One of the perverse pleasures of being broke is that you’ll never be one of those people with more money than taste, a category that includes anyone who buys Hummers, Lladró porcelain angels and the leather couch on the cover of the Macy’s furniture-sale flyers this week. This overstuffed beast has reclining seats that look like they were designed by a dental hygienist and cupholders—the decorating equivalent of a beer hat—ripped out of the nearest Escalade. Fortunately, the $3,699 (regularly $4,999) price tag puts it out of reach of a lot of people, so you may not run into one in an actual home. But if you really are in the market for a some living-room seating and can afford to buy it new, this is a roundabout way of letting you know that Macy’s does have a couple of decent-looking ones on sale (the Chloe or the Corona). While they’re not dirt cheap, the store is doing this deal where if you buy one by tomorrow you don’t have to pay sales tax.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]