Sunday, March 2, 2008

What are you doing this weekend?

Fri.: 32/35°F, partly cloudy
Sat.: 27/40°F, morning snow showers
Sun.: 30/44°F, sunny

Opening this weekend:

Semi-Pro (starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre 'Andre 3000' Benjamin)

The Other Boleyn Girl (starring Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Scarlett Johansson)

Penelope (starring Christina Ricci, Reese Witherspoon, James McAvoy)

The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden: From now until April 6th, the NY Botanical Garden is featuring thousands of orchids "set against the magical backdrop of Singapore." There is even a Southeast Asian pavillion set up. A great chance to take some nice photos.

Free Hot Dogs at Papaya King: Today and tomorrow, Papaya King will be giving away free hot dogs to the first 500 customers at their store on 7th ave and 14th street. It part of a promotion for the Fox show, Unhitched.

Free Haircut at the Tropical Hair Salon: The Tropical Hair Salon is giving away free haircuts on March 2nd to the 4th. The catch? You have to donate your hair to Locks of Love, which is a great organization that takes the hair and makes them into wigs for children who need them. So if you have 10 inches of unbleached hair to cut, boost your karma, save some money, and visit the Tropical Hair Salon.

News Alert
Get ready to start paying more for to get to New York City:
Starting 3 A.M. this Sunday, it's going to cost you $8 now. If you have an EZ Pass, you can forget about your peak travel discount too (although you'll only pay $6 off-peak).

Also, get ready to start paying more to take a subway: Along with the bridge price bump, metrocards are going to be more expensive starting Sunday. 1-Day Fun Passes are going up to $7.50 and the Montly pass is going up to $81.

Driving while on the cell phone will cost you $100 in NJ: As mentioned previously, starting tomorrow, driving while talking on a cellphone (without a hands free device) is going to be a primary offense. Getting pulled over will cost you $100.