We’ve already pointed you to some free and cheap semi-professional services offered by students, from beauty school haircuts to dental school teeth repair. But the city, chock full of bright-eyed aspirations, is rife with many more smart, up-and-coming vocational students, apprentices and other pros-in-training who are willing to work for a fraction of what their professional counterparts make, according to NY Magazine. The mag this week runs down where and how much it costs to get tons of different cheap services, from bartenders, caterers, marriage counselors, facialists, jewelers, party musicians, dog groomers and more. Did you know you can get a CUNY Baruch accounting student to do your taxes for free? Or music lessons from a Juliard student for 50 percent what a pro charges? If you feel bad about taking advantage of struggling students, don’t worry: this is New York City, so odds are one of them will be dog grooming for a Kardashian before long.
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 […]