Hear that? That’s the sound of every NYC foodie collectively having an orgasm. “My goodness!” you shout. “What is the cause of this intense wave of pleasure?” IT’S NYC RESTAURANT WEEK! Now, I know this blog has the words “No Money” in the title, but $25 or $35 for three courses is about as good […]


Oh, Woorijip. You’ve been a lifesaver. Before I discovered you by chance one fateful day, I would subject myself to McDonald’s before heading on the Long Island Railroad to my hometown. These days, instead of silicone n’anti-foaming agent McNuggets, I enjoy some tasty Korean food. Navigating Woorijip is easy. Choose from pre-made (though fresh tasting) […]

Pilsner Urquell and Spaten (left to right)

Looking for a real beer garden experience? You know, a beer garden with an old-school vibe, authentic European flavors,  and a huge outdoor space? Then it’s time to venture to Astoria, home to the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. Founded in 1910 by the Bohemian Benevolent Citizens Society so that Czech immigrants could have a […]

A Corner of the Loft-Like Kings Avenue Tattoo

Introduction Out of all of the major life decisions that you might regret later, getting a tattoo is the best one. It’s far cheaper, more fun and less likely to be regretted than, say, marrying the wrong person or getting bad plastic surgery. Tattoos have existed for thousands of years, the earliest example being from the ‘Iceman’ mummy […]

Red Lights and PBR

Take a look around as you walk into Bushwick Country Club. Your eyes struggle to adjust to the black and red checks on flannel shirts, the neon green stretchy pants, the glows of Iphones as people check in on Foursquare. You hear the sounds of glasses clinking, Pac Man bloop-bleep-blooping, the voices of 25-year-olds whining […]

Sound medical advice.

Sound medical advice. When you’re walking down East Houston Street, it’s difficult to choose something to eat with so many great places nearby. “Oy vey!” you might shout, drawing attention from nearby Lower East Side hipsters or Jews. “Where should I get my next nosh?” If whoever is nearby is a mentsch and not a […]

The book section of Bluestockings.

Bluestockings is an independent bookshop, fair trade café and activist center in the Lower East Side run entirely by volunteers. As I was about to walk in, I felt a little nervous that my experience at Bluestockings would be like the hilarious “Women & Women First” sketches on IFC’s Portlandia, where patrons in a feminist bookstore […]


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