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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 […]


The Sidewalk: Your New Front Yard

New York is packed full of people. We have about 27,500 people per square mile – compare that to Chicago’s 12,500 or LA’s measly 8,200 per square mile and you’ll get a bit of perspective on just how packed in we all are. You and everyone else will get used to the small apartments, cramped […]


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 […]


Grocery Shopping in New York City

I grew up in the midwest, so the past few years in New York have been quite the life adjustment as I’ve gotten used to smaller spaces, more people, and public transportation.  When trying to explain this shift to people back home, I’ve found the best example to be grocery shopping- everyone buys groceries and […]


The 3 New Yorks (E.B. White)

“There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter—the city that is devoured by locusts each day and […]


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.


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.


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 […]


Best Arcades in New York City

Who doesn’t love an arcade? There are a number of them left around the city and though they tend to get pretty crowded at night, it is still a pretty fun out-of-the-ordinary thing to do on a weekend! The Village Voice put together this list of the 5 Best Video Arcades in New York– definitely […]


Get The Sled Out

Given that it just snowed a foot in the city I thought it would be appropriate to drop a couple of friendly hints, with a little help from the Gothamist Blog (remember that blog that we said you should be reading if you live in the City?), for how to become a sledding New Yorker. […]


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