the compound cowork

There are worse places to spend a summer Saturday. We think. via Facebook

Freelancers, small business owners lend us your ears! Working out of a cafe is merely a croissant and a small coffee away, but does the fear of having your laptop  stolen while you hit the can or order another large iced Americano ever go away?

If not, and you’re tired of your co-workers consisting of your cats when you work from home, then it might be time to check out a space where other freelancers just like you congregate to get work done. Brooklyn’s newest co-working space, The Compound Cowork (507 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens), is officially launching this Saturday, and to celebrate they’re offering a free day of co-working (that normally sets you back $30) from 1pm-8pm. (more…)

underground thrift store

You probably can’t fit the whole rack of clothes in a bag, but hey, if you get creative… via Facebook

Sometimes you pop in to a thrift store with just the idea of grabbing a new basketball jersey or sundress, when suddenly you find yourself overwhelmed with a bunch of things you love. The only problem is that you have to pay for them all and you don’t want to do that. Well, if you’re really good at managing space, your time for thrift store hoarding has come, because on Sunday, June 29, Brooklyn Heights’ Underground Thrift Store (65 Hicks Street, at the Plymouth Church) will sell you a sack for $25 and let you fill it with all the clothes you can fit. (more…)

06/23/14 3:12pm
lou reed road case ebay

Not just any case to put stuff in, it’s Lou Reed’s old case that he put stuff in. via eBay

Hey there struggling musicians. Looking to get some kind of extra edge on the competition through supernatural chicanery possibly? Just have a fame fetish? Well, either way, you can indulge those impulses or ideas now, because as pointed out by the Village Voice, a bunch of Lou Reed’s old music stuff is being auctioned off on eBay by his touring company, Sister Ray Enterprises. Is any of it haunted? Well there’s nothing in the auction items that says they aren’t haunted. (more…)

brooklyn boulders summer solstice

When it’s time to boulder party we will boulder party hard. via Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn-based climbers, rejoice. Brooklyn-based climbers who also love being at the front of lines, rejoice harder. Brooklyn Boulders (575 Degraw Street), the ultra-popular climbing gym in Gowanus, is kicking off the summer this Saturday with their Summer Solstice Sale and Party, and there are extra savings in it for anybody who shows up and hangs out in line tomorrow. (more…)

06/18/14 1:24pm
Carrie on my wayward son.

Carrie on my wayward son.

Film Biz Recycling, as you might know, takes used clothes from film and TV shows that would normally go in the garbage and resells them to you for cheap. On Friday, the Gowanus shop is having a big sale on 80s clothes, after getting an “enormous wardrobe and material selection from a recently canceled show that takes place in the 80s.” The store isn’t allowed to say where it gets the stuff from, but we’re just gonna use our super powers of journalistic deduction and say that it’s from The Carrie Diaries, which just bit the dust. Hey, Carrie Jr.’s loss is your gain! The night is going to be a whole 80s party with karaoke, videos and free fuzzy navels too. (more…)

06/16/14 1:57pm
brooklyn cyclones

A happy recap is even happier when it comes at half the cost. via Facebook

At 31-38 and sitting perilously close to last place in the NL East, the Mets might be inspiring feelings of sadness and frustration if you’re a fan. “It’s depressing,” you’re probably thinking, “that 400-year-old Bobby Abreu is probably the team’s best hitter. Can the Mets even physically score more than five runs in two straight games?” It’s okay, we’re here to help, with half-price Brooklyn Cyclones tickets, so you can catch future Mets who might make watching the parent club more bearable. (more…)

06/10/14 1:20pm
citizen ink friday the 13th tattoos

Citizen Ink is feeling lucky, are you? via Facebook

Don’t look now, but Friday the 13th is fast approaching once again. Some folks may like to mark the occasion by sitting back and watching Jason Takes Manhattan for the umpteenth time, while others might dive under their beds at midnight, crippled with fear for the ensuing 24 hours. For those of us who are not stricken with triskaidekaphobia, and are not crazy about the eighth, not-very-good installment of an 80s horror franchise, how’s about a sweet tattoo deal? If you’ve finally decided to get that flaming bag of poop, UFO, or shattered mirror, but were waiting for the price to be just right, check out these eight spots for $13 Friday the 13th tattoo specials. This will be the very last Friday the 13th of 2014, so why risk living out the next several months in regret? (more…)

Treat yo’self at Elan

Elan Salon & Day Spa
157 7th Avenue (at Garfield Place)
718-789-1700
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Deal: 20% off waxing and facials Mondays-Thursdays for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

When Lithuanian-born Ella Auerbakh came to Brooklyn in 1987, a conservatory trained pianist with a one-year-old baby, she pursued a secondary degree as an esthetician to make ends meet. She’s now the owner of two 7th Avenue salon and spa destinations, Elan which she opened in 1993, and Venelle in 2009. The cheery space with hard wood floors and exposed brick is a full service hair salon as well as providing spa services like massages, facials, waxing and nails. Facials all employ plant-based products and minerals to soothe and exfoliate; try the Plantogen Healing Manuka Honey Layered Facial, which works wonders for acne or oily-prone skin. Elan provides both smooth wax and hard wax services—the latter applies wax directly to your skin without using strips, which might be a good option for the faint of heart.

Check out the full Park Slope Summer Beauty Guide here!

06/09/14 8:44am
new york mets groupon

Johan Santana celebrating how cheap a Mets game is these days. via Facebook

Even for what was supposed to be a transition year, just about everything has managed to go wrong for the 2014 Mets. Their free agent outfielders have stunk, they had no closer for weeks, their catcher of the future just got sent to the minors and Citi Field is still in their heads, making them one of the worst home teams in baseball. That last one especially makes the latest $9 Groupon for Mets tickets less of a bargain and more of the actual price you should be paying to see the Mets play baseball right now. (more…)

Salon Bohemia’s motto: “Yes, we do your type of hair!”

Salon Bohemia
437 7th Ave. (at 15th Street)
718-788-8750
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Deal: 20% off any service of at least $30; 25% off two or more services Mondays-Fridays for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

With black and white walls, tarnished metal lockers and hard wood floors, this South Slope salon has a sleek, bare bones aesthetic, leaving it to your hair as the main event. The multicultural team prides itself on accommodating all kinds of coifs, with a motto of “Yes, we do your type of hair!” Owner Wendy Smith is a Park Slope native, old-school when it comes to Brooklyn but current when it comes to hair, a color expert who continuously trains with John Paul Mitchell and attends hair shows as often as she can. Bohemia also offers waxes, threading and facials, so take advantage of the 25% off discount by combining two or more different services. Cash tips only please.

Check out our complete Park Slope summer beauty guide for all the deals!