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All our Posts from December, 2010

The Good (New) Days In New York

New York is a funny place in that it, at once, holds out such promise and possibilities for the future, and in the obverse, harkens one to the good, old days. Well, as someone who has lived in Manhattan for all of my almost 59 years, I clearly remember the “good old days” as not […]


Hosting Out-Of-Towners: A How-To Guide

So your friends and family are ready for the big visit to your home that you now call New York City. How do you make sure you show them the best time they’ve ever had in the Big Apple? And maybe even more importantly, how do you not get overwhelmed playing tour guide and host to your nearest and dearest? Here are a few things to consider and get you thinking.


Streets and Avenues: A History of the Grid System

As a follow-up to my last post about the difference between streets and avenues, I thought some of you might be interested to learn just how one of the biggest cities in the world got everyone to agree that all the blocks needed to be rectangular and uniform.  New York is not the only city […]


Ask A New Yorker: Karri

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. Ed. note: In an effort to make our bevy of BANY contributors a bit more familiar to you all, we now present “Ask a New Yorker: Karri”, the first post in Q&A series with those who write for this site.  Check it out, enjoy the stories, and share […]


What to Do For The Holidays in New York

We are now past the blissful gluttony of Thanksgiving and have finally entered that wonderful time of year when Adderall-popping department store ad teams produce an insurmountable tsunami of full page “must-haves”, while we attend sweater-centric Yuletide parties and revel in Christmas light displays that make you feel as if you are on a shroom-bolstered hike through the Rainbow Bright forest […]


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