Mar 152013
 

nyconthecheap, brooklyn restaurant weekThe annual  Brooklyn Restaurant Week is really ten days of meal deals, through Thursday, March 21st.  Brunch is two for $20.13, lunch is $20.13 per person, dinner is $28 per person.

Mention “Dine in Brooklyn” when you make your reservation, and you should do that soon, before the most popular eateries and dates are booked.  Restaurants are listed on the Visit Brooklyn website alphabetically by neighborhood, from Bay Ridge to Windsor Terrace, with addresses and phone numbers.

Participating restaurants include everything from French bistro and barbeque to Glatt Kosher, including one Glatt Kosher Chinese restaurant.

Click here for Restaurant.com discount coupons

This is a great opportunity to sample some new restaurants, especially if you support one of the small businesses hit so hard by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

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Mar 182012
 

Dine in Brooklyn — More than 150 Brooklyn restaurants and cafes are participating in the 2012 Brooklyn Restaurant Week, March 21st to 29th, with lunch, brunch or dinner, for $20.12 or $25.  Mention “Dine in Brooklyn” when you make your reservation, and you should do that soon, before the most popular eateries and dates are booked.  Restaurants are listed on the Visit Brooklyn website alphabetically by neighborhood, from Bay Ridge to Windsor Terrace, with addresses and phone numbers.  There’s also a special section of Brooklyn restaurants offering two meals for the price of one — BOGO lunches for $20.12 and BOGO two dinners for $25.00.  That’s at the end of the list, so be sure to scroll down.  Participating restaurants include everything from French bistro and barbeque to Glatt Kosher, including one Glatt Kosher Chinese restaurant.

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Jun 252011
 

copyright NYC on the Cheap Evelyn Kanter (c)There are celebrations all over New York City this weekend.  Here’s what’s FREE, to help you enjoy NYC on the cheap –

Avenue of the Americas Summerfest – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., between 23rd and 33rd Streets, on Sixth Avenue, which is what nearly everybody calls Avenue of the Americas.

Times Square Block Party — Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., in the Crossroads of the World.  Entertainment, food, arts and crafts vendors, and all the flashing and blinking lights that make Times Square world famous.

Fort Greene Festival — Hip Hop artist Mos Def is the headliner at this annual event celebrating the different cultures, music and foods of Fort Greene. There are musical performances by other entertainers throughout the day. In Fort Greene Park, Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.  It’s free, but a $3 donation is suggested, to help support park programs.

International Immigrants Parade — This is a celebration of African, Asian, Indian and Caribbean cultures, and one of the more colorful and lesser known of all the annual parades in NYC.  It marches along Sixth Avenue, from 43rd Street north to 56th Street, Saturday, beginning at noon.

NYC Pride and Harlem Pride — This is the weekend of pride, and the partying will be bigger than ever with the passage by the New York State legislature of the gay marriage bill.  There are several ticketed events, including a dance and theater performances — find out about them at the NYC Pride website and the Harlem Pride website.   I’m only listing the FREE events , including –

  • street fair on Hudson Street, between Abingdon Square, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • parade on Fifth Avenue.  Scroll down to an earlier posting for full information
  • health fair with workshops, screenings and more.  Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, Fifth Avenue at 124th Street, and at the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library, 9 West 125th Street.
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Apr 292011
 

copyright NYC on the Cheap Evelyn Kanter (c)April showers bring May flowers — and also outdoor street fairs and crafts markets.  One of the first of the season is in Brooklyn, and it’s indoors, so no worries about the weather.  The Spring Craft Market at the Brooklyn Lyceum is FREE, and features hand-crafted jewelry and artwork from local artisans, live music, and food, including artisanal chocolates.  There also are raffle prizes, including batting lessons from former Mets star Art Shamsky, and a free iPad 2.  The fair is Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The Brooklyn Lyceum is at 227 Fourth Ave., at President Street.  Take the R to Union Street.

Remember also that Brooklyn Flea, the fabulous flea market, food market, fun market, is now open for the season with a new weekend schedule —  Saturdays in Fort Greene, at 176 Lafayette St., between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues; and Sundays  in Williamsburg, at 27 North 6th St., between Kent St. and the East River.  , in Williamsburg.  Both locations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.  Vintage clothing and furniture, used books and magazines, arts and crafts, and the best of Brooklyn food, including Mile End delicatessen delights and Blue Marble Ice Cream.  Brooklyn Flea is free, and the bargains make this market New York City on the cheap.

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Apr 012011
 

copyright NYC on the Cheap Evelyn Kanter (c)Brooklyn Flea, the fabulous flea market, food market, fun market, opens for the season this weekend with a new schedule.  Take note all you fleaholics — New York City’s biggest and best Brooklyn flea market is on Saturdays in Fort Greene, and on Sundays in Williamsburg.  Starting Saturday, April 2nd, Brooklyn Flea is at 176 Lafayette St., between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues.  Starting Sunday, April 3rd, Brooklyn Flea is at 27 North 6th St., between Kent St. and the East River, in Williamsburg.  Both locations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.  Vintage clothing and furniture, used books and magazines, arts and crafts, and the best of Brooklyn food, including Mile End delicatessen delights and Blue Marble Ice Cream.  Brooklyn Flea is free, and the bargains make this market New York City on the cheap.

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Mar 142011
 

More than 200 Brooklyn restaurants and cafes are participating in the 2011 Brooklyn Restaurant Week, March 21st to 31st, with lunch, brunch or dinner, for $20.11 or $25.  Mention “Dine in Brooklyn” when you make your reservation, and you should do that soon, before the most popular eateries and dates are booked.  Restaurants are listed on the Visit Brooklyn website alphabetically by neighborhood, from Bay Ridge to Windsor Terrace, with addresses and phone numbers.  There’s also a special section of Brooklyn restaurants offering two meals for the price of one — BOGO lunches for $20.11 and BOGO two dinners for $25.00.  That’s at the end of the list, so be sure to scroll down.  Participating restaurants include everything from French bistro and barbeque to Glatt Kosher, including one Glatt Kosher Chinese restaurant.

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