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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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Fridays Under $40: Three Meals in Chinatown

Posted August 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

On Monday, when The New York Times reported on Chinatown’s outdoor dining scene, it was the first time I was happy to be scooped. The more we talk about Chinatown, the better. I live on Mulberry, just north of Canal and I’ve noticed it’s been slow to reopen compared to neighboring Little Italy and Noho […]

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Fridays Under $40: Cheap and Chic

Posted July 31, 2020 at 5:15 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. Reason #23,081 to live in New York City: New Yorkers have the best sense of personal style. Where else can you see an octogenarian in mixed prints […]

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Fridays Under $40: Long Lost Friends

Posted July 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. We may not be able to get to a Broadway show anytime soon, but we can get some live entertainment and a $4 glass of wine. Where? Puglia. […]

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Fridays Under $40: A Casual Date Night

Posted July 17, 2020 at 5:08 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. To introduce some novelty to our routine, my fiancé Chris and I have started weekly date nights—sometimes that’s just a Scrabble game inside or a stroll around the […]

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Wo Hop Returns Today for Takeout Orders

Posted July 13, 2020 at 5:07 am

A beloved Chinatown institution reopens this week, so hop to it. Two flyers taped outside of the Wo Hop basement location at 17 Mott Street state they’ll be open for takeout starting today, from 10:30am to 8:00pm. Their new website is up and running for online orders. If you don’t see your favorite on the […]

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Friday’s Under $40: Little Italy

Last modified July 10, 2020 at 7:06 am

In our new Friday column, contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Like many New Yorkers, I’m working from home and I’m definitely developing aches and pains from sitting on an uncomfortable dining chair as I type away from my “kitchen office.” It’s […]

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Mulberry Street Closes, Gets More Outdoor Dining Space

Posted July 8, 2020 at 5:07 am

Mulberry Street in Little Italy is now one of several stretches of city roadbed that is closed to car traffic in an effort to support outdoor dining for local restaurants. This comes in light of the extended pause on indoor dining, previously slated to open at half capacity this past Monday. This past Saturday morning, barricades […]

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Hidden Gems: Chatting with Justin McKibben of Send Chinatown Love

Last modified June 16, 2020 at 1:46 pm

If you’re breathing a sigh of relief that some of your beloved, off-the-grid Chinatown restaurants are still in business, Send Chinatown Love could be to thank. The volunteer-run organization is the brainchild of software engineer and Chinatown resident, Justin McKibben. McKibben, 27, along with 26 core volunteers, have helped raise over $20,000 for seven immigrant-owned […]

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