Coney Island

21 Jun 2018

There’s Still Magic on Coney Island

By Jessica DeJesus The magic filled streets of Coney Island date back to the 18th century, when one of the world’s greatest escape artists, Harry Houdini himself, performed small tricks on the infamous boardwalk. The crowds would be in awe of the shows such an inspiring performer would put on.

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19 Jan 2017

The Real Freaks of Coney Island

People move to New York for a lot of reasons. Work, curiosity, boredom, a burning desire to be the best damn subway mime in the fucking country… all sorts of things call out to people. For me, one of the things that drew me here was that I generally feel

jakef 0
18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
26 May 2016

(Almost) FREE Wieners: 5-cent Dogs at Nathan’s Famous (NYC)

Looking for a classy way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend? How about a plump, juicy and, most importantly, cheap-as-fuck hot dog? This Saturday Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island is celebrating its 100th birthday by going back to its original prices. They want to put their wieners in your

Allyson Wolff, Future Multi-Thousandaire 0
15 Jul 2015

10 Iconic Foods Invented or Perfected in New York

My best friend came to visit a few weeks ago and he had never been to New York City. I panicked as to how to fit in a full experience in just a few days. Then I realized the best way to submerge yourself in any new place is through

Sheilah Villari - Dollar Bin Darling 0
30 Dec 2014

The Best Cheap Things to Do in NYC for New Year’s Eve!

Free Shit First-Ever Coney Island Ball Drop Avoid the Times Square chaos and watch the Parachute Jump which will give it’s own unique interpretation with 8,000 LED lights and fireworks at midnight. ‘Drop’ in at 9pm Free Steeplechase Pavillion, West 16th st. & The Boardwalk Purple Rain NYE Dance Party

Freddie Cosmo - Associate Debtitor 0
26 Jun 2012

8 Broke-Ass New York Summer Traditions

About 20 years ago Michael Jordan was winning his second NBA championship, people used beepers to stay in contact efficiently, and riots broke out in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict. Nowadays LeBron is just winning his first NBA Championship, people have smartphones that can keep them updated on

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
06 Jul 2011

Broke-Ass Giveaway: Cabinet of Curiosities Burlesque July 14th

Sure it’s a blast to take a stroll along the Coney Island boardwalk, shoving a Nathan’s hotdog in your face while waiting for your turn on the Cyclone. But don’t forget about the attraction that has had New Yorkers trekking across Brooklyn for over 100 years: Coney Island’s famous freaks.

Jill S. 0
02 Jul 2011

The Great Beach Debate: East Coast vs West Coast

Having recently traveled to Hermosa Beach in California, and consecutively attempted to hit up all of New York beaches, I feel like each has something to offer. These two coastlines couldn’t be more different, and that’s mostly because of the people who flock to them rather than the physical landscape

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