All My Favorite Links

Goods & Services & Auction
newyork.craigslist.org – the ebay of new york
ebay.com – if you can’t find it on craigslist
half.com – ebay’s other half, fixed price listings, good for books and music

Audio and Home Theatre
audiogon.com – high end audio auction
ccrane.com – badass radios
avsforum.com – great site for home theatre
hometheaterhifi.com – dvd shootout is legendary
audioreview.com – good consumer review site
audioadvisor.com – recommended online audio store
stereophile.com – the industry rag
usedcable.com – great cable deals
audioasylum.com – crazy audio discussion
bluejeanscable.com – sweet cable at reasonable prices

Music, Movie and Books Retailers
deepdiscountdvd.com – the cheapest place for new DVD’s
deepdiscountcd.com – the cheapest place for new CD’s
cheap-cds.com – good prices, fast site, fast shipping, no frills
jandr.com – good prices, good selection of cd and dvd
buy.com – buy.com is back, excellent prices, good selection
amazon.com – what more you can say, they’ve got it all
gemm.com – interesting idea, though I’ve never bought anything here
bn.com – free delivery in manhattan and same day shipping
bookfinder.com – i bet you can find it here
bookfinder4u.com – like bookfinder, but compares prices with shipping
bookpool.com – books for Techies

Movie Info and Tickets
moviefone.com
fandango.com
movies.yahoo.com
boxofficemojo.com

Cameras
bhphotovideo.com – the best camera shop in NYC, maybe North America
adorama.com – the 2nd best camera shop in NYC
dpreview.com – the best camera review site
dcresource.com – a decent camera review site
kenrockwell.com – Ken Rockwell’s informative and opinionate (mostly) Nikon site
bythom.com – Thom Hogan’s excellent Nikon site

Comparison Shopping Sites
google.com/products
mysimon.com
dealtime.com
streetprices.com
pricewatch.com

Consumer Rating Sites
resellerratings.com – an excellent source of info when buying online

Music Information
pitchfork.com – the indie strikes back
elviscostello.info – everyone should bookmark it
pollstar.com – upcoming concert information
The Elvis Costello Discussion List Archives – costello-l for those in the know

Music Blogs
stereogum.com – while not as unique as it once, the ‘gum is still required reading
beatcrave.com – solid national music blog
consequenceofsound.net – one of the best indepedent music blogs on the net
(Check my blogroll for lots more)

Gossip
gawker.com – Manhattan based gossip site
thesuperficial.com – Like a nastier US Magazine
gothamist.com – New Yorky stuff

Real Estate Blogs
curbed.com – NY real estate blog (now includes LA)
brownstoner.com – The Brooklyn Brownstone blog

Watches and Clocks
finetime.com.tw – check out what’s new
timezone.com – check out the sales corner
weatherconnection.com – check out the atomic clocks

Humour
theonion.com – hilarious
superdeluxe.com – comedy vids
funnyordie.com – more comedy vids
mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/home.html – get your war on rocks!

Food
chowhound.com – great resource for foodies
zagat.com – looks like whole guide is online
eater.com – national restaurant blog
menupages.com – all sorts of menus, very useful
newyork.grubstreet.com – NY Mag’s food and restaurant blog

Aggregation Services
my.yahoo.com – excellent service
yodlee.com – actually better than My Yahoo

Online Photo Albums
shutterfly.com
picasa.google.com
kodakgallery.com
snapfish.com
flickr.com

Person to Person Online Payment
paypal.com

Internet Downloads
cws.internet.com
tucows.com

Directories
infospace.com – next best thing to phone book
canada411.com – canada’s phone book
switchboard.com
anywho.com
yahoo.com – it used to be a directory
lii.org – sort of like what yahoo used to be

Technology News
engadget.com – best tech blog
gizmodo.com – second best tech blog
news.com.com – Cnet news
atnewyork.com – great daily email
allthingsd.com – Wall St Journal tech blog
appleinsider.com – one of the top apple rumor blogs
tuaw.com – another good Apple blog

New York Specific
manhattanusersguide.com – great site for city dwellers
dailycandy.com – every girl’s best friend
timeoutny.com – TONY knows New York
nymag.com – NY Mag has a great website
gothamist.com – Bloggy New York
audienceextras.com – my only regret is not joining sooner
nytheatre.com
villagevoice.com
theatremania.com
newyork.citysearch.com
mta.info
njtransit.com
ny1.com – the only local news worth surfing to
abclocal.go.com/wabc – when NY1.com is down
nycbeer.org – mmmm, beer

The no-brainers (well mostly):

News
nytimes.com – all the news that’s fit to print
cnn.com – this is cnn.com
globeandmail.com – canada’s newspaper

Sports
sportsillustrated.cnn.com
usatoday.com
nhl.com
sports.yahoo.com

Travel – Reservations
kayak.com – The best travel metasearch engine
mobissimo.com – Another travel metasearch engine
expedia.com
orbitz.com
travelocity.com
hotwire.com
priceline.com
overstock.com
destina.ca – for those who love to travel to Canada

Travel – Miles
flyertalk.com – flyertalk rules! look here before you book
freefrequentflyermiles.com – the travel experience of Gary Steiger
View From the Wing – Gary Leff’s travel blog

Financial News
Google Finance
finance.yahoo.com
globeinvestor.com
hoovers.com/free

Search
google.com – really the only search you need
toolbar.google.com – get the toolbar already
clusty.com – as good as google, but less scary
bing.com – microsoft has finally come up with decent search engine
teoma.com – pretty new, supposed to be good
wisenut.com – ditto
a9.com – the new search from amazon.com

Pop culture specialist.