This holiday season, you can snag 10 percent off a Raleigh bicycle at Bespoke bicycles in Fort Greene, 20 percent off anything at the Hom Store (cozy nesting gear) in Bay Ridge, or 20 percent off all hardcovers at Bergen Street comics in Park Slope. Those are a few of the deals available around Brooklyn courtesy of the Shop Brooklyn initiative put together by borough president Marty Markowitz. The point, of course, is to get Brooklynites buying locally this year and keep those storefronts filled with something other than “for rent” signs. We love this because it’s been a bruising year for the little guys, who add so much more to our collective quality of life than those few bucks saved by shopping at Amazon. Through Christmas, you can find all the participating stores, cafés, grocers and spas on ishopbrooklyn.com (officially launching Friday, but there’s a “preview” site up now), or look for the “Shop Brooklyn” logo in store windows. If all else fails, just try haggling. You’d be surprised.
Everyone in the borough knows that North Brooklyn is a hub for good eats and endless booze. Innovative cocktails and delicious food flood the neighborhood with festivals like Smorgasburg, boasting only the latest in culinary trends and taste stylings in the region. However, it’s not often that you get to exercise your stamina for food […]
Target is known for being a big retailer that has the stuff you need, and also as a place you should also never ever EVER go to on a Saturday or Sunday unless you want to vacation in a Mad Max style hellscape of empty shelves and war boys riding down the aisles in blasted […]
There’s a long and hallowed tradition of states that aren’t New York offering artists long-term housing in cities that aren’t New York City. Which makes sense, because even though the dwindling creativity of this city will always be an essay-worthy topic of conversation, creative types still can’t afford the rent here. Usually, the states offering rent-free respite are Detroit and Maine — seriously, what is it about Maine? — […]