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About: Nicki Donato

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Ask a New Yorker: Nicki

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. What brought you to New York? I was born here! What is your favorite brunch spot in the city? Lately it’s been Egg or Cafe Colette in Brooklyn, or August in Manhattan. How long do you think someone needs to live in New York before they become a […]


Travel News: 36 Hours in Brooklyn

The Gray Lady’s travel section ventures really far from home this weekend: Brooklyn.  What a trek.  The Times’ 36 Hours series targets the borough this weekend with a brief, yet comprehensive look at all things east of the East River. Read more, and come visit.  Brooklyn’s just lovely this time of year.


Hidden Secrets: A New Yorker’s Guide to Life

One of the first things you’ll notice about living in New York is the role that word-of-mouth suggestions play in your daily life.  Friends are the best guidebooks, and though our restaurant critics are lauded with celebrity status, recommendations from someone you’ve had a drink with usually hold much more value.  With that said, your […]


Welcome to the city.

Well, hello.  Welcome aboard!  Become a New Yorker is now open for business, or non-business to be precise. (We’re not trying to sell you anything, and yes, we’re one of the few in this town.)  This site was born out of an available and fabulously catchy URL, and the general lack of resources for new […]


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