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NY: Getting Laid…Off

Updated: Mar 13, 2009 00:37
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New York, New York, big city of dreams…ugh…shit ain’t so pretty these days is it?  With the economy residing in Poopsville, more and more people are getting the “it’s not you, it’s me” speech from their employers.  Yes, pink slips are raining down on New York like a goddamn ticker tape parade.  But if you’re on the receiving end of all this bad news, there’s no reason to get upset (actually that’s a total lie), there’s a club just for you!  Enter The 405 Club.  


No this isn’t an enthusiasts club for those who have a special place in their hearts for Oklahoma City (405 area code), it’s a website for those of you getting the 405, aka the maximum unemployment benefit in New York State.  Sounds like a club you belong to?  Then make sure to check out their daily updates for all kinds of discounts and cheap deals throughout NYC.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.


  1. February 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Also not a club for those who love/hate the 405 interstate highway in Cali. lol

    Good lookin’ out Stuart, with ya broke ass! lol

  2. March 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t normally comment on blogs but your post was a real call to action. Thank you for a great read, I will be sure to bookmark your site and check in now and again. Cheers, Amy xXx.