03/11/15 2:16pm
body art and soul tattoo

Ooh, you can get a zombie Jake the Dog at Body Art and Soul

“Friday the 13th tattoos?” you’re saying to yourself as you stare at the screen. “Didn’t we just have a Friday the 13th?” Yes, we did, but thanks to the vagaries of the calendar, we’ve got yet another one this week, which means if you missed out on a chance for a cheap goofy tattoo in February, you can get one this Friday. Or if you got one of those $13 tattoos, you can just get another one. After all, it’s Friday, there are plenty of tattoo parlors offering up cheap ink, and this is the last Friday the 13th until November, so get crazy. (more…)

Just look at how happy that tree has made her

Just look at how happy that tree has made her

Spring is on its way, sort of, which means bright trees and bunnies and joy and other things we forgot exist are slowing creeping back into our frostbitten hearts. While we can’t do much to provide you with more bunnies and joy than we usually do, we can help you get some trees. As part of MillionTreesNYC, New York Restoration Project is hosting a tree giveaway this weekend, where you’ll be able to get a tree to plant and hug and do whatever else the kid in The Giving Tree does (except at the end, that part was sad). (more…)

03/09/15 8:48am
citi field

It’s gonna be an even bigger scoreboard than this. via Flickr user Dave Winer

Everyone has been goofing on the Mets for their budget approach to payroll the past few years, but let’s give some credit where it’s due. After years of pinching pennies, the team felt their time to contend was now and opened their wallet to make a major acquisition. No, not Michael Cuddyer (though he could be good), we’re talking about a 62% larger high-def video board in center field. OK so fine, it sounds silly for a cash-strapped team to do that, but at the very least, you can get a look at this giant scoreboard when the Mets broadcast their season opener in Washington on it at a free party at Citi Field. (more…)

03/05/15 11:54am
Let's start thinking about this, hm? via Flickr user Roger

Let’s start thinking about this, hm? via Flickr user Roger

Yeah yeah, we know, snowing out. You know what though? There was baseball on the radio yesterday, summer festivals are rolling out their lineups and it’s fucking March. One final roar from winter isn’t going to stop us from proseltyizing the gospel of #summeriscoming, because the calendar just keeps moving. Time to start thinking about bike rides to Coney Island, bike rides to Rippers, bike rides to places that aren’t the beach. Don’t have a bike? This is the weekend to get one because Ride Brooklyn is having a big sale this weekend. (more…)

03/02/15 3:14pm
Oh  captain our captain

Oh captain our captain

It’s slightly warmer outside today, but you know where it’s actually warm? Florida, which usually we have no use for, but for a few weeks we do, because our beloved Metropolitans have their spring training there. Speaking of the Mets, as has become an annual Brokelyn tradition, it’s time to tell you to buy some cheap Mets tickets again because the team just tweeted out an offer for $5 tickets. $5 tickets for a professional baseball game? Hot damn, let’s all go meet the Mets. Especially because this could be their year! (more…)

03/02/15 12:49pm
free pancake day

Can’t beat not paying for this. via Facebook

Whether you think pancakes are the best, heartiest way to start your day or you fall more on the Hedbergian side of the debate and think they’re good but a bit of a slog, Americans can all agree on one thing: not paying for pancakes is much better than paying for them. So in that spirit of “Give us the pancakes for free, dammit,” tomorrow is the 10th annual National Pancake Day, or as it’s more commonly known, Free Pancake Day. Show up, get a short stack and head into your day in a buttermilk and syrup-soaked haze. Which can’t be that different from your normal Tuesday, right? (more…)

02/27/15 4:13pm
How can a millennial possibly choose?

How can a millennial possibly choose?

Who’s going to capture the millennial vote in the 2016 presidential race? It’s a question that will surely be on the minds of political reporters and harried campaign staff wondering why they got into this stupid game in the first place. Despite the race being almost a year away, we’ve got our first millennial-pandering swag shots fired from PACs representing the two presumed frontrunners in the race,with a Jeb Bush flask from Millennials for Jeb and Ready for Hillary mason jars Hillary Clinton. Still, when voting with your dollars, what are you, the millennial voter, going to be swayed by more? (more…)

02/27/15 10:05am
These outfits will look even better on you

These outfits will look even better on you

As we’re sure you know, humanity is currently having a complete meltdown over the color of a blue and black dress. We’ve been taking meticulous notes to explain it all to our grandchildren when they eventually interview us for some 2nd grade project about their heroes, but we’ve also gotten to wondering where we can find a fancy chameleon outfit like this for ourselves. After all, there’s a pretty big thaw a comin’ and we can’t keep wearing this strategic blanket pile much longer. We’re ready to look shiny for spring, like we showered more than three times this week. Looking fancy, as with most goods and services though, costs money we don’t really have. That’s why we’re super excited about Housing Works’ Best of Spring event, since you not only get to dress like the aristocrats you should have been at a steep discount, you also get to feel like a good person. (more…)

02/19/15 12:06pm

All this and more, allegedly for $800

We don’t need to tell you about how Brooklyn’s real estate market is a nightmare, but if you’d like a refresher course you can learn all about it here, here and here. One way to cut the tension we all feel about oh god where are we going to live is to make some jokes, but one Craigslister has taken it too far by luring desperate apartment seekers with an ad for an $800 bedroom in a new Williamsburg luxury building. If the ad is real, we hope you’re ready to live with someone who describes himself as an “Artist/Entrepreneur/Healer, currently working on my new startup. Cleanliness, Sexiness, Awesomeness, Fitness.” (more…)

02/12/15 10:08am
It's time to get back on your bike

It’s time to get back on your bike

We know, we know, you’re looking at that headline and saying “Spring? The hell you mean spring? Ain’t you seen it’s snowing outside?” First, stop talking like a Teamster, it’s embarassing. Second, while there were some flurries this morning, the sun is out for more time each day, baseball players are in Port St. Lucie in the best shape of their lives and spring is definitely coming. If you’ve been one of those people who’ve been riding in the winter anyway, your bike might need a little love and a good gunk-scraping. No need to do it yourself, not when our pals at Ride Brooklyn have your bike, with a limited number of tune-up discounts for you. (more…)