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.
Damn, it’s September already, which unfortunately means the summer is coming to a close and the return to a depressing life of sweatshirts and flannels and bundling up. Let’s not focus on that though. Let’s focus on squeezing the last bit of life out of this summer, which lasts until September 21, and enjoy it […]
Ride Brooklyn is having a sale on bikes, along with clothing, gear, parts and wheels at its two locations: Williamsburg and Park Slope. Mention Brokelyn for added savings on clothing and accessories.
On Sushi: “That’s like shaking your wanker in public.” [Vice] On Chateaux: “It is what we all dream for ourselves.” [Medievalists] On Drugs: “He’d sprinkle it in, light me up and bye bye!” [Mashable] On Movement: “You know what? Screw it. I’m going to Richmond…” [AJA] On Habits: “…the computer made 100 drinkable cups and […]