Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baseball Is Here: Free Water Taxi Ride To Mets & Yankees Games All Season

Baseball season gets underway at 1PM this afternoon and we thought now would be a good time to remind you that all season long you can take Delta's Baseball Water Taxi to Mets and Yankees home games for free! Plus, there's even an additional stop this year!

On game days, the ferry will depart from Pier 11/Wall Street and head up the East River to 35th Street where passengers can also board. You can either pick up the free tickets at Pier 11 two hours before departure or print tickets from home (there's a $1.00 surcharge).

A cash bar is available on the ferry and passengers are on their own for the return trip.

Click here for all the details.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Win Tix To See Misstallica (An All Girl Tribute To Metallica)!

Misstallica, the world's only all female Metallica tribute band, is taking over Union Hall this Saturday evening and we have five pairs of tickets to give away! The band focuses on playing hits from the first four Metallica albums (Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice For All) with a few of those cover gems from Garage Inc. thrown in for good measure.

Want to check them out? For you chance to win free 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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More From My321Deal: A Credit-Based Group Purchasing Site

Earlier this year we told you about My321Deal -- a new group purchasing website with a kick. When you get friends to register, you'll earn 3% from every daily deal they buy -- forever. And 2% from every daily deal their connections buy. And 1% from every daily deal their connections' connections buy.

Confused? Well give you an example.

Say you sign up ten friends. And they each sign up ten friends. And they each sign up ten friends. That means you'll be earning money when more than 1,000 different people make a purchase on My321Deal. It adds up. And to prove it, you can use the site's handy calculator.

Today's deal is $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks from Linger Cafe & Lounge in Brooklyn!

Click here to register and start getting your friends to sign up. A person can only be referred once, so if someone refers one of your friends before you do, they are gone forever!

 this is a sponsored posting from my321deal

Lagunitas Brewery Night at The Brazen Head

One of our favorite breweries will be taking over The Brazen Head (228 Atlantic Avenue) this evening. Grab $5 pints from California's Lagunitas from 6PM-9PM. We highly recommend their Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale!

Remember -- The Brazen Head is featured in the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book. Bring the book along and you'll score two for one drinks! We've put aside a limited number of free copies today which you can grab here with discount code IHEARTBEER.

Monday, March 28, 2011

$1 Stellas At Petite Abeille This Evening

In honor of Belgian Restaurant Week, Petite Abeille will be serving $1 Stellas this evening starting at 7PM. The deal is valid at the following three locations: 134 West Broadway, 401 East 20th Street, and 44 West 17th Street. Click here for more information.

Interested in saving 20% on your next visit to Petite Abeille? Remember to use your coupon for Petite Abeille in The 2011 NYC Big Deal Book. Don't have a copy of the book? Get one for free today only with promo code BELGIAN.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jamba Juice Coupon: Two Smoothies For $5.00

When you head over to your local Jamba Juice between now and Wednesday and present the coupon below, you'll score any two smoothies for just $5.00. Makes us want the spring weather to arrive already!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Houdini Exhibit @ The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum  (1109 5th Avenue) is free on Saturdays! And today is your final chance to swing by and check out Houdini: Art and Magic which closes tomorrow.

It's the first exhibition in a major American art museum about Houdini and it features magic apparatuses, posters, broadsides, period photographs, archival films, and contemporary art work inspired by the great magician.

Click here for more information.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Win Free Yankees Tickets To Opening Day Next Thursday!

We've done dozens of giveaways to Broadway shows and theater performances over the past few years, but this is our first one for a sporting event. And it doesn't get much better than the New York Yankees season opener against the Detroit Tigers next Thursday!

We've got a pair of tickets that have your name on them! For your chance to win them, head over to our Facebook page and tell us who your favorite Yankee is in the comments section of the posting. Then share the posting with your Facebook friends... if they win, maybe they'll take you along! We'll pick a winner on Monday. Good luck!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Drinks At Brouwerij Lane (Our Favorite Beer Store)

Greenpoint's Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue) -- our favorite beer store in the city -- marks it's two year anniversary this evening. To celebrate, they'll be pouring free beer from all their taps between 6PM and 8PM. We suggest heading over early, grabbing a few pints before it gets crowded, and then heading down the block for some pies at Paulie Gee's. It doesn't get much better than that.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Belgian Restaurant Weeks Kicks Off With Great Deals

New York's first ever Belgian Restaurant Week kicks off this evening. Over the next seven days, there will be lots of great promotions taking place -- like $1 beers and $5 burgers at some of your favorite spots. Tonight, kids eat free from the "Mini Me" menu at Petite Abeille.

Click here for more information about participating vendors and deals.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

$2 Tacos At Toloache Taqueria In The Financial District

Game for a cheap lunch? You can grab $2 tacos on today and every Tuesday from 12PM-5PM at Toloache Taqueria's location at 83 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. According to our friends at 89th & Broke, they'll even deliver!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Free Food At Tenka's Virtual Food Truck Festival

Last month we told you about Tenka -- a socially curated deal site which has been partnering with some of our favorite local food spots so you can try them at no cost! Today Tenka is launching the first ever Virtual Food Truck Festival! As part of the event, ten of your favorite NYC food trucks will be giving out 100 free bites each! Participating trucks include:

Korilla Truck - Free Korean Buritto
Frites N Meats - Free Angus Burger
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream - Free Ice Cream
Sweetery - Free Whoppie Pie
Big D’s Grub Truck - Free Chicken or Taco Grinder
Feed Your Hole - Free Porky Dog
Cupcake Crew - Free Cupcake
Bian Dang - Free Steamed Dumplings (4) or Soup
Eddie’s Pizza Truck - Free Personal Pie
YoGo - Free Froyo

All you need to do is visit the Tenka Virtual Food Truck Festival website and follow the instructions from there. You'll be on your way to landing ten delicious free bites from NYC's best mobile vendors.

Free SXSW Music Sampler Featuring Bright Eyes & More

Bummed you couldn't make it down to Austin for this year's South By Southwest Music Festival? Us too!

But to ease the pain, go grab this free iTunes SXSW sampler featuring Bright Eyes, G. Love, The Republic Tigers, Talib Kweli & more!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Minnesota State Fair Affair @ The Bell House With Al Franken

Head over to The Bell House this afternoon for the Minnesota State Fair Affair. It's part of their ongoing series of state fairs and will feature a variety of imported Minnesota beers ($3.00 with a MN ID), the Minnesota owned Mexicue food truck (serving up 'Mid-wexican' cuisine), as well as a food-on-a-stick competition. 

If that's not enough, Senator Al Franken is scheduled to stop by! Admission is free. Click here for details.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Grab Free Macarons Throughout NYC Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the second annual Macaron Day takes place in NYC! Bakeries across the city (like Bouchon Bakery and Almondine Bakery) are coming together to provide free macarons to customers. You can see the full list of participating vendors here.

To receive a free macaron, simply tell the shop you are there for Macaron Day NYC.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Save 30% At The Gap, Banana Republic & Old Navy This Weekend

Now through Sunday, print out this coupon and use it to save 30% off all purchases made at the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, the Banana Republic Factory Store, and the Gap Outlet. Valid in-store only. Teach for America will receive 5% of every purchase. Another reason to go shopping this weekend!

Note that the same coupon can be used an unlimited number of times. So feel free to pass along to friends, family, and coworkers!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day Parade (And Other Non-Drinking Activities)

Yesterday, we compiled our annual list of some favorite St. Patty's Day drink specials. Well there are also many free things you can do today that don't involve drinking.

For starters, there's the St. Patrick's Day Parade which begins at 11:00AM and heads north on 5th Avenue starting at 44th Street.  And while you're in the area, stop into St. Patrick's Cathedral (at 5th Avenue and 50th Street)!

You should also keep your eyes out for folks from the Irish Arts Center handing out free Irish and Irish American books at subway stops and transportation hubs across all five boroughs. Starting at 6:00AM we hear you might be able to find them at: the Northeast corner of Dyckman Street and 200th Street in Manhattan, the subway stop at 7th Avenue and 9th Street in Brooklyn, the Jackson Heights Post Office in Queens, the Parkchester subway stop in the Bronx, and St. George Terminal in Staten Island.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where To Drink For CHEAP In NYC This St. Patty's Day

It's that time of year again! Our annual list of where to drink cheap on St. Patrick's Day in New York City. While many bars will be nixing their happy hour specials and hiking up their prices tomorrow evening, we've complied a list of the best drink specials in town. Although we've confirmed each of the deals below, it's always a good idea to give the places a buzz before you head over. Also, keep an eye on this list -- we'll try to update it as we learn of more great deals. Drop us a line at if you know of any!

BlackFinn (218 East 53rd Street) - This Midtown bar will have drink specials starting at 9AM, meaning you can pop in for a quick brew before heading to work. There will be $5.00 green beers on tap all day, in addition to $7.00 Jameson shots and pints of Guinness. 212-355-6607.

Blue Ruin (538 9th Avenue) - Across town, this bar will be opening their doors at 8AM, although we don't suggest heading over until their 2-for-1 happy hour from 5PM - 8PM. 917-945-3497.

Brazen Head (228 Atlantic Avenue) - St. Patty's Day will be in full swing at this Brooklyn spot which will be serving $5.00 Guinness pints all day. Free hot corned beef sandwiches will also be available starting at 5PM. 718-488-0430. 

Common Ground (206 Avenue A) - Play some board games and down $2.00 Miller Lites and Yuenglings until 8PM at this East Village hangout. 212-228-6231.

Delta House (1683 1st Avenue) - Head to the Upper East Side for all you can drink draft beer + all you can eat Shepard's Pie from noon until 4AM for just $25. Extra points from us if you can last the entire 16 hour stretch. 212-860-4020.

Jake's Dilemma (430 Amsterdam Avenue)- Over on the Upper West Side, you'll be able to find $10.00 pitchers of Bud, Bud Light, and Coors -- all day and all night. (212) 580-0556.

Kabin (92 2nd Avenue) - All drinks at this East Village bar are 2-for-1 until 8PM. They will also be serving $2.00 PBRs all night long and we hear there will be some special St. Patrick's Day shot specials on tap too.  212-254-0204.

Mad River Bar & Grill (1442 3rd Avenue) - For those who want to get their drink on early in the day, this Upper East Side bar will be serving $5.00 Bushmills shots and Paddy Vodka shots, as well as $7.00 Irish car bombs until 3PM. The first 100 people to stop in starting at 10AM will land themselves a free St. Patty's Day t-shirt. (212) 988-1832.

McKenna Pub (250 West 14th Street) - This Irish bar won't have any drink specials, but they'll be serving free corned beef and cabbage all day. Yum! 212-255-2889. 

Muholland's (312 Grand Street) - Williamsburg's least hipster bar will have a number of specials on tap for St. Patty's Day. You can play flip cup and beer pong with $10.00 pitchers of Bud Light. There will also be $5.00 Jameson shots and $4.00 pickle back shots. Giveaways will include t-shirts and key chains. 718-486-3473. 

Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street) - A measly $20 bill will score you unlimited beer and whiskey from 8PM - 2AM at this Williamsburg spot. Do the math -- that's six hours of drinking! 718-384-4586.

Southern Hospitality (1460 2nd Avenue) - Always our favorite place to hit up for cheap drinks on St. Patty's Day! Specials include $2 Coors Light & Miller Lite drafts, $3 Domestic bottles, $3 Green Jello shots, $4 Jameson shots, $4 Guinness drafts, and $6 Irish car bombs. It's worth dealing with the crowds for prices this great. 212-249-1001.

Stanton Public (17 Stanton Street) - This Lower East Side bar will be running its normal happy hour from 4PM - 8PM which includes a $2.00 discount on drafts and $5.00 well drinks. After happy hour, you can still grab a pint of Guinness for a reasonable $6.00. 212-677-5555

Stillwater Bar (78-80 E 4th Street) - Swing by this East Village bar for drink specials including $3.50 Yuenglings and Bud Lights all night. We're told there will also be a surprise giveaway at the door. (212) 253-2237.

Van Diemens (383 3rd Avenue) - Another deal for early starters. This Murray Hill bar will have $5.00 Jamesons and $5.00 Guinness pints until 5PM. You can also grab a $4.00 Bud, Bud Light, or Coors and pair it with a traditional Irish breakfast which will be served all day. 212-532-1123.

West 3rd Common (1 West 3rd Street) - Draft beers are just $3.00 and mixed drinks and wine are $4.00 until 8PM. Although this bar is usually packed with NYU students, it's spring break this week. Go figure. 212-529-2059.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Find Real-Time Dining Deals On BiteHunter

If you love food, we guarantee you'll love BiteHunter's brand new website. The real-time search engine for dining happenings and activities has recently integrated a number of upgrades which now make it easier than ever to find great deals on grub in your hood. For example, you can now easily follow the latest news from your favorite food trucks or sort through dining trends by FourSquare and Facebook check-ins.

Perhaps our favorite part of the new site is the dedicate page for each bar and restaurant which pulls deals from all across the web. You no longer need to follow your favorite spot on Twitter, "like" them on Facebook, check their Yelp page for specials, and subscribe to their e-newsletter. Bitehunter will pull all of that information for you... including reviews on sites like CitySearch and Zagat!

Head over to Bitehunter now and check out all of their cool new gadgets -- now making dining easier than ever!

 this is a sponsored post from bitehunter

Brooklyn Dodgers Exhibit @ The Brooklyn Historical Society

Feeling the need for some baseball in your life? Although Opening Day is just over two weeks away, you can head over to the Brooklyn Historical Society now and check out Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.

The exhibition explores the connection between Ebbets Field, the Dodgers and the Brooklyn community through archives, photos and oral histories. You'll hear humorous and emotional stories from fans and employees of Ebbets Field, as they recall the thrill and excitement of attending games at the height of the Dodgers era.

Admission is $6 ($4 for students, seniors and teachers) and the exhibit is on display through April 24th.

Click here for more information.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dealery Exclusives: Grab Your Charlie Sheen T-Shirt Today

We're excited to announce that our friends at Dealery -- the popular daily deal aggregator -- have just launched a great new service: Dealery Exclusives. As part of the national program, unique deals on products, services, and gift-cards will be shown alongside the site's aggregated deals. Starting with one deal a week, Dealery will continue to roll out more frequent deals as well as adding new deals sites and features.

Their first exclusive deal: a Charlie Sheen tag cloud t-shirt which you can purchase here for just $15. Talk about a winning product! :)

Check back for more exclusives coming soon + all of the awesome deals that Dealery already aggregates for you on a daily basis!

this is a sponsored posting from dealery

Your $1 Lunch In Midtown

According to, a new food establishment recently opened in Midtown called Pop’s Dollar Food Shop... and they serve $1.00 burgers, hot dogs and fries. It's located in the back of a pizza and gyro restaurant on 7th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street! Sounds a bit sketchy... but it got some pretty rave reviews in the article. The Feisty Foodie also stopped by and got 2 sliders, a hot dog and fries for just $4.35. Not too bad!

If you give it a shot, let us know what you think!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Interactive Public Art Project In Central Park

We're suckers for cool public art projects (like these giant roses along Park Avenue)! At Central Park's entrance on 60th Street and 5th Avenue, you can now find an awesome spidery structure built by Irish artist Eva Rothschild.

You can download an app with information about the artwork or, for those who are smartphone deprived, call 646-862-0933 for an audio tour.

Click here to learn more about the project, which is sponsored by The Public Art Fund.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Watch The 14th Annual USA Memory Championship

Today's the day you've been waiting for all year! Remember?

It's the The 14th Annual USA Memory Championship. Mental athletes will go head to head in a tournament consisting of memory challenging competitive events. It takes place at the Con Edison Building (4 Irving Place) from 8:30AM-5:00PM and it's free to go and watch.

Click here for more information.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Free Admission: Diary Exhibit At The Morgan Library & Museum

Swing by The Morgan Library & Museum where admission is free on Fridays from 7PM - 9PM. You can check out a fascinating exhibit running through May: The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives. Among the items on display is the seminal journal of Henry David Thoreau.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meet Actor Aaron Eckhart At The Apple Store In Soho

Swing by the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street) at 5:30PM and hear actor Aaron Eckhart discuss his new film -- Battle: Los Angeles -- in which a Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in L.A. We don't know much else about the film, but we're guessing it's not based on a true story.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Coming Up: Brooklyn Restaurant Week

We've always preferred Brooklyn's Restaurant Week (officially known as Dine In Brooklyn) over that in Manhattan. For starters it's cheaper + many of the participating restaurants offer more expansive menus. This year, lunch costs just $20.11 and dinner will run you $25.00 between March 21st and March 31st.

Our favorite spots (usually the most coveted reservations) include: Rosewater, iCi, Applewood, and Blue Ribbon. Last year we also had an awesome meal at Sue Perette and are interested to see what Seersucker and Peaches Hot House have up their sleeves this year.

Click here for a list of participating vendors... and grab a reservation while you still can!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Grab Your FREE Copy Of The 2011 NYC Big Deal Book

We have a special treat in store for you today. We've set aside 50 copies of the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book that we're giving away for FREE!

Simply be one of the first 50 people to visit the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book website and enter promo code FREE at checkout. You'll have a copy of the book in your hands by the end of the week.

There are some 300 days left in 2011, which means you have plenty of time to enjoy the 60 exclusive discounts to local bars and restaurants that are featured in the book. You can view all of the participating vendors here, but some of our favorites 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.

 (before they're all gone)


- 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.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Two For One Admission at Seven Museums Through May

Now through May 31st, you can print out this pass and get two for one admission at the following seven New York City museums:

American Folk Art Museum
Asia Society Museum
International Center of Photography
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Chinese in America
The Noguchi Museum
Rubin Museum of Art

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sample Mexican Ices & Sweets At Brooklyn Winery Tonight

Swing by Brooklyn Winery (213 North 8th Street) this evening from 7PM-10PM where local Mexican ice and sweets purveyor La Newyorkina will be serving up samples of their delicious Mexican ice, ice cream, and sorbet in one-of-a-kind flavors like mango chile and avocado.

Click here for more information.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Free Peanut Butter @ The World's First PB&J Art Exhibit

Today and tomorrow, Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry Street) is hosting the world's first PB&J art exhibit (also known at The Nutropolitan Museum Of Art)! Swing by and receive a free jar of peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co. - one per family, while supplies lasts. You'll be able to meet a peanut butter farmer, created PB&J art, and much more! Click here for details.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Free Bites At Grand Central Station

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:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

$3.03 Cocktails & Desserts At BLT Steak and BLT Prime

Seven years ago today, the original BLT Steak opened in Manhattan. To celebrate, BLT Steak and BLT Prime are offering specially priced entrees, sides, desserts and cocktails for one day only!

Sides dishes like jalapeño mashed potatoes and creamy spinach (normally $8), signature cocktails (normally $15) and desserts like peanut butter chocolate mousse (normally $10) will all just be $3.03!

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Win A Spot On Urban Oyster’s New Downtown Food Cart Tour

Urban Oyster, which runs a variety of New York City walking tours, is adding a brand new Downtown Food Cart Tour to its arsenal of offerings. Although tickets will normally cost $45, we're giving away four spots on a preview tour this Friday from 12:30PM - 3:00PM.

On the tour, you'll have the chance to experience New York City street food beyond hot dog carts and pretzel stands. Attendees will sample an international buffet of offerings, observe the constructive geniuses that cram full kitchens into improbably small carts, and hear the stories of their proprietors -- from struggling immigrants to culinary school drop-outs (and even a former four-star restaurant chef)!

We're giving away two spots via Facebook and two spots via Twitter.

To enter our Facebook contest, simply click here and name your favorite street food in the comments section of the posting about Friday's tour. To enter our Twitter contest, just click here and retweet the contest announcement.

Good luck!!