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the skint

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Addressing small problems today…

You order something from an online retailer but don't have a doorman and you, you know, work. Logistical impasse. Send the package instead to Parcel and schedule a delivery time that works for you, M-F between 7 and 11pm. It's $5 per delivery. Some restrictions apply: no packages weighing more than 30lbs and no larger than 2 feet in any dimension. As of now they're delivering throughout Manhattan only.

Food, booze, groceries, laundry… you have our attention. Delivery enables couch potato-ry of a high order. You get 25 points for every $1 you spend, which you can use for more deliveries, a discount on a Zipcar rental, or donate to some good causes.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

10/18 8am-2pm: start your weekend with a good deed by volunteering in your community for it's my park day or new york cares day.

10/18 11am-4pm: the 36th annual self-guided brownstoners of bedford-stuyvesant house tour highlights the interiors and exteriors of the neighborhood. $15 adv, $20 day of.

10/18 1-4pm: soup for you! at the fifth annual festivale des soupes, 25 of brooklyn's smith street restaurants set up sidewalk soup stands, with proceeds benefiting the local public school culinary arts program. samples are 5/$7, 15/$12, 25/$25.

10/19 1:30pm doors, 2pm show: rosanne cash cibo matto's miho hatori + yuka honda, wesley stace, marc ribot, and more perform a free concert at lpr to call attention to artists digital rights.

10/18-19: 300+ brooklyn artists and arts venues open their doors to the public for the annual gowanus open studios. free.

10/21 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: kick off the annual cmj music marathon with the skint's opening night showcase, featuring in-flight safety (halifax), new myths (new york), and burning palms (tuscon). union hall, $8.

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