“Eat! Cheap! Now!” (2013) is a now-nostalgic love letter to Washington Heights, and to the days of finding healthful, filling, cheap homemade eats for $1-$3.

The guide, featuring a cynical pigeon, no doubt became an invaluable resource for the three people who read it.

The character of “Vern” is an homage to Veronica Liu, founder of WordUp! Books, who held great meetings and served classy snacks. Hey, Vern.