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09 Sep 2009

FREE BEER! Two80 in Bushwick: FREE BEER!

Last week I told you about a magical deal at Two80 Cafe & Lounge in Bushwick. Owner/cook/everyman Ali was giving away FREE pasta. He did. It was delicious. Penne with vodka sauce was FREE for the taking for an entire hour. Ali, being the most accomodating of hosts even went

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02 Sep 2009

Two80 Cafe & Lounge: FREE Pasta, FREE Vodka, FREE Nuvo Liqueur

There is no question about it, the gentrification is well underway in Bushwick. A place billing itself as a “cafe/wine bar” just opened up a stone’s throw from my front door. It features overpriced food on a menu full of the tell-tale signs of pretention: ten-dollar cooking adjectives (“shaved”, “braised”,

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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26 Aug 2009

A Little Soul In Your Bowl: Baby Washington — NYC Soul

A Little Soul In Your Bowl is here, in conjunction with Humpday Videos, to give you a midweek musical injection that is completely free for your broke-ass. This periodic post provides you with music that might brighten your day, could never be considered bad, and will definitely put a little

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19 Aug 2009

Lansky’s: The Best Deal in Manhattan?

Finding Lansky’s was like finding a Kenny G album in Henry Rollins’ iPod. It was puzzling and unexpected. I only venture out into the expensive foreign land of the Upper West Side when it is necessary, and hearing about cheap beer and sliders made this a necessary trip. Lansky’s is

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12 Aug 2009

A Little Soul in Your Bowl: The “5” Royales

This is the first in what will be a periodic post bringing you music that might brighten your day, could never be considered bad, and will definitely put a little soul in your bowl. The “5” Royales were a phenomenally talented and overlooked group that recorded in at least five

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05 Aug 2009

Broke and (Ridin’) Nerdy: Comic Books on the Cheap

It’s tough to be a nerd in 2009.   There’s more broke to go around than there has been since the Joads went on a drought-precipitated journey.  And comic books don’t come cheap.  Especially if you, like me, prefer the more substantial reads that trade paperbacks provide.  A trade paperback is

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