lower east side
Who is Gentrification Actually Helping?
What comes to mind when you hear the word gentrification? Your mind may immediately depart from a place of safety and security, only to find itself at a destination surrounded by ill-fated words such as displacement, eviction, and homelessness. With this air of negativity surrounding your mind as it floats
How to Buy Drugs in NYC WITHOUT a Connection
I recently attended the BAS party at Dardy’s Bar in Brooklyn. While there I attempted, unsuccessfully, to buy weed (if you are in California the BAS Cannabis Club will deliver it to your door and in NY you can learn how to get medical marijuana right here.). Certain attendees were
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
Searching for Sports in Hipster-Land: The East Village
Photo from thehorseboxnyc.com If you’re a sports fan like me, I’m sure it happens to you all the time: Your friends are dying to try that new lounge/bistro/dive in [insert newly gentrified NYC neighborhood here] but all you want to do is sit back with a cheap cold one and
The Saved by the Bell Parody: Bayside! The Musical! In New York!
Photo from baysidethemusical.com As a fan of Saved By the Bell growing up, I can easily remember my mother rolling her eyes every time the audience “woooo-ed” at the palpable, albeit G-rated, sexual tension between characters, or when yet another of Zack’s harebrained schemes failed to come to fruition. My
NYC Weekend Round-Up: Male Beauty Pageant, Fun at Stonewall Inn and Tarot Card Readings in Brooklyn
Start off the first weekend of 2014 with these off-the-wall events!!! 15th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Beauty Pageant at the Cake Shop For the last 15 years the self-proclaimed Bob Barker of the Lower East Side, Rev Jen Miller, has hosted the Mr. Lower East Side Beauty Pageant. It’s
Vanessa’s Dumpling House: So Damn Cheap, So Damn Good!
Food is absolutely amazing! It can pick you up when you are feeling down, help celebrate life’s Hallmark moments, bridge the gaps between cultures and most of it fuels your body! With that being said, it is obvious we need food…right?! But what if you are strapped for cash? You
FREE Comedy Tonight: The BIG Pony Show at Leftfield
Mondays can sort of suck, but they don’t need to when there’s a pony involved. Tonight, you can experience laughter on the Lower East Side, with the BIG Pony Show at Leftfield. The show is FREE and it’s hosted by Harlem-based comedian Mike Brown. The showcase also features comedians Alyssa
FREE: Compulsion Opening Reception at Mark Miller Gallery
Compulsive decisions are fun. Wouldn’t you agree? Artists Dina Brodsky and Maria Kreyn would. That’s why they have come together to present New Yorkers with a month-long exhibit exploring compulsiveness at the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard Street from May 8th-June7th. Compulsion explores exquisite pieces from artists who “focus obsessively