07 Nov 2012

Broke-Ass Luxuries For The Poor

When a Frontgate catalog arrives in the mail (by accident of course), I often find myself browsing the pages of in-home patio fire pits and wondering what type of rich person I would be. Would I be the type of rich person who buys a specially bred hybrid dog, like

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 0
04 Aug 2011

Remember the Alamo at the Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Bike-In Friday

Sometimes an event comes along that’s so awesome that I feel like I’m bastardizing it by doing anything other than writing in all caps with an exclamation point after every word. Tomorrow night’s Wonderdonk Bike-In Movie  featuring Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure is one such an event, but there are so many

Jill Strominger - Budget Baller 0
19 May 2011

Ride Your Bike, Get Free Stuff Friday May 20th

Tomorrow’s national “Ride Your Bike to Work Day”  is not only an easy excuse to save $4.50 commuting to work and avoid strangers’ armpits in your face on the subway for once, but a way to get some free grub in your broke little belly too! The kind folks at

Jill Strominger - Budget Baller 0
19 Mar 2010

Cheap Thrills in NYC During the Spring and Summer

I might be a little high on vitamin D right now, but I’m bouncing up and down on my kitchen stool while I think about all the things I want to do in New York now that spring is almost here. (I also just got my legs waxed, so sitting

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 0
09 Dec 2009

Party Like Your Neighborhood Depends on It

If you’ve been to Williamsburg or Greenpoint and looked at a tree or a bike rack, you know all about Neighbors for Allied Good Growth (NAG). NAG is a grassroots, volunteer organization that fixes tree beds, fights for waterfront park space, finishes bike racks for installation and distributes flower seeds

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