As we know all too well from the past month, New York weather BE CRAZY. One day it feels like Spring in January and the next, we wake up only to trek through a few feet of toxic slush to a delayed train. If only there was a better way to get the weather report than sifting through an hour-by-hour forecast in a state of half sleep, trying to determine what shoes to put on…
Welcome to the world of Poncho, a personalized weather service that emails/texts you each morning with an update specifically tailored to your daily habits. It’s just like the device in Her, except instead of Scarlet Johansson whispering sweet nothings into your ear, it’s an adorable cat in a poncho telling you the weather. Continue reading →
Let’s talk about the wonderfulness of a clean home that you didn’t lift a finger to accomplish.
It may seem like a luxurious thing to do, but that feeling of getting home after a long day at work and your entire apartment is tidy and smells terrific is really priceless – and you deserve it, because you did work hard for it – but you didn’t have to do it yourself!
Sure you could clean your own apartment but you could also cook for yourself and pour yourself a glass of wine, but you still go out and have someone else do those things for you on a regular basis, right? One night out in this town could easily be more expensive than that amazing clean home feeling. So what are you waiting for? You don’t have to justify it to anyone – even yourself.
So you are ready for a really clean home – now what? Finding a reliable and trustworthy cleaning person is a whole other endeavor. Not anymore!
The folks at Vervelux, a North Brooklyn based cleaning service for over 6 years just made getting your apartment spotless AND your laundry and dry cleaning done a whole lot easier with a customizable online ordering service! And they service Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint & LIC. This is the future of cleaning, people!
Picture this: you’re at your desk and check your calendar and realize you have guests coming over for dinner but your place is a wreck and you don’t have a clean shirt to your name. Type in Vervelux.com and they will magically take care of everything!
And as a Brooklynite who cares about your own health and the environment, Vervelux is a green cleaning service, using only eco-friendly products that will get your home truly clean, rather than covered in toxic chemicals. That goes for their Laundry & Dry Cleaning services as well. Think pick-up, clean, fold and drop-off.
This isn’t just house cleaning and laundry service – it’s peace of mind. Vervelux are professionals you can trust to clean your home so you can enjoy living there.
Our pals at Brokelyn just dropped the long-awaited 2014 edition of their Beer Book. And if you were thinking about gifting a box of Duane Reade chocolates to your loved one this V-Day, it’s probably a good time to reconsider. You know what’s better than waxy chocolate? BEER.
For $30, the book includes coupons for 30 beers at 30 bars all over Brooklyn (plus a few extras). So you can throw it in your pocket and hit the borough hard. They’re good for the whole year.
The best part, apart from the whole $1 beer thing, is that the book is like a little glimmer of foamy motivation that will get you to try new bars and neighborhoods that you might not get to otherwise. The Beer Book is actually 2 Books. What’s that, you say? Book 5 covers ”Upper Brooklyn”(a new take on North) , which includes G-point, W-burg, B-wick, and B-Stuy (if I was a teenage girl texting, that’s how I’d break it down) and Book 6 covers “Middle Brooklyn,” which includes Cob-Hill, Dit-Park, P-Heights and P-Slope (sorry, not sorry). May we suggest a 30-bar crawl for the non-faint of liver? Continue reading →
Ok, let’s be real. We all ate ourselves to pieces last week and with the holidays just around the corner, we’re not stopping. I like to binge eat as much as the next guy, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to remain physically active while doing so. It’s easier said than done, but our friend Dy from Human at Ease (ease is their middle last name) has a program that guides people through the intense process of getting fit, and as a result, it’s a lot less intimidating. Continue reading →
Photographers and filmmakers, your lives are about to get a little easier. CSI Rentals is opening a new location in Bushwick where you can rent pro cameras, lenses, gels, video equipment and sound gear. Just to clarify, CSI:Miami is not coming to Bushwick, although it really should.
The Grand Opening will take place tonight from 5-7:30pm and will feature live demos of the latest from Sony HD Cinema (camera nerds, go wild), shooting and work flow samples, and as the flyer states (in caps) “FREE GIFTS FOR ALL.” What will these gifts be? We have no idea, but my best guess is a rental coupon or maybe a camera strap? CSI also promises that you will meet friends. So if you want friends, a new camera strap, and some free snacks, this could be the night that changes your life 4EVER. The new location is at 1138 Flushing Avenue, between the Morgan and Jefferson L stops.
Seriously though, it’s about time we had a place to rent equipment locally, since the hood has become home to so many professional photographers, filmmakers, and artists, as well as photo studios, sound stages, and galleries. Also it’s worth it to note that they have a delivery option, for the super lazy or super busy among us (could go either way on this one).
With a 5-star average rating on Yelp, Beastanetics is your ticket to getting in the best shape of your life: efficiently, economically, and intelligently. The 6-week, 12-session program costs $144 and is led by the ever-encouraging Tim Haft and Shana Brady, who hold multiple, national fitness certifications and have been getting folks healthy and fit for more than 20 years.
Beast, as its fans call it, will incinerate fat, boost metabolism, and improve stamina, speed, strength, power, agility, and mental toughness through a wide array of strategically selected, body-weight moves.
The vibe is friendly and supportive so don’t be surprised if your neighbor high fives you after a particularly grueling drill. And Tim and Shana are all about building community, routinely giving shout outs in class and in the weekly newsletter to the “Beasts” who have upcoming music gigs, art shows, fundraisers, you name it.
Beastanetics classes take place on the soccer field in McCarren Park. You can choose from one of the following time slots:
Marzena recently supported Greenpointers by sponsoring a post and offering readers a discount for her services.
She also offered me a complimentary “Smart Aging” Face and Neck spray (value $50) knowing that tanning is not really my thing. I wear a gold chain with an Italian horn around my neck – I don’t need anything else to scream Queens Guidette while I’m pumping freestyle in Jon’s pick-up truck!
(Sponsored) Amber Organic Tan Studio is fully dedicated to the art and science of a safe and 100% organic tan as well as healthy and well-maintained skin. Our motto is “take care of your skin now— it will pay you back later!”
Using a 100% organic tanning formula and FDA-approved ingredients, we promote the best alternative to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays from tanning beds or overexposure to the sun. If you’ve been thinking that you can’t have skin that is both young and tan, think again! Our clients can enjoy a healthy, year-round skin glow without worrying about harmful UV rays, chemicals, premature aging or skin cancer.
For the month of July and August we offer a 10% discount to every first-time-client that shows up in our Greenpoint Studio as well as a 50% discount on our “Smart Aging” cocktail of vitamins applied to one’s face and neck area.
(SPONSORED) City Sculpting is looking forward to another spectacular summer beginning July 8th at our Manhattan and Greenpoint locations!
Art teachers Vanessa Solomon, Elaine Carl, Katherine Valentine and Gemma Gibb bring their diverse artistic experiences and talents to our students.
Our 2013 City Sculpting Summer program will explore countless ways of making, building and casting all sorts of sculptural creations. We use life casting to inspire projects around a theme of self portraits. We will make exotic clay creations inspired from Africa and Mexican masks. Children will learn to weave, bead and make endless crafty creations. Not to mention print making and water colors and basic life and fantasy drawing.
Children build on projects one day at a time, expanding their technical skills and creative realms.
Older children are are challenged with more advanced projects and techniques. Our age range is 5 to 12.
We are outward-bound everyday, weather permitting, for free play and outdoor picnics, and our Greenpoint location has a magical garden!
Many children come back for a second week and return with friends to our program every year!
DISCOUNT! 10% OFF IF YOU MENTION GREENPOINTERS!
The classes are small and space is limited, advance registration is advised.
The average class size in Brooklyn is 6; in Manhattan it is 12 to 18. Child teacher ratio is 6 to one.
The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Extended days are offered at both venues, pricing will vary according to numbers.
Registration is weekly and only a few spots are available. Hurry to inquire by emailing Vanessa (at) citysculpting.com or call Vanessa at 646-2218450