Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Every Recession Girl needs a place for her books and coffee! And summer will come (I promise!). You will want that AC.
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Monday, February 23, 2009
Jonah Lehrer, author of Proust was a Neuroscientist, hits the Strand Bookstore (828
Broadway) on Thursday, February 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to explain the choices people make every day. Along the lines of other recent sociological/neurological tomes like Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks and Malcom Gladwell's Blink, Lehrer's new book, How We Decide, uses cutting-edge neuroscience research along with first-hand accounts from a variety of high-speed "deciders" to dissect and analyze our decision-making processes. Learn how high-rolling poker players, investors, and pilots make their split-second choices as well as how you can improve your decision-making skills. But first, make the easy choice to come to Thursday's reading, hosted by NPR's Radio Lab's Robert Krulwich.
Enjoy a few laughs tonight at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg (709 Lorimor Street) with host Jen Dziura. Her long-running standup show continues tonight at 7:30 pm and features talents like Jason Kanter, Able Brown, Matt Ruby, Mike Lawrence, and David Lester. Free candy and comic relief for all.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday February 24, stop in at the Housing Works Cafe for its weekly Punch Up Your Life comedy showcase. The best part - this week the showcase features the ridiculous and brilliant Daily Show correspondent John Oliver. Arrive a little early for good seats, and to hit up the concession stand (yep, they even serve beer). Housing Works Cafe, 126 Crosby Street at 8:30 pm
It's 2pm and Recession Girl's cough medicine/3-fitfull-hours-of-sleep induced coma is starting to seriously affect her work. Luckily, she can now run to Dunkin' Donuts and get her 99 cent latte before getting fired. While she may have had to give up her $3.75 morning latte, she's got three afternoon hours (2-5pm) to bask in pre-recession luxury ... now, if she could only find a way to choke down their regular joe at 8 am ...
But wait! She doesn't have to! The afternoon DD run brought a new developent .... 99 cent lattes ALL DAY LONG. A new "recession deal." It doesn't hurt to ask for this deal everywhere you go ... Recession girl's mom has been asking for random deals for years, and usually gets one. While it embarassed the hell out of her kids, it also helped pay their college tuitions. Or at least their cheerleading uniforms.
Click here to read the Wall Street Journal's interview with the fashion tastemaker and why "value" is in and "too Dubai" is out.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wine Glasses by the dozen!
I have 4 dozen multi-purpose wine glasses that have never been used, still in the box.
If you can come by my house on 63rd btw. park and lex before 4:30 pm today (Friday) they are yours.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
(And yes, you are sensing a theme ... Recession girl spends most of her disposable income on caffeine and cocktails).
Handmade Music Night
Date: Thursday, February 19th
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave, W'burg)
Cost: Free with RSVP
3rd Ward, Etsy.com, Make Magazine, and
createdigitalmusic.com present Handmade Music Night. Part party, part mixer, part Science Fair, and part performance, this is an informal chance for geeksters and the geek-curious to come together, relax, and discover new sounds. The evening is a gathering of inventors of new instruments & music technology. Featuring special guest Electric Junkyard Gamelan who will perform live and Composer/founder Terry Dame and ensemble members make funky music played on self-created instruments. Free PBR from 7:30 til gone.
Free Hip Hop! TRLS show
Time:Friday, February 20, 2009 at 10:00pm - 1:00 am
Location:Rose Live Music (Near Metropolitan / Lorimer G & L trains)
345 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
Formed in 2001, TRLS consists of 2 lyricists/emcees, Stimulus and Dionysos, and a 7-piece jazz/funk ensemble: Taurus Mateen-bass, Joe Blaxx-drums, Raymond Angry-keys, Chris Rob-keys and vocals, Maurice Brown-trumpet, Thor Madsen-guitar, Colt Seavers-turntables. Individually these artists have worked with Outkast, Common, Christina Aguilera, Meshell N'degeocello, Wynton Marsalis, Lauryn Hill, Joss Stone, John Legend, Kanye West, and Bilal. Collectively, The Real Live Show has performed with Talib Kweli, Norah Jones, De La Soul, Red Man, Dead Prez, Mos Def, Rakim and Roy Hargrove. The Real Live Show is a hip- hop/funk band born in New York City and comprised of live music's most innovative and accomplished players. Through their diverse backgrounds and shared passion for music The Real Live Show has created an inspiring new urban sound they call funk-hop.
*** Bonus Fun: There's also a reading series called Earshot at the same venue that starts at 8:00. $5 gets you admission + one drink. ***
Need to get your bikini bod ready for Spring Break and save cash on cabs and the subway?
Well then, jaunt over to Soho and grab this free bike!
Check out this freebie at craigslist.com:
great bike in great condition Need to give it away as soon as possible call 1-(201)-803-3998 Olya
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Upper West Side restaurant Eighty One is launching its new "eco(nomy)-friendly" menu this Friday. To celebrate, it's offering a free dinner to the first 150 customers to respond to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See this article for more details:
Milton - NYC's new urban anthem?
Milton is a New York City-based singer/songwriter known in clubs and college radio stations up and down the east coast for his hummable melodies, spot on lyrics, tight, groovy band and soulful, energetic live shows. Come jam with Milton and other emerging artists every Wednesday in February at the Living Room at 154 Ludlow Street. Multi-set show starts at 7, most sets have no cover. http://www.livingroomny.com/music.html
Strange how patriotism seems to be creeping back on the scene, isn't it? Okay okay, we also still cringe when we hear that word but the Milton Band's poetic "In the City" conjures within us such intense feelings of urban pride that we wonder whether Milton's observations of the Lower East Side's "dive bars and skateboards and old cars and old men and young girls and gold teeth and fake pearls and dreadlocks and side curls and tailors and sailors and church saints and spray paint and the tacos and the wacos and the warhols" might be the beginnings of New York's own urban anthem - it might be exactly the peacefully poetic "fight song" we need one to get us through these next few years.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
BEST MINESTRONE SOUP EVER
1 PAK OF GREAT NORTHERN BEANS
2 CANS CARBONZO BEANS
8 CUPS BEEF BROTH
6 CUPS SHREDDED CABBAGE
4 MEDIUM CARROTS, CHOPPED
4 CELERY STOCKS, CHOPPED
2 LARGE CANS DICED TOMATOES
½ PAK OF CUT GREEN BEANS + ½ PAK OF SWEET PEAS (FROZEN)
4 CLOVE OF GARLIC
1 LARGE ONION
SALT AND PEPPER
2 TABLESPOON OF ITALAIN SEASONING
2 TABLESPOON OF FRESH BASIL
3 LBS HAMBURGER MEAT (SAUTAED WITH GARLIC AND ONION, COOKED AND DRAINED)
2 CUPS OF DE CECCO #83. GNOCCHETTI SARDI PASTA
(OF SMALL PASTA IF YOU CAN NOT FIND THIS)
RINSE GREAT NORTHERN BEANS IN VERY LARGE POT (OR USE 2 POTS, OR DIVIDE RECIPE IN ½) COMBINE BEANS AND 8 CUPS OF WATER, BRING TO A BOIL, REUCE HEAT AND SIMMER FOR 2 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM HEAT AND LET STAND FOR 1 HR. (DO NOT DRAIN) ADD 8 CUPS OF BEEF BROTH (SWANSONS) BRING TO A BOIL, AND THEN SIMMER FOR 75 MINUTES. THEN ADD CARROTS AND CELERY AND CABBAGE. COOK FOR 15 MINUTES THEN ADD PEAS, BEANS, TOMATOES, CANNED CARBONZO BEANS, AND COOKED BEEF. SIMMER FOR 45 MIN MORE. ADD SEASONING TOWARD THE END OF THE PROCESS TO KEEP THE SEASONING FOR DISAPATING DURING COOKING.
THEN ADD PASTA FOR 12 MINUTES
Monday, February 16, 2009
The affordable art of concertgoing.
By Alex Ross
The New Yorker
Need to update your look for Spring? Get a free pixie haircut at Bumble and Bumble. Short haired girls are hot.
February 17, 7:00PM
Brainiac comedian Emily Levine's one-woman show takes you on a thought-provoking and hilarious ride through the paradigm shift: from Newton's rational universe to wildly improvisational quantum physics, chaos theory and complexity theory. As Levine began adapting the show into a movie, a rare medical condition called "acromegaly" created a bizarre set of symptoms: loss of balance, cognitive dissonance and a compulsion to grow beyond her natural limits. Now, having used her Five Easy Steps to get through her personal paradigm shift, Levine has revamped her one-woman show to offer the country - and the universe - a self-help program to help get them through theirs. This presentation offers a chance to see the artist's work in progress as Emily spends January and February developing and reworking material in performance, in anticipation of her full Studio Production in March and April.
Price: $10 suggested donation
549 W 52nd St. NY, NY
Yoga to the People
All classes at this studio are donation based, in the spirit of providing yoga to all.12 Saint Marks Place 2 nd Floor ~ 2-RNew York , NY 10003 (Plus two other NYC studios)
Two week unlimited pass - $30
Sign up with a friend, and each 2 week pass is $15
And the best deal: Yoga works is opening a new Soho studio in May. If you sign up right now, you can get two months of unlimited Yoga for under $100/month, and FREE classes in their temporary Soho studio until then!
Multiple NYC locations
Intro 3 class pack - $33
Eighth Avenue, 3 rd floor (Between 47 th and 48 th Streets)
New York, NY 10036 tel 212.974-2288
Bikram Yoga NYC
One week unlimited - $23
Three NYC locations
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
$20 Unlimited Yoga for one week (mat rental included)
$30 Introductory 3 class card (expires in 1 month)
59 West 19th Street, 3rd FloorNew York , NY 10011(Just off 6th Avenue)
30-day unlimited for $50
Beginning anytime in March, 2009
226 E 54th St. Manhattan
Free 1st class for anyone living in metro area
Park Slope Yoga Center
First Time Class $10 (regular class price $16)
$33 for 3 classes, for 1st time students only, valid one month
160 Montague St. 2nd Fl.Brooklyn, NY 11201
First Time Class $10 (regular class price $16)
90 5th Ave, Park Slope Brooklyn
The Yoga Room
First time 3-class pass for $30
Regular classes $16
Locations in Asotoria and Long Island City
One week unlimited for $25
41-25 Bell Blvd 2nd Bayside, NY 11361
(Right by the L.I.R.R. Station)
There is a serious lack of Yoga in the Bronx. Those found were very sporadic and had no special deals. Please add comments to this posting if you know of Yoga studios in the Bronx offering special deals!