Manhattan

05 Jul 2011

In Defense of Low-Status NYC Office Jobs

Though Sue Smith’s case on Brokelyn for being a server in New York restaurants was pretty on the money, I’d argue that sometimes, having a low-status office job can have its advantages as well– especially if you’re a freelance writer who hates physical activity and kids and cleaning gross things

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
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

Jill S. 0
21 Apr 2011

Hit the Books at D’Espresso in Midtown

Goodbye cobble stones and leather daddies, hello Midtown! I was less than enthused when I found out my office was moving from Chelsea to Midtown in the next few months. Sure I had a hike from any subway stop but at least I was an area where buildings didn’t block

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1
05 Apr 2011

Yelp Does Something Worthwhile, Gives You Cheap Booze

Allow me a second to pour on some haterade. Yelp provides a good basic service at its core, but it leads to abuses of power that drown out any actual establishments voice in its own reputation. Frankly, any star system seems pretty petty when trying to objectify an opinion, and

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
22 Mar 2011

FREE Art Show: Fawad Khan at Lu Magnus Art Lab & Salon

It’s nearly impossible to get to see and be up to date on all the best new art in this city, so consider this your major tip– if you only go to one art show this year, make it Fawad Khan’s solo show, FRACTURED REVERIE, at the Lu Magnus Art

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
18 Feb 2011

Whiskey Cheaper Than Beer at Nancy’s

I don’t know who Nancy is, but I like her style. Nancy’s Whiskey Pub is one of the few, if not only, dive bars in the Soho/Tribeca area. (Their Web site even reminds you that they’ve been there since before it was “Tribeca.” While most places nearby have fancy fruit-oil-infused

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 1
07 Feb 2011

Barter for Smarts at Trade School

I’m sure you woke up several mornings in college and thought, “Man, I wish I could pay for this in bushels of corn or jars of marbles.” And then when you graduated, you’re probably dissapointed every month when Sallie Mae refuses your offer of a dozen homemade cupcakes instead of

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 0
27 Dec 2010

NYC’s Best Snow Sledding + Fireside Jazz TONIGHT!

Mayor Bloomberg says we should stay inside. Which would be a great idea if we had his billions to spend on all the post-holiday online sales. But we don’t. All we’ve got is each other – and the Census Bureau can verify that people tend to multiply nine months after

Mikey Rox - Cut-Rate Copywriter 1