New York Times’ Frugal Traveler Matt Gross brought his globe-trotting thriftiness to NYC this week and put together a low-budget traveler’s guide to the city that he says should offer “everything you’ll need to figure out how to have a good time without a Wall Street bonus.” Sounds like our kind of guide—and in fact, which recent list of B&Bs for under $150 a night does Gross include in his handy section on where to crash? Rhetorically, ours. Also making a cameo is The skint, our favorite daily blast of cheap and free events in the city, alongside various other suggestions for “discount dining,” “drinks and other freebies ” and “frugal fashion.” Gross invites readers to leave their own suggestions, with some hilarious and also helpful results, and I think we ought to do the same. What did he miss? I’ll go first: pizza.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]