Williamsburg

80s
20 Jun 2013

Broke-Ass Octophiles: Cheap and in Love with the ’80s

What exactly is the correlation between being broke and being obsessed with/nostalgic for/stuck in the ’80s? I know it’s not just me. Go to any hipster neighborhood (Williamsburg, etc.), try to picture everyone without their iPhones, and voila, you could very well be in 1984. Is it because hipsters are…

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annoying-people-y-u-no-jump-off-a-cliff-broke-ass-stuart
12 Mar 2013

How NOT To Be An Annoying Broke-Ass

Rule of thumb: you can be poor, just don’t be annoying about it. Everyone’s trying to get by. Especially if you live in an outrageously expensive city such as New York or San Francisco. But if you do indeed live in such a city, then you know how utterly amazing…

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Erik_Nelson
08 Feb 2013

BA of the Week: Writer Eric Nelson

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not….

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dog-watching-in-nyc
21 Mar 2012

Broke-Ass Fun: Dog-Watching (It’s Like Bird Watching, But Way Less Lame)

Living in a big city can be a major bummer.  There’s the lack of nature, the competition, the depressing drain on your finances.  It totally sucks.  But instead of getting wrapped up in your status anxiety and your rapidly depleting bank account, why don’t you embrace the most innocent, spirit-lifting…

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
hardcore-little-girl
07 Mar 2012

Notes on a Nerd’s First Hardcore Show

Last weekend, I went to my first-ever hardcore show.  I was a serious geekazoid as a teenager, so I was too busy trying to get the high score on the next AP Bio test to buy black socks, become straightedge, and be in the throes of a steamy hardcore love…

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
22 Jan 2015

LOVE NOTES AND OTHER DISASTERS ZINE

A brand new collection of Broke-Ass Stuart's writing made up of some of his most famous pieces and new things never before published.

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PILOT
20 Sep 2011

2 Broke Girls: A Broke-Ass Review

Last night was the premiere of the much-hyped sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Centered around Max (Kate Dennings), a broke-ass and strong-willed waitress living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, her life is changed when former heiress Caroline (Beth Behrs) enters her life as a new waitress. Beth uses her business savvy to help…

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29 Apr 2011

Broke-Ass of the Week – Nish Nadaraja

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week?  Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. After leaving a position…

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0