands, about how to take our dilettantish habit a step further, but our scheming easily deflates when faced with the steep price of the average photography class, not to mention gear. What if there was a super affordable way to pick up a few pointers? Photography center Brooklyn Central (BKC) in DUMBO is bringing back $5 Fridays, offering classes on a range of different picture-taking techniques for the price of your average happy hour beer.
You can have it all/My empire of stamps. via Flickr user waitscm
You come across the occasional weird thing being given away on Craigslist. Your tank full of bugs, your excess breast milk, a sex swing stand. But ever have we come across something as sad this this listing giving away a dead guy’s stamps,some used and some not used which was apparently part of his last wishes. It’s very sad, but on the other hand, if you have some wedding invitations to send out, you should stop by Fort Greene soon. (more…)
A spinning flying light-up UFO is a bargain at any price, but especially if it ends up on sale. via Facebook
One thing about sales is that while it’s great to save money, they’re often not random and out of control enough for our tastes. Great, 50% off jeans for a week, the same jeans, the same price cut. Exit9 Gift Emporium (127 Smith Street, Boerum Hill) knows how boring that is, so they’re holding a sale from February 21 to March 9 that they’re calling Price Is Right Sale, where the discounts on window items start at 30% tomorrow and then start going up progressively, reaching 85% off by March 8. (more…)
That is a lot of records no one wants. via Gothamist
Academy Records closed and moved to Greenpoint, as we all know, because Williamsburg is over. But just like when you move, they left lot of crap behind that they didn’t really want, except in their case, it’s hundreds of records instead of a bedbug-infested couch. Gothamist has pictures of the destruction they got from a tipster, who said a cleaning crew is taking out all the records, which seem in decent shape, and just tossing them. So if you want to dig through the trash pile on North 6th between Berry and Wythe, it’s all yours. Just get there before it rains and the records get all gross.
People at last year’s book sale looking for good books to give a good home to. via Facebook
If there’s one thing I envy about Christianity, it’s that churches know how to party. After seeing a thrift store underneath one, a pop-up restaurant inside another one and an NYU dorm disguised as one, and I’m officially jealous. And starting Thursday night, the Park Slope Methodist Church’s annual book sale is all set to be another must-attend event for socialites, Brooklynites, and neophytes alike—not to mention people who still read hard-copy books. (more…)
For the iPhone owner who’s too busy to reach into his pocket twice!
If there’s two things in this world that are hot, red hot, magma hot, they’re iPhones and vaporizers. People everywhere are still getting robbed for their iPhones, and the captains of industry are getting all potted up on weed with vaporizers. Some enterprising genius combined these two thing into the VapeCase you see above. So if you want a free hand after sending a text message, but still want to hold your phone but also get high, your day has finally arrived! And with a Groupon, it’s arrived even cheaper than usual. (more…)
Have you taken the opportunity to ride New York City’s big blue doom machines, better known as Citi Bike? We know, as bikes they’re not like your fixie. But they get the job done, and it’s better to use these on these snow-covered roads that will get your bike dirty, and opposed to a bike you’ll have to clean. Of course, the price could also be a sticking point, so that’s why it’s nice to know that they’re giving away a free day pass if you sign up for their email list. (more…)
So we’re all in agreement that high rents will be the doom of us all. Still, you don’t have to lie down and take it, you just have to keep your eye out for the few scraps of affordable housing that are thrown to us. Like the four Williamsburg apartments at 59 Orient Avenue for $1000 that are taking applications. Yep, that’s right, Williamsburg living for $1000/month in a 1 or 2-bedroom apartment. Run, don’t walk to your email. (more…)
If you can’t think of some book, any book to get her, how strong is your relationship anyway? via Facebook
We’re basically at DEFCON 1 with Valentine’s Day, what with it being this week, and you’re probably panicking a little bit because you haven’t bought your boo a gift. Plus, shouldn’t there be something in this whole thing for you? Well, never fear, because the folks at powerHouse Arena are here with a buy one book, get a second half-off sale that lasts through Valentine’s Day. Finally, some people who recognize that Valentine’s Day is as much about treating yourself as it is treating your alleged special someone. (more…)