Seriously? $18 for a few measly ounces of alcohol? It’s a given that people who live in New York City volunteer to pay extra for the privilege, from the $12 bridge and tunnel tolls to the McDonald’s ads that discreetly warn, “Prices in Manhattan might be higher.”
But from Bushwick dives to secret Chelsea speakeasies to the Top of the Standard Hotel, slaking your thirst can easily put you out a full Jackson (with tip). You could buy a bottle of halfway decent gin for that and just do it yourself. But we suppose there’s no ambiance in that.
Sure, New York attracts the fabled “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” But the poem never said they’d be able to afford a beer.
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