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Fridays Under $40: Date Yourself For Next To Nothing

Last modified October 9, 2020 at 10:14 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. In this week’s jaunt, we’re turning the $40 into $4! I think a lot about the idea of “dating myself,” these days. Even though I’m in a […]

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Fridays Under $40: Big Night Out (or How it Once Was)

Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:02 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Enjoying dinner out alone has been one of the simple joys I’ve found in this moment. Whether it’s sitting on a park bench with takeout, or eating […]

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Fridays Under $40: Scared with a Sandwich

Last modified September 25, 2020 at 8:48 pm

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. In this edition, we’re staying inside for under $40. After I returned from a trip to Delaware to see my parents for the first time in almost […]

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Fridays Under $40: Cheap Sweets

Posted September 11, 2020 at 5:07 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. The end of summer always feels like a weird transition, but this month feels stranger than usual. We got news this week from Governor Cuomo that dining […]

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A Hidden Taco Spot Sees the Light Of Day on Avenue A

Posted September 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

Just a few nights ago, while eating at La Contenta on Norfolk Street, I noticed a staircase leading to a basement with a sign that read “Lower East Side Toy Company,” and recalled a hazy night of my mid-20s. “Isn’t there a hidden bar down there?” I asked my friend who I was dining with. […]

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Fridays Under $40: Send Chinatown Love’s Food Crawl

Posted September 4, 2020 at 5:08 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. It’s been awhile since we chatted with the folks at Send Chinatown Love, the unofficial ambassadors of Chinatown’s mom-and-pop shops. Since the pandemic, they’ve been working hard […]

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Fridays Under $40: Best Kept Secrets

Posted August 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. This week it’s all about taking advantage of the best fresh food deals downtown, during these unofficial last days of summer. I found a new spot […]

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Fridays Under $40: Drinking Outside With a Bite

Posted August 21, 2020 at 5:04 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. A Sunday afternoon spent in a bar with a book, sipping a cocktail and chatting absently with the bartender is one of the great joys of New […]

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Fridays Under $40: Trying To Be Healthy

Posted August 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. There are many hobbyists that have sprung from the self-isolation of spring 2020—sourdough bread bakers, TikTok choreographers, “plant moms”—but I’m most envious of runners. I’m lucky if […]

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In Little Italy, the 129-Year-Old Caffe Roma Reopens

Last modified August 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Little Italy institution, Caffe Roma (127 Mulberry Street) is the latest restaurant that’s taking it to the streets. Shuttered since the pandemic hit in March, the 129-year-old establishment reopened on August 8, joining the lively outdoor dining scene that stretches down Mulberry from Broome to Canal Streets. The understated seating with oversized umbrellas can’t hold […]

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