You have to do the nerdiest thing you’ve ever done at some point in your life. May as well be today. via Facebook
Despite all the damage George Lucas did to the mythos by introducing things like midichlorians, child actors and Jar Jar Binks to the universe, people still love Star Wars. And why not, it’s great! People also love memes and wordplay, so May the 4th (see it sounds like “May the Force”) has become an unofficial holiday on the internet and in real life. If tweeting “May the 4th be with you” isn’t going far enough for you, might we suggest getting one of the special Star Wars tattoos being offered today only at Tattoo Wonderland. It’s easier than making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we know that much. (more…)
Riding a bike in the city is one of life’s great joys, provided that you can deal with the drivers and the potholes and the police. Yes, even with all that it’s still very nice, but it should be noted that the drivers and the potholes could help give you some serious brain damage or even kill you. Get some protection for that skull of yours (it houses your brain, after al) without having to pay for it this Thursday when the Department of Transportation gives out free helmets at the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch. You can use the money saved to buy yourself some tubes for the inevitable pothole-caused flat tire. (more…)
Whether you fall on the side of liking Ben and Jerry’s or like Tim, think it’s “the Huffington Post of desserts,” the one thing we can all agree on is that their free cone day doesn’t always come at the right time. Early April just isn’t always a time when people think of ice cream and shorts and warmth. Luckily, there are other free cone days to take advantage of, like Carvel’s free cone day that’s happening today from 3pm to 8pm. More luckily, there are plenty of Carvel locations in Brooklyn (and incidentally none in Times Square), so getting your free ice cream doesn’t mean extra time in Manhattan. (more…)
See smirking baseball demon Bartolo Colon and the rest of the Mets for so cheap you’ll be able to afford two beers at the game. via Facebook
Well, it finally happened. After years of posts about cheap Mets tickets talking about how maybe if everything went right things could okay, or at least justifying bad baseball with the fact that it was affordable, the Mets are good. The Mets are so good in fact, that they’re currently the best team in baseball, both on the field and on Twitter. Fortunately, their newfound success hasn’t meant tickets are more expensive (yet), and the Mets’ latest ticket deal has managed to lower prices for Thursday night’s game against the hated Washington National to an astounding $4 in some sections. We’re not talking cheap seats either, we’re talking seats so close that you can holler at the coward Bruce Harper and he’ll hear you. (more…)
It’s not outside exactly, but the skylight will make you feel like that.
Ah, the old “pool on the roof” bit. Great way to trick freshmen and other newcomers, but would also be nice if there really was a pool on the roof in some buildings. Oh hey, look at that, there are and even though it’s buildings in Manhattan, you can get some deals that allow you to swim in them for as low as $15. Looks like you’ve got a new place to workout this summer, if that’s the kind of thing you do. (more…)
With spring finally here, it’s time for venues and bars around Brooklyn to open back up after the long winter spent hibernating. Unfortunately for the sweet tooths of Prospect Heights, dessert and cocktail bar Spirited will not be among them. The wintertime closure for “renovations” has become permanent. Goodbye sweet, boozy prince.
That said, Spirited is going out like a champ with one last hurrah this Sunday, April 19. At the “Last Call” event, which starts at 11am and runs until the doors finally shut, the Spirited crew will not only be selling their signature drinks and desserts, but also most of the furniture in the place. (more…)
So, you moved to Brooklyn and you have your authentic giant beard and your authentic jeans that look ripped from working in the factory all day and your authentic flannel, but you still feel empty for some reason. Something is missing, you just can’t put your finger on it… Well, we’re here to help, by letting you know that you could be the proud new owner of 22 bales of hay if you just take a ride on the L train. Or maybe not the L train, maybe you should rent a beat up old pickup truck for this occasion. (more…)
You might have noticed that the Mets fan in your life has a little more pep in their step today. Beyond the fact that the team doesn’t have a losing record yet this season, today is also a big day because Matt Harvey has returned to pitch in games that count. Yes, Harvey Day are here again, and the Mets are celebrating along with you, by offering three tickets for just $33 for their game next Friday night against the hated Miami Marlins. (more…)
Spend your subway fare at Milly & Earl. via Facebook
The big weekend L train shutdown cutting it off between Manhattan and Brooklyn is coming, and boy is everyone excited. Oh no, that’s not true, they’re not excited at all, they actually seem kinda pissed. We’ve already let you know that you can save on theater tickets during this whole thing, and now a few Williamsburg boutiques have let us know that in honor of the first weekend shutdown, you can come in and get a $2.75 discount on every purchase this weekend, so that you can spend your train fare on cool local merchandise instead of a disappointing train. (more…)
We’ve listened to your EPs, we’ve heard you sing in the shower too damn early in the morning, we’ve seen your powerful karaoke renditions of Bohemian Rhapsody. You’ve got talent. We see a serious music career in your stars, but it looks like something’s missing. Where’s your equipment? Where are your lasers? Where’s your amp? Where’s your drum set? Where’s your box of old sci-fi magazines? Your music glory won’t happen if all you and your band have to show for yourselves a really cool name, a jug, and a dream. Fix that this weekend by fortifying your music inventory at Freddy’s Garage Sale, where you can take your entertainment game from Woodie Guthrie to Daft Punk without having to move back into your parents’ garage. (more…)