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Get $50 Off Rare Handcrafted Sunnies at Sunny Eye Shop

Dr. Saniya Shoaib rockin’ a pair of blue Matsuda’s

It’s time to dust off your warm(er) weather wear and refresh your look on time for sunnier days! And to (finally) celebrate Spring, local purveyors of eyewear Sunny Eye Shop (284 Driggs Ave) is offering Greenpointers $50 off sunglasses.

Here you won’t find your run-of-the-mill three or four big box store specs. They stock handmade frames produced in small batches, carefully curated from some of the most exclusive eyewear manufacturers in the world – like the rad tortoise and clear champagne frames by Japanese designer Matsuda that our Fashion Editor Stephanie picked up (one of only 200 pairs made)! These specs go equally well with a chic outfit for a night out or another day in the office PLUS the prescription glasses turn into shades as it gets brighter out.

Dr. Saniya Shoaib is as stylish as she is brainy and can provide you with high-tech eye care just as well as pointing you to a pair of specs that accentuates your look with special attention to quality and fit. Along with store manager and frame buyer Troy, Sunny Eye Shop’s team has over 30 years of combined experience that provides the kind of expertise and passion for eyewear that is hard to come by. Continue reading

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Sneak Peak: The World’s Fare at Citi Field (4/28-29) + A Snowday Discount

Eater announced recently the first 50 participants at The World’s Fare, to be held at Citi Field April 28 and 29th. Promising authentic cuisine from around the world, they’ll also include unlimited tasting of 80+ global craft beers, live Bands, cultural dance, art installations, and SUMO (the largest SUMO wrestler in the Northern Hemisphere).

Beer garden tickets for unlimited beer tastings (including General Admission to the fare) start at only $49. But today, there’s a snowday deal: get VIP admission for the price of general admission. Enter promo code “SNOWDAY” at check out to get in on the discount. Buy your tickets here.

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Via now gets you to the subway for just $1 (yes $1, until 3/12)

Via, the newest ridesharing app to hit the streets of Brooklyn (tap here to download Via), is now offering rides from Greenpoint to local subway stops for just $1.

This limited time offer only runs through Monday (March 12th) so hurry up!

Via is best known for its super affordable rates, and for offering the best shared ride experience that perfectly matches you with other passengers that are headed your way (so no pesky detours). Continue reading

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💕 Cupid’s Gift Guide for Shopping Local💕

It’s less than a week away, and you’re in the mood for some romance. Your dinner and date reservations are set, and it’s now time to surprise your special someone with the classics—flowers, wine, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie—the works. We’ve got your Valentine’s checklist for who in the ‘hood has got it.

Florists / Fine Jewelry / Chocolate & Candy / Sexy Shops / Wine

Hudson and King | online shop

Highlights: One-of-a-kind, Vintage Jewelry, 10% off!
Hudson and King makes one-of-a-kind jewelry for your one-of-a-kind loved ones. Affordable, classic & unique, their collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry ranges from Victorian era to present day. You’ve seen them locally at Walk the West pop-ups and our Fall Market. Find them online until their next pop-up, so follow their Instagram to find out their market schedule.

Now until 2/21/18, they’ll be offering 10% off to our readers. Visit their site to preview their collection and use code “greenpointers’ at check out to receive the promotion!

Cost: $200 and up
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Super Bowl in North Brooklyn: Who, What, and Where

Beer, wings, and giant screens — it’s Super Bowl time. Here’s the low-down on where to watch the touch downs this Sunday.

No 7 North

No. 7 North is celebrating Super Bowl 52 with All Night Happy Hour, fun specials and as much trashing of Tom Brady as you can shake a stick at.

Highlights: Cheesesteaks! Chowder! Cheap Drinks!
Address: 931 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Phone: (718) 389 7775
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Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival is Happening This Saturday (1/27)! Get 20% off!

See ya later 2017! We want to help you start the new year off right by giving you a 20% discount on drinking unlimited craft brew and celebrating the best the borough has to offer at the Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival at Industry City this Saturday, January 27th!
The best chefs will be on site, like Tanoreen the Michelin-rated restaurant with authentic Mediterranean cuisine, 3 Little Pigs with pâté & charcuterie, Dinosaur BBQ with sliders, BeeHive Oven with homemade biscuits and jams, Oconomi with veggie pancakes & yakisoba stir fry noodles, Table 87’s coal oven pizza, and tons more.
Get your ticket for unlimited Brooklyn craft beer samples from the best in the borough: Greenpoint Beer +Ale, Braven Brewing, Coney Island Brewing Company, War Flag, Five Boroughs Brewing Co, KelSo, Kombrewcha, and Wartega will all be on site!
Plus, there will be DJs spinning tunes, a Coney Island photo booth, Verizon FIOS Virtual Reality, and our exclusive spirits sponsor Cutty Sark.
Special Discount Offer for readers of GREENPOINTERS:
Tickets normally start at just $39.00 per session for unlimited beer tastings, but readers who enter discount code “GREENPOINTERS” on the ticket selection page will save 20% on admission.
(Greenpointers is a media partner with Best of Brooklyn.)
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Local Deals To Jumpstart 2018 With Health & Wellness

It’s the month of self-improvement; bettering our minds, refueling our energy levels, getting on track with your health and wellness. Here in the city of concrete jungles, we have some North Brooklyn gems that can take you out of the hustle and bustle to guide you back into a new year full of relaxation, vitality, and wellness.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Located on Berry St, across from McCarren park, BAC is a state of the art training facility with trainers who are ready to coach you to your best performance in a group or personal setting. Unlimited fitness classes (spin, pilates, yoga, glutes and abs) and endless pools for low impact training come in each membership. Recovery, relaxation, and community (or team) are just as important as training; so infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, physical therapy, and community events are available to provide the most dynamic training experience possible.

Specials: 30 Day Jump Start Program (one month trial) for $149. All access membership which includes: Gym membership; Unlimited Group Training Sessions; 8 Semi Private Training Sessions; Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, & BAC Burn Classes; Endless Pools; 2 Infrared Sauna Sessions; 2 Olympic Weightlifting Classes; and 1 Private Pilates Lesson.

Address:  8 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
For More Info: Here’s their website
Phone: (718) 486-6929
Cost: $149 JumpStart Program

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Plan your upstate wedding or getaway without leaving Brooklyn

On January 28, make plans for your upstate escapes and Hudson Valley weddings at Wedding Travel Party!

 

Inside 501 Union, you’ll meet the teams behind some of the best Hudson Valley inns and venues, enjoy light bites and cocktails, and find all the resources you need to plan your upstate weddings, getaways, bachelor/ette parties. Just by attending, you’ll be entered to win excellent giveaways and getaways—starting with a private party for up to six friends inside 501 Union, where you can hang in a decked-out Terra Glamping tent, see a movie on the venue’s big screen, and enjoy snacks and prosecco from Purslane.

For additional chances to win, you can purchase $5 raffle tickets, the entire proceeds of which will be donated to the Prospect Park Alliance to benefit Brooklyn’s own backyard, Prospect Park. The winner will be notified Thursday, January 25 so you have plenty of time to invite your posse!

There will be many more prizes to hand out at the event, including:

  • A free night at Kingston’s Forsyth B&B and Barn, three-course breakfast included
  • A couples’ Relax and Restore package from cityWell
  • A pre-bachelorette blowout party from MG Hair and Makeup
  • Multiple free rides in ReachNow’s fleet of MINIs and BMWs parked in Brooklyn

And on Wedding Crashers Instagram, you can also win a gorgeous leather holdall from Kaufmann Mercantile to help you travel in style.

Get your tickets now—starting at $8 in advance!

(Greenpointers is a media partner of Brooklyn Based)

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Princess Manor: Keepin’ Greenpoint LIT for 50 years

Princess Manor  (92 Nassau Ave) a landmark of Greenpoint for 50 years, not only gets you lit at their events, they are lit — literally. With key features like custom-installed LED lights, slideshows played on flatscreens, ​in-house DJ equipment, and photo booths; you can plan a party with the ​Manor​s’ staff that’ll be fit for the New Year, in the New Year.

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Treat Yourself with Tropical Healing in Mayan Ruins with Hosh Yoga! Early Bird Special !

We had the so much fun with Hosh Yoga this past summer in Cuba and are so excited that they will be hosting a five-night, six- day yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico led by Hosh yoga instructors, Jen Devery and Amy Hansen. Running from February 17th to the 22nd 2018, the retreat will bring yoga enthusiasts on a Mayan adventure to relax, explore, and unwind.

They’ve got an Early Bird special until the end of the year so if you want to book a beach vacay on a budget that’ll raise your energy and consciousness, now is the time!

Devery and Hansen’s focus throughout the retreat will be on harmonizing body, mind, and spirit and helping yogis achieve a sense of greater well being. Mornings will begin with breakfast and an energetic yoga practice to set the mood for days filled with adventure, re-connection, and grounding. Evenings will feature a mindful activity, mediation, or restorative yoga practice. Continue reading

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