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About: Andrew Cafourek

Andrew Cafourek
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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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50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City

A couple months ago, the Village Voice posted this list of things that make living in New York awesome and it is definitely worth a read.  My favorites: “#9: Jaywalking is an art form” and “#23: Efficiency in a drugstore checkout line.” It is the little things that make New York what it is and hopefully you can […]


An Introduction to the Subway

Nothing in New York bonds people together in the way the subway does – everyone uses it, everyone has an opinion on their line of choice and everyone hates it during the summer.  If you have never ridden in the subway before, know that it is a unique world with its own customs, etiquette, currency and […]


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 […]


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 […]


Streets and Avenues: There is a Difference

No matter where you are from, your hometown has streets. Maybe some avenues, parkways, calles, boulevards, roads, lanes or rues. In most cases, there is no real rhyme or reason behind why a road has a particular classifying name, it’s simply thrown up there by whoever happens to be planning the surrounding construction. In New […]


Blogs Every New Yorker Should Be Reading

This is obviously not the only website out there about New York City.  There are blogs about nearly everything in New York: apartments, arts, individual neighborhoods, specific lifestyles, food, news, there is even a blog about a particular puddle in DUMBO. Everyone has their favorites and this, of course, is nowhere near an exhaustive list. […]


NYC Quote- John Updike

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding. – John Updike


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