Governor’s Island

06 Oct 2014

Win a Pair of Tix to the Escape Music Fest feat. Girl Talk, Moby, Yeasayer and More

The Escape Music Festival will be taking place October 11 + 12 at Governors Beach Club on Governor’s Island in New York. A first year festival, the 2-day series features a stellar lineup which includes Girl Talk, Moby, Placebo, Yeasayer, Mayer Hawthorne, The Joy Formidable, Ra Ra Riot, The Crystal Method, STRFKER,

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Free kayaking on the Hudson River
19 Jul 2013

Let’s Get Wet: Broke-Ass Water Activities

If you’re a fellow cube dweller by day, you’re lucky enough to enjoy free air conditioning for approximately eight hours Monday through Friday while the rest of the city – namely tourists who don’t believe in deodorant – slog around the streets, coated in their own sweat, and clog the

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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15 Jun 2011

FREE Fun at the Come Out and Play Festival June 19th-July 16th

Remember how when you were a kid, you couldn’t wait to grow up? And then you grew up, realized adulthood doesn’t involve naps, snacks, street games, someone who buys you food or more naps, and how much that effing sucks. Fortunately, the folks at Come Out and Play will let

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28 Mar 2011

6 Quick, Cheap NYC Daytrips with Your Boo

Don’t let being too cheap or broke get you down in taking a trip with your significant other! Not when spring is imminent! Here are 6 great daytrips from NYC: 1) Montauk Going on the off-season is actually kind of cool, because it gives off a totally different vibe, PLUS

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
04 Sep 2010

Parked: FREE Food Truck Festival at Governor’s Island

As much as I love retreating to Governor’s Island during the summer, I must say their food situation over there is pretty shaky. Last time I went, my travel buddy ordered a gyro from the lone Greek food truck that substituted tzatziki or “white sauce” for drippy ranch dressing. It

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 2
28 Aug 2010

Jazz Age Lawn Party Take Two

Per usual, I’m going to be out of town for the throwback Jazz Age Lawn theme party this Saturday. I miss it every year and it’s starting to feel like I’ll never get to sip cold glasses of St.Germaine and do the Charleston on Governor’s Island. If you missed the

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1
22 Aug 2010

Old School VWs and Picnicking at Governors Island

Some cars have very distinct personalities. For instance, if a Porche were to transform, Transformer-like, into a person, I imagine it would turn out to be an obnoxious Architecture major at Yale. Volkswagens, on the other hand, I picture as being like Diane Keaton in ‘œAnnie Hall’: bizarre and lovable,

Katy B. - Economic Inexpert 0
02 Jul 2010

Portugal. The Man and Alberta Cross Play Governors Island

Alaska has given us many things. No only has our northern frontier birthed an ass ton of professional hockey players, but it has also been called home by some of the greatest comedians of our time, most notably 2008 vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin. Wasilla-born, Portland-Based rockers Portugal. The Man