11/06/15 3:12pm
You can actually see Hamilton for a Hamilton, if you're lucky. via Facebook

You can actually see Hamilton for a Hamilton, if you’re lucky. via Facebook

Look: we know you want to see Hamilton. We know that your mom back in Iowa wants to see Hamilton. And we know that, in the best of all matronly worlds, your mom wants to see Hamilton with you. But I’m not here to help you with that. The New York Times is here to help you with that.

I, on the other hand, am here to tell you about some cheap theatre hacks that, while not as edifying as, say, a rap duel about the foundations of American civic policy, might still help you on a more fiscal level. Basically, I’m going to tell you how to lie, cheat, steal, bone, and gamble your way into some decent shows.  (I guess I’ll also tell you about company subscriptions and more responsible, less-boning-heavy ways of acquiring discounted Broadway tickets. But we all know which ones you’re going to go for.) (more…)

Welcome home, lady!

Welcome home, lady!

Searching through Craigslist for a room in New York is one of the more depressing endeavors you can put yourself through. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the terrible listings you come across are a joke. On the other hand, sometimes, like in the case of this $450/month windowless walk-in closet that three guys are advertising as ideal for a woman, they’re entirely too real and you’re face-to-face with the pitiless screaming ghoul that is New York City real estate. Close your eyes and don’t look at it, lest it melt your face off! (more…)

10/23/15 9:30am
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There’s a universe of options for $31 tattoos at Big Bang Ink, and other tattoo shops this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and here in Brooklyn you can celebrate it right many different ways. In addition to all the parties happening, five awesome tattoo shops are treating you to something that will last forever (unlike your Halloween candy), $31 tattoos. So grab your $31, and the nearest (dare)devil and go get inked!
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Pay what you can, wear what you can plank in. via Sacred FB

Pay what you can, wear what you can plank in. via Sacred FB

Boy, it’s a good time to love yoga. Last week we told you where you could find classes on the cheap, and now this week Sacred Brooklyn (197 Clifton Place) is offering pay-what-you-wish classes all week long! Today thru Sunday, October 19-25, drop in to the studio to break a sweat, and pay as much or as little as you like.
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10/14/15 10:01am
You wanna be that free spirit snapping pics of trees? You should probably practice. Photo by Rula Sibai

You wanna be that free spirit snapping pics of trees? You should probably practice. Photo by Rula Sibai

It’s Fall, y’all. The leaves are changing, and so are you! This is a season of wistful endings and new beginnings, not to mention the gratuitous imbibing of pumpkin beer. And in order to help make sure you’re taking full advantage of the autumn hour, we rounded up 5 of the falliest fall courses worth checking out on CourseHorse.

In addition to teaching you valuable life skills like cooking, knitting and what-have-you, booking any of these courses through us helps keep the wheels on the Brokesmobile a-turning. Hey, it’s a karmic boost and a new talent all wrapped up in one! (more…)

10/07/15 10:00am
Set your intention: cheaper yoga. via Brooklyn Yoga School

Set your intention: make rent this month. via Brooklyn Yoga School

Community classes and introductory specials aside, yoga in Brooklyn is getting ridiculously expensive. Monthly studio memberships cost upwards of $100, and that’s before you’ve factored in your commute to and from, or your meals before and after. Before you know it, what should be a moment of peace in your day becomes a major source of stress.

We hate to see you like this, and we also hate to see your wallets bone-dry. (After all, how are you gonna tip your bartenders when you use our new wine books?) So we rounded up all the cheap yoga you can do in Brooklyn. These classes are $10 or less, all the time, so you can keep your Namastés in the mix and still enjoy all the other things out there that cost money.  (more…)

09/29/15 4:15pm
Catch the rolling fever. via Facebook

Catch the rolling fever. via Facebook

You can feel it in your sexy young bones, New York City being swept up in a wave of sports (specifically NL EAST CHAMPION NEW YORK METS) fever. Resist all you want, soon you too will be screaming things at a bar along with other people who are hoping the screaming will help move things your way. Of course, you could also take that aggression and get out there and compete at sports, but what’s out there? Oh hey, Brewskee-ball is, and a sport that encourages both alcohol consumption by its competitors and a lack of much movement, it sounds perfect for you. Even better, we can get you hefty discount a full season of all the action. (more…)

08/28/15 10:02am
Make their closet your closet. via Facebook

Make their closet your closet. via Facebook

Now that you’ve managed to turn your favorite clothes into ripped up, sweat-stained shells of what they once more, you’re gonna need to get some new clothes for fall so that you remain fashionable (and aren’t nude and freezing all season). The only problem with getting a new wardrobe that hasn’t been shredded by summer is it can cost you a bunch of money, but you can avoid Empty Wallet Syndrome by shopping smart and hitting up Housing Works’ Best of Fall sale, which is dragging designer clothes down to prices that you can afford. (more…)

08/26/15 4:23pm
This could be your life

This could be your life (NOTE: Not the hospital beds in question)

Here it is, the Craigslist version of “For sale, baby shoes, never worn,” an ad that reads:

I HAVE TWO HOSPITAL BEDS TO BE GIVEN AWAY. ONE IS BARELY USED, THE OTHER

ONE IS USED, BUT BOTH ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

Also there are some instructions on how to claim the beds from their owner in Sheepshead Bay, but the ad itself raises a series of questions: (more…)

08/14/15 11:07am
Look like this, even in the winter, for less. via Facebook

Look like this, even in the winter, for less. via Facebook

Everywhere you look, people are pretending like the summer is ending tomorrow (even though, as we will happily point out, summer isn’t officially over until September 23). Beacon’s Closet is no exception as it turns out, so they’re selling off a bunch of summer clothes this weekend at all of their locations. Looks like you can get a whole new summer wardrobe to rock for another month of summer, all up to 50% off each item. (more…)