Manhattan

05 Oct 2012

An Ode to the Chinese Bakery

My stomach is growling! But alas, That despite its howling I am a Broke Ass I am short on dough What else is new? I have to be fed To the Chinese Bakery I must go! Places like it there are few It is much more than bread Shall I

May S. - Couch-Change Spelunker 0
14 Sep 2012

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams presents: NYC Street Treats Truck Tour (FREE Ice Cream Today & Tomorrow!)

  So I’m a little a late about reporting this, but you know the old saying: “better late than never.” Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has apparently been up and down the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn giving away FREE Ice Cream this whole week. How this managed to fly under

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
23 Jul 2012

The Best Deal in The Marina: The Brazen Head’s Maker’s Mark Mondays

              Brazen Head’s classic interior   I’ll take the risk of repeating an oft-held position by opining that most of the time The Marina District richly deserves its crappy reputation.  Its main streets (Union, Chestnut, Fillmore) of a Friday or Saturday night are overrun

Fatt Mink 0
01 May 2012

21 Bar: A Broke-Ass Guy’s Dream

Are you a broke-ass? Are you a guy? Do you love women dancing around in bikinis? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you have to– no– you must visit 21 Bar in Washington Heights. I remember being 21 years-old and being denied entrance into this place. I

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
06 Feb 2012

Broke-Ass Nostalgia: Metropolitan

Something can hardly be nostalgic if it is not well-known in the first place, but Whit Stillman’s first feature film Metropolitan (1990) is worth remembering. For me, this was the first “independent” film that I ever rented from the video store, and only because I had seen it on the

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 1
25 Jan 2012

“The Telephone Book” at 92Y Tribeca

Look, I’m not a big film person. I like movies… some mainstream, some a bit more obscure. But I’m not some film snob. I don’t discriminate; I’ll see anything. So when my roommate told me about this screening, I thought I’d share. “The Telephone Book,” a 1971 gem, is screening

Quincey Trigillo - Judicious Journalist 0
01 Sep 2011

A Broke-Ass Guide to Fashion’s Night Out

In most cases, designer fashion and bring broke don’t have a very strong correlation, unless you count something of the derelicte variety. But that doesn’t mean one cannot enjoy and appreciate nice things.  For those of you who don’t know, next week is Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) or “fah-no”, which

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1
30 Jul 2011

Kate’s Joint, Vegetarian for the Meat-Minded

I’m not proud, but I experimented with some crazy-ass stuff in college; the #1 most insane being vegetarianism. Fortunately, it only lasted about 4 days and then I quickly made up for lost protein with a turkey/chicken/ham sandwich. Yes, I admit I love a good veggie burger but being a

Jill S. 0