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About: Cyndi Zaino

Cyndi Zaino
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Cyndi joined "Become a New Yorker" in the fall of 2010 as a content contributor. She was born and raised in Long Island, NY and then moved down to the DC Metro area for a few years, only to come back to NYC to finish college and start her career. Some of her favorite things about the City are its diversity, variety of things to do, and unique places to eat. She is especially fond of its dirt, grime, and the fact that "it feels like a real city". Cyndi is hardcore and a level 80 Night Elf Druid.

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A New York Staple, Korean Grocers Are Dwindling

This is pretty sad!  Many Korean Grocers are having trouble keeping their doors open due to “rising rents, increased competition from online and corporate rivals, and more scrutiny from city agencies that impose fines”.


Decorating a New York Apartment

You’ve just moved in to a great new place and you’re ready to make it feel like home.  But this can be hard to do if you have a grand total of 500 square feet to work with, which is often the case with New York City apartments.  Here are a few tips that I […]


Ask A New Yorker: Cyndi

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. What has been your biggest surprise living in the city? How lonely it is, despite how many people there are. In my opinion, most people come here to accomplish some individual or personal goal, not really to meet others. What is your favorite place to grab a […]


Get Out of My Way, You Jerk!

Do you hate ‘slow-walkers’? It’s OK; I do too. Here’s a great article from the Wall Street Journal about research on sidewalk rage.


How to Move in New York: Brooklyn Edition

I’ve just recently moved from my lovely home in Jersey City, NJ to the great borough of Brooklyn, NY.    I’ve moved around quite a lot in the NY Metro area (first Brooklyn, then Manhattan, Hoboken and Jersey City), but since I’ve lived in NJ for about 4 or 5 years, I’ve forgotten how unique […]


The Big Apple according to John Oliver

The Emmy-winning, Daily Show comedian responds to your questions about ten New York City oddities.  Read more , courtesy of Time Out New York. I really liked this one: Why did milk once have a regular expiration date and an NYC expiration date? New Yorkers have a much higher lactose tolerance than the rest of […]


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.


Hidden Secrets: Speakeasies

Going out in New York can be exhausting. Speakeasies are your answer.


NYC and Its Quirks

New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don’t know what the hell the rest of the United States is. -Henry Ford So, you’ve landed in the big city and now you’re wondering what to expect.  Below is a list of things you’ll probably […]


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