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.
1. Head to Industry City for R100, a Japanese film about a guy who joins an underground S&M club and discovers things can get weird when you do that. (Friday) 2. Salute one of humanity’s greatest inventions (or was it a discovery?) with a four-course cheese-centric meal at this Speakcheesey. (Friday) 3. See garage rockers Galapagos Now! and […]
Hey, remember how whenever there’s an affordable housing lottery people FREAK OUT? Over the next three years, that’s gonna keep happening in Downtown Brooklyn as over 1,000 affordable units are going to hit the market. It turns out that even with the lottery system having been in place for awhile, the application process confuses a […]
If you are currently on this website, then we can deduce three things about you: First of all, you have excellent taste and probably very stunning facial features, second, that you live in Brooklyn or nearby, and third, that you are not overly rich. To help out with the money problem, since you’ve already got […]