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21 Sep 2011

Roti Roll – Cheap, Delicious, and Fun Indian Food

If you’ve ever  passed by Roti Roll, you’ve definitely noticed the electric blue and green awning, and have hopefully stopped in to try their “Bombay Frankies.” If you haven’t, it’s totally worth the trip to 110th & Amsterdam Avenue. Roti refers to the type of bread used to wrap up

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19 Sep 2011

The Screening: A FREE Visual Experience in the Woods

Even though autumn is just around the corner, there’s still outdoor film fun to be had around the city. Putting a twist on the normal “get a blanket and settle in” outdoor movie formula is The Screening, a FREE visual experience from French artist and filmmaker, Michel Ariane. The Screening takes

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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14 Sep 2011

Giveaway: Win Lomography’s “Summer Traveler Bundle”

Summer is coming to an end, and we want to give you a chance to turn your last broke-ass summer adventures into beautiful memories with Lomography’s “Summer Traveller Bundle.” Lomography.com is a photography community that offers you a space to display your work, a network of fellow shutterbugs, and an

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12 Sep 2011

FREE “Made In Polaroid” Art Exhibit

Get your “high-low art” on with Phillips de Pury & Company at the Made in Polaroid exhibit running through Wednesday, September 13th. In an effort to vary your usual FREE museum routine, you can check out some contemporary art created by a generous smattering of famous people using the Polaroid

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07 Sep 2011

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

There are lots of cheap beauty, fashion, and art finds to be discovered at the African Market on 116th St. between Malcolm X Blvd. and 5th Ave. A holdover from a Harlem of yore,the market is open seven days a week, but I would suggest avoiding Sundays when the market

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05 Sep 2011

Fool’s Gold Day Off at City Winery

  Your Facebook feed may be full of pictures from your friends’ weekend trips to the Hamptons or the Jersey shore, but the real foolishness is happening right here in the city. Celebrate Labor Day with A-track and the rest of the good people from Fool’s Gold Records at their

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30 Aug 2011

Omelettes, Burgers, and Street Cred at Jimbo’s

Scene: You’re hungover in Harlem. You’re in the mood for breakfast – since breakfast is ALWAYS the first meal of the day, even at 5pm – while you’re dining partner is set on getting a burger. What do you do? A. Stand on a corner arguing until you faint from

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27 Aug 2011

Pharoahe Monch and Robert Glasper at DROM

There’s a hurricane coming, the farmers’ markets won’t be out, the subway is shutting down at noon, and Afro-Punk is canceled. What do you do? First, get out of bed pronto, head to the store and stock up on as much dry food and alcohol as possible. Then hunker down

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