Local Services in Brooklyn

Online or In-Person Real-Estate Licensing Course at New York Real Estate Institute (Up to 75%Off)

New York Real Estate Institute

Multiple Locations

$395 $139

School offers online or in-person seminars & textbooks that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

$250 for a 120-Minute Photo Session with Makeup Retouching and Image Retouching from Shooting Stars (50% Off)

Shooting Stars

Greenpoint

$500 $250

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Psychic Reading with Optional Palm and Tarot-Card Reading at Psychic Readings by Anna (Up to 51% Off)

Psychic Readings by Anna

Brooklyn

$50 $25

The psychic helps people find answers to questions about their love lives and careers through psychic, palm, and tarot-card readings

Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$119.96 $19.99

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$84 for $300 Worth of Studio Photography — Parris Hunter Studio

Parris Hunter Studio

Brooklyn

$300 $84

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Five Drop-In Childcare Sessions or One Month of Childcare at Hanover Child Care (Up to 87% Off)

Hanover Child Care

Boerum Hill

$400 $149

Children aged 6 weeks to 5 years enjoy an indoor play space with a jungle gym, lots of toys, and plenty of room for kids to run around

Two-Week Rental of Eco-Friendly Moving Supplies for a One- or Two-Bedroom Apartment from Green Boxes Plus (Half Off)

Green Boxes Plus

Brooklyn

$279 $139

Stack-able, eco-friendly boxes delivered to your doorstep with a dolly and other supplies, then retrieved post-move at no additional cost

Two Tutoring Sessions from The Learning Shell (55% Off)

The Learning Shell

Brooklyn

$250 $112

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$58 for $200 Worth of Lifecycle Photography — good eye for infancy photography

Good Eye For Infancy Photography

Williamsburg

$200 $58

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$200 for $400 Worth of Studio Photography — Perfectionist Photography Studios Inc.

Perfectionist Photography Studios Inc.

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$400 $200

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$545 for $990 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Friends of Bedford Educational Center

Friends Of Bedford, Inc.

Brooklyn

$990 $545

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$59 for a 30-Minute In-Studio Photo-Shoot Package at Nostrand Photo Lab ($180 Value)

Nostrand Photo Lab

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Photographer snaps photos in studio; includes eight enhanced and glamour retouched prints, six wallet-size prints, and four digital images

$99 for $180 Groupon — Slopetopia Music School

Slopetopia Music School

Park Slope

$180 $99

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3 or 6 Private Haitian Creole Lessons from The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York (Up to 53% Off)

The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York

Dummy

$180 $89

Teachers travel to your home for one-on-one Haitian Creole lessons

$49 for a One-Hour Photo-Shoot Package for One Person from iNsYnc NY Photography LLC ($370 Value)

iNsYnc NY Photography LLC

DUMBO

$370 $49

Professional photographer captures photos of an individual subject during one-hour sessions either in-studio or the downtown Brooklyn area

Two-Day Darkroom Photography Course at ArtPhotoArt (63% Off)

Artphotoart

Brooklyn

$100 $37

Learn how to take photographs using 35mm film, develop your own photos, and print your photos

Kitchen and Bathroom Flooring and Furniture at DiscoBath (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

DiscoBath

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Traditional and modern bathroom and kitchen amenities, from medicine cabinets and vanities to whirlpools, tile, and heated floors

$10 for $20 Groupon — Choo Choo laundry and Dry Cleaning Inc.

Choo Choo Laundry

Canarsie

$20 $10

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$138 for $250 Groupon — Budget Furniture Outlet

Budget Furniture Outlet

Gravesend

$250 $138

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Pete Lawson's passion for the martial arts is more than 30 years old, reaching all the way back to when he took his first karate lesson in Jamaica when he was 13 years old. His love for the discipline blossomed, eventually earning him five black belts, a spot in world tournaments, and the opportunity to spar against master martial artists. He also studied Brazilian jiujitsu under renowned master Renzo Gracie, one of the sons of Brazil's famed family of martial artists. As a believer in the saying "to whom much is given, much is required," Lawson decided to put his accolades and experience to good use founding and teaching at his own academy, Brooklyn Martial Arts. Today, he offers classes for all levels of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, preparing students for everything from self-defense to competition.

Lawson also imparts lessons of discipline and perseverance to little ones in kids' classes, using martial arts as a platform to improve their schoolwork, teach them nonviolent ways to deal with bullies, and strengthen their listening skills by having them perform pushups with their ears. They even host birthday parties for kids, where the birthday boy or girl cuts the cake with a real sword and competes in fun and friendly martial-arts-based games and activities.

289 Livingston St, 3rd Fl
Downtown Brooklyn,
NY
US

Each era has its own distinct style, whether it's the flapper fashions of the Roaring Twenties or the bell-bottomed disco inferno of the 1970s. Yet, as colorful, irreverent, and chest-hair friendly as certain fashions have been over time, they all originated from a humble needle and thread. "Sewing," as co-owner and co-founder of Esaie Couture Design School Wanda Bruno says, "is totally creative, but practical. It's one of those skills that you have for a lifetime."

Wanda's first foray into the fashion world was as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied tailoring and menswear. The specificity and accuracy tailoring required established a firm foundation for her skills, which she used to land roles on design teams at Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren, where she worked during the launch of Polo Sport in the early 1990s. No matter her place of employment, her style philosophy remained timeless: "Ill-fitting clothes throughout the ages will never look good. A good fit is tremendously important."

Wanda now shares her tailoring talents with the homemakers, hobbyists, and aspiring designers who populate her school. There, instructors reveal sewing basics during intensive single-day workshops and teach new skills. During long-term workshops ranging from four or six weeks to three or six months, students build skills that help them construct career paths in the fashion industry or to start their own businesses.

944 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Thinking of the city rarely calls images of fog-ringed mountains and wolf-filled forests to mind, but Discover Outdoors?formerly known as Outdoor Bound?turns these scenes into reality. Owner, avid outdoorsman, and eight-time marathon runner Kirk Reynolds makes sure of it. He and a staff of experts?each a licensed trail guide and Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT?temper the stress of city living with day trips to nearby natural enclaves and weekend camping excursions. The getaways thrill with activities such as hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding.

International trips, meanwhile, quench a thirst for life-defining adventures beyond trips to the grocery store during peak Saturday hours. Among them: hikes up famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, treks to Machu Picchu in Peru, and jaunts through the Canadian Rockies. Some of the journeys even grant travelers the opportunity to fundraise for a worthy cause as they explore.

139 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.

808 Union St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

From its outpost in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, We Cycle NYC sets cyclists off on two-wheeled adventures throughout the parks, paths, and streets of New York City and its surrounding boroughs. Once customers have settled astride a bike or balanced their favorite cactus on the back of a two-person tandem, they set off for hourly or daily rides, in full control of their pedaled conveyance until the scheduled return time. Each rental comes equipped with one wheel lock and one chain lock to safeguard the bike when it's not in motion, and customers can watch a brief video at the time of rental to ensure proper use.

We Cycle NYC encourages civic exploration underscored by an environmentally conscious mission, augmenting the benefits of sightseeing and exercise with a more viable mode of transportation. The company doesn't just preach green living—it also recycles all the cardboard, metal, and waste it produces and strives to minimize its use of packaging material by encasing all products in delicious cotton candy.

650 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Featured by ABC News and Time Out New York, POGO Events hosts exciting scavenger hunts and races that introduce teams to the popular and hidden jewels of New York, DC, San Francisco, and Florida. Their signature Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt sends teams sprinting through city streets, leading them to destinations with clues that require them to solve puzzles, complete tasks, or photograph certain objects. While every race is different, challenges might include taking a picture with a hot-dog vendor, playing Dance Dance Revolution, or telling a dog his pants are too tight without offending him.

In addition to their preplanned adventures, the race-masters at POGO Events can help customers design their own expedition through customized tours or build-it-yourself races. The POGO team also organizes standalone social events such as trivia nights and adult summer camps.

751 President St
Brooklyn,
NY
US