Either this is the start of some awesome Batman-esque samaritan vigilantism, or an absurdly elaborate scheme to take your wallet along with your bike. Our friend Alan Belsky spotted this on Court Street yesterday, and he says the signs are posted everywhere between Schermerhorn and Atlantic. (more…)
Deep discounts and sales are all well and good, but to really lure the shoppers in? Freebies, dear store-owners. Freebies. (And they best be good—not those calendars from the local real estate office). Case in point: the free manicures Shen Beauty is offering to its holiday shoppers this Thursday, Dec. 2. The Court St. beauty shop, writes BoCoCaLand, is offering manicures and “light fare” between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to keep you presentable and energized while you’re perusing the shelves. There’s also a sale going on and some other holiday-themed stuff… which we’ll let you read all about here. Shen Beauty, 315 Court St. between Sackett and Degraw Sts., Carroll Gardens.
All this hubbub over cash for clunkers is pretty yawn-inducing for us here in the borough, where the very idea of even owning a car—clunker or otherwise—seems like a terribly bourgeois idea in the first place. [Editor's note: whoa there... down, fella!] If you are left to travel the city à pied, is there any hope of relief? There is today, if you were planning to drop some serious cash on a new pair of running shoes at least. (more…)