So the government keeps promising tax reductions, but if you’re like me, you couldn’t find any way to reduce yours this year. You still can’t afford all the sales on 5th Avenue, because you are sending a check to the government who keeps taking your money and giving it to . . . well I’m going to skip that for now.
Buy one get one free isn’t cheap enough? How about very cheap or just free (without the preconditioned purchase of two non-sale items)?
- Free ice cream cone at Ben and Jerry’s April 21st from 12-8pm.
- Dunkin Donuts offers 50 cent small iced coffees on April 21st with part of the proceeds supporting Homes for Our Troops.
- Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series is providing free concerts, beginning now through June, in venues throughout the boroughs with classical, jazz, Latin, tango, gospel, folk, contemporary, and more.
More after the jump.
Apple is stepping off its pedestal April 7th to provide its 10 million iTunes songs free from DRM entanglement. Finally! But of course there’s no free lunch here. While every other store in the country is advertising vast sales, iTunes is raising their prices. Customers will pick up the extra 30% price increase with three variable price levels: 69 cents 99 cents and $1.29.
While Apple announced this change in January at the last MacWorld Expo, it wasn’t until last week the Los Angeles Times reported the April 7th switch date. Unfortunately, Paul Resnikoff, publisher of Digital Music News says labels will favor the $1.29 price tag.
With service cuts announced for the New York City Subway's G line, it's time for more subway funerals. The Straphangers Campaign, a citizen advocacy group founded in the 1970s to bring the subway out of it's then trash-dungeon state, held a service for the G line at the Court Square station in Queens.
It’s hard for New Yorkers to shed a tear over anything, but with some 50,000 lives affected by the closing of the Z train, some have actually cried. The Fulton Street-Broadway/Nassua subway station witnessed a mock funeral for the Z line last month, complete with bagpipes and a Straphanger's adaptation of Psalm 23.
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