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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yipit: Customizing Deals Just For You

When we first told you about Yipit earlier this year, there were only a handful of online group purchasing sites. Groupon, BuyWithMe and TheDealist are still some of the most popular, but have you heard of Village Vines and ScoutMob? Didn't think so! There are actually more than 110 active sites that publish 300 daily deals.

But there's no need to visit all of them each day...

Yipit 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.

Remember -- all of the deals will be customized according to what you like do and where you like to hang out!

Where To Eat Cheap At Coney Island

Planning on heading out to Coney Island this weekend for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?

Well consider checking out this guide to Coney Island's Best Food Under $5 courtesy of New York Magazine. Enjoy these eats all summer long!


Photo: New York Magazine / Helen Rosner

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Tickets To Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet

Update (6/30): Thank you so much to everyone who entered! The response was overwhelming. We wish we had tickets to give to all of you! But low and behold, four lucky souls were selected this time around. Congrats to Alissa G, Matthew H, Anna C, and Corinne C. All of the winners have been contacted. Keep checking back for more contests soon... maybe your lucky day is right around the corner!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

Today we're giving away four pairs of tickets to an upcoming performance of your choice. To enter, simply send an e-mail to nycdailydeals@gmail.com with Million Dollar Quartet in the subject line. In the body of the e-mail, include your name and the name and e-mail address of the person you'd like to take to the show. We'll pick four winners tomorrow. Feel free to have your friends enter too! Good luck!

Below, please find information on how to get discount tickets to the show.



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"A buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into
a frenzy with blast after blast of explosive vitality!”
– The New York Times

See Tony Award nominee for Best Musical & Tony Award winner
Levi Kreis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for over 40% off!

Now through 9/12, get orchestra/front mezzanine tickets for:

$71
(Wed Matinee; Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sun evening shows)

$78
(Fri and Sat shows; Sun Matinee)

The regular price for these tickets is $125.00!

Visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com for showtimes.

3 EASY WAYS TO ORDER:

1. Click here and use code GENTIX
2. Call Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 and use code GENTIX
3. Bring this page to Nederlander Theatre Box Office (208 W. 41st St)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Moving Season Monday: 20% Off Your Order @ Green Apple Cleaners

Green Apple Cleaners is New York's only dry cleaner exclusively using EPA approved green cleaning technologies. Visit their website to learn more about their commitment to providing you with a healthy alternative for clothing and household services.

All summer long, receive 20% off your first order when you mention NYCDAILYDEALS.

Call 1-800-ILUVCO2 or visit one of their New York City locations at 92 Greenwich Ave in Manhattan or 78 7th Ave in Brooklyn!


This is a sponsored posting from Green Apple Cleaners.

For more deals, check out our Moving Season Monday Deals link at the top of the page.

Free Lunch @ Nanoosh + $2 Mojitos @ Yerba Buena Tonight

We hear that Nanoosh will be opening a location in Union Sqaure today at 111 University Place. To celebrate, they'll be giving away free lunch from 12PM - 2PM.

And tonight, Yerba Buena (23 Avenue A) is celebrating its two year anniversary with $2 mojitos and aztecas all night long. Expect big crowds. Try to get there early and squeeze in at the bar!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

8 Cent Zeppoles & Fried Oreos @ Led Zeppole Tomorrow

Get ready for this one! Tomorrow from 2PM - 8PM, Led Zeppole (328 East 14th Street) will be selling zepploes and fried oreos for only 8 cents each as part of 8coupon's OCHO LOCO deals. Get your mobile coupon here. Limit of one per customer.

And check back tomorrow to find out where you can score free lunch in the area too!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Children's Day 2010 At The South Street Seaport

First things first... let's go USA!!!!

For those of you who aren't watching the game this afternoon, head over the the South Street Seaport for Children's Day 2010! The free festival begins at 12PM and will feature musical performances, walk-around characters, hands-on art projects, storytime events and vibrant theater. Fireworks will end the day. More info can be found here.


Friday, June 25, 2010

New York Vs. Chicago Pizza T-Shirt

Pizza. It's the topic of so many food discussions and debates. And now Chicago t-shirt company Scared Panda has decided to create a t-shirt to celebrate the epic battle between the thin New York slice and the deep dish Chicago slice. How cool!

The t-shirt company focuses on connecting with local artists to create shirts based on their experiences. The artists also have the chance to pick a charity to which 10% of the sales of the t-shirts they design go to. Scared Panda hopes to begin selling more New York inspired t-shirts soon!

In the meantime, visit their website and make sure to pick up once of these awesome pizza shirts! Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Anti-Cruelty Society which is committed to serving the needs of companion animals and the humans who care for them.

Want one for free? Today we send you to the IDREAMOFPIZZA Facebook page, where you'll find a posting about Scared Panda. In the comments section, let us know what the first thing that comes to mind is when you think about pandas. You'll automatically be entered to win a free pizza t-shirt from the company -- we'll pick a winner this afternoon!


This is a sponsored posting from Scared Panda.

NYC's Most Intense Happy Hour: Papacito's In Greenpoint

Papacito's in Greenpoint simply takes happy hour to a new level. In fact, it's probably more accurate to refer to their specials as "happy day." Here's what you're in for if you dare stop by:

1ST Happy Hour (11-4pm M-F)

$1.50 Tacos
$2.00 Fish Tacos
$2 Tecate Cans
$2 Model Especial Cans

2ND Happy Hour: (4-7pm daily)

2 for 1 Frozen Margarita
$2 Tecate Cans
$2 Model Especial Cans
$5 House Margarita
$5 Pint of Sangria
$6 Shot of Tequila and a Tecate
$3 Regular Nachos
$4 Meat Nachos

3RD Happy Hour: (1am-2am, Sun-Wed; 3am-4am, Thurs-Sat)

$1 Tacos w/ drink purchase


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Who Likes Awesome Beards? Check Out This Photo Exhibit!

Magnificent Specimens is an amazing photography exhibit on display throughout the Chelsea Market until next Wednesday. You'll see dozens of photos taken by photographer Dave Mead at the World Beard and Moustache Championships. For a taste of what's on display, check out the Magnificent Specimens website. If you thought your five o'clock shadow was hot... think again!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Up To 70% Off Adorable Baby Kimonos @ Brooklyn Junior

Want your kid to be the most stylish child in town? Well you should check out Brooklyn Junior, which has been designing colorful clothing for little ones since 2008.

The Brooklyn Junior store -- located at 150 Clinton Avenue -- even offers a glimpse into the process behind their groundbreaking designs. Half the space displays the designs in a shop setting, while the other half is the actual place where Brooklyn Junior designs are created. Brooklyn Junior can also be found at every Saturday at The Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene (176 Lafayette Avenue).

Right now, they're running a great deal on baby kimonos!

Purchase one online
here or at their Clinton Avenue store and receive 60% off of your purchase. Mention NYCDAILYDEALS at their store and they'll give you an extra 10% discount.


This is a sponsored posting from Brooklyn Junior.

Shakespeare In The Park: The Merchant of Venice / The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare In The Park kicked off earlier this month with two plays in repertory: The Merchant of Venice and The Winter's Tale. They run through August 1st.

Click here for info on how you can get free tickets in person and online.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

One Month Free Subscription On NYC's Newest Dating Site

We're huge fans of HowAboutWe.com -- which is changing the face of online dating. The website encourages you to propose dates and people who like your date ideas can message you back and take you up on them!

Today, they're offering a choice of two exclusive deals for NYCDAILYDEALS users: either (1) a free one-month subscription (normally $16) or (2) a 50% discount off of a $48 six-month subscription (at $24 for six months, that's $4/month!).



Below are instructions on how to take advantage of this deal -- and don't forget to propose your first date in Step 3. The folks at HowAboutWe.com will be picking a lucky reader and pay for their first date (up to $100). Cool!

1) Visit HowAboutWe.com and click "Get Started."
2) Follow the five registration steps -- including Step 3 (required), where you can propose your first date!
3) Once you complete Step 5, click on the "Subscribe" button in the top right corner of the site.
4) Click on the plan you want (one month or six months).
5) On the payment page, enter promotional code NYCDAILYDEALS1 for a free one month subscription or NYCDAILYDEALS6 for a 50% discount on a six month subscription.

Please note: although the site requires you to enter your credit card information, there is a box you can check so that your payment is not auto-renewed. In other words, if you forget to cancel your subscription after your first free month, you credit card will not automatically be charged for your second month. Also, if you complete the five registration steps but don't subscribe, you'll be able to propose and view dates, but will not be able to send messages to other subscribers.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Save 35% On Your Computer Repair W/ ProSysCo

ProSysCo is an IT consulting firm providing solutions on a multitude of platforms to residential and business customers in the New York City area.

Originally founded in Hannover, Germany, their headquarters moved to New York City in 2006. A Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, ProSysCo provides everything from residential solutions such as repair, setup and backup services to industrial packages for companies that need solutions for a single user client an entire employee base. Their technicians are certified on many different levels to help you get the most out of your experience.

As many offices and individuals decide to move during the summer months, now is a great time to give ProSysCo a call at 646-784-9393. Mention NYCDAILYDEALS to receive a 35% discount on your PC & Mac Repair!


This is a sponsored posting from ProSysCo.

For more deals, check out our Moving Season Monday Deals link at the top of the page.

Summer Solstice Celebration @ Socrates Sculpture Park

Celebrate the longest day of the year (yes!!) at Socrates Sculpture Park's annual Solstice Celebration. There will be solstice art-making workshops, face painting, kayaking and more! Enjoy sample foods from local restaurants while you have a picnic and enjoy the sunset over the Manhattan skyline! The action begins at 5PM.



Want another way to celebrate summer?

Stop by Billy's Bakery (75 Franklin St location) for $1 cupcakes to celebrate their one year anniversary!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

60 Pianos Hit The Streets Of NYC Tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow, sixty upright pianos will be distributed around New York City by Sing for Hope. The pianos will be located in public parks, streets and plazas. They'll be available for the public to play and engage with through July 5th. More information and the location of each piano can be found here.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mermaid Parade In Coney Island Today

The world famous Mermaid Parade takes place at Coney Island today starting at 2PM. Grab your pasties and head on out to Brooklyn for this spectacle!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Every Hour Is Happy Hour: Where To Drink Around The Clock

Last month, The Village Voice featured an ultimate guide to happy hour: New York Happy Hours, All Around the Clock. That is... 20 happy hours for every legal drinking hour in the city!

Our favorites include $3 drafts and tacos at Cabrito in the West Village.

You can check out the whole article here. Prepare to drink!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Upper East Side Exhibit - Ice Cream: What's The Real Scoop?

At The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum (421 East 61st Street), there is currently an exhibit running about one of the world's most beloved foods. At Ice Cream: What's The Real Scoop, you'll have the chance to test your knowledge about ice cream in the museum's historic kitchen. You'll also be able to see how ice cream was prepared in the 18th and 19th centuries, and discover some surprising truths about the dessert. There are take-home activities for both adults and children and the exhibit runs through Sunday.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Inaugural Homebrewing Competition at Union Hall

This evening at 7PM, Union Hall (702 Union Street) hosts the city's inaugural homebrewing competition. Swing by and watch 16 competitors battle it out, as you have the chance to sample the brews for yourself and see if you agree with the judges. The event is free. Bottoms up!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Moving Season Monday: $100 Of Free Supplies W/ A-1 First Class

The summer season is typically the most popular moving time in NYC, whether it's your business or just you and your pup!

Every Monday afternoon throughout the summer we'll be bringing you an exclusive discount on a particular moving service, as part of our "Moving Season Monday," feature. Today, we'd like to introduce you to A-1 First Class – Viking Moving and Storage.

Established more than five decades ago, the company provides a full suite of moving and storage services to residential and commercial clients. With offices in the New York metro area and Long Island they're ready to serve you locally, nationally, and internationally.

Schedule a move today by calling 718-745-3400 and receive $100 in free moving supplies when you mention NYCDAILYDEALS!

This is a sponsored posting from A-1 First Class.

For more deals, check out our Moving Season Monday Deals link at the top of the page.

All You Can Eat & All You Can Drink For $20 At Bondi Road

Every Monday from 6PM - 8PM, Bondi Road (153 Rivington Street) on the Lower East Side offers an "all you can eat, all you can drink" special which takes indulging on Monday evenings to a new level. Check it out!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Figment Arts Festival Wraps Up @ Governors Island

FIGMENT is a free annual arts event on Governors Island that that runs through today. It features artwork in many medium -- from installation to performance and music to games. Last year more than 10,000 people visited the festival and even more are expected this year.

If you've never been out to Governors Island this is a great day to take your first trip out there and catch the end of what's been another great festival!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party In Madison Square Park

Vegetarians beware! The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party takes place today and tomorrow in Madison Square Park from 11AM-6PM. The event brings together the country’s top pitmasters who cook up their award-winning food for barbecue enthusiasts. The event itself is free, but food is $8 a plate. Check out all the details here.

Our favorite? The Salt Lick BBQ from Driftwood, Texas.

Oh, and to avoid long lines, we suggest getting there before noon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Movie Screening: The Lottery

You probably haven't heard of The Lottery yet. But you will. The independent film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival to much fanfare, and this weekend you're able to see it for free!

The film follows four families as they flee their local zone schools and search for better school options in Harlem. You can check out the trailer here.

To attend a free screening, click here! There are more than a dozen time slots to choose from. All screenings take place at Big Cinemas Manhattan (239 East 59th Street @ 2nd Ave). Enjoy!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Pizza From Eddie's Pizza Truck

Eddie's Pizza Truck hits the streets of Manhattan today. And starting at noon, they'll be giving away free bar pies to their first 100 customers. Their location will be posted on their on Twitter page. Pizza party!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Free Norah Jones Concert In Prospect Park

Norah Jones performs a free concert tonight at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The show begins at 8:00PM, but we suggest getting there early to snag yourself a good spot.

Details can be found here.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Donate to Your Favorite Causes for Free w/ replyforall

Today we bring you word of a new website - replyforall.com - through which you can use your email signature to make a free donation to causes that are important to you with every e-mail that you already send. Whether it's providing clean water or defending animal rights, replyforall has created a new way for you to be charitable without any extra effort on your part.

Here's how it works: Once you sign up, you can use a replyforall signature in e-mails you send from your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or AOL account. The signatures feature a brand sponsor. When you use the signature, replyforall donates half the advertising funds to a cause of your choice. Their sponsors - who also seek to drive a positive impact on our world - include JetBlue, ThinkMTV, and The Body Shop. There's also a button to click the signature on/off so you can use it as you like in certain messages.

To learn more or get started, click here!



Museum Mile: Free Admission To 9 Museums Tonight

This evening, nine cultural institutions will open their doors for free from 6PM - 9PM, as 5th Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street is closed off to cars.

Visit museummilefestival.org for more info.



Participating Venues:

* El Museo del Barrio
* Museum of the City of New York
* The Jewish Museum
* Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
* National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
* Guggenheim Museum
* Neue Galerie New York
* Goethe-Institut/German Cultural Center
* The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Milkshakes All Day + $25 Food Credit From Kool Bloo

UPDATE: 06/08, 12:55AM: Remember, you can still get milkshakes until 7PM tonight! Also, the winners of the $25 gift cards have been selected. Congrats to Sean who correctly guessed (via our Facebook Page) that my favorite milkshake flavor is mint chocolate chip. And congrats to Yee-Ning who won our Milkshake Mad Libs contest. We got tons of great entries (you guys are quite imaginative!), but in the end, we decided our favorite was: My milkshake brings all the cows to the barn. Enjoy and stay tuned for future contests!!

UPDATE: 06/07, 3:29PM: Due to some technological issues with the site early this morning, Kool Bloo has been kind enough to extend this deal until 7PM tomorrow (Tuesday). Enjoy!


Kool Bloo is a new fast food chain that creatively combines lean meats, fresh produce, and natural ingredients in its dishes. They have four locations (Gramercy, Murray Hill, East Village, and SoHo) and you can order your food online for pickup or delivery.

In honor of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day today, they'll be offering free milkshakes (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) via their website all day. Simply enter the code MILKSHAKE when you check out. That's right -- have a regular sized milkshake delivered to your apartment or office at no charge! (Tip: Don't put any items in your shopping cart. Simply enter the code when you get to the menu page and you'll be good to go!)

It's also worth mentioning that for the rest of June, Kool Bloo is having a "Lunchtime Happy Hour" on weekdays from 11:00AM - 2:00PM. You can get a 25% discount on all delivery orders with the code HAPPYHOUR.



If that's not enough, we're giving away two $25 credits for food at Kool Bloo!! Here's how you can win:

Way 1: Visit our Facebook page where there will be a note about Kool Bloo on our Wall. In the comments section, attempt to guess my favorite milkshake flavor. The first one to get it right, wins a $25 Kool Bloo credit. One guess per person, please!

Way 2: Send an e-mail to nycdailydeals@gmail.com with "Milkshake" in the subject line. I love Mad Libs, so in the body of the e-mail fill in the sentence below with your most clever words and/or phrases. We'll pick a winner at the end of the day to receive a $25 Kool Bloo credit. The sentence is: My milkshake brings all the ______ to the _______.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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

After last month's successful contest for tickets to an intimate Patti Smith concert at The American Folk Art Museum, the museum has given us two pairs of tickets to giveaway to its Young Patrons Party this Friday evening.

The free tickets -- which are normally $30 each in advance and $40 each at the door -- will get you a three hour open bar in the museum’s stunning atrium, while you enjoy DJ sets and access to the museum's exhibitions among other surprises.

The contest rules are the same as the last time:

1) If you don't already "like" NYCDAILYDEALS on Facebook, visit facebook.com/nycdailydeals or click the icon on the right side of this post to "like" us. In order to be eligible, you must "like" NYCDAILYDEALS on Facebook.

2) Send an e-mail to folk53@folkartmuseum.org with NYCDAILYDEALS & your name in the subject line (For example NYCDAILYDEALS / John Smith).

The contest will close on Monday evening at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected at random and be notified on Tuesday.


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.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair In Williamsburg This Weekend

The Renegade Craft Fair takes place in Williamsburg's McCarren Park today and tomorrow from 11AM - 7PM. The large-scale DIY arts + crafts event features hundreds of independent artists and their work. It's free and there will be more than 300 booths. You can check out the amazingly comprehensive list of vendors here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Donut W/ Drink Purchase @ Dunkin Donuts For National Donut Day

Happy National Donut Day! Yes... it's true... there is even a day for donuts. Celebrate by stopping by Dunkin Donuts where they'll give you a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

See Dustin Diamond (aka Screech!) For Free @ Eastville Comedy Club

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 email@eastvillecomedy.com) 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 (please note that Dustin Diamond will only be at the 9PM shows):


Dustin Diamond
(Saved By the Bell, Celebrity Fit Club, The Wonder Years)


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


Julian McCullough
(Comedy Central, MTV)

CupcakeStop Anniversary = Free Cupcakes!

To celebrate their one year anniversary, CupcakeStop will be giving out free cupcakes and t-shirts to the first 100 people in line beginning at 12:00PM at the truck’s new South Street Seaport location. Fugees star Pras will also be on-hand to announce the launch of a specialty line of cupcakes to benefit Haitian relief efforts.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Meet Jonah Hill & Russel Brand At The Apple Store Tonight

Meet the stars of the new movie Get Him To The Greek! That's right -- Russell Brand and Jonah Hill will be discussing their new film at the Apple Store in Soho this evening. The event begins at 7:00 PM. Details here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Brooklyn's "Double Take" Exhibit Will Make You Look Twice!

We featured this exhibit in the winter, but now that it's warm we figured we'd remind you to check out the Public Art Fund's double take exhibit (Flatbush Ave @ Myrtle Ave in Downtown Brooklyn). Five artists were commissioned to create pieces of public art that will most definitely make you look twice. The steel lamppost below (which is working!) is one of the works you'll come across.

Click here for more information.