East Village

02 Aug 2012

BA of the Week – Singer and Cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
17 Feb 2012

Zola Jesus Performing at Webster Hall

On Saturday, February 18th, experimental rock singer, Zola Jesus will be performing at Webster Hall. The 22 year-old, Russian-American from Wisconsin has released three EP’s and three full-length albums since her teenage years. Her latest album, “Conatus” has received positive reviews from music critics and fans alike. Heather Phares from

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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16 Dec 2011

Levy’s Presents: A Vintage Tea and Swing Dancing Party for FREE

Picture an afternoon filled with swing dancing, tea, finger sandwiches and jazz music on vintage New York City subway trains. This Saturday, December 17th, Levy’s Unique New York will make this offbeat combination a reality. Beginning at 12pm, folks will gather at the F line’s 2nd Avenue Station on the

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13 Dec 2011

See Art Collective “My Barbarian,” FREE at NYU This Thursday

I don’t know about you, but I like my social and political commentary with some rhinestones and jazz hands.  For this reason, Los Angeles-based collective My Barbarian is totally awesome.  Using theatrical performance and video installations to comment on historical dilemmas and current political crises, the trio– Malik Gaines, Jade

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21 Nov 2011

Dance It Out at Toca Tuesdays at Sutra

I’m always looking for ways to work out some energy by hitting the dance floor without paying the price of my first-born child for a drink, and sometimes just dancing around my living room is not enough. So, when I feel the need to get down to some old school

Tiara Francis - NY Know-it-all 0
16 Nov 2011

Dempsey’s Drunken Smartass Olympics

You had me at “Drunken.” Dempsey’s in the East Village is known for their Wednesday pub trivia night… and the title just makes me happy. The Drunken Smart Ass Olympics prides itself on the diverse topic range of the questions and since you can have 5 in your team, I

Quincey Trigillo - Judicious Journalist 0
01 Oct 2011

Get Your Rocks off at the Coal Yard

Now that the International Bar has closed its backyard for construction, I’ve been trying to find another dive in the East Village where I may be able to smoke my cigarettes and drink my whiskey and sodas leisurely. And luckily I found that dive only two blocks down 1st Ave.

Bobby Rich - Affordable Aficionado 2
05 Sep 2011

When Is IKEA Not Your Friend? When You’re Furnishing a One-month Sublet

In hindsight, I believe the logic used to implement this idea went like this: “I am a cheapskate who wants to explore NYC, but I’m deathly scared of bedbugs. No furniture equals no hidden places that those darn cretins can hide.” This is a valid concern since bedbugs are known

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