The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City: A Native New Yorker's Secrets of Living the Good Life--for Free!

The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City: A Native New Yorker's Secrets of Living the Good Life--for Free!

by Rob Grader
     
 

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No place offers more for free than New York City - but only if you know where to find it. Luckily for everyone, "The Cheap Bastard" has found it all and shares his secrets in this witty, exhaustively researched guide. From the obvious to the obscure, the sophisticated to the sophomoric, this book catalogs the endless free opportunities available in the Big Apple,

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No place offers more for free than New York City - but only if you know where to find it. Luckily for everyone, "The Cheap Bastard" has found it all and shares his secrets in this witty, exhaustively researched guide. From the obvious to the obscure, the sophisticated to the sophomoric, this book catalogs the endless free opportunities available in the Big Apple, surprising visitors and natives alike. With attitude and humor, author Rob Grader, a born-and-bred New Yorker, reveals the following: how to gain free entrance to plays, concerts, museums, and television tapings; where to find free classes in anything from belly dancing to wine appreciation; how to land a low-cost apartment in a luxury building - without paying a broker's fee; where to find free food, including happy hours, free gourmet samples, and half-price meals; how to get a free haircut or highlights at a leading salon; when and where to find great furnishings in other people's trash.With the Cheap Bastard as a friend and guide, anyone can celebrate life on the cheap! (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 204 pages, illustrations, charts)

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Editorial Reviews

Brooklyn Parent Magazine
The $14.95 you spend on this book will be recouped in no time
Chicago Tribune
The last word on living well and cheaply in the Big Apple - and, no, it is not an oxymoron. — June Sawyers
Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine
A penny-pincher's nirvana-it's as if we wrote it!
New York Public Radio WNYC, New York Public Radio
A book that reinforces one of the classic family values that New Yorkers hold dear, never pay retail. — Brian Lehrer
Publisher's Weekly
Brings on attitude and humor in its revelations of how to obtain assorted freebies
The Boston Globe
There are a lot of ideas worth considering...Plenty of attractions for the casual visitor. — Richard P. Carpenter
The Denver Post
But does it work? You Bet... Grader hilariously dissects the city to come up with his innovative money savers. — John Deiner
The New York Post
A thoroughly impressive roundup of freebies and cheapies found throughout the boroughs. — Pucci Meyer McGill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762723522
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Series:
Cheap Bastard Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.76(d)

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