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The economy is in shambles and you need all the help you can get. But the New York Times doesn’t care about real Brooklynites like you, instead devoting endless column inches to the trials of Manhattanites who claim their lives will be turned upside down if their salaries are capped at $500,000.

We know better.

That’s why The Brooklyn Paper has compiled the definitive list of the best deals in the borough, from free booze in Williamsburg to $1 meals in Sunset Park. Here are the best places to part with your hard-earned dollars:

$0, free PBR
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but Lazy Catfish, a southern restaurant on Conselyea Street, offers diners a “free drunk.” From 8:30 to 10 pm each Tuesday night, cost-conscious (and taste-neglecting) Brooklynites guzzle Pabst Blue Ribbon for free — or until the restaurant runs out.
Lazy Catfish [593 Lorimer St. at Conselyea Street in Williamsburg, 718-599-9055].

$1, 4 fried dumplings
Four quarters will get you four fried dumplings from this budget Chinatown eatery — and that’s worth a trip from anywhere. Load up on a small plate of these crispy pork and chive confections, drizzled in soy sauce and vinegar.
Kai Feng Fu [4801 Eighth Ave. between 48th and 49th streets in Sunset Park, (718) 437-3542].

$2, Jamaican patties
It only takes two Washingtons to fill up on a flakey, meaty, rich Caribbean pastry at Christie’s Jamaican Patties in Prospect Heights. Pig out on a golden-crusted snack, which comes loaded with seasoned ground beef and spices.
Christie’s Jamaican Patties [387 Flatbush Ave. between Sterling Place and Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 636-9746].

$3, duckpin bowling
If you know where to roll, a game of 10-pin won’t set you back $10. Three bucks is all it costs to play a game of “duckpin” bowling at Ocean’s 8, which offers Brooklyn bowlers two of the miniature lanes.
Ocean’s 8 [308 Flatbush Ave. between Park and Sterling places in Park Slope, (718) 857-5555].

$4, Yuengling and pizza
Pizza and beer is a match made in heaven. Cheap pizza and cheap beer is a match made in Williamsburg. The Metropolitan Avenue bar Alligator Lounge serves a cheesy homemade brick-oven pie for free with all drink purchases — even $4 pints of Yuengling.
Alligator Lounge [600 Metropolitan Ave. between Lorimer and Leonard streets in Williamsburg, (718) 599-4440].

$5, Wednesday night movies
You don’t have to fork over too much gold to catch a new release on the silver screen. The Kent Theater in nearby Midwood halves ticket prices on Wednesday nights, airing first-run movies like “Push” and “Hotel for Dogs” for only $5.
Kent Theater [1170 Coney Island Ave. between avenues H and I in Midwood, (718) 388-3371].

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ebanks from greenwood says:
never heard of the kent theater but that's a damn good deal. especially considering most theaters in the city don't feature matinee prices, let alone evening discounts.
Feb. 13, 2009, 2:22 pm

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