• Business For Squares

    So, we believe small businesses read GYFO or at least we tell ourselves that they do. And we believe that small businesses are pretty awesome! With that in mind, we thought we’d post this video about Square Register because we think it might be helpful for a small business in a big world.

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  • Brooklyn Boulder Winter Special

    Glorious Gift for Winter!
    Even Grandma’s in Awe… She knows what little Jimmy’s getting.

    Black Friday WINTER SPECIAL

    We know you’ve never found such an amazing special.
    We’re opening our doors Friday at 8AM
    and providing coffee and donuts for you!

    3 Month Membership
    + Climbing Shoes
    + Wonder Warmers
    = GLORIOUS for $179

    $179 for $378 worth of goodies!

    AND, to add to the amazingness that is Black Friday, our retail store is offering
    Buy One, Get One ½OFF on anything of equal or lesser value.

    * First 50 individuals at the door get the deal for $179,
    51-100 get the deal at $189,
    101-150 get it at $199,
    and everybody else can get it through Sunday for $225!
    This deal is only redeemable in-house,
    but stay tuned for our Cyber Monday Deal.
    Easy, right?

    EFT Subscribers are ineligible for this deal. Sorry.
    For all the terms listed above, see the agreement.
    For any other questions, visit Brooklyn Boulders.

  • Small Biz Sat

    Alrighty, it’s that time of year… the time when you run to the stores like a crazy person and buy things in abondance. Sure on Friday you could go to a big box stores like Macy’s or Target and grab a bunch of crap, but you know your gluttonous behavior from the previous day will make moving around almost impossible. Why not just wait till Saturday to roll off the coach to do your shopping? let your body digest for 24hrs and then hit the after Thanksgiving SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY sales!!!

    Why? Because small businesses kickass! that’s why!

    But where do you go in the neighborhood to get the coolest items?

    Well, here’s GYFO’s top 5 places in & around Gowanus to shop on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:

    1) Cog & Pearl

    190 Fifth Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Located in Park Slope on 5th Avenue, this place has shiny things like jewelry and Lumens, which are these acid-etched stainless steel oil lamps that throw shadows on the wall like magic. They also have: cufflinks, wallets, terrariums, watches, shirts, ties, books, and other great gift items!  

    2) By Brooklyn

    261 Smith Street  Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Now you might think we are obsessed with this place because it follows the ’3 B’ rule: ‘Buy Local, Buy Brooklyn, Be Badass!’ And you’re totally right…we are a little obsessed with this place! but come on they have all things Brooklyn including: Brooklyn Chocolate, Brooklyn T-shirts, Brooklyn Pickles (Gowanus’s own Brooklyn Brine), Brooklyn hang bags, Brooklyn terrariums (Gowanus’s own Twig Terrarium), wallets, art, stuff to read, housewares, and so so so much more!

    3) 718 Cyclery

    254 3rd Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11215

    New to Gowanus, this place has all the best gifts for that biking friend of yours that refuses to use mass transit. This shop has of course bikes; some ready to roll, some ready to be put together, and some ready to be tweaked to perfection. This is a mix & match sort of place for bike enthusiast. You can grab your friend a bike pump, helmet, bike bag, lock, or possible a gift card cause you know your friend is so particular when it comes to their two wheel steed. You can also get the bike you always wanted too!

    4) Brooklyn Victory Garden

    920 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Located in Clinton Hill, this place is like a general store done Brooklyn style. They have a meat & cheese counter that has tastiness beyond your wildest dreams. We have actually gorged ourselves on cheese while in the store and yet still, in the same moment, purchased more cheese. They also have other stuff like: art, cookies, jam, pickles, holiday cards, Egg Nog, Goat milk, and more! The edible delights they have here will make your taste buds go insane!

    5)  Film Biz Recycling

    540 President Street  Brooklyn, NY 11215

    What good can’t be said about this place? It has furniture, props, knicknacks, and art from movies and theatrical productions. You can get everything to fill you apartment in one single visit. You can grab: chairs, sofas, bookshelves, kitchenware, paintings, books, and more! The cool part is that whatever you buy is already more famous than you’ll ever be. Who would of thought that you’d end up being envious of your coffee table because some A list celebrity put their drink on it. Just awesome!


    Go forth and buy from the little guy!




Gowanus, Brooklyn

The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.

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