cops

specs 1
17 Jun 2015

Crabs, Communists, and Cops: The Story of Specs’

The bar in question is officially called Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, but everyone just calls it Specs’. I don’t recall exactly when I first discovered the joint but I’ve been a regular ever since. To the uninitiated, visiting Specs’ is like walking into a Tom Waits song.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
dead-phone-battery
11 Aug 2014

My Phone’s Dead, I’m Lost, Drunk, and Dead Broke: Your Guide to Getting Home in NYC

As I regained awareness of my surroundings (ahem…coming out of a blackout), I realized I was stumbling out of one of the Lower East Side’s ubiquitous filthy houses of debauch. The night had been a resounding failure. No one enjoyed my humor, the opposite sex somehow found me unappealing, and

Kaetan Mazza - The Broke-Joke-Who-Enjoys-a-Midnight-Toke 1
stoop-dude-drinking-in-public
30 May 2012

How To Avoid Getting Caught With An Open Bottle In Public

Disclaimer: Under the laws of the state of New York, it is against the law to possess or consume an open bottle of alcohol in a public area. Mr. Minimum Wage is not promoting or encouraging the act of drinking alcohol in public areas, outside of your home or a

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
27 Sep 2010

Donuts Luncheonette Keeps You Coming Back

Some places lure you in with high design, a dining gimmick, or enough sangria to make your mouth go numb, and all of those are excellent reasons to be enticed to sit down and throw around some pocket change. However, some places suck you in and keep you coming back

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
19 Aug 2010

It Wasn’t Me: Tips for Getting the Law off your Back

Obviously the best tip on how to avoid arrest is “don’t do anything illegal,” but let’s face it. I am shocked when I find out that someone my age hasn’t had a brush with the fuzz. It’s like finding out someone hates fun: obviously thrills and chills are the only

Polina Yamshchikov - Flirt Poor 5
27 Jul 2010

Get Your Broke-Ass Out of a Ticket

The day I took the training wheels off my lil pink Huffy, I could never imagine a world in which I would look in my helmet rear view mirror to see flashing lights, pulling me over for speeding.  I still can’t imagine it because it hasn’t happened, and seriously, who

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 0
02 Nov 2009

Sinkers and Mud – Fuzzy Comforts for Night Owls at Bob’s Donuts

Oh, doughnut! Whether you be called sinker or soul cake, come in bar shape or circle, you are a grand staple of cheap eating! Doughnuts are in the upper echelon comfort foods.  It can be cold and unforgiving outside, but for a few minutes you have the sugary embrace of

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder 1