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NYC Rain, An Extended Guide

This is a guide on how to survive the rain in NYC while simultaneously not being hated by everyone around you while you do it. An important skill in NYC as it rains frequently, staying dry in the commute is an integral part of staying happy as a New Yorker.


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 […]


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.


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”.


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 […]


To Live, Love and Lease in New York

So you’ve decided to move to New York. Let’s assume you’re a young woman, and for the sake of ease we’ll call you Lindsey. First of all, congratulations on moving to New York! You’re going to hate it and love it here, but it’s such a lovely dump it’s worth seeing. Of course there’s one […]


Complete Calendar of Every Free Outdoor Movie In New York City This Summer

Time Out New York has compiled a complete list of all the free outdoor movies you can go see this summer in NYC!  Sure, we often talk about how expensive it is to live here, but there are also a lot of free gems if you know where to look- I’ve been to a handful […]


Every Building in New York

I just came across a site called All The Buildings In New York, a portfolio of drawings from Australian artist James Gulliver Hancock in which he is making his way across the entire city, drawing each building with beautiful illustrations.  James is opening a gallery show for All The Buildings in New York this week […]


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 […]


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