Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Greetings... From Us To You!

Happy New Year!

As another successful year comes to an end, we waned to take a moment to thank you for all of your love and support throughout all of 2010. Whether you retweeted a posting on Twitter, purchased a copy of the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book, entered a contest for free Broadway tickets, shared a deal with your coworkers, or signed up for our daily e-mail blast -- we are so thankful to have such loyal and dedicated readers.

It was great meeting many of you at our two year anniversary party in August... and you can be sure we'll be putting on more great events in the coming year. You can always get in touch at -- whether you want to pass along a deal, have feedback about the site, or just want to say hello.

Have a fun time ringing in 2011... and we'll be back on Monday to kick off another year of hooking you up with New York's best deals and cheap entertainment.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve: Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club

All year long we've been telling you how to get into shows at EastVillage Comedy Club for free. Well even though it's New Year's Eve tomorrow... the club is still waiving their $20 admission fee for you! Simply mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 7PM and 9PM show (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their 2 drink minimum. The comics performing include:

(Best Week Ever, David Letterman, Bad Boys of Comedy)

Maddog Mattern
(Sirius Radio, BBC)

Nicole Korkolis
(Graham Norton Effect, CNBC's The Big Idea)

New Year's Eve Guides (On The Cheap)!

Still trying to figure out those New Year's Eve plans?

The Skint has compiled a list of 18 parties that cost $40 or less, while Time Out New York is featuring a list of 75 ways to ring in 2011 on its website including no-cover bars like Berry Park and Mé Bar. New York Magazine's New Year's Eve guide features dozens of restaurants serving dinner... and some suggestions on where you should go to cure your hangover the next morning!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

35% Off New Years Eve Celebration At Astor Center

One of the city's most popular New Years Eve celebrations each year takes place at Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street). And today, they're offering our readers an exclusive $50 discount on tickets.

You'll enjoy a six hour premium open bar with no lines! Dress to the nines and party with 400 of your friends and fellow New Yorkers. There will be sexy bartenders mixing your cocktails and a rowdy cover band -- The Ronald Reagans -- rocking out on stage... plus a killer DJ who will keep you tearing up the dance floor all night long!

Tickets are $145 per person, but enter code NYCDD in the field How did you hear about the party? and a $50 refund will be credited to your card within one business day, bringing the total price down to just $95.

Click here to purchase your tickets now.

Cosi: Buy One Entree, Get One Free

Now through Friday, buy one entree at any NY, CT, or NJ Cosi and get a second entree for free using this coupon. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Get The 2011 NYC BIG DEAL BOOK For $10 All Week Long

Happy Holidays! We hope all of you enjoyed the long weekend -- whether you were at church, singing Christmas carols, doing eggnog shots, or chowing down on some Chinese food. If we could put one present under each of your Christmas trees, it'd be a crisp copy of the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book. But since we can't... we've decided to reduce the price of the book to just $10 all week long with discount code: SAVINGS.

We spent the better part of the year putting the book together so that each of you can enjoy more than 60 exclusive deals at local bars and restaurants in 2011. Each deal is valid throughout the whole year -- use one a week and you won't even get through them all!

Some of our favorite participating venues include: The Village Pourhouse, Bar Matchless, Common Ground, City Crab, Spot Dessert Bar, Arte Café, Vero Midtown, Tree, SideBar, Petite Abeille, Big Daddy’s, Cer Te, Sheep Station, Kool Bloo, GustOrganics, Haagen Dasz, Frites ‘N’ Meats, Hello Pasta, Eddie’s Pizza Truck, Brazen Head, Bino, and Duke’s.

But there are dozens more which you can check out here.

Click here to purchase your copy now for just $10.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Free Cupcakes From CupcakeStop's New Flagship Store

CupcakeStop, the popular mobile cupcake vendor, recently opened a flagship store at 70 Greenwich Avenue in the West Village. We've been fans for a long time (you might remember this deal when their first truck launched in June 2009) and today we've arranged a special just for you!

The first 25 readers who swing by their new store and mention NYC Daily Deals will receive a cupcake for free! Happy Holidays! Enjoy the long weekend... and we'll see you bright and early on Monday :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

$3.00 Beers And $5.00 Mussels & Meatballs At Spina

One of our favorite happy hours takes place at Spina in the East Village. All beers cost just $3.00 from 5:30PM - 8:00PM on Tuesday-Friday. Plus you can get a platter of six meatballs or mussels for just $5.00. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Every holiday season, a six-block area of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood is transformed into a dazzling display of Christmas lights. From 83rd Street to 86th Street between 11th Avenue and 13th Avenue, you'll see everything from inflatable Santas to motorized light shows. Prime viewing time is between 7PM and 9PM daily, through Christmas.

Click here for more information.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Department Store Windows Displays

Christmas is coming! And even if you like to avoid crowds as much as we do... we're willing to suck it up for an afternoon to check out some holiday window displays.

If you want to hit up the four most popular displays, The New York Times suggests the following route:

If you want to do the four major window displays in one swoop, the best path is to walk from Macy’s (West 34th Street and Broadway) to Lord & Taylor (424 Fifth Avenue, at East 38th Street), up to Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue, at East 49th Street), then farther over to Bloomingdale’s (1000 Third Avenue, at East 59th Street) — or the reverse route.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beerfest At Roberta's

This afternoon, Roberta's (261 Moore Street) in Bushwick hosts a beerfest. According to Grub Street,
staffers from local establishments will be facing off a “nerds-style beer-drinking event" that will include beer pong, flip-cup, keg stands, and a tricycle relay. The event is free to watch. There will, of course, be lots of great beers on tap, a whole pig roast, and football showing in the beer tent.The festivities kick off at 1:30PM.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Puzzle Making Workshop In Chelsea

Today from 12PM - 6PM, The Reaves Gallery (526 West 26th Street, 706) is hosting a puzzle making workshop. All attendees will receive a blank puzzle piece which they'll be able to decorate and contribute to The Puzzle Project -- a 5,000 piece art installation which will be displayed next year. A $10 donation is required per piece.

Click here for more information.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Big Social Holiday Market In Nolita

Now through December 23rd, the folks behind the Hester Street Fair are transforming The Open House Gallery (201 Mulberry Street) into a pop-up holiday market. Some 40 vendors will be on hand including Awkward Family Photos, Treasures and Pleasures, Brooklyn Craft, and food from the likes of Pies’n'Thighs, Luke’s Lobster, and Robicelli’s Cupcakes.

The Big Social Holiday Market is open daily from 11AM - 8PM.

Thursday, December 16, 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:

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

(Conan O'Brien, The View, Oz, Comedy Central)

Wil Sylvince
(HBO Def Comedy Jam, 30 Years to Life, Yo Mama Battle)

Mark DeMayo
(Showtime's Whiteboyz)

(The Sopranos, Howard Stern)

Celebrating 75 Years: Free Admission To The Frick Museum

It was 75 years ago today when The Frick (1 East 70th Street) first opened the doors to its magnificent galleries of fine and decorative arts. To mark the anniversary, admission to the museum will be free today from 10PM - 6PM. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Exclusive 24-Hour Sale: Save 75% On The 2011 NYC Big Deal Book

The temperature has dropped, snow flakes are falling, and Christmas is right around the corner. The holiday season is officially in full force and we're in the mood to give back... to you!

For one day only, we're dropping the price of the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book to just $10 with code XMAS.

We're only putting 50 copies on sale for this price, after which it'll jump back up to $35. Not only that, but we're waiving all shipping charges today and the book is guaranteed to arrive at least three days before Christmas! Consider it our holiday gift to all of you deal-savy New Yorkers! Go grab one now, before the discount is kaput!

If you're out of the loop, the book contains 60 exclusive discounts to bars and restaurants that are valid throughout all of 2011. You can click here to view all of the deals and vendors, but they include:

- Free drinks at  The Village Pourhouse, Bar Matchless, Brazen Head, SideBar, and Common Ground.
- Free food at mobile vendors like NYC Cravings, Frites 'N Meats, and Eddie's Pizza Truck.
- 20% discounts on your bill at Gramercy restaurants Duke's, City Crab, and Big Daddy's Diner.
- 30% discounts at new Harlem venues 67 Orange Street, Society Coffee, and Yatenga French Bistro. 
- Discounts on sweets from Leonidas Chocolate Shop, Spot Dessert Bar, and Haagen Dazs.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Win Tix To New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show

Today we're giving away five pairs of tickets to a classic New York City holiday staple. The New York Botanical Garden's 19th Annual Holiday Train Show runs through January 9th and includes more than 140 replicas of historic New York landmarks like the original Yankee Stadium and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For your chance at winning a pair of tickets, simply click here and fill out our contest form! Include the name and e-mail address of the guest you'd like to take and we'll send both of you an e-mail if you win! You can enter up to five times with five different guests! We'll pick the winners tomorrow at random.

While you're browsing the New York Botanical Garden's website, check out their online shop. Now through Monday you can save 20% off beauty & wellness products with discount code BEAUTY20.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Best 99¢ Stores In New York City

On a real budget this holiday season? Or perhaps you just need some paper plates for that holiday party you're throwing. Either way, Time Out New York recently published a piece about the best 99¢ stores in New York City. You can check out the article here.

Our favorite? Jack's World (110 West 32nd Street)!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Football Time! 25 Cent Wings @ Lucky Strike

Are you ready for some football? Swing by Lucky Strike (42nd Street & 12th Avenue) where they'll be serving 25 cent wings and $2.50 drafts (Sam Adams, Blue Moon, Bud Light) during football games throughout the end of the season. Score!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Free One Hour Comedy Workshop At Comix

Comix (353 W. 14th Street) is hosting a free one hour comedy workshop this afternoon. Topics covered will include conquering stage fright and writing techniques.

You can pre-register here or just show up at 1:30PM and register on site.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dealery: Aggregating Your Daily Deals

'Tis the season to save money! What better time to check out Dealery -- a daily deal aggregator that makes it easier than ever to find the city's best discounts. It's your one stop shop for the day’s deals from sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, BuyWithMe, and more!

The site allows visitors to quickly scan the day's top deals, view the source of the deal, the cost savings, and the time remaining to purchase the deal. You can also sign up for their e-mail list to have deals sent directly to you.

To see what the fuss is all about, click here to visit the site. Whether you like skydiving, want to take a bartending class, or are interested in ballroom dancing -- we're sure you'll find some great deals on the site!

You can also visit Dealery's brand new Twitter page or check them out on Facebook to stay in the loop about upcoming deals.

this is a sponsored posting from Dealery

Free Ice Skating (And Skate Rentals) In Central Park This Weekend

Thanks to 106.7 Lite FM, you can go ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park for free this weekend!

Simply be one of the first 1,000 guests to arrive at the rink on either Saturday and Sunday and you'll skate for free + receive free skate rentals! According to the 106.7 Lite FM website, festivities kick off at 10AM.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lego Art Exhibit In Chelsea

Now through December 14th, swing by the Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street) where LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya will be showcasing his work as part of a brand new exhibition: RED.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11AM - 6PM... and it just so happens that there is a free opening reception taking place there tonight at 6PM!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2011 NYC BIG DEAL BOOK: Buy One, Get One Free!!!

If you still haven't picked up your copy of the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book (yes, we know there are some of you) check out this special:  now through Sunday, we're running a "buy one, get one free" promotion when you enter code PRESENT on the checkout page. Give yourself the gift of savings + you can give an awesome holiday present to your friends, family, and coworkers at the same time.

You might be asking what's so great about this deal book? Well if you've ever purchased a deal from Groupon or LivingSocial -- imagine getting a book filled with more than 60 such deals for one low price. Not only that, but the deals are valid for an entire year, so you have 365 days to use them.


You can view the vendors and deals here. Some of our favorites include: 

- 25% discount on your bar tab at Amsterdam Ale House, a charming craft beer bar on the UWS.
- 20% discount on your bill at Duke's, serving southern comfort food in Gramercy and Murray Hill.
- 30% discount on your bill at GustOrganics, a sustainable restaurant in Greenwich Village.
- 20% discount on your purchase from Leonidas, a Midtown Belgian chocolate shop.
- 30% discount at three of Harlem's most unique venues: 67 Orange Street, Society Coffee, and Yatenga French Bistro.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Le Parker Meridien's Annual Gingerbread House

Inside the atrium at Le Parker Meridien (119 West 56th Street) you'll find the hotel's annual gingerbread house display. It'll be on view through January 9th. This year's theme is movies that were made in New York, and sculptures were made by the likes of Magnolia Bakery and Treats Truck.

While you're there, grab a bite at one of our favorite spots: The Burger Joint!

Monday, December 6, 2010

MomsLoveIt: Group Deals For Moms (And Beyond)!

We wanted to be the first to let you know about MomsLoveIt -- a new group deal site offering fabulous discounts targeted towards moms and their families. The site will be launching soon and will feature deals like an hour long in-home yoga session and a 90-minute massage.

But the site will offer more than just deals. There's an online community including a blog which will feature mom-related content. One of their first giveaways will be a $1,000 "mommy style" makeover which will be chronicled on the site.

Anyone who signs up for the site now will be registered to win a  $200 Whole Foods voucher!

Check out MomsLoveIt and be the first to know about their deals when the site goes live shortly!

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Win Free Tix To The Young Patrons Party @ American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum is hosting its Young Patrons Party this Friday evening. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door -- but we have two pairs to give away today! A three hour open bar in the museum’s stunning atrium is included with admission + DJ sets, a fashion show, photo booth, and access to the museum's exhibitions among other surprises.

To enter, simply click here and fill out our contest form! Include the name and e-mail address of the guest you'd like to take and we'll send both of you an e-mail if you win! You can enter up to five times with five different guests! We'll pick the winners tomorrow at random.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ride A Vintage Subway Car Or Bus

Every holiday season, the MTA brings a few vintage buses and subway cars out of retirement and back into service. They'll be mixed in with the regular fleet throughout the month. Click here for details on where you can hitch a throwback ride.

Today you can catch a lift between Queens Plaza and the 2 Avenue subway station along the weekday M line. Trains depart the 2nd Avenue subway stop at 10:01 AM, 11:31 AM, 1:01 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:01 PM. Regular subway fares apply.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Plan Ahead: $3 Santa Cruise From Circle Line

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is offering families a chance to ride with Santa on the Hudson River next Saturday. Each passenger that brings a new unwrapped toy will cruise to the Statue of Liberty and back with Santa Claus for just $3.00 per person. Boarding begins at 10:30AM at Pier 83 (West 42nd Street on the Hudson River) and the cruise returns at 1:00PM.
The ride includes complimentary milk and cookies and a free photo with Santa! All toy donations will go to Toys for Tots.

You can click here for more information or purchase tickets here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Free First Fridays @ Neue Galerie

Earlier this year, Neue Galerie (1048 5th Avenue) began offering extended Friday night hours once a month. Tonight, head over for one of their final First Fridays of the year. The museum's focus is on twentieth-century German and Austrian art. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 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:

Jay Oakerson
(Comedy Central Presents, BET Comic View)

(Comedy Central, Samurai Love God)

David Foster
(Bad Boys of Comedy, MTV's Boiling Points)

Win Passes To Tribeca Retail Club's Fashionable Night Out

On December 17th, Tribeca Retail Club's Fashionable Night Out will be taking over NYC. The event will showcase a variety of independent designer duds, beauty products, and services.

Regular admission is free, but with a $15 VIP ticket ($20 at the door) you'll get access to a holiday open bar and a goody bag crammed with great products and sponsored gifts.

You can get $5.00 off VIP tickets by entering code NYCDAILYDEALS on the ticket page!

But wait... we're also giving away two sets of five free VIP tickets. For a chance to win, simply visit our contest page and follow the instructions. We'll pick two groups of winners later this week. Good luck!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Win Tix To Broadway's Colin Quinn: Long Story Short

It's time for another Broadway ticket giveaway! 

In Long Story Short, which is directed by Jerry Seinfeld, comedian Colin Quinn focuses his articulate brand of comedy on the demise of empires, including our own. More than standup comedy, the show is a hilarious blend of incisive observation, sharp commentary, and Quinn’s channeling of the personalities of the past. From Socrates to Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations.

We have five pairs of tickets to give to five lucky readers and their guests! To enter, simply click here to visit our Facebook page and "like" the posting about the show. We'll pick five winners tomorrow at random.

If you're not a winner, you can still get discounted tickets to the show. Simply use code CQHHC74 when purchasing tickets here. Or you can visit the Helen Hayes Theater Box Office box office (240 West 44th Street) and mention the code! Tickets start at just $49!