Bleecker Street Triple Play

 

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FATHER DEMO SQUARE

CARMINE STREET and BLEECKER

GREENWICH VILLAGE,  NEW YORK

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FOR YOUR BLEECKER STREET TRIPLE PLAY

Arrive at FATHER DEMO SQUARE late morning or early afternoon. 

Go to BAGELS on THE SQUARE

GET YOURSELF YOUR BAGEL of Choice

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My FAVORITE BAGEL of Choice .. An EVERYTHING BAGEL 

with CREAM CHEESE, JUST $2

Go to FATHER DEMO SQUARE, get a spot at a Park Bench and Enjoy your BAGEL and PEOPLE WATCH …

MAKE YOUR WAY to ROCCO’S ITALIAN PASTRY SHOP a Half Block Away

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ROCCO’S PASTICCERIA 

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GET YOURSELF a CANNOLI or Whatever Tasty ITALIAN PASTRY You LIKE

GO BACK to THE PARK with Your CANNOLI and ENJOY !!!

HANG OUT , PEOPLE WATCH , HAVE FUN

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If You’re LUCK , Maybe You see The PIANO PLAYER 

or Other MUSICIAN in The PARK

LISTEN & ENJOY

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GO Across the Street to JOE’S PIZZA

and GET a SLICE of PIZZA or TWO

Just $2.75 a SLICE

Go back to the PARK and EAT YOUR PIZZA

THAT’s YOUR CARMINE / BLEECKER STREET Triple Play

Depending on how you spend, you can Have Yourself a Great TRIPLE PLAY

for as LITTLE as $8.50

AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR SLICE of PIZZA

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Another Special Treat would be to GO to CAFFE REGGIO

GET YOURSELF a SEAT on a RENAISSANCE BENCH from a MEDICI PALACE

order a CAPPUCCINO or CAFE LATTE ($4.50)

Sit Back, sip your COFFEE, EYE the Master Paintings

from The SCHOOL of CARAVAGGIO

ENJOY !!!

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SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

MANGIA BENE !

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New York and $3 PBR Beer

New York and the $3.00 PBR, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer has been a God-Send to many New Yorker’s. As you all know, the US Economy has been in the Shitter for the past 3-Half years or so.

Many people are out of work, and many who are working are taking home Half-as-Much Money or less of what they used to make. People have had to buckle down and give up and curb many things they previously enjoyed .  In the current state of our economy, which is and has been an almost a Depression Era state.
Yes, “they” say  that we are not in a Depression, we’re in a recession. To many, the state of our Union and their feelings are of Depression. So, because of the Terrible State of our Economy you have given up eating out 3 times a week, you buy less clothes, spend less on Entertainment and any number of things you extravagantly spent money on previously. Now, whatever you have, you want to hold on to. You haven’t had a vacation in the past two or 3 years, maybe more. You given up a lot. We all have.
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“You can get a $PBR BEER Here”
BLUE & GOLD BAR , EAST 7th STREET , NEW YORK , NY
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Now when it comes to socializing, going out for a few Beers or Cocktails with friends, you’ve had to cut back on that too. But hey, you gotta draw a line somewhere, and everyone is entitled to a few drinks to unwind every now and then. If you live in  the great city of New York this can be a costly undertaking, especially in this day and age. And of all times, to be having a Boom of $14.00  drinks and cocktails that cost 16 and $17 and more, “it’s Ludicrous!”  What is a Poor Working Guy or Working Girl to do??? Well Boys and Girls, let’s Thank God for that great thing of wonder and the Bars and establishments who so graciously and kindly serve it, The $3.00 PBR .. That’s right, a $3.oo Beer in The Land of The Over-Priced $16.00 Cocktail, Manhattan, New York, NY….. It’s quite Sad, Greedy too.
   Yes, Thank God and let’s thank the Kind-Hearted proprietors who serve $3.00 PBR’S or any Beer for just $3 or $4 in a New York Bar. You are doing your fellow man a public service and we thank you for that. Whoever you are, you are to be commended, and Shame-On-You, all those places that serve $14 PLUS Cocktails. “RIP-OFF” !!! Wish the masses would Boycott these places and patronize places like Blue & Gold Bar and 7B, and all place who have a heart and give a break to “the working-man,” the bars that serve 3 and 4 Dollar Beers. It’s great to go to a place like Blue and Gold Bar on East 7th Street and know that you can have 3 or 4 Beers for just $12 to $16, accounting for a Buck a Pop for the Barkeep. Three beers for $12.00 includung tipping the hard working bartender, now that’s pretty good. I have had the best times hanging at Blue & Gold with some friends. You sit at the Bar or get into a nice comfy booth, drink your Beers ($3 PBR’S), relax, listen to the Music, Chit Chat, and just enjoy, and it’s not going to cost you The Shirt Off Your Back, $12 for 3 PBR’s, now that you can afford, and you probably can afford to do that 2 or three times a week.
    Yes, you can have 4 Beers, tip included for the price of 1 “Rip-Off Cocktail,” at one of those Clip-Joints. And if you are Dumb enough to have four drinks in one of those places, guess what it’s going to cost you? About $75 my friend.
   Well, do the Math, and if you can afford $75 for only 4 drinks, God Bless You. And if you can’t, you’ve got an alternative. Right, your local $3.00 PBR Joint, and that my friends is a a God-Send.
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
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The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous

$3.oo PBRS …A GOD SEND

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DUDE DIGS A $3.00 PBR

PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER

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ABIDE in IT !!!

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WHERE to GET a $3 BEER in NEW YORK

BLUE & GOLD BAR  .. East 7th STRET , between 1st & 2nd Avenues

7B BAR … aka The HORSESHOE BAR (for Horseshoe shaped Bar)                                             .. East 7th Street and AVENUE A

MAMA’S BAR  … 34 AVENUE B , East Village

CORNER BISTRO  331 WEST 4th STREET at JANE, NY NY, BURGER Just $5.75 .. $3 BEER

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The CORNER BISTRO

GET a BURGER and a BEER for JUST $10

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Vesuvio Bakery – Soho

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VESUVIO

Origianal Artwork by DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE

Photo COPYRIGHT 2013 DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE

 

This is a painting produced by author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke of Greenwich Village New York of the facade of the old VESUVIO BAKERY on PRINCE STREET in what locals call GREENWICH VILLAGE, but others know as SOHO .. VESUVIO BAKERY which operated as a Italian Bread Bakery for 90 years (Since 1920) before being closed. 

The Vesuvio Bakery at 160 Prince Street has long presented one of New York City’s iconic storefronts. The bakery opened in 1920 and was owned by Anthony Dapolito, who delivered Vesuvio bread on his bicycle as a child, for many years before his death in 2003.

The space is currently Birdbath Bakery, which calls itself “one of the the most eco-friendly businesses on earth.” Bread is delivered by bicycle-powered rickshaws and discounts are given to customers who roll up on bikes. (why not walk-ins?)

 

 

 

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MANGIA ITALIANO !

The latest from Best Selling Italian Cookbook author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke is due for publication some time in either the Summer or Fall of 2017 …

For Daniel’s other Best Selling Italian Cookbooks, see his AUTHOR PAGE … CLICK HERE !

10 Tips Budget Travel New York

 

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1. Get out the map. Group the sights that you want to see by neighborhood so that you visit one area of the city each day (i.e., visit the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street one day, and Central Park and Times Square another day). This will make the most of your time and save you money on subways and taxis.

2. Expand your reach. Spend at least part of your trip exploring residential neighborhoods like NoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village rather than the tourist traps. You’ll get to see the real New York without paying out the wazoo.

Attractions

3. Purchase a tourist pass. If you know you’ll be packing in a lot of popular attractions into your stay, you may be able to save with a city pass. The New York Pass gives you entry into the dozens of attractions covered by the pass over a set number of days for one fixed price. Another option is the CityPass, which includes admission to six museums and sights, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Empire State Building, over nine days. Passes such as these not only save you money but also enable you to skip the lines.

4. Look for reduced admission. Check the websites of museums you plan to visit and see whether they offer any free or reduced-price admission days. For example, the Museum of Modern Art is free every Friday between 4 and 8 p.m. Some museums also offer coupons or discounts on their websites.

5. Take advantage of freebies. Some attractions are free all the time — including Central Park, where there are almost always street performers and musicians roaming around, and the High Line, a public park recently created from an old elevated rail line. The Downtown Boathouse offers free public kayaking programs.

6. Stock up on coupons. For discounts on food, shopping, spas and attraction admission, try Groupon.com. You register for free, and every day, the site sends you an email with a discount offer for a business in the city you’ve chosen. (Recent deals included up to 69 percent off dinner and drinks at a Latin bistro on the Lower East Side and half-price tickets to the Museum of the American Gangster.) The catch is that you only have 24 hours to purchase each deal (but you do have more than 24 hours to use it). People who know they’ll be traveling to New York City can stock up on said deals (for which they’ll receive printable email confirmation/coupons/verification of purchase) prior to visiting. LivingSocial.com is another similar site to try.

7. Take the ferry. Skip the touristy (and pricey) harbor cruises and take the Staten Island Ferry instead for fantastic views of New York Harbor — it’s free!

Shows and Entertainment

8. Find low-cost events. There are free or inexpensive concerts, readings, art exhibits and other events happening all over the city on any given day; the only challenge is finding them. Check out nymag.com/agenda, New York Magazine’s online event search feature that lets you filter results by cost (try “$10 & Under” or “Free”).

9. Save on Broadway tickets. The popular TKTS booths are a great place to check for discounted Broadway tickets, but they’re not your only option. There are often even better deals to be had on discount ticket websites like BroadwayBox.com.

10. Go to the source. Theaters will often sell leftover tickets (for as little as $25) a couple of hours before shows at their respective box offices — but sometimes it’s standing room only, or seats may not be together if you’ve got a group. Some theaters may give discounts to seniors or students with ID; it never hurts to ask.

11. Get a subscription. Theater lovers who visit New York regularly or are planning a lengthy trip should consider an Audience Extras membership. For a yearly fee, you get access to last-minute tickets for local shows and concerts that have empty seats to fill. Tickets are free other than a small ticket service charge. The membership pays for itself after just a few shows.

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VILLAGE CIGAR SHOP

The HEART of GREENWICH VILLAGE

Copyright 2017 Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
May Not Be Used without Permission from artist …

 

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Cheap Hotel in New York

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Slightly over $100 a Night
 
 
Accommodation costs in New York can be as high as the city’s famous skyscrapers, but there are usually some bargains to be had among the array of properties available for holiday let on Airbnb, particularly if you avoid Manhattan. A bargain probably still means $100 a night for an apartment but, if you are willing to stay in a room in someone’s place, rather than having an apartment to yourself, you can cut the price to under $60. A flat-swap website such as HomeExchange is another option, although it’s obviously not for everyone. If you don’t fancy staying in an apartment, rooms at the Bowery House hotel-hostelin Nolita start at $109 a night for a double, while the summer rates at the Chelsea International Hostel on West 20th Street start at $75 for a single room with a shared bathroom, $140 for a private en suite double and $62 a person to stay in a dorm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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