Family & Leisure

Best Digital D.I.Y.
DV Dojo
310 Bowery

Founded by video visionary Michael Rosenblum and equal parts screening room, bar, café, training ground, and techie hangout, DV Dojo rightly calls itself a "karate school for video, filmmaking, and television." For less than the price of a Crunch membership, you can access the best digital-video-production tools and trainers. For $250 for the first three months and $29 per month thereafter, journalists, artists, and auteurs can rent professional equipment for amateur prices and take classes from the same professionals who trained folks at the BBC, New York 1, and Oxygen studios. Industry-standard Final Cut Pro editing decks (typically $200 an hour or more) rent for just $20 an hour for members, $50 for non-members.