Sunday, January 11, 2009
FreeNYC is a website that I stumbled upon when we first moved up to the City, forgot about for a while, and just fell in love with again. It is a great resource for events around town that are free or very close to free. Events include movie screenings, open houses, live music, art exhibits, happy hours, and more. It's a great way to explore your neighborhood and get to enjoy all of the opportunities that this city provides without going broke. Enjoy!
There are many many differences when it comes to life in the City compared to where I came from, but there was one disappointing difference that I wasn't prepared for. Nobody here cares about college football! It's awful! Coming from Clemson, where football is your life in the fall, this took some adjusting. I mean, you go into a sports bar and all they have on is Jets games and Mets games, and pshh...
So to overcome those post-college-football-blues and to better prepare for next year's season in the City, here is a list of places that host alumni groups and whatnot for specific colleges. It's so great to be able to watch the game with fellow alumni/fans. However, since Ship of Fools is about an hour trek from our abode in Brooklyn, we were so happy to find some local spots to watch the game: Brooklyn Burger Bar on 7th Ave and The Lighthouse on 5th Ave.