Monday, October 26, 2009

Starting List of Resources

Hey all;

I'm putting together a google map and a pocket guide of resources for low income students. Here's some stuff I have so far. Please add!

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Check out The New York City Coalition Against Hunger for information on resources like food stamps, food pantries and soup kitchens.

1. B and H Vegeterian: 2nd Ave. b/n 7& 8.
Soup and sandwich for around $5, or $3 bowl of borscht. Ask for free slices of challah.

2. 211 Burrito: 3rd Ave. and14th.
$6 Burrito with a soda can.

3. East West Café: 5th Ave & 14th St.
Free Tea.

4. East Village Cheese: 3rd Ave b/n 9 & 10th
Check out their sales if you have a need for fancy, imported cheese.

5. Eva's restaurant: 8th St. b/n 5&6 Ave.
has $1.30 falafel - but make sure to mentionythe deal they advertise on the sign or else they will charge you more some times.

5. Gray’s Papaya: 7th Ave b/n 8th and 9th
Recession Special.

6. Mapi: 13th St. b/n 5th and 6th Ave.
Cheapish, fast coffee and empanadas.

7. Piola’s: 12th St. b/n University and Broadway $10 lunch special with personal pizza, panini and soup or salad. Good for a Split.

8. Punjabi Restaurant: 114 E 1st St.
$3 for a vegetarian meal

9. Rafiqi’s: 13th St and 5th Ave
Street meat! 4.75 for a plate of chicken with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato etc.

10. Regale Deli: 5th Ave b/n 15&16 St.
Salad and hot bar goes on sale at 5pm for $3.99 a pound

11. Sammy’s: 6th Ave b/n 10&11th.
Free in-house pot of tea, get a curry chicken bun and a small wonton soup for $4.75.

12. Lanam: 13th St. and University
Lunch specials around $8, good for a split.
12. Two Brother’s Pizza: 6th Ave b/n 17&18th
Dollar slices, and cheapish hot bar. $2.75 for two slices and a soda.

13. Trader Joe’s Wine: 14th St. b/n 3&4 Ave.
$3 bottles.

14. Universal News: 13th St. b/n 5&6th Ave.
50 cent coffee or free coffee or soda with breakfast and lunch sandwiches, coming out to about $3.75.

15. Village Yogurt: 14th and 6th.
$5 Dumpling Soup


A. The Strand: Broadway at 13th.
Used and Discount bookstore. Check here for your textbooks first: you can check online at

B. Utrecht: 12th St. and 4th Ave.
cheaper than a lot of places, keep your eye out for seasonal coupons which can go as high as 40% off non-discounted items.

Websites - Free and cheap events around NYC.

nyc_for_free livejournal posting group: - where to get free drinks

Cheap Bastard's Guide to NYC freebie flier newsletter signup

Craigslist NYC freelist:


Dental Care: NYU Dental School. Done by students under supervision or by the teacher with a student observing. Not free, but cheaper than going to a dentist without insurance.
(212) 998-9872 / 24th st and 1st ave

Health Care: NYC Free Clinic. Comprehensive Free Clinic for the uninsured. No Walk ins.
(212) 206-5200. 16 E 16th St.

Materials: Free stuff can be had by calling manufacturers, saying you’re a designer (not a student), by asking for a sample of the product can get you eenough material for what you need, probably best to say you are a designer

Study at Bobst - it’s open 24 hours, all the books you’ll need are there, and it’s free. Keep in mind, though, that you can’t print here and it gets full during finals. You get in with your student ID.

Fancy Dates

Suggested Donation = a Quarter is Enough.
These museums have suggested donation policies: El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York.
New School ID’s get you in Free to the Moma and PS1, both for admission and movies.

Discount Theatre Tickets: Offers tickets up to 50% off for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Lists rush and SRO policies for all Broadway shows and major NYC entertainment events

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra seats for $20 (day-of), Mon. - Thurs.

Free Samples

Lush: 14th St b/n 5th and University
ask for free samples of shampoo, soap, and fancy creams.

Sabon: 6th Ave b/n 9&10 St.
ask for free samples of soap.

Student Health Office: 135 East 12th Street free condoms, dental dams, and HIV tests. If you have student health insurance, you can walk-in or make an appointment for health, gynecological or mental health services.

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