09/03/14 3:33pm
new york restoration project

Trees! Trees for you to enjoy! via Facebook

A tree grows in Brooklyn, with your help of course! Who says New York is a concrete jungle without enough greenery? This year marks year 7 of MillionTreesNYC’s free tree giveaway. That’s right, free fruit trees for you to take home and plant at home or at a community garden, to take care of, raise as your own beautiful child, and literally enjoy the fruits of your labor! (more…)

08/28/14 9:38am
the weather man

Hey, it worked for this guy.

Hey, have you heard? New York City is dangerous again, and that means you need some protection. No sense in trying for a gun though, those are way too difficult to get around here, at least legally. So while you could go find some back alley in which to buy yourself a snub nose .38, allow us to suggest a different path: a good old fashioned bow and arrow. You might not know how to use one now, but there’s a Groupon out there for lessons right here in Brooklyn for half of what it usually will run you. (more…)

08/27/14 8:26am
ride brooklyn

So many bikes, so little money. At least some of them will be cheaper than usual. via Facebook

Just because the temperatures will start dropping soon and you’ll have to start wearing sweatshirts and (eep) jackets, doesn’t mean you should stop riding your bike. That’s just what the Car Lobby wants. And hell, fall is a perfect time to buy bikes or bike accessories, or at least it seems that way, because Ride Brooklyn is having a giant sale for Labor Day weekend starting Thursday. (more…)

08/26/14 2:00pm
housing works

Not only do you get to look dashing and get great deals, you also help a good cause. Everybody wins (but especially you). via Facebook

Housing Works Thrift Shop’s semiannual Best of Fall  sale starts this Saturday, and it features discounts from 70 to 90 percent off so you can look all fancy for the turning leaves. Entry to their twelve participating thrift shops, including their Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights locations, is free and they’ve re-stocked their stores with clothes from designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Chloé and Campomaggi, along with new art and furniture. You can see more of the deals on their Pinterest board. (more…)

08/21/14 10:19am

See, they even make this trash receptacle look nice and welcoming. via Flickr user Hubert Figuière

We usually encourage people to go out and get some free trees when they’re available, and we think you should still do that if the chance arrives. Still, trees are very big, so if you’ve been waiting for something smaller with which to beautify your block or neighborhood, register to get a big bag of free daffodil bulbs from New Yorkers for Parks. Look at them up there! They’re so bright! (more…)

08/20/14 2:19pm
us open

Oh what, you don’t want to see free tennis?

Attending the US Open, the nation’s most important tennis event of the year, is pricey, with the cheapest tickets starting at $74. Still, you can catch some world class tennis matches this week for free, during the tournament’s qualifying rounds! Free US Open tennis? That might even be worth catching bed bugs on the 7 train on the way over! (more…)

08/20/14 8:39am
Spa Castles are better than tiny spapartments

Spa Castles are better than spapartments

We’re not exactly trying to say you’ve been looking like a tense wreck lately, but a day at a spa probably wouldn’t hurt. LivingSocial is going one step further and suggesting you go to an entire Spa Castle to recover your waning youthful good looks. The deal they’ve got cuts their $40 weekday general admission to $20, so you can take the train to the other train to the bus to College Point, Queens to look less haggard. (more…)

08/15/14 2:13pm

This one seems like it could be good for you.

If you’ve just moved into a new apartment, congratulations! We hope it doesn’t have bed bugs. Also, you might want to do a little bit of decorating. Finally get rid of your Reservoir Dogs poster and that Ikea art you made a huge mistake buying, and check out Gilt’s Banksy sale for a quick way to spruce up your new pad. (more…)
08/14/14 10:55am
national thrift store day

Thrifting is love at Recycle-A-Bicycle. via Facebook

It seems only appropriate that August 15, along with being my mother’s birthday (once affectionately nicknamed the Coupon Queen by her loving family) is also National Thrift Store Day. While those of you with summer Fridays may be too fancy to get excited about 15-50% off donated, pre-used clothing and housewares, but for the rest of us this is cause for citywide celebration. (more…)

08/12/14 8:49am
jeurys familia

Thanks Jeurys!

The Mets went to Philadelphia this weekend and kicked some Phillie ass, taking three of four from the only team worse than them in the NL East. Hooray for our road warrior Mets. Hooray for you too, because the Mets were running a promotion where every strikeout by their pitchers got you 1% off tickets at this week’s homestand, and the Mets struck out 30 Phillies. Which means 30% off tickets this week, which means just $11 for a ticket in the cheap seats. Hey, that’s cheaper than Cyclones tickets! (more…)