cheap nyc



Hudson Heights, NYC, NY

this is really interesting. this seems really cheap to me but maybe not for that far north? it’s been on the market for 86 days and recently they dropped the price by $10,000. There’s a condo assessment of $850 a month which is a lot, esp for an estimated mortgage of $1400/mo already, but $2250 for a studio this big in a building with a gym and laundry, it still seems REALLY cheap for NYC imo?  all the comparable units on zillow are $450k+. Can anyone that knows NYC real estate speak to this bc i am really curious!!!


Mostly thrifted for a visit to Roosevelt Island a few weeks back! Roosevelt Island is a GREAT place to spend time in NYC for cheap–the island is accessible by the train or by a cable car system, both of which just take a metro card fare to use! The cable car gives you some really stunning views of the city, and the island has Four Freedoms park (of Yeezy fame), which is a free public space for picnicking and hanging out on the river with even more stunning skyline vistas.

Weirdly, this is also what I wore to work–I work with dogs, so full skirts or pants with give, sturdy materials, and practical shoes are key. Going from work to activities right after can sometimes be challenging with all this in mind! That *might* be a schmutz of dog food on my jacket. It’s a gross mystery!

Everything here is thrifted but the skirt (on clearance at Forever 21 last year) and the shades (Brooklyn Flea). The shoes were one of my better recent Goodwill finds–they’re these incredible, comfortable slit leather oxfords by Splendid! These babies probably retail at ~$100 and I got them in like-new condition for ~$10.

The whole outfit probably cost from $40-$50 at MOST. I was feeling good about being thrifty AND cute.


Hi my loves!!!! ❤️❤️
I know, I know!!! “Tese you don’t post anymore!!*sad face*”
I promise it’s not on purpose😩. You all know living in NYC isn’t cheap so I’ve been working my butt off trying to keep up with the expenses🙃. I managed to get a few catering gigs and with that comes a lot of tastings to narrow down what my clients will choose to serve at their events.

So for now here’s a few pictures from work today😘. 

Shu Jiao Fu Zhao, NYC

Shu Jiao Fu Zhao in Chinatown is not a restaurant you go to for the service or the atmosphere.

You go for the food.

Plain and simple.

They have a very limited menu, specializing in just a few things.

But they do those things OH SO WELL!!

Beef tripe and tendon soup being one of them…

You can choose thick or thin noodles…

And when they say thin, they mean thiiiiiiiin….

The other thing you don’t miss here are their boiled pork and chive dumplings…

This combo of Shu Jiao Fu Zhao’s tripe soup and dumplings will set you back only $5.50! Quite a bargain, even for Chinatown!! Cash only.

Go in, order, eat, enjoy, get out.

You’ll have a great meal. I loved every bite.

But there’s no need to stick around. And they don’t want you to anyway. 


118 Eldridge St.

NY, NY 10002


Always Get Bagels with Deon

I really really love bagels. I remember when I was a kid/I am still a kid, I’d eat approximately 3 bagels for breakfast, toasted with butter and cream cheese. Gotta do both bc its gluttonous like Jabba the Hut, who in case you don’t know ‘was one of the galaxy’s most powerful gangsters’ - google. I still occasionally eat tons of bagels, but everyone tells me it’s going to catch up to me one day, which freaks me out. I did lose 5 LBS on this bagel diet tho. I sort of forgot what I was going to say but bagels are cool and Tompkins Square bagels makes some of the best. They also have this french toast bagel and RAINBOW birthday cream cheese. It’s the perfect place to grab breakfast on a Sunday with your gay friend Deon. Always get bagels with Deon.

Tompkins Square Bagels

Tip: there’s always a wait and it’s cash only. That’s how you know this place is bomb bc I hate waits and cash. I wouldn’t do you like that famalam.

Tip: breakfast sandwiches are fire. cop a few

Tip: birthday cake cream cheese is really an experience. 

When to come here: idk when else you’re eating bagels outside of breakfast but that’s really the only time I recommend coming here tbh.

Where: 165 Avenue A, New York

Times:  Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Phn: (646) 351-6520

portraitoftheoddity  asked:

I love how in Defenders, Trish comments on the rent being cheap in NYC. Like, it's so bad living there in the MCU, THE RENT IS *NOT* TOO DAMN HIGH for once.

LOL! Yes, I loved that line, too. Welcome to New York, home of the Abomination and Hulk tearing up Harlem, Chitauri invasions, ferrys breaking in half, The Hand, and an underground alien’s weapon ring, all built atop dragon bones that carry the secret to immortality, we do so hope you enjoy your stay. :D

Inability to Touch Newspapers

Check this out- breaking some serious ground rn. Y’all lucky its brick AF outside. I’M POSTING ON THE WEEKEND. When’s the last time you got some real news on a weekend, let alone a Saturday night? I don’t know about you, but I think I was in highschool at ronnies bagels. My dad got the sunday times. I touched it, and never made that mistake again. You know how people have those oddities? Like the really weird ones that everyone understands bc we all have a seemingly earth shattering weird one? It’s like don’t judge mine, I won’t judge yours. A friend of mine HATED the sound of AM radio. Another friend of mine literally can’t drink out of paper cups. NO ITS NOT MY FRIENDS YOU GOOBS. For me, I cant touch a newspaper. I’d rather jump out of a plane. Like I said, Ronnies bagels 2003, never laid these fangles on a non digital NY Times again. New York is having a major bagel renaissance. It doesn’t really need it, but I’m down for a renaissance in all non fair form. Black Seed is this new dope bagel place in Nolita. It’s from the people who do Mile End, aka the most fire deli of all time. This is a quality bagel place, and the prices reflect sed quality. Higher prices = better product. I read that on the internet. The bagels are a bit smaller than the average bagel, so be aware of that. Or just get 2 because you don’t care about that nothing tastes better than being skinny shit. Go here tomorrow. 

Black SeedTip: Check out the Tobiko spread. Tip: They have Stumptown coffee. Tip: Secret-ish menu situation. They are now open from 10pm-2am Thursday-Saturday with a limited menu and TWO kinds of pizza bagels. PIZZA BAGELS. Pricing: #1 (salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers $11; plain bagel $1.50 each. When to come here: for breakfast to go, or breakfast to stay, sit outside on the bench on a nice day, walk around soho with your bagel. Where: 170 Elizabeth St New York  Times: 7am-4pm and Thursday-Saturday 10pm-2am Phn: 212 730 1950

Today in Pop Culture History
June 26, 1927

Referred to as an “American Legend,” the Cyclone roller coster, opens to the public for the first time at Coney Island. I scream, you scream, we all scream, for death-defying thrills. 


I never thought id be so down with a cider bar in my entire life. Wassail, billed as a cider bar, may be one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. TOTAL sleeper, like hi we serve apple juice, oh wait our food it LITTTTT🌋🌋🌋 Tho cider always reminded me of going upstate to pick apples with the fam which was sort of fun. It was mainly depressing bc I cant really leave the city for even a day of the simple life without diving into a mass depression. I was born in nyc; blessing and a curse, blessing and a curse. The mega highlight at this orchard was always the cider donuts they made which were insane. The sleeper was the pizza tho. This apple farm had the best damn pizza anywhere. One year I got a bag of doughnuts and a pizza then climbed an apple tree. I got stuck in the tree but it was cool bc I was stocked with fresh pizza and donuts in a tree full of apples. I was definitely the only one in the family opting out of the unlimited apples and instead going full in on pizza and donuts.

Tip: Few times am I ever speechless when leaving a restaurant. This was one of those times.
Tip: Most dishes can be split as a sort of snack with a cider pairing. Epic date.
Tip: You wont want to split anything bc every dish is FIRE.
Tip: Get adventurous here, you wont be let down.

When to come here: On a date, cool business one on one, dinner with a cool fam, when you want cider, for a drink and an app.

Where: 162 Orchard St, New York


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Break ups Over Crepes

The Lower East Side keeps getting cooler and cooler. It used to be cool because you would probably get shot or mugged when you went and it was a victory just making it out alive. Now it’s cool because of places like Dirty French. It’s one of the dopest venues to land on the L.E.S. since the Stanton Social glory days. Its even got the ‘Dirty’ and ‘French’ in that lit pink neon on either side of the entrance. Prime spot to pop a gram with your girl and let the whole world know you ACTUALLY plan in advance with reservations and what have you. Then you caption that post with the snake and flame emoji to allude to the mad vibes you’re feeling. 

You gotta love when a restaurant makes some of the best cocktails in the city; all cylinders firing dawg. Start with a drink at the bar. The space is beautiful, like an incredibly fancy barn in Provence where you can eat, sans barn animals.

I was sold from the get go.

The bread basket, which is not a bread basket, but instead these insane hot crepes, blew me away. You eat 2 baskets of the crepes and your girl just begs you to behave, and save room for everything else. You eat another entire order out of spite to prove you’re an adult and make your own decisions.

You get into a massive fight and she dumps you. 

Dirty French

Tip: Start at the bar. Same mixologist as ZZ’s Clam Bar, meaning some of the finest cocktails for your sipping pleasure. There’s a lobby bar as well - same drinks.

Tip: A few of my faves are the duck a l’orange, lamb carpaccio (massive/impressive), pommes frites, and tuna tartare. 

Pricing: Duck a'lorange $39, tuna tartare $18; pommes frites $10, cocktails $16.

When to come here: Special occasion, cocktails, dinner meeting, to impress. The lobby bar also has a lounge with couches, great place to stunt in a new alphet.

Where: 180 Ludlow St


Monday - Friday 9am - 10pm

Saturday 10am - 10pm

Sunday 10am - 8pm

Phone: (212) 254 - 3000