NY-Excerpts

Poppys-Terminal
06 May 2011

Poppy’s Terminal: A Taste of Old School New York

  Poppy’s is a hidden classic.  It’s the type of old school spot that reminds me of pre-Giuliani New York; it looks as if he forgot to send his gentrification goons to this gritty block.  I get giddy when I find places this hot.  A signed photo of Steve Buscemi

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Grand-Central-Station
15 Apr 2011

How Many of Grand Central Station’s Secrets Do You Know?

When I was working on my NYC book, a cat named Wade dropped some info on me about some of the strange and unknown things in New York. One of them was that there are seven secrets about Grand Central Station. He had seen a TV program about them, but

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Palace-Fried-Chicken
08 Apr 2011

The Awesomeness Palace Fried Chicken in Greenpoint

The love story of a boy, some cheese fries and an Afghani man named Abdul…well more or less.

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I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

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Kenka
18 Mar 2011

Eat Some Bull Penis at Kenka

This originally appeared in Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in New York. Oh Kenka…Kenka…Kenka…Kenka. You are one of the weirdest fucking places I’ve ever eaten in my entire life and for that, I salute you. I’m literally sitting here in front of my computer trying to find the proper

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Winnies
25 Feb 2011

Karaoke and Dudes with Weird Muppets at Winnie’s in Chinatown

Laura’s post about karaoke spots in NYC totally inspired me to post this excerpt from my book.  Winnie’s is Amazing!! With $5 Budweisers, this place goes against one of the basic tenets of Broke-Assdom, that the cheapest beer in a place should cost no more than $4.  But in extreme

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Corner-Bistro
31 Oct 2010

The Corner Bistro – Cheap Beer and Burgers

When I first discovered this place, I told Paul about how I found this amazing little gem of a dive bar in the West Village that would be perfect for the book. When he asked me the name of it, and I told him it was the Corner Bistro, he

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East-River-Bar
13 Sep 2010

East River Bar: Getting Williamsburg Properly Drunk

  While the original use for this huge bar was a paint factory, the only things currently being produced here are very drunk people.  With the exception of me that is.  Every time I come here I’m already too drunk.  In fact, the first time I was here was when

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