You might think airplane seats make a bad couch, but for 10% off, you could be persuaded otherwise. via Build It Green!NYC Facebook
Hey guys, getting your hockey gear ready for all sorts of elbows you’ll have to dodge at the annual Black Friday insanity? Why? Not only is that $20 Blu-ray player not worth crippling someone for, it doesn’t even make for an interesting gift. Instead, why don’t you enjoy the much more relaxed shopping experiences offered by Green Friday, which is a confluence of deals offered by thrift and secondhand stores around the city on the same day as Black Friday? (more…)
Fun fact: This dresser was not always this nice. via Facebook
The streets you walk on, much like life, are full of garbage. The difference between the garbage you get from your yapping boss and the garbage you find on the street though, is that you can call the street garbage salvage and actually make it look pretty nice, if you know how. Fortunately for you, tonight in Gowanus, you can find out just how to do that. We can’t help you with your boss, though. (more…)
Get the space pod you’ve always wanted, for 25% off this Saturday. via Facebook
Do you know what this Saturday is, aside from a blessed relief from the crushing workweek? Apparently it’s National Thrift Store Day, because there just weren’t enough holidays to celebrate wearing grandma’s sweaters before this. Not ones to be left out of the fun, ReuseNYC, the recycling promoting offshoot of the Sanitation Department, partnered with thrift stores and recycling-promoting stores around the city to get them to offer deals on already cheap stuff. Sounds like someone’s got more money for brunch now! (more…)
Wouldn’t you rather sit on something like this than a milk crate?
The right chair can make or break your productivity, especially if you work from home. Have an uncomfortable chair, and while you can work for a little bit, you’re bound to get annoyed and try to work somewhere else. Like your bed. And then you fall asleep. So why not avoid that mess by designing your own chair this weekend at KRRB’s Makeshift Chair Workshop at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus? It could be the difference between actually getting work done and just watching downloaded Mad Men episodes in bed. (more…)
The Vegan Holiday Shop-Up runs Dec. 8, 15, and 22 at Pine Box Rock Shop.
If you’re like me, you get stressed out when when December rolls around and its time to buy gifts for Hanukkah and Christmas. It seems like I have to buy for everyone– my parents, friends, bosses, boyfriends, girlfriends, secret crushes, the friendly neighbor that dog sits when you go away, kind people that do favors for me, etc. And, in case you forget someone, my trick is to have an extra gift handy because you never know when you’re going to need it. Luckily for us Brooklynites there are lots of ways to shop locally and support Brooklyn based artists, and keep away from the Manhattan tourists who want to see the tree and walk slowly down the sidewalks. Here are the best holiday markets in every neighborhood to keep your holiday season stress (and crowd) free. (more…)
The Brooklyn Lyceum holiday market/Photo by Flickr's groundsel
As if Amazon’s anti-small-business tactics weren’t enough to convince you, here are more than a dozen reasons to ignore e-tailer spam and shop locally in Brooklyn. This year, holiday markets are popping up around Brooklyn like Swedish espresso shops, with added inducements like concerts, performances and booze. At Dekalb market, Santa’s even posing for photos in a shipping container. Beat that, internetz. Markets are free unless otherwise noted. (more…)