Broke-Ass of the Week – Jonathan Gregorio from Funsherpa
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Jonathan is the dude over at the NYC section of the site funsherpa.com. He recently interviewed me over at their blog and today he’s (obviously) our Broke-Ass of the Week. Funsherpa is a cool site because what they do is broker discounts for all kinds of interesting activities ranging from yoga to zip lining to a flight in space (that one unfortunately cost $200,000). What’s also great about the site is that you can buy activities for other people and send them as a gift, meaning that if you wanted to buy me a massage you totally could…I’m just saying…
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Read below to see what Jonathan has to say about being a broke-ass, and try not to hold the fact that he lives in Murray Hill against him:
Name: Jonathan Gregorio
Occupation: I head up the New York group at funsherpa.com, a site where one can find cool experience gifts and fun things to do in New York City.
What neighborhood do you live in?: Murray Hill
What are you listening to these days?: Classic rock, 90’s alternative, Peter Bjorn and John, LCD Sound System, Hot Chip, and the annoying Vuvuzelas from the World Cup (ed. note – this interveiw was during world cup)
Best money saving tip: Buy used stuff from Craigslist'80% of my apartment consists of things taken from craigslist. When you’re sick of it, sell it on Craigslist for the same price.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Cover charges at bars and coat checks
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A used 94 Honda Civic from craigslist.
How’d that feel?: Great! It was my college beater car and used it for 2 years. Was able to sell it when I moved to NYC for only 500 bucks less than what I bought it for.
Favorite cheap eat: The latin food vendors in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Favorite dive bar: Keybar, 2 for 1 drinks everyday till 10pm!
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: 20 cent tacos at San Loco during their 20th anniversary special.
Favorite free thing to do: Biking around the city and zipping past the best of the Manhattan landscape.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A trip to space on Richard Branson’s space shuttle.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yes. I always remember Biggie’s words of wisdom, ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’. I think not having much money makes your life definitely more simple, relaxed and real.
Do you own my book?: Nope, but I am picking one up from the public library!
Best hangover cure: Coconut water works wonders!
Are you a hipster?: Nope. Answering that I live in Murray Hill totally throws out that question =)