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09 Feb 2009

NY: Where Not to Order Specialty Martini’s…The Holland Bar

From the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorespondent   I went to Holland Bar to verify a NY Times article.  I left thinking it was like Cheers. Not cable TV, Beacon Hill, Boston Cheers. This is “HBO Special” Hell’s Kitchen Cheers.  The “Open” sign on the door was hand

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07 Feb 2009

Free Sunday Standup = Free Laughs + maybe a little fart that squeaks out

From the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorespondent     Going to free stand up comedy shows is like trying to swallow pills made for horses: sometimes it goes well, other times it just doesn’t and you want to die.  About a year ago I went to a

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06 Feb 2009

First Thursdays = Free Wine & Cheese

From the desk of Broke-Ass Stuart – Editor in Cheap     The first Thursday of the month in San Francisco generally means one thing, art openings.  And art openings generally mean two things, free wine and free cheese.  Being, well…being me, I simply can’t resist a place that will

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06 Feb 2009

Get Frostbitten

From the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorespondent   Last night I went a FREE big air contest sponsored by Red Bull and almost paid 10 toes.  It was the coldest I’d been in my life.  My parents insistence on making me uncool in high school with hats

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05 Feb 2009

Yoga for Broke-Asses

From the desk of Broke-Ass Stuart – Editor in Cheap     Yoga has never really been my thing.  Maybe it’s because the one time I tried it was at Funky Door Yoga where they crank the heat up to 105 degrees and the room ends up smelling like a mixture of feet

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05 Feb 2009

Mess around with million dollar interactive gadgets for FREE!

From the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorespondent    I went to Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) at Madison Avenue and 56th street the other day with Adam, an 8th grader I was mentoring.  Scary right?  Don’t tell his mom I sleep on an air mattress in Harlem!

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04 Feb 2009

Stupid A/C and Free Concert Series at Pier 17

From the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorrespondent   My new room’s shitty windows are horrible for drafts, which means that when my face un-numbed itself from last night’s free tequila tasting in LES, I woke up to some cold air. Then, the window unit A/C fell out

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