Friday, April 30, 2010

$5 Mint Juleps For The Kentucky Derby Tomorrow

It may not be your favorite sporting event of the year, but there's no better way to make it through some horse racing than by downing a couple of mint juleps. According to Brooklyn Based, the following BK locations will be selling mint juleps for $5 each:

Union Hall (702 Union Street) - Plus a patio cookout!
The Bell House (149 7th Street) - Plus a free mint julep happy hour from 5-6PM!
Floyd (131 Atlantic Avenue) - Plus free ham biscuits and derby pie!

More info here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Free Pizza Tonight @ Standings + Founders Beer

Tonight at Standings (43 East 7th Street), they'll be serving up four brews from Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI: Centennial IPA, Imperial IPA, Dirty Bastard, and Porter.

There will also be free pizza at 8PM (until it lasts!).

Details here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yipit: Customizing Deals Just For You

There are a lot of group purchasing sites that have popped up over the past few months -- Groupon, BuyWithMe and TheDealist are a few of the most popular. With so many deals out there, it's difficult to keep track of everything going on. Yipit is a brand new site that aggregates all of the deals out there and recommends specific deals to you according to your interests. For example: massages and manicures aren't my thing, but recent deals such as a coupon from Dinosaur BBQ and $1 movie tickets were right up my alley.

You can sign up for Yipit's e-mail list by clicking here.

Rather than getting seven e-mails from seven different sites every day, now you'll get just one. And the deals will be customized according to what you like do and where you like to hang out.

31 Cent Scoops @ Baskin Robins + 8 Cent Indian Food!

Tonight from 5PM - 10PM, Baskin Robbins will be serving up scoops of ice cream for 31 cents each. Click here to find Baskin Robbins store locations near you.

Not to be outdone... thanks to the folks at, Midtown spot Indus Express (48 West 48th Street) is offering orders of chaat for 8 cents this afternoon from 2PM - 6PM. What is Chaat, you might ask? It's Indian street food which often contains ingredients like potato pieces, crispy fried bread, gram beam, spices, and onions. You can grab the mobile coupon from here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Win 2 Free Tix To Intimate Patti Smith Benefit Show

On May 15, the American Folk Art Museum is celebrating artist Henry Darger’s birthday at a benefit party, featuring an intimate concert by rock-and-roll legend Patti Smith, followed by a DJ and dancing.

Tickets start a $250 each, but the museum has been kind enough to give one lucky reader (and a guest!) the chance to go for free. In order to be eligible, you must "like" NYCDAILYDEALS on Facebook. Here's how to enter:

1) If you don't already "like" NYCDAILYDEALS on Facebook, visit or click the icon at the bottom of this post to "like" us.

2) Send an e-mail to with NYCDAILYDEALS & your name in the subject line (For example NYCDAILYDEALS / John Smith).

A winner will be selected at random and notified tomorrow.

The museum has assured us that your e-mail address will be used for the sole purpose of this contest, although later this week you will receive a one-time only e-mail from the museum asking if you are interested in signing up for the their e-newletter. If you do not respond to that e-mail, your information will be discarded and you will no longer receive communication from the museum.

UPDATE: 4-28. Congrats to our winner... Lisa from Astoria! Thanks to all those who entered and stay tuned for more upcoming contests soon!

Monday, April 26, 2010

30 Cent Accommodations From HostelBookers

This week, HostelBookers is celebrating it's 6th birthday by offering beds at hostels around the world for 30 cents per night (the site says 20 cents, but that's in euros!). Ten bed nights per participating hostel will become available each morning at 9:00 AM and the offer is valid on travel between 5/31 and 6/4. You can visit their website for more information on this special.

Of note, there are a number of New York hostels participating including The New York Loft, which is just a 10 minute subway ride from Union Square.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

IKEA Water Taxi -- Still Free On The Weekend

For the past few years, the Ikea Water Taxi has been one of my favorite ways to enjoy a free ride along the East River. Recently, they started charging $5 for weekday rides, although it's still free on the weekends. Take advantage of the free service and head over to Red Hook for some Swedish meatballs today or any weekend this summer!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hester Street Fair: The L.E.S's New Outdoor Market

Brooklyn Flea isn't the only awesome outdoor market taking place in NYC this summer. The Hester Street Fair launches today on the corner of Hester Street and Essex Street on the Lower East Side. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM - 6PM, dozens of vendors will sell vintage items, collectibles and antiques + you can expect some can't miss food stands.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free Screening Of BIG At Tribeca Drive In

Tonight at the World Financial Center Plaza there will be a free screening of Big as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Doors open at 6:00 and the screening will begin around 8:15.

More details can be found here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

You know the drill: Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM and 11PM show Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their 2 drink minimum. Here's who you'll see:

Judah Friedlander
(NBC's 30 Rock, Meet the Parents, Along Came Polly)

Jay Oakerson
(Comedy Central Presents, BET Comic View)

Mike Yard
(Showtime at the Apollo, HBO Def Comedy Jam)

Adam Hunter
(Comic's Unleashed, Showtime)

Maddog Mattern
(Sirius Radio, BBC)

Nate Bargatze
(Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central)

Happy Earth Day! Drink Free Coffee!

Taking a cue from last week's free coffee deal at Starbucks, today Oren's Daily Roast is offering free 12oz drip coffee at all eight of their Manhattan locations to anyone who brings in a resusable mug today from 10AM - closing. Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

$20: All You Can Eat Pizza And Mac & Cheese

Pinch and S’Mac (474 Columbus Ave) recently started offering customers two hours of all you can eat pizza and mac & cheese on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. It costs $20 to indulge and they'll even throw in some salad and soda. Swing by from 6PM - 10PM to start stuffing your face.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet Sarah Silverman @ Union Square Barnes & Noble

Funnywoman Sarah Silverman will be signing copies of her new book, “The Bedwetter” this evening at 7:00 PM at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. Oh, and happy 4/20.

Monday, April 19, 2010

$5 Blowout Sale From Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is currently selling hundreds of items on their website for just $5.00 each! Like the tee below... unfortunately, the model is not included.

Click here to check out what's available.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Event Horizon Art Exhibit In Madison Square Park

Recently Antony Gormley's Event Horizon was installed in Madison Square Park. It's a public art exhibit much more exciting than the Central Park gates or East River waterfalls if you ask me. This exhibit actually utilizes the city landscape, as 31 life-size iron bodies have been set up to inhabit the pathways and sidewalks of historic Madison Square Park, as well as Flatiron District rooftops. The next time you're standing in line for Shake Shake, marvel at the sites around you.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brooklyn Art Complex Open House + Free Drinks

This evening, the Morgan Fine Arts Building (649 Morgan Avenue) in Greenpoint hosts its 6th Annual Studio Open House. From 5PM - 10PM, 30 separate artist studios on five floors of the building will be open to the public. The event will also include an open bar with complimentary wine, beer and bottled water.

Friday, April 16, 2010

$2.99 Lunch @ White Castle

Lunch doesn't get much cheaper than this. For a limited time, White Castle is selling three 100% USDA beef sliders, fries, and a soft drink for just $2.99. There are a few locations in Manhattan including one at 525 8th Avenue (between 36th Street & 37th Street) and another at 351 East 103rd Street (at 1st Avenue). Other area locations can be found here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day Deals: Free Starbucks & More

It's April 15th... better start working on those taxes! For those of you who filed on time, there are a bunch of cool "tax day" deals taking place around the city today.

First, Energy Kitchen (9 locations) is offering free lunch today from 12PM - 2PM with the purchase of a drink. You can choose from a Bison Cheesesteak Wrap, California Wrap, and Buffalo Chicken Burger (via NYC Recission Diary).

Second, if you bring a reusable travel mug into your local Starbucks, you'll get a free brewed coffee.

Next up, if you stop by Cinnabon you can get two free bite-sized cupcakes from 6PM - 8PM as part of their Tax Day Bites promotion. Flavors will include Chocolate Passion, 24-Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bliss and Cinnacake Classic.

Finally, you can swing by Upper East Side restaurant Alloro, where all dinner guests will receive a free glass of prosecco.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Free Perfume Workshop From Brooklyn Brainery

On April 27th, Brooklyn Brainery is hosting a couple of workshops about perfume. And they're completely free! You'll learn about where perfume really comes from, how to tease out the individual notes in a perfume, and even mix your own!

Click here for more information or to sign up for a class!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jamba Juice: Buy One Get One Free

Jamba Juice is celebrating "20 years of feeling good" with this buy one get one free coupon valid through 4/25. Click here or on the coupon below.

Monday, April 12, 2010

See An Intimate Screening Of "The Natural"

Baseball season is underway, so it makes sense that this week's free movie screening at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab is The Natural. Every Saturday, a different movie is screened in the center's 73-seat high definition theater!

Reservations can be made beginning on the Monday of the week when a screening is scheduled (that's today!) by calling the events RSVP Line at 212-833-7858.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

100 Albums For $5 On Amazon

Check out the April list of $5 albums at Artists include Ted Leo, Blink 182, David Bowie, Tori Amos, Ben Harper, Of Montreal, RJD2, The Shins, Radiohead, Coldplay, and Ra Ra Riot. See the whole list here.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Brooklyn Flea Kicks Off The Season In Fort Greene

Starting today, Brooklyn Flea (which hibernates inside during winter months) returns to its outdoor spot at Bishop Loughlin High School in Fort Greene where it'll be open on Saturdays from 10AM - 5PM through November.

The Flea features more than 100 vendors of vintage furniture, clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as new jewelry, art and crafts by local artisans, plus delicious food.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cask Beer Festival In Park Slope This Weekend

All weekend long, The Gate (321 5th Avenue in Park Slope) will be hosting a it's second annual cask beer festival. More than 15 casks of unfiltered, unpasteurized beer will be available for purchase.

More and more bars throughout the city are starting to carry cask beers and this is a great opportunity to see what the fuss is all about. Many beer connoisseurs will point to the fact that cask conditioning enables malt and hop flavors to develop, resulting in a richer tasting drink with more character than standard keg. We tend to agree!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

You know the drill: Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM and 11PM show Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their 2 drink minimum. Here's who you'll see:

(Sex and the City, Road Trip, The Wrestler, David Letterman)

Jay Oakerson
(Comedy Central Presents, BET Comic View, HBO Bad Boyz of Comedy)

(Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, BET Comic View, Comic Unleashed)

Free Dairy Queen Blizzards In Madison Square Park

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Dairy Queen's favorite frozen treat: the blizzard. To celebrate, Dairy Queen has created a Blizzard Mobile to travel around the country and hand out free blizzards. This afternoon, they'll be setting up shop at Madison Square Park (23rd Street & 5th Avenue) from 12PM - 1PM.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Save 50% On Spring Cleaning With Clarity Domestics

It's time to clean your apartment! And for a limited time only, you can save 50% on your first housekeeping service with Clarity Domestics. The company offers environmentally friendly, luxury housekeeping services to New York City residents.

With this discount, cleanings start at just $35!

Give Clarity Domestics a call today at 212-969-9100 and mention NYCDAILYDEALS to receive your discount.

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David Cross Discusses "Bigger and Blackerer" @ Apple Store

Comedian David Cross (aka Tobias Funke) will be discussing his new comedy special, “David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer” this evening at the Apple Store in Soho starting at 7:30PM.

Maybe he'll give us a little inside scoop on status of an Arrested Development movie, slated for release at some point next year!

Details here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Brick By Brick" Lego Exhibit In Chelsea

Now through April 13th, Swing by the Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street) where LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya will be showcasing his work as part of the exhibition: Brick By Brick.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11AM - 6PM.

Monday, April 5, 2010

All You Can Eat Lunch For $6.95 At Tiffin Wallah

One of our favorite lunch specials comes in the form of an all you can eat buffet. Kosher/vegetarian Indian restaurant Tiffin Wallah (127 East 28th Street) offers diners more food than they'd ever want to consume Monday-Friday from 11:30AM to 3:00PM.

The best part is... it's damn tasty!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Check Out The High Line: Summer Hours In Effect

The sun is shining and it looks like spring is finally here to stay. Summer hours went into effect at The High Line this weekend meaning you can enjoy the elevated railway daily from 7AM - 10PM.

The space just welcomed it's 2 millionth visitor!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

International Pillow Fight 2010 - Union Square @ 3PM

Perhaps my favorite free event of the year takes place today. Pillow Fight!!!

This year, the annual slumber party brawl will kick off in Union Square at 3PM.

Click here for more information.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Free Cream’wichs +1/2 Priced Tea @ ‘wichcraft

Now through Sunday, swing by any ‘wichcraft location between 3PM and 6PM and you can enjoy a free cream’wich cookie sandwich with the purchase of a half priced Mighty Leaf tea. If the math is bogging you down -- that's a total of $1 for tea and a delicious cookie.

All of the Manhattan locations are listed below.

flatiron - 11 east 20th street @ broadway
west chelsea - 269 11th avenue @ 27th street
tribeca - 397 greenwich @ beach
soho - 568 broadway @ corner of prince and crosby
the village - 60 east 8th street @ broadway
murray hill - 1 park avenue @ 33rd street
bryant park - 11 west 40th street @ 6th avenue
midtown - 555 5th avenue @ 46th street
midtown east - 245 park avenue @ 47th street
rockefeller center - 1 rockefeller plaza @ 49th street (concourse level)
herald & greeley squares - broadway @ 35th street & broadway @ 32nd street
lincoln center - 61 west 62nd street @ columbus avenue

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Free Barbecue At The Sunburnt Calf On The UWS

According to Eater, The Sunburnt Calf (229 West 79th Street) will open its bi-level 80 seat restaurant this evening and to celebrate... it's hosting a free outdoor barbecue starting at 4PM.