08 Jan 2010

Excellent New Years Resolutions

With the arrival of the New Year I find my thoughts turning contemplative.  These coldest and darkest months of self-reflection often mark a critical juncture in my own personal growth.  Over the years I have been fond of creating New Years Resolutions that form a benchmark, helping me to grow

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 0
07 Jan 2010

Free Indoor Activites For When It's Freezing Outside

Since I’ve moved to New York in 2005, this winter has by far been the coldest, windiest, and most blizzard-y one.  Now more than ever I feel myself much less inclined to step outside, especially when the wind sounds like something in Misselthwaite Manor, a la The Secret Garden.  Though,

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
07 Jan 2010

Put Your Date On Ice — FREE Ice Skating in Bryant Park

Dear Sparing Stringer, I am trying to impress a lady friend by taking her on a date. Unfortunately, I am broke and have no prospects of making any money in the near future. How can I show her a good time on the cheap? Any ideas? -Desperate to Impress Dear

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 3
06 Jan 2010

Food Not Frostbite — Ordering in

Now that winter has fully jammed its icy, icy dildo into our’ well, you know what I mean: it’s fucking cold out there (pun intended) and changes in behavior are unavoidable. Namely, I don’t want to go outside. Not even for food. Luckily, we live in New York City’”a city

Joe Petersen - Classist Columnist 4
29 Dec 2009

Broke-Ass Guide to Working Out

Like everyone else, I pretty much ate my weight in carbs this past holiday weekend, so naturally I’m looking to drop my phantom baby weight in the new year. But you know what, gym membership inflation is right up there with college tuition and I don’t have an extra $60

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1
28 Dec 2009

Who Got the Hookup? Cheap Tech Fixes in NYC

Aside from the words “FINAL NOTICE”, “EVICTION NOTICE” and “CLOSED BY HEALTH INSPECTOR” there are few messages that strike fear into the heart of a Broke-Ass quite like seeing that sinister-looking exclamation point on your iPod or that wallpaper striped pattern on your iBook that means your logic board is

BAS Writers 0
16 Dec 2009

Another man's trash…

…okay, is, more often than not, just some crap he didn’t want anymore. But we’ve probably all, at some point in our lives, saved an object from a destiny at the dumps, whether it be furniture off the sidewalk or that 1988 Fleer Kirby Puckett card my friend Jacob was

Joe Petersen - Classist Columnist 0