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Free Pool at Superfine in DUMBO
You may be too cool for school, but we doubt you’re too cool for free pool. DUMBO is about ten minutes from West 4th St, via the F train, so stop wasting money at Josie Woods.
126 Front St, at the corner of Pearl St, Brooklyn
Rock Climbing in Central Park
It’s a bit riskier than Pilates, and you’ll need to buy some equipment to do it right, but think of the money you save skirting the Chelsea Piers membership fee.
Those who appreciate the subtle pleasure of killing your own food take note: the Hudson River Delta is packed with striped bass.
West Side boardwalk, Battery Park to 50th St
Chess in Washington Square
A game of speed chess with any of the park’s regular players will typically set you back about five bucks. You can make money if you win, but you won’t win. F, V, to W 4 St
Jazz at Smalls and Fat Cat
One $15 cover charge gets you nightlong access to both clubs and an earful of the best jazz in the city.
183 W 10 St, at Seventh Ave
CRASH THIS PARTY!
A Loft Party with hosts Sexy Magazines
Wednesday, September 7, 9pm - ???
$10, open bar
598 Broadway, 6th floor
Remember a time when going to rock shows filled you with a sense of purpose? When in all its novel, drunken glory, you still took it rather seriously, because you cared about it more than most other things? When venues didn’t charge $7 for warm beer in plastic cups? Wait, you’re only in college, so nevermind. Anyway, behold the return of the SHINDIG! party, a monthly party in a spacious loft featuring all kinds of artists on display (mainly their artwork), an open bar (crucial to the success of any party), and DJs spin in between live sets from beloved rock musicians like The Sexy Magazines, The Five O’Clock Heroes, Natural History, and heartbreakers La Laque. (Hopefully this time the FDNY won’t come put out the fun.)
A quick guide to phone numbers you may or may not need.
911 An American classic.
311 NYC Citizen Service Center
If your landlord isn’t keeping your apartment habitable, call this number, then say “City Citizen Service Center” ten times fast.
1-800-222-1222 NYC Poison Control
Just because your laundry detergent smells fresh and delicious doesn’t mean it’s safe to drink.
Immediate assistance for suicidal crises, services from both hotlines are available 24/7.
1-800-931-2237 National Eating Disorder Association
Provides information on local support groups and professional services.
1-888-ORKINMAN The Orkin Man
Handles pests like bugs and rats, but tends to draw the line at obnoxious roommates.
1-800-246-4646 NYC YouthLine
Even though you’re in college now, you’re still “youth,” so you need a line of your own.
1-800-522-5353 New York Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information and Referral
Because doing keg stands by yourself is sad.
718-881-TEST Youth-Friendly HIV
Counseling, Testing and Care in NYC.
No questions, no judgement, just help.