18 Nov 2015

Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets

On a humid night in NYC, all the young, beautiful Brooklyn children who had grown bored with playing indoor bocce or taking pensive fireplace selfies wandered down to a dimly lit basement bar. With a cold drink in every hand and a hot butt in every folding chair, they waited

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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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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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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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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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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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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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