11/21/14 11:30am
bicycle roots

Damn son, you could use a tune-up. via Flickr user hugovk

It’s winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop riding your bike. Let’s not forget, subway platforms and bus shelters are still cold as hell, so at least if you bike you’ll be actually moving through that cold air. Your bike might need a little love to be in tip-top shape to get through all the winter crap that’s gonna hit your streets, and your pals at Bicycle Roots (609 Nostrand Avenue, Crown Heights) will help you do just that, with a coupon for $20 off a tune up that’s good until the end of the year. (more…)

11/12/14 10:38am
Did we mention they offer cooking classes? They offer cooking classes. (Courtesy of Flickr user anjuli_ayer)

Did we mention they offer cooking classes? They offer cooking classes. Courtesy of Flickr user anjuli_ayer

Do you dream at night of owning a state-of-the-art slow cooker? Forever kicking yourself that you scoffed when your mom tried to pawn off her copy of Joy of Cooking to you? Well your culinary crusade could become a reality this week with The Brooklyn Kitchen’s 8th birthday sale! (more…)

11/11/14 2:13pm
indie media camp

A whole lot of blog learning going on. Photo by Julia Cawley

Despite the fact that there are few, possibly no, barriers to entry when it comes to the exciting world of internet media, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. There are things you have to know, like whether venture capital is important or a smart thing to get, how to spread your viral posts like an uncontrollable virus through social media and how to get good photos with your crappy spacephone camera. Good thing for you that Brooklyn Based is helping teach you all that at Indie Media Camp again this year, and better for you that as a Brokelyn reader, you can get $50 off admission with a discount code we’ve got for you. (more…)

11/11/14 10:57am
morning star tattoo

Bet you wish you had a military ID now. via Instagram

It’s Veteran’s Day, so if you’re out there not working today, thank a veteran for that. And also for doing a job that most of us aren’t really inclined to do, even those of us really really into war. While you’re doing that, you should also tell them that they can get a cheap tattoo today at Morning Star Tattoo (44 Wyckoff Avenue), just by bringing their military ID. How cheap? Try as low as $25. Hey, someone tell Greenpoint’s hipster soldier. (more…)

11/10/14 10:26am
bk fit week

Sure you’ll be getting yelled at and feel sore, but at least you’ll pay less for the privilege. via Facebook

We love our restaurants here in Brooklyn, and we especially love our various restaurant weeks around here, be they Italian, Caribbean or just of the general variety. Those are great, but if you’re indulging at them, you might notice your pants are a little snugger than usual. So, to help us recover from those cheap meal weeks, here’s BK Fit Week, a one week program of cheap gym deals around Brooklyn from today until November 16. (more…)

11/07/14 11:37am
Hopefully you don't wind up with the Clone Saga, which was just bad

Hopefully you don’t wind up with the Clone Saga, which was just bad

Hey nerd, looking to beef up your comic collection? Of course you (we) are, there’s never a bad opportunity to put more boxes of comics in your apartment somewhere. Well, maybe there is sometimes, but in this case, there is no good reason to skip this offer for between 50 and 75 classic comics for just $39, instead of $550. It’s winter, what else are you going to do but seek comfort in familiar things, like say, old comics? (more…)

11/05/14 2:38pm
You could look this cool. Well maybe not THIS cool, but close.

You could look this cool. Well maybe not THIS cool, but close.

We’re lamenting about graduating from Brokelyn High last Thursday, and like any good Millennial, the nostalgia is already coming on strong. We had a great freakin’ time at the Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance, but the clear-cut winner of the popularity contest wasn’t Mascot the Bear (sorry, Mascot), but our limited-edition varsity jackets. Not only do these bad boys make you look like you lettered in assassinating nefarious high school bullies, but they are hand-to-Holy-Spirit the most comfortable jacket you’ll purchase this fall. Did we mention the secret inside pocket? Oh. There’s a secret inside pocket. At just $30, this jacket is less expensive than a week’s worth of $7 lattes from that one coffee shop in Greenpoint, and it will keep you just as warm.

The jackets in action at the Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance. (Photo courtesy of Kim Dinaro)

The jackets in action at the Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance. (Photo courtesy of Kim Dinaro)

So what are you waiting for? Order your Brokelyn High Varsity Jacket now! (Or, conversely, if you want to start your summer shopping early, we’ve got t-shirts for sale too).

ruby's bar coney island

Not just any bar stool, a Coney Island bar stool. Photo by Trivia Vita, via Amusing the Zillion

Doing a bit of redecorating in your apartment? Why, you don’t own it. We’re not gonna stand in your way if you feel the need to get some new furniture though, that’s not our thing. What we will do instead is point you in the direction of furniture that is both cheap and cool, which today means letting you know that as per Amusing the Zillion, Ruby’s in Coney Island is selling off some of their chairs for just $10. Better move fast on this one, just leave work, they’ll understand. (more…)

10/31/14 1:55pm
cypress hills cemetery

Hey, maybe you’ll make it here after all. via Facebook

So you were all set to make sure that one day you were going to be a New York City resident…forever. Then you read our investigation on how much it costs to get buried in Brooklyn and you figured you’d just try to dig a shallow grave in a construction site instead. But wait! Turns out that in true NYC thrift fashion, you can buy a secondhand grave. Some of them are only slightly used! (more…)

jimmyjane bullet

Way, way better than fun-size Jujubees

It’s kind a bummer that now that we’re adults, people are less into the idea of giving us free stuff in exchange for dressing as Superman or Aquaman or Slutty Jon Stewart on Halloween, but we guess that’s just part of life. What’s this though? Babeland in Park Slope (462 Bergen Street) is getting into the spirit of the holiday tomorrow, giving away vibrators to the first 25 people who show up the the store tomorrow. You don’t have to show up in a costume, but there’s a potential reward in it. (more…)