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

Think you’re the next Spike Lee or John Singleton? Here’s your chance–BRIC is having an open call.

“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…)

10/20/16 11:00am

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Sponsored By Luna Park.

Get ready for spooktacular fun with Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island! Join us every weekend from Sept 24 - Oct 30 for a family-friendly event.

Created By BlankSlate

This Sunday, October 23, watch a team of knife-wielding artists carve up a giant pumpkin. It’s a highlight of the seasonal fun and games at Luna Park’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival, running every weekend from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. now through the end of October. Guests that guess the correct weight of the giant pumpkin, either at the park or online, can win up to $1,000 in prizes. The winner will be announced on October 30. (more…)

10/06/16 10:30am

Luna Park Halloween Harvest

Sponsored By Luna Park.

Get ready for spooktacular fun with Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island! Join us every weekend from Sept 24 - Oct 30 for a family-friendly event.

Created By BlankSlate

Really, who doesn’t want to see a giant pumpkin? That’s just a small sample of the seasonal fun and games at Luna Park’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival, running every weekend from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. now through October 30.

Stop by Jack’s Pumpkin Shack to see this year’s giant gourd. For a chance to win prizes worth over $1,000, guess Jack’s weight. But do so before October 23, when Jack’s weight is revealed and Marc and the Maniac Carvers return for their fourth year to give the impressive pumpkin a Halloween makeover. (more…)

10/03/16 1:00pm

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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

Community leaders, activists, elected officials and scholars will gather for a #BHeard program called “Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing.” The Town Hall, sponsored by BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

09/14/16 11:00am

Pierhouse Brooklyn: Luxury Condos for Sale at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sponsored By Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pierhouse offers expansive one- to five-bedroom, townhome-style condominiums in world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Created By BlankSlate

Sure, you’ve visited Brooklyn Bridge Park. What if you lived there? Pierhouse, developed by Toll Brothers City Living, provides that opportunity.

There are several factors that distinguish this condo complex, beyond the fact that it sits inside Brooklyn Bridge Park: few residential spaces in New York City boast 18-foot ceilings. Fewer still have a pet spa with dog showers. (more…)