08/07/14 4:53pm
onlyatoms

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…)

panera bread

Free energy beats…not free energy. via Facebook

You may not be getting artisanal cold brew free everyday, but Panera Bread is generously pouring out a close second to hype up their new Bay Ridge location: free coffee! We know, Panera Bread. Still, anything free and caffeinated in general should not be scoffed at, so you may as well take it. (more…)

07/25/14 12:54pm
portside newyork heavy metal sale

You can probably figure out what to do with this thing. via PortSide NewYork

Are you a prospective restaurateur struggling to think of a theme for your future eatery? Stocking up for an elaborate production of your one-person show, “If I Were a Pirate”? Perhaps you’re just looking for a way to decorate your apartment like a ghost ship so you can dub it “the hull,” kind of creeping out all those who visit from now on, you weirdo? No matter what your goal, there’ll be some deals waiting for you at PortSide NewYork’s “Heavy Metal” sale at Pier 11 in Red Hook this Sunday, according to DNAInfo, where you’ll find all the marine gear, and none of the scurvy. (more…)

07/23/14 1:56pm
hawkeye matt fraction

Hey, have we mentioned lately how you should be reading Hawkeye? Because you totally should be

Given that every summer movie season from now on is going to have at least one giant Marvel movie attached to it, it’s about time you get acquianted with the source material. You can either sit down with one of your nerd friends and have her explain who Nick Fury is and the complicated history of the Winter Solider OR you can pay just 99 cents for online access to 75 years of Marvel Comics for a whole month. Do the second one, it sounds GREAT. (more…)

07/22/14 1:29pm
birchbox

A box like this, showing up at your apartment every month, for a year.

How many times have you passed Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman, and were unable to even afford a mascara? I mean Cover Girl is nice but there’s a time in every girl’s life when she wants to class things up a little bit. That’s why the Broketown ladies were happy to see that Birchbox, which is like Barkbox for human females, is on sale at Gilt City.

Birchbox members get a box of trial-size beauty products every month, including mascara, nail polish, fragrance and facial masks. A year’s subscription usually costs $135 but it’s $99 through Gilt City’s deal. Plus, it comes with a $25 credit to use at either Birchbox’s online store or at their SoHo location (433 West Broadway). The offer ends on August 6.

free dentist chair

“Yeah, just sit here on this nightmare chair and think about how much fun being at the dentist is.”

No one likes going to the dentist’s office, because even if your dentist is a perfectly nice man or woman, all the sharp tools and the obsession with perfection just makes people think dentists are a hair away from this at best and this at worst. Still, everyone obsessed with vintage stuff, so if you want yet another vintage thing, someone in Bay Ridge is giving away this vintage dentist chair. Just have the guest you like the least sit in it, and while the rest of your friends are having fun being at your apartment, that person will be trying to get comfortable while reliving nightmares of dentist trips past.

babeland sale

We usually take our life advice from a talking vulva, and so should you! via Facebook

FACT: Financial responsibility is sexy, and so is a room full of sex toys. Babeland (462 Bergen Street, Park Slope) can appreciate both of these things equally, which is why they’re combining the two this week for their Customer Appreciation Sale starting on Thursday. Finally, a way to prove both your seriousness in spicing things up in the bedroom while still being able to pay the rent! (more…)