05/27/15 12:53pm
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Don’t just have a hero. Have a famous hero. For free.

The culinary event of the season is upon us. Tomorrow, people from all over Brooklyn will be venturing out to Sheepshead Bay with their stomachs empty, and returning to their homes with their stomach overwhelmingly filled. The Bite: Sheepshead Bay is going to feature over 20 restaurants serving over 50 different dishes. The only thing stopping you from enjoying the best local food in Sheepshead Bay is buying a ticket. Wait, you don’t have money for a ticket? You spent your last pay check on bills and college loan payments. Well perhaps luck will be on your side for being so responsible. We have not one, not uno, but two tickets for The Bite. Do you want a pair of tickets to The Bite? Keep reading. (more…)

08/18/14 9:19am

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Hey, there you are. via Facebook

Despite the fact that we don’t want it to, summer is ending one of these days, which is a bummer. However, you can look forward to more than just playoff baseball as the temperatures cool, at least if you win this new contest we’re running with the folks at Glasslands.

Remember the season pass that they sell, the limited-run card that gets you into every show no matter how sold out it is and also gets you a drink when you walk in the door? It usually costs $235, but you can skip all that paying nonsense and get one absolutely free, merely by entering below. How exciting! A magic card that allows you access to every show at Glasslands from September 1 to November 30 (and a drink at that show), in a season that includes shows from Dinowalrus and Javelin, a Robyn dance party and the Glasslands 5th Anniversary party. Why are you still reading? Enter now and win!

Win a Glasslands Season Pass for Fall 2014!






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04/21/14 11:27am
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This could be you, learning things, forever. via Facebook

You might still have the learning bug, and it may not be too late for you to go back to school in a temporal sense, but it’s definitely too late for you in a financial sense. Who the hell has the money to go grad school (keep it to yourself if you do)? There are other ways to learn new skills though, especially through online learning emporium Skillshare. But maybe you feel like you don’t have the money to pay for their classes? Good news, because they’re giving away a lifetime membership of free classes to a randomly drawn email address. Get on that, if you’ve been feeling dumb lately. (more…)

01/30/14 9:52am
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The lanes are waiting, are you ready? via Facebook

Yesterday we told you that registration was now open for another gripping Brewskee-Ball season. You might be thinking about registering, but you also might be thinking about how you need the money to do so for things like rent and food and other so-called “basic living expenses.” So sad. Except! The fine folks running the league said that they would waive the $60 registration fee for the person with the best/worst punny team name in the comments section. (more…)

10/17/13 4:12pm
You are definitely missing out. Photo by Sarah Gainer

You are definitely missing out. Photo by Sarah Gainer.

This Halloween there’s something scarier than debt ceilings, lack of healthcare, and a Lhota-administration: Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO. It can attack at any time — birthday parties, second dates, your own wedding, even 4 a.m. on a Wednesday — and can ruin any fun moment. FOMO is most common with adults aged 18 to 35 and can strike without warning. Symptoms of FOMO include:

  • nausea
  • increased agitation
  • sore thumbs from over-texting friends
  • seriously considering an OKCupid blind date

Luckily there’s help: the free Brokelyn e-mail newsletter. Every week we comb through our events listings and send you the most interesting ones happening that weekend. We also give you the best of that week’s articles and a classic Brokelyn piece. Plus, we give away free tickets to events like home brew contests, Brooklyn Pour, GoogaMooga, the Cyclones, and more.

Don’t let FOMO ruin your weekend — sign up for the Brokelyn newsletter today.

Benefits of newsletter membership reported in lab animals include: attending free events, meeting attractive people, general feelings of well-being, dry mouth.
08/29/13 4:44pm
The future is nigh. Via sandersonmichael.com.

The future is nigh. Via sandersonmichael.com.

The MTA isn’t all train closures and fare hikes; it’s also holding App Quest a mobile app contest with over $50,000 in prizes to make our harried commute somewhat easier. The entries, developed last May over a 19-hour Hackathon, are currently under scrutiny by a panel of judges. But the Popular Choice Award — worth $1,000 — is in your hands. There are 57 entries to vote on, so we chose the three we liked best (after the jump). You can vote up until September 10, 5pm and winners will be announced September 23. We’re certain the winning apps will go public before the 2nd Avenue line. (more…)

05/23/13 11:30am
Mount Eerie in 2011. Photo by Cody Swanson

Mount Eerie in 2011. Photo by Cody Swanson

You may have seen our previous announcements that we’re giving away two Northside music badges. You may have thought “I’d love those, but I’ll get to that next week.” Well, it’s next week. We’re drawing a winner tomorrow at noon so you better enter before it’s too late.

These badges will give you access to all the music events on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed entry to both outdoor shows at McCarren Park: The Walkmen on June 15 and Solange on June 16.

You must be an e-mail subscriber to win. It’s free and easy: fill in that little box to your right that says “JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST” and click subscribe. In the upcoming newsletter we’ll send out later today, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do.

Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. After this contest is over, we’ll have many more giveaways and lots of useful info.

05/09/13 1:33pm
Kitty Pryde at the 2012 Northside (photo by Devon Banks)

Kitty Pryde at the 2012 Northside (photo by Devon Banks)

We’re giving away something big to one of our e-mail subscribers: two bona fide Northside music badges worth $160! Northside, Brooklyn’s biggest music and arts bash, is an eight-day festival spread across dozens of venues in north Brooklyn. These badges will give you access to all the music events on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed entry to both outdoor shows at McCarren Park: The Walkmen on June 15 and Solange on June 16.

You must be an e-mail subscriber to win. It’s free and easy: fill in that little box to your right that says “JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST” and click subscribe. In the upcoming newsletters, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do. We’ll be accepting entries for the next three weeks and will announce a winner on Friday, May 24th.

Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. After this contest is over, we’ll have many more giveaways and lots of useful info.

05/07/13 1:01pm

Radishes

Sponsored By Jennifer Schonborn.

Jennifer Schonborn is a holistic nutrition counselor who helps people make lasting changes to their diet & lifestyle.

A reminder that you can still enter to win a free consultation and two free counseling sessions with Brooklyn-based certified nutritionist Jennifer Schonborn. With her guidance, you can finally start on a path of healthy eating and happier living.

Jennifer takes a personal holistic approach to improving your diet. In your first one-on-one session, which anyone can do for free, she determines what your overall food and health issues are and establishes goals with you.

With your sights set on an target, Jennifer offers suggestions that will gradually eliminate your bad eating habits and introduce good ones. As you adopt these steps, Jennifer introduces more until eventually you find yourself atop what once seemed like an insurmountable mountain. With discrete changes in your life guided by Jennifer, you’ll be happier and healthier than you have ever been before.

Get ready to improve your body by entering our contest for a free consultation and two free counseling sessions worth $250. First submit your email below. Then, as usual, earn extra entries by following, liking, retweeting, and referring friends. Hurry — beach season is right around the corner!

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04/18/13 12:00pm

Radishes

Sponsored By Jennifer Schonborn.

Jennifer Schonborn is a holistic nutrition counselor who helps people make lasting changes to their diet & lifestyle.

If you’re anything like us, you mitigated the stress of the endless winter with bacon burgers, beer, and frozen pizza. Spring is finally here, but with it comes the reminder that summer swimsuit season is right around the corner. All that junk food may have gotten you through the cold and the dark, but it’s wreaked havoc on your waistline. If you’re worried about eclipsing the sun at the beach this year, we’ve got a giveaway that can help you eat healthier.

Jennifer Schonborn, a Brooklyn-based, AADP-certified holistic nutrition counselor, helps clients who are either looking to lose weight, alleviate digestive problems, reduce stress, recover from past eating disorders, or who simply want a healthier, more wholesome life.

Jennifer sits down with you first for a free consultation, which you can sign up for here, to determine what your food and health issues are and to establish some goals for you.

Her plans don’t involve crash diets or starvation regimens. Once you sign on for a program, Jennifer breaks your dietary transition into discrete, manageable steps to ensure that your habits change slowly and you move towards permanent healthier food choices. “My approach is to introduce the healthier foods and crowd out the unhealthy foods,” she says.

You meet with Jennifer twice a month for three or six months (depending on your program) to discuss how her suggestions are working and to take on more. In addition, Jennifer offers email support, sample foods, and nutritional guides. And, according to her past clients, this gradual system works.

Jennifer is giving our winner a free consultation and two free counseling sessions worth $250. All you need to do is submit your name and email below and you’ll be signed up for the contest and Jennifer’s nutrition newsletter. As usual, you can earn extra entries by following, liking, and retweeting Jennifer’s pages and referring friends. And even if you’re not the lucky winner, you can still take advantage of her initial hour-long consultation. So send her an email and she’ll gladly help you shake those winter food blues.

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