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NYC-NYE
29 Dec 2012

Almost FREE things to do in NYC for New Year’s Eve 2012

Do not pay $150 for a NYE meal at a fancy NYC restaurant. I repeat, do not pay the $150. Why? Because you can wait for your parents or richer sister who works in finance to be in town to take you out to a meal that fancy. This is

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New-Years-Eve
31 Dec 2011

Last-Minute NYC New Year’s Eve Ideas: FREEish Things to Do for the Broke and Almost Broke

#1 Join 800,000 other people for the famous and FREE Ball Drop in Times Square.  But before you hurry over there, here´s some advice – get there EARLY, bring food and dress warmly – you´re going to be there for a while.  And there are NO bathrooms. If the sound

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Tillmans
14 Nov 2011

NYC Restaurant Review: Tillman’s

Only in New York City can you pay $14 for a single grilled cheese sandwich, but then at the same establishment hear an intimate concert with Talib Kweli for FREE. Such contradictions make up Tillman’s, where expensive comfort food is balanced out by the pricelessness of your experience. A hidden

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8bit Mondays
27 Oct 2011

Get your Broadway and Off-Broadway Fix for FREE at the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive

Your FREE ticket to participating in those pretentious party conversations. Cheap-Asses should drag their broke asses to the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive on the third floor The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center where you can watch video recordings of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and

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FREE-Vipassana-Meditation
03 Oct 2011

Seven Things I Learned at FREE Vipassana Meditation Camp

When your meditation bunkhouse is called ChopTank, what can you possibly fear? At this time in my life, eight and a half days of peace and silence is about all that I can take. By the twelfth hour of the ninth day of my 10-day meditation, my insides were screaming

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Unfurnished apartment
05 Sep 2011

When Is IKEA Not Your Friend? When You’re Furnishing a One-month Sublet

In hindsight, I believe the logic used to implement this idea went like this: “I am a cheapskate who wants to explore NYC, but I’m deathly scared of bedbugs. No furniture equals no hidden places that those darn cretins can hide.” This is a valid concern since bedbugs are known

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I love Brazil so much I'm going to be delusional and pretend I'm in Brazil.
24 Aug 2011

Fix a Broke-Ass Romance with An Almost FREE Creative International Stay-cation

  Being broke is so much easier when you’re sharing your poverty with someone else. But pinching pennies doesn’t have to suck the romance out of your relationship. All you need is a good sense of humor and quite an imagination. Here’s one way to spice up your bohemian relationship:

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