10/30/14 9:10am
morningstar tattoo

Dibs on that gremlin-looking thing

Halloween is the time for tricks, treats, and flash tattoos. We rounded up four shops offering $31 tatto deals in honor of the spookiest time of year. So gather your courage and get inked with the creepiest tat you can find…if you dare. (more…)

10/27/14 3:36pm
Be brave and maybe wear a shirt

Be brave and maybe wear a shirt.

Thanks to stupid Ebola, having a runny nose and coughing violently will now get you even more ostracized than it usually does. With flu season coming up, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to do your part to slow down fearbola by getting a flu shot so the people around you don’t have to think your body fluids will summon The End of Days. Lucky for you, there are a few chances for you to take care of that for free this week. (more…)

10/22/14 2:32pm
comix zone

New York’s weirdest video game

Selling nostalgia back to you at a jacked up rate is a not nice thing that people do. So isn’t it nice when you sometimes come across something like this Groupon for a Sega console that comes loaded with a bunch of games (good games even), and because the price is knocked down some, manages to come out to just $40. That comes out to just $1/game, before you even factor the system in to the whole thing. Hey you know what 90s kids fucking love? Really good deals. (more…)

popcorn machine

Your path to popcorn moguldom beings today

One of the difficult things about living in New York City is that you have to settle for popcorn from either a microwave or a stovetop, because no one owns a popcorn machine except for movie theatre owners. You can finally stop eating popcorn like a goddamn caveman though, because someone on Craigslist is letting the world know there are two free popcorn machines sitting out on the curb in front of the Bell House today. Truly, this is the land of opportunity that Taylor Swift sang about.

Not only do these two popcorn machines work, but they’re also said to be “in perfect condition,” by whoever is leaving them out on the curb. This is the perfect opportunity for whoever hosts a lot of movie nights, has a lot of popcorn kernels for some reason, or is ready to take their first step on the road to being a popcorn mogul. Pick these up and one day when Fortune asks you how you got your start, you can proudly tell them, “I got two popcorn machines out of the garbage in Gowanus.”

10/20/14 11:12am
brooklyn nets

Kevin Garnett displaying how much you should actually pay to see the Nets this year. via Facebook

Now that baseball season is over, you might have been worried your steady diet of a younger brother team that can’t seem to get out of its own way is going to be curtailed. Have no fear though, because the NBA season kicks off in just over a week and that means the Nets are back. With no Paul Pierce and no conference championship dreams this year, it also means cheap Nets tickets are on tap from the very start of the season! (more…)

10/16/14 9:51am
subway car for sale

Cheaper than a fixer upper. via eBay

Have you been looking for a way to permanently stay in New York City, but are discouraged by the prices and your total inability to get a decent mortgage? Join the club. Your savior may have arrived though, in the form of a man selling a 1935 R6 subway car on eBay. On the one hand, it’s a bit of a fixer upper. On the other hand, if you can park this somewhere and fix it up, it’s way cheaper than a fixer upper. (more…)

black gold records

They’re waiting for you. Photo via Jeff Ogiba

Say you just got a record player for your birthday, but the only record your jerk friends got you to go with it is Joe Piscopo’s “New Jersey.” Just hypothetically speaking of course. Don’t give up on your vinyl dream just yet though, because Black Gold Records (461 Court Street) is back with their biggest Gold Dig yet on Saturday, with over 5,000 LPs on sale for just $1. (more…)

10/06/14 9:17am
streb

Learn new ways to walk at Streb. via Streb

With the warm weather transitioning into lower digits outside volleyball at Pier 5 won’t be a copacetic way to keep yourself moving and fit. Colder weather might make you want to hibernate and accumulate a nice layer of fat under our sweatpants and black slacks, but you can combat this by keeping a smidge in shape with some of Brooklyn’s most wallet-friendly indoor options. Depending on the class, trade in your Lulemon see-through yoga pants for some respectable workout or dance gear. Now repeat after us “jeggings are not work-out clothes.” (more…)

morbid anatomy museum

Oh sure, not spooky at all. via Facebook

Remember when it was cool to wear all black and be openly depressed and obsessed with death? Being a teen goth wasn’t my thing, but just because you choose to dress in color and be optimistic about life and the world doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate and partake in the creepier thing sin life. Like the death-obsessed Morbid Anatomy Museum (424A 3rd Avenue) in Gowanus, for instance. And with this Amazon local deal of the day you can appreciate it for less, with 55% off an annual membership! (more…)

ticket oak

You can’t get a Ticket Oak, but that might be for the best…

It’s fall, but that’s no excuse for you to hole up indoors binge-watching old episodes of The Office with a sexually compatible person you barely tolerate (that’s what winter is for). Right now though, you should be out there enjoying nature, and you can do it by bringing nature to you by grabbing a free tree at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza (1360 Fulton Street) this weekend. This is a great way to branch out and meet your neighbors, even if you’re not sure whether you’re putting down roots or leaving in just a couple of years. (more…)