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Drink unlimited beer while you get down to live music, and grab tastings on sale from the borough's top chefs at the Best of Brooklyn Festival on January 28th.

Start the new year off right — use our 15% discount for unlimited craft brews and celebrate the best food, drink, and entertainment your borough has to offer at the Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival on January 28th.

What’s to drink, eat and do? There’ll be 30+ Brooklyn makers serving up your favorites, including suds from Brooklyn Brewery, BBQ from Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, and sweets from Doughnut Plant… to name a few. Plus, enjoy special exhibits from MOFAD, entertainment by Brooklyn Zoo, and music curated by the incredible C’mon Everybody.

Pick from one of two sessions or hit the after party, using our special discount. Tickets normally start at just $29 per session for unlimited beer tastings, but readers who enter the code BROOKLYNBASED on the ticket selection page will save 20% on admission. (Offer expires Wednesday, January 18th at 11:59pm.)

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Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival
Industry City
220 26th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Saturday January 28th
Noon – 8PM

12/28/16 11:30am
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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

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A brownstone version of Portlandia, the six-episode first season pokes fun at mommy-and-me yoga, red state transplants, real estate envy, and the thirst for prewar molding, among other things. (more…)

12/19/16 12:00pm

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To celebrate being named the #1 Overall Network NYC and the Tri-State Area by Rootmetrics, Verizon is inviting New Yorkers and their neighbors across the Hudson to partake in FREE wafels, hot chocolate and savory treats at food trucks throughout the boroughs and in Jersey City this Wednesday, 12/21.

The details and locations are below. When you do nab one of their complimentary treats, be sure to share a photo with the tag, #ItsOnVerizon.

Locations and times:

Wafels and Dinges from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (first 450 customers)
Manhattan: Herald Square, 35th Street and 6th
Brooklyn: 7th Avenue and Carroll Street, Park Slope
Queens: 44th Drive between 23rd Street and Hunter Street, Long Island City

Crepe Crew from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (first 300 customers)
Bronx: Fordham Road and Grand Concourse intersection

Valducci’s from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (first 300 customers)
Staten Island: Arthur Kill Rd & Industrial Loop E

Pizza Vita from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (first 200 customers)
Jersey City: Harborside Financial Center 1 (34 Exchange Place)

12/08/16 11:00am

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Sponsored By The New School.

The New School Open Campus. More Than a Continuing Education Course. A New Kind of Network

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Imagine continuing education that that not only offers cutting-edge courses to transform your education and career, but connects you to a growing network of over 10,000 convention defiers. Now reimagine your future.

Introducing Open Campus, a new approach to continuing education from The New School, a comprehensive university and hub for progressive minds.

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This spring, The New School invites you to take advantage of the forward-thinking curriculum the university has been famous for since 1919 by exploring opportunities for professional and personal advancement through offerings in art and design with Parsons School of Design, management, writing, languages, media, and much more. Then delve deep into a thriving hive of scholars, artists, and designers— all game-changers on the world stage. (more…)

12/07/16 9:01am

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Take the stress out of this busy time with Peapod.com. They bring everything you need to your door from roasts to wreaths. And you won’t pay more for the convenience.

Two of us at Brooklyn Based tried it—one order was delivered to Brooklyn, one just outside NYC. Compared to the prices we’re used to paying to get quality meats and produce delivered to our door, it’s shocking how inexpensive Peapod is.

For pre-cut veggies like butternut squash or zucchini noodles you’ll get twice the amount for nearly the same price you usually pay, be able to buy organic milk by the gallon (not an easy find even online) and save on household items, too.

To stretch your dollar even further, get $25 off your first order and pay nothing for delivery for the first 60 days with the code BKBASED.*

They also offer endless recipes to help inspire your meal planning at fromthepod.com, like the one below.

Ready to see how far your dollar will go? Try Peapod.com with code BKBASED.


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You have a lot of holiday parties ahead of you. Make something warm and decadent like baked crab dip using this recipe at fromthepod.com.


*Discount only valid for local Pick-up or Delivery of Peapod groceries. The $25 off your first order will automatically be deducted online when you correctly enter your valid promotional code (BKBASED) at checkout. Free Delivery on your first order will be added as a credit at checkout. Minimum Order for the $25 off promotion is $75. Offer valid for new customers only. Use promo code 60DAYSFREE on your second order to receive 60 days of free delivery. Minimum Order amount for free delivery is $60. Not valid with any other offer. Expires on 12/31/2016.
11/18/16 12:31pm
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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

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“We’re asking filmmakers of color to create an episode of a sci-fi series that depicts Brooklyn between the present day and the year 3000,” says Kecia Elan Cole, BRIC TV senior producer, about the serial series called BK3K. (more…)

11/11/16 6:20am
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“Always amazing” – Ira Glass, This American Life
“A sensation” – New York Times
“Beautiful” – Los Angeles Times
“Go!” – Jad Abumrad, Radiolab

Our friends at Pop-Up Magazine are bringing their “live magazine,” which combines storytelling with photos, film, illustration, and an original soundtrack, to Brooklyn’s beautiful Kings Theatre on Thursday, November 17.

The night unfolds like a classic general-interest magazine, and ends with the cast and the audience mingling at the lobby bar. Nothing is recorded. You have to be there to see it, and we have a special discount for you on tickets.

Use the code POP10 to get $10 off any ticket, on sale here.

The fascinating cast onstage at the Kings Theatre includes Ira Glass, host of This American Life; Joshuah Bearman, who has an incredible yarn that ought to be a movie (he wrote the story that became Argo, he’s working on an Amazon TV pilot, and the Coen Brothers are adapting his most recent work); Jessica Hopper, Editorial Director for Music at MTV News; New York Times bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching); This American Life producer Stephanie Foo; Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning producer and Gravy host Tina Antolini, and more. Learn more about the cast popupmagazine.com. It’s going to be a really fun night!

Get your tickets and use the code POP10 for $10 off!

10/26/16 10:41am

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Getting around Brooklyn just got way cheaper—all uberPOOL rides within the borough are less than $8 through the rest of the year.

That means you can go from Bushwick to Park Slope, Williamsburg to Red Hook, or Crown Heights to Greenpoint for less than $8—all day, every day, just in time for this weekend’s Halloween festivities. (Yes, there’s fine print but it’s super simple: the trip needs to start and end in Brooklyn and be no more than 8 miles. And if you’ve got a friend in tow, you add $1. That’s it.)

If you’ve never tried uberPOOL, even better—you get a FREE first ride. Just download or open the Uber app, go to the Promotions tab, and apply the promo code BBPOOL. Your first uberPOOL ride will be free.*

Sharing, as they say in an uberPOOL, is saving.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open your app and select uberPOOL
  2. Enter your destination—you’ll see your low upfront fare in the app
  3. Request! You’ll be matched with others headed your way.

Learn more about uberPOOL in NYC here.

*Valid on uberPOOL only, up to $20. Valid only in NYC. Expires 12/31/16.

10/25/16 11:00am
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“Dad Day” photo via BRIC TV

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Ever wonder what it would be like if CBS comedy Two and a Half Men were set in Brooklyn? Dad Day, debuting this week on BRIC TV, will give you an idea as it follows an anxiety-ridden family man named James, his 5-year-old son Henry, and self-assured bachelor Craig as they navigate an ever-changing Brooklyn and the demands it places on friendship, career and fatherhood. (more…)