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Part 2 of The Original Urban Cheapskate Shops at Whole Foods Brooklyn

Part 2 of The Original Urban Cheapskate Shops at Whole Foods Brooklyn

If you missed the first part of this semi-ongoing series (or should we say, with apologies to Homer, saga, find it here.  Warning:  if you read this over breakfast you might laugh so hard you’ll choke on your locally roasted Ethiopian Amaro Gayo.   I solved the problem of cycling to Whole Foods by going […]

The Urban Cheapskate: Goes to the Brooklyn Farmer’s Market

Come September and it’s the height of the season at the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. The place is absolutely aswarm with yuppies, all returned from wherever it is they go for the summer anyways. Indeed, quite the bumper crop. And there was some produce for sale, too. Your Urban Cheapskate recently […]

They’ll Take Staten Island? Brooklyn Turns Back Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is batting 0 for 2 in its quest to finally open a location in New York City.  Plans this spring to open a store in the Rego Park section of Queens failed and recent efforts to open a store in Brooklyn were rebuffed by the same combination of union, civic and small business activists […]