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…)

arcade fire

They’re ready to party. Or at least as ready as the Arcade Fire can be to party.

So you missed the Arcade Fire when they played Bushwick, and you’ve been regretting it ever since. Good thing you can see them at Barclays Center, huh? Why pay full price though, when you can use this Groupon to pay 50% less for tickets to Win Butler and pals wear giant paper maché heads? No seriously, we’re asking why you’d do that. (more…)

08/07/14 4:53pm

You can pay what you like to look like this. Well, you’d still need to be in shape to look like THIS. via OnlyAtoms

We all know that all it takes is a cute new running tank and shorts to actually get you to exercise (what Netflix subscription?) but you don’t even have to leave your bed to shop during OnlyAtoms‘ pay-what-you-want sale.

Race to your computer, because according to DNA Info, the athletic gear outfitter is celebrating its launch by offering pay-what-you-want running gear for a limited time. (more…)

melville house publishing

The international sign for “Good cheap books here.” At least today it is. via Facebook

Sometimes your tiny apartment gets a little too cluttered for your taste and you have a stoop sale. Brooklyn-based independent publishers Melville House Publishing knows what that’s like, but instead of putting out crap no one wants, the publisher is basically giving books away today at its DUMBO office/bookstore (145 Plymouth Street) with their Backlist Blowout Sale.

From noon to 9pm today, a huge selection of books from their back catalog will be on sale, with paperbacks going for only $1 and hardcovers for $2! Or if you’re really nuts about literature and can’t make up your mind on what to buy, for $25 they will give you a Melville House tote bag that you can fill with as many books as physically possible.  (more…)

bantam studios

Just look at where you’re violin adventures could take you if you get good at this! via Facebook

Have you ever thought about learning how to play an instrument? Of course you have, but you’ve made plenty of excuses not to, also. It’s time to put a stop to that though. You may not become the next Jimi Hendrix, or that famous guy who is super good at violin, but since when has that ever mattered? Now is the time to learn, and lucky for you, there are affordable lessons geared to your level of experience (beginner) right here in Brooklyn. The best part? You get free beer or wine while you learn, because Boozy Music Lessons from Bantam Studios is back this year! (more…)

08/04/14 2:59pm
You know, professional headshots, like a model.

You know, professional headshots, like a model.

It’s August now, which means you’re swiftly getting over those humid days, the hope you had in your baseball team is fading into oblivion (damn you, Mets), and you’re realizing that the Summer of You, the time you’ve enjoyed celebrating your relationship with your couch, is coming to an end and you better actually get yourself a job. If you were thinking of dusting off that neglected LinkedIn profile of yours, you’re in luck. If you just wanted to get a photo that’s actually from your good side out there in your continuing quest to get a date online, you’re also in luck. Either way, consider updating that 3-year-old profile photo with a free professional headshot courtesy of Mesh. (more…)