Lyft retires $8 fares, teases new 50% promotion in “discount zones”

October 23, 2015 / 0 comments

As quickly as $8 Lyft Lines replaced $5 Lyft Lines, they’re ending the more expensive promotion after just a couple weeks.

“Dockpocalypse” hits Citi Bike stations in East Village, Alphabet City

October 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Living near the East Village, it’s not a rare occurrence to find the two Citi Bike stations nearest my apartment completely bare. When it happens, I have to walk to a station a couple extra streets to grab a bike.

Get 24 free months of Citi Bike by referring 24 friends

October 21, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you considering Citi Bike? If you open a new annual membership, you can get a free month through if an active member refers you for a membership.

You can still get $20 off on TodayTix tickets with this code

October 15, 2015 / 2 comments

A few weeks ago, we wrote about TodayTix cutting their referral credit in half, from $20 to $10 when a new user used a promo code to buy tickets through the app.

The best bar/restaurant to watch University of Michigan games in New York City

October 8, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you a University of Michigan alumni living in New York City and looking for an establishment to watch the Wolverines with other UM fans and alumnae?

Why you should take a Lyft (Line) from JFK to Manhattan

October 6, 2015 / 5 comments

Those of you that read this site know that I prefer Lyft over Uber and specifically, the Lyft Line service is an efficient and reasonable transportation option.

Lyft increases ‘Lyft Line’ fares to $8 in New York City

October 5, 2015 / 1 comment

Lyft has been threatening to end their $5 Lyft Line promotion for a few months now and they’ve finally pulled the plug on the five buck fares in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Pearl Jam’s setlist from Global Citizens Festival 2015

September 28, 2015 / 0 comments

As you may have heard, toward the end of Pearl Jam’s set at the Global Citizens Festival in New York’s Central Park, Beyonce joined Eddie Vedder and his acoustic guitar to cover “Redemption Song”.

Goodbyes: Iconic Pearl City Mart to close massive SoHo store in December

September 26, 2015 / 3 comments

Pearl River Mart is a three-level department store you wouldn’t expect to see on the busiest, most tourist-heavy, bustling street in the heart of Soho’s retail center.

That ‘Cienfuegos’ credit card charge may actually be ‘Mother of Pearl’

September 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Did you recently notice a credit card charge for a merchant named “Cienfuegos” on your statement and don’t recall purchasing anything from a “Cienfuegos“?

Is Citi Bike experiencing docking problems?

September 11, 2015 / 3 comments

A couple of days ago, I wrote about receiving an email from Citi Bike stating that the bike I docked was still in the wild four hours later and that I was incurring charges for continued usage.

The “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit sets record numbers at The Met

September 8, 2015 / 0 comments

The Met’s recent exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” was a blockbuster that no one expected — the show broke several records and goes down in history as one of the most-visited ever at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Did you get the dreaded “Looks like you’ve had a Citi Bike out for a while…” email from Citi Bike?

September 7, 2015 / 0 comments

At 2:30 AM in the morning, I received the “OH CRAP” automated email from Citi Bike customer service telling you that something is amiss. You may have seen this subject line: Looks like you’ve had that Citi Bike out for a while…

What is considered downtown in New York? And where is midtown and uptown?

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

As with any large metropolitan area, there are invisible boundaries known only to the denizens of that city. In Manhattan, there are downtown, midtown or uptown designations, but no official borders, so where does each start and end?

Cheap and tasty rice noodle rolls from Sun Hing Lung Co

August 30, 2015 / 0 comments

Cheong fun is a dish associated with dim sum. It’s normally found side-by-side with some of the more popular dim sum dishes like har gow, sui mai and char su bao.

The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

August 28, 2015 / 3 comments

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better.

Get a TodayTix discount with the following promo code: BIHLO

August 27, 2015 / 1 comment

When it comes to Broadway tickets, “rush” tickets and Standing Room are great if you can get them, but you can sit in line for hours and walk away empty-handed.

Citi Bike confirms locations for the 80 new stations in Upper West Side and Upper East Side

July 10, 2015 / 0 comments

After much discussion and community input (complaining, letter-sending and yelling), a plan has been agreed on for the approximately 80 new stations planned for the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

How to choose the best Citi Bike at the docking station

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Picking a Citi Bike is a crap shoot. Other than kicking the tires, there’s not much you can do to ensure you chose a good or bad bike until you actually start riding the bike.

1,000 brand new, redesigned Citi Bikes hit the streets of New York City

July 3, 2015 / 1 comment

Citi Bike released 1,000 of their redesigned bikes this week. I wasn’t aware of the new bikes, so when I first came across one, it was a surprise.

Babu Ji brings modern Indian food to East Village

June 11, 2015 / 0 comments

In the former space that housed Spina jut three months ago, is now Babu Ji.

We could all learn a little about life from this “Brooklyn hustler”

June 3, 2015 / 0 comments

In November 2014, The Atlantic posted a short video on Jazzoon, a Brooklyn man that followed his passions– sports memorabilia, music, and comic books –into a viable living.

Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

May 29, 2015 / 0 comments

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village.

Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations

May 27, 2015 / 0 comments

The nearest Citi Bike station to me is on East 10th and Avenue A, so I walk by the basketball courts at Tompkins Square Park all the time.

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