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In Search of Relief

You find yourself on a crowded curb in Manhattan, waiting for traffic to break and give you safe passage across the street. Suddenly, your abdominal muscles flex and contract. Your bowels rumble, making you hyper aware of your genitals. Disaster has struck; you are in desperate need of a bathroom in the middle of New […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Taxi!

It seems simple, and with a little practice, it is. Depending on where you’re going and how well you know the area this could be VERY simple. However, regardless of the situation you are in, with this guide you will save a few dollars, get there a bit quicker and not be tricked into handing […]


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