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09 May 2017

The Best NYC Music Festivals of 2017

By: Jonas Barnes Summer in NYC is a magical time. The clouds part, the locals wipe the sleep out of their eyes and the city comes alive in a way that you don’t get to see any other time of the year. The sun-drenched beaches fill with hard bodies, bikini-clad

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04 May 2017

The 5 Worst Tourist Traps in NYC

By: Jonas Barnes Moving here as a transplant, I was a prime target for the infamous “tourist traps” when I arrived. NYC is the greatest city in the world, no doubt, but it’s also the most opportunistic as well. You can make money in so many ways here and one

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27 Apr 2017

Best Craigslist Missed Connections from Lyft & Uber Rides

On Craigslist there were a surprising number of posts for passengers seeking passengers, passengers seeking drivers, and other combinations found just within the last couple of weeks.

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19 Apr 2017

Tiki Bars of San Francisco: Paradises and Deep Dives

The first time I went to a Tiki Bar, I didn’t expect to love it, but I did. I loved it A LOT. I tend to like experiences and things that aren’t about taking yourself seriously, that are just about having a good time: this is Tiki Bars in a nutshell. Tiki Bars combine elements of old school kitsch, immersive escapism, and unapologetic tackiness in a way that I just find really mood-lifting (and until people start opening ghost bars in San Francisco, they’re your best bet for an immersive alcoholic experience).

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17 Apr 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 4: Somalia

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. You may think you know nothing about Somali literature, but you’re mistaken. Okay, perhaps you’re right and you can’t name a single Somali author. But unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere way, way

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13 Apr 2017

Old School Hobbies That Are Making a Comeback

In this day and age of social media and being so busy it makes our heads spin, it’s nice to see that certain hobbies, which were once a thing of the past, are finally making a comeback. As a society, we are stressed out beyond belief. Taking the time to

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13 Apr 2017

Even More Food & Drinks That Shouldn’t Exist

If this is the first time you’ve seen this offense against God, you probably thought “what the hell am I looking at?” I know. I thought that too. It’s macaroni and cheese, fried, and possibly dunked in Cheeto dust. Much like the historic and horrible KFC Double Down of olde, it seems like it was created solely to push you into a heart attack. Or win you that next siege in World of Warcraft. Or both. I’m not trying to limit you.

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12 Apr 2017

10 Best Drunk Foods in NYC

 By: Jonas Barnes  New York City is the city that never sleeps. It passes out all the time and pisses itself but it rarely sleeps. Whatever your bar kink may be, NYC has a place to get your fix. This city drinks like no other and, unless you’ve lived here,

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