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About: Andrew Cafourek

Andrew Cafourek
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Republic, MO

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Andrew lives in Brooklyn, and just got back from drifting around Eastern Europe for a few months. He makes stuff on the internet including Become A New Yorker, Alumni Spaces and a variety of other goodies with A022 Digital.

Andrew came to New York from the Midwest in the fall of 2008 after selling his car for $350... just enough for a one way plane ticket.

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Order Everything You Need In New York… Online

As New York becomes an epicenter of technology companies and great new startups, it is gaining a reputation as one of the most digitally connected hubs in the country. Whenever I tell people back in the Midwest that I order my groceries online, they tend to give me funny looks- but as I’ve written before, […]


Come to New York If You Want To Live

As we wrap up 2011, the city is announcing all sorts of statistics about life in the Big Apple.  I noticed 3 in a row that sound pretty awesome: New Yorkers have the highest life expectancy due to daily walking, proximity of emergency health care, etc. According to GOOD, babies born in 2009 can expect to live for 80.6 […]


Do You Belong In New York City?

After living in New York City for a few months, I started getting asked two questions a lot: 1) What is it like to live in New York City and 2) What are some tips for living in New York City?   That realization eventually gave rise to this entire site, which is hopefully helping […]


Get Your Furniture On Craigslist… But Skip The Bed Bugs

Since moving to New York, I have repeatedly relied on Craigslist to find just about everything I’ve needed to survive. From finding freelance work to subletting my apartment, Craigslist has come in incredibly handy over the years. But perhaps the most common (and dangerous) things to get on the site (excluding at-home “massages” and “escorts”) are […]


Where is the best coffee in New York?

Coffee is the gasoline of New York City- with a populous that is perpetually behind schedule, stressed out, sleep deprived and in a hurry, we all need some caffeinated motivation to keep moving. Everyone has their neighborhood go-to spot for their morning Joe, but sometimes you really want to treat yourself to a nice well-roasted […]


Know Your Landmarks: Bridges of the East River

Of all the architectural wonders we encounter every day in New York City, some of the most stunning and unique are the various bridges that carry commuters and cabs alike between the boroughs and neighboring states. Each is a unique attribute to the skyline of the city, no matter your perspective. And while anyone can […]


Looking for WiFi in New York?

We are well into the 21st century now and I think we can all agree that Wi-Fi is important. AT&T claims to be upgrading infrastructure in New York, but let’s be honest- to get a solid download speed on your iPhone (or Blackberry… do they have Wifi?) in the heart of Manhattan, you are far […]


Rules to Finding a Roommate

I just came across this hysterical (and yet very true) illustration by Christie Young with some step-by-step instructions for finding a good roommate.  See the larger version on GOOD.


Mapnificent: Where Can You Go In 15 Minutes?

A great new webapp called Mapnificent is a nifty tool for determining where you can go in the city within a certain time frame.  For example, if I wanted to know where I could get via walking/public transit within 20 minutes from my apartment in Brooklyn, I just drop my address into Mapificent and it […]


Weather in New York City

Whether you are coming to New York for a visit or long-term, you are going to need to know how to dress, prepare and mitigate the neurotic weather. I won’t even begin to tackle the fashion angle of “how to dress”, because that is just begging for trouble. Instead, let’s take a look at each […]


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