09/02/16 11:41am
Okay, you win this round, Uber. via Gilt City

Okay, you win this round, Uber. via Gilt City

If you read us, you know we spend a lot of time railing against our least favorite Not Car Service, Uber. And for good reason: they’re more expensive than yellow taxis, soft Brooklyn depends on them like whiny babies, and most recently, they’re poised to drive up MTA fares like crazy.

But we also can’t resist a good deal, so begrudgingly we share the following news: Starting Friday, September 2 at 8pm until Monday, September 5 at 11:59pm, you can take a shared Uber anywhere in Brooklyn for $5 flat.

Yes anywhere, and yes $5. Sadly there’s no catch, besides the silent demerit points you rack up with us every time you take an Uber. You’ve gotta share the car with total strangers, sure, and it’ll take you an extra hour to get home if you end up riding with someone going to the opposite end of Brooklyn, but these are the small concessions we make to get in on cheap cab fare. If you absolutely neeeed a pal with you in the car, additional riders are $1.

Happy Labor day riding, folks. We’ll see you in the regular subway system on Tuesday morning.

09/01/16 11:03am
Clown around with Les Bunheads (#3) (pic by Muriel Leclerc)

Clown around with Les Bunheads (#3) (pic by Muriel Leclerc)

1. Start saying goodbye to the season at the Summer’s End Music Festival, three days of bands from Guerilla Toss to Mal Blum to Kississippi to Psymon Spine. (Friday through Sunday, Aviv, $10–$15 day/$30 weekend)

2. See unusual artists from all over the world at the Experi-MENTAL Performance Art Festival, including Cultural Fits, Wild Torus, Murmurists, Little Water Radio, and many more. (Friday through Sunday, Silent Barn, $10/day)

3. Yuck it up at the monthlong Clown Theater Festival, beginning tonight with a Clown Cabaret starring Les Bunheads, The Heist, Contemporary Mime, and more. (Friday, Brick Theater, $15) (more…)

09/03/15 3:16pm
Deals and sales, sales and deals. via Ride Brooklyn

Deals and sales, sales and deals. via Ride Brooklyn

We know it’s probably going to get colder eventually, but right now the summer temperatures just aren’t letting up. And while it might be a sweltering, humid mess outside, that’s no excuse to stop commuting on your bicycle. In that spirit, we think you should get yourself over to Ride Brooklyn for their  nnual Labor Day sale! There are deals aplenty to be had, not the least of which is a 40% discount on carbon-frame road bikes from 2015 or earlier. (more…)