Like we’ve said before, slap “hipster” on anything that’s otherwise normal, and baby, you’ve got a stew (of publicity) going. The people of Great New York Tours are aware of this, so lo and behold they put together a Hipster Food Tour that takes place in Williamsburg. You’re curious, aren’t you? Well now you can pretend you’re new here because a Groupon has cut the tour price in half from $50 to a more manageable $19. (more…)
What do you get when you combine a team with low expectations from the start with a 17-24 record and two six game losing streaks? A whole lot of empty seats, if you’re the Mets. Which is a problem normally, and even more of a problem if you’re the money-hemorrhaging Wilpons. But, hey, don’t worry about that, worry instead about grabbing this Groupon for $9 Mets tickets. That’s cheaper than minor league tickets! (more…)
Anyone here into climbing? Here’s something you maybe didn’t know about Tim: he is. Always going on about Brooklyn Boulders and how it keeps him in shape and it’s fun and once there was a whole squad of vegan climbers there just like his dreams. We usually don’t listen because, ugh, exercise. But, if you want to see for yourself what it’s all about without paying full price, well buddy, today’s your lucky day. (more…)
Tacos are an amazing, wondrous creation. They’re small enough to tide you over as a snack with just one, but have a couple more and you’ve suddenly had yourself a decent meal. Really, the only downside to getting tacos is having to pay for tacos. And while we can’t help you get free ones right now, we can at least help you pay less for tacos, by directing your attention to this Oaxaca Taco Groupon, obviously sent here from Heaven itself. (more…)
Along with “eating all the sugared cereal I want,” playing video games all day without anyone telling you to go outside is one of the more popular fantasies about getting older and being independent, when you’re, say, eight. The problem with that one though is that video games are expensive. If only there was some way to make them cheaper… Oh wait, here’s one: a Groupon for $30 worth of credit for $15 at Chinatown Fair arcade. That was easy. (more…)
I’m going to tell it to you straight: the world is full of liars and cheats. Your boss who told you that you were “getting a promotion”? Knave. Your wife who said she “definitely wasn’t having an affair” with your best friend? Scoundrel. Your landlord who told you that she “fixed” the stairs? Lies, lies and more lies! Wouldn’t it be satisfying if you could take down these double-talkers once and for all? Well, now there’s a cheap way (we think?) to deal with all the cheaters, liars, and swindlers who populate this godforsaken borough: a Groupon for a lie-detecting class! (more…)
We know everyone loves to get their news from Gawker and suit-wearing jesters on cable news who have never picked up a reporters notebook in their lives, but do you know there are actual reporters in actual war zones getting actually shot at to keep you informed? The New York Times is Grouponing (yup, we just made it a verb) a digital subscription for $1 today. It’s an eight-week subscription usually worth $16, and maybe you’ll like it enough to keep it? Yes, we know you can easily get around the paywall, but Anthony Shadid didn’t die in a godforsaken desert so you could not pay a dollar for all the news of the world.
A regular all-you-can-ride pass at Coney Island’s Luna Park will usually cost you $44, which is a helluvalot to pay for a guaranteed chance to see your own cotton candy and hot dogs hurled back onto the boardwalk. But the half-price Groupon today is a better deal: $22 for unlimited rides on all 19 attractions on any day after 5/29, plus one ride each for the Steeplechase and Soarin’ Eagle roller coasters, which lets you test your stomach’s endurance for less. But in an apt metaphor for Coney Island/life in general, you still have to pay or the Cyclone.
Here we have another example of two entrepreneurial Brooklyn groups joining forces to tag team a big social issue and pin it to the mat, with the help of your donations, of course. The Greenpoint-based company Temporary Tattoo Project is a philanthropic organization that uses top tattoo artists (from places like Three Kings, NY Adorned and Brooklyn Tattoo) to create temporary body art. The tattoos are then sold to raise money for Flying Kites, another Greenpoint-based group that is building a home and school for abandoned, orphaned and abused children in Kenya. And to triple down on the benefit, Groupon is offering a deal today: donate $10 and get a stylish temporary tattoo; for eveyr $50 Groupon raises, the project will be able to support a child for another three months.
Check Greenpointers for more info, including an interview with the Temporary Tattoo Project’s founders and why they consider this tattoo charity “relevant to our generation.”
Spending $28 can get you a lot of things: a shirt supporting the Brooklyn public library for one, or some things to defend yourself like a four-pack of pepper spray or vintage pocket knives. Today, $28 gets you an ever higher level of self-defense: lessons on how to slice your enemies in half like so much Leonardo attacking hot sewer pizza. That’s right, aspiring urban ninjas: today’s Groupon is offering three ninja sword classes worth $75 for $28; or bump up to the Splinter level and get five classes, and a sword to take home, for $119 ($260 value). The catch is it’s at Bujinkan New York Dojo up in Yonkers, the city’s secret ninja headquarters, where “experienced instructors lead classes on ninja swordsmanship, teaching basic yet effective attacks and defenses.” Then, the next time Shredder tries to take your iPhone on the street, you’ll give him a what for.
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