Like we’ve said before, we’re huge fans of Andrew WK, even if our coverage of him has usually been skeptical. But, he loves to party, we love to party, our interests pretty much fall in line. And his newest stunt, sitting outside in Times Square and drumming for a full 24 hours starting tomorrow, is something we can definitely get behind. (more…)
Did you know that May is sample sale season? We didn’t either, but that’s probably because to us, even a sample sale means looking at all the Jeffrey Campbell shoes in a store window, going home and crying to ourselves over our bank statement. But if you haven’t already maxed out your credit card through 2014, you’re in luck: there are a whole bunch of sample sales hitting town over the next few weeks, and they are calling to you with a bevy of discounts and deals. Racked compiled a whole slew of sales, here are some of our favorites: (more…)
You know you’re in Manhattan when the check arrives.
Living in the coolest place on earth, you find you get swallowed up in the hype, getting high on your own home-grown kombucha, as it were. But just across a river lies an island dubbed “The City that Never Sleeps.” The center of the world and home of pizza places named after a series of men named Ray; the place so important to the imagination of the world that Las Vegas has a casino themed after it. Even Egypt doesn’t get to claim the Luxor, and THAT’S A COUNTRY. What had I been taking for granted, living in my homemade duplex in a former warehouse, when famous dead guys like Jack Kerouac, O.Henry, and Lou Reed (he’s dead, right?) had been living less than 5 miles away, making the art that we’ve been stocking our cement block bookshelves with over here? (more…)
Making it on a budget in New York is never easy, what with the fun rents, high public transportation costs and that damn $5 beer. But one writer’s been able to survive in Manhattan for $1,000 a month, and she’s willing to share some of her secrets in a tell-all she’s penning about living life on the cheap in the big city. (more…)
Have you ever wondered, as you popped a tab on a lukewarm Modelo Especial that set you back at least a buck fifty, whether it’s worth moving cross-country for cheaper beer? Well, the folks over at Nerd Wallet certainly did: they used a cost-of-living calculator to compare prices on six-packs of Heineken, and according to their calculations, at $12.63-a-pack, Manhattan is the worst place to be a beer drinker.
The rent in this city is too damn high! I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. Everyone, of course, except for the people running the show. It’s easy to feel helpless out there, brokesters. We sometimes wonder if it’s worth the stress and the exhaustion, paying so much for so little in this little polluted place we love. But worry not, the future of housing development is upon us. Mayor Bloomberg has heard our cry: give us liberty, or give us…mini stackable apartment units? (more…)
Well now we’ve really gone and done it: according to DNA Info, real estate prices in Manhattan are now lower than those in Brooklyn. Not everywhere, of course. That would just be ridiculous. But some realtors are saying that the numbers that once priced young artists and creative types out of Manhattan have the potential to create a reverse trend that will find former residents of expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods migrating to areas like the Upper East Side and Harlem. (more…)
Did New York get all cattywampus overnight? In the past 24 hours, Gov. Cuomo said he wants to legalize pot, Joe Biden is actually talking about doing something with the guns, Arrested Development is even closer to coming back, and now a judge blocked a restaurant from opening in Manhattan because it was … overpriced foodie bullshit??!
According to this item tucked in today’s NY Post, the judge said the proposed Chef Driven Market for the edge of Union Square Park and its $18 brunches would not serve the humble park-going masses. And if you ever doubted the effects of Occupy Wall Street, put this quote into your eye holes: (more…)
It’s always fun to be able to throw that stupid old saying about free lunch and how no one gets one out the window. If you’re unlucky enough to have to commute in to Manhattan, today you’re lucky enough to get a
proverbial literal free lunch, plus a bonus non-lunch item. The first 200 people to visit the 14th Street Best Buy (52 East 14th Street) between 11:30am and 1:30pm not only get themselves a voucher for a free lunch from Korean BBQ food truck KorillaBBQ, which will be parked outside, you also get a mystery gift card worth between $10 and $250. You don’t even have to buy anything. Far be it from us to say something like, “Stop whatever you’re doing at 11 and run down there,” because we don’t want to interrupt productivity or cost you your job. But, it’s only for the first 200 people, so if you really like Korean BBQ, you know…get there.
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