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Is your wallet looking a little empty these days? Ours, too. And for many of us, it's hard to navigate life — let alone the holidays — on a tight budget. That's where DIY projects come in. They're a great way to give someone a meaningful gift without having to turn your pockets inside out. To prove our point, we put our brain and our fingers to work to create these three ultra-cute, easy-to-do projects that only cost $15 a piece but look way more expensive. So, get out those beads and get your paint pens ready. We've got three super-cute DIYs you'll have a hard time giving away.
DIY by Christy Kurtz; Photographed by Shanita Sims
The Lower East Side may be best known to you as the home of rowdy, rollicking nightlife, but that adventure extends to the food scene as well. Restaurants here tend to be as tiny and crowded as bars, but see it as an excuse to meet new people and try new things before you even hit the party scene. You might know iconic read
Bars are as bountiful as Starbucks in New York City, but there are a few that raise their drinks — and their dishes — to an art form. So don’t just settle for a slice (or two) of $1 pizza! Instead, hit these crowd-pleasing gastropubs, where the scene is chill and the food is four stars; we're for any place that read