For people of a certain age, the Market Hotel was the ultimate DIY venue in Brooklyn. Maybe even in the world. Well, OK, maybe that’s a little bit of an overstatement. Still, the Market Hotel was really cool, and was shut down too early by Bloomberg’s fun police. They’re cleaning things out there now, and will be having a tag sale this weekend, so maybe you can own a thing that you sat on looking bored because you thought that made you look cool. (more…)
We’re all having trouble making rent these days. Times are hard, and they’re not getting any easier, especially for Galaxy Collectibles in Park Slope. The 7th Avenue comic spot will be closing its doors on March 31 for reasons that we know all too well. As manager Robin Buckwalter told us over the phone, “It wasn’t really working out.” (more…)
If you’re already bored at work and planning to prolong the shopping bonanza weekend, here are some deals to help you blow your rent online today:
- ASOS – 30% off site wide with code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL
- Wine.com – 20% select gifts
- Dolce Vita – 25% off site-wide with code GOBBLEGOBBLE
- 3rd Ward - 25% off site wide
- PBS - 30% off everything (your mom loves Downton Abbey and still uses DVDs)
- Fairway - Our Fairway drowned, but you can buy online for 10% off today (more…)
On Black Friday (only three more days!), these cute little Ikea Lack tables, which are usually a whopping $9.99, are on sale for a mere $4.99. Their simplistic design makes it easy to customize them for unique holiday gift giving on the cheap. Who wouldn’t want an end table with your faced decoupaged on top? For helpful design hints, including a way to make a kitchen island or an ottoman out of your lack, check this out. Ikea, 1 Beard St. Red Hook.
After four years selling name brands on the cheap, Williamsburg discount store Peachfrog will permanently close its doors later this month. But, beforehand, they’re having a MASSIVE 50% off sale on everything in the store, including fixtures, lighting and mirrors. Get over there and stock up!
American Apparel, Brooklyn’s No. 1 source for hurricane supplies, has issued one of the first incidences of capitalizing on this storm which, in case you forgot, has killed 35 people in the U.S. and destroyed a whole neighborhood in Queens. But hey, the cardigan economy is hurting too. What do we make of this, brokesters? (more…)
Sometimes the best things come in small packages, and sometimes even better things come in bags that you pack to the brim with as much crap as they can physically hold. Underground Thrift, a new store in Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, is hosting its first-ever Stuff-aSack winter clearance sale this Sunday: You get an Underground tote (a $5 value) and stuff it with as much of the inventory of designer clothes for women, men and children as you can fit, all for $25. Store hours will be extended too: 12:30pm-5:30pm. And in case you need another reason, a portion of the store’s proceeds are donated to organizations fighting modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Underground Thrift Store, 65 Hicks St. Brooklyn Heights.
Reader Whitney sent in this tip about a new sale for the new year: Housing Works in Park Slope is taking 40 percent off all apparel on Wednesdays and Thursdays through Jan. 26. Housing Works, if you don’t know, is a great organization that raises money through its thrift stores to support its AIDS advocacy and research work. And with that kind of mission, they get some pretty sweet donations (read: not bleach-splashed jeans or promotional T shirts from NASCARMAGGEDON 2005).
Housing Works, 266 Fifth Ave., open Mon-Sat: 12pm-7pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm.
If you’ve exhausted Brooklyn’s dwindling selection of used bookstores, or if the idea of combing through slightly moldy hardbacks gives you the willies, powerHouse Arena’s epic Summer Skid Sale might be your time to browse. Offering a myriad of titles for up to 90 percent off, this book bonanza is the time to stock up on some discounted fall reads and quirky coffee table oddities. The best deals seem to be in the massive selection of art and photo books, where you can snag anything from a rather normal photo collection of Obama’s presidential campaign ($8.50 from $30!) to a decidedly peculiar portrait series of suburbanites who reenact medieval battles for fun. The sale is online too, and this is the last weekend! (more…)
Greenpointers this week green-points us (see what I did there?) to another huge Insound Warehouse sale today from 5-8pm, where you can browse bargain bins of vinyls, save on new and classic LPs and snag some promo goodies. But also: free booze from Brooklyn Brewery! Everything you need to know in the flyer to the left.
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