Since moving to New York, I have repeatedly relied on Craigslist to find just about everything I’ve needed to survive. From finding freelance work to subletting my apartment, Craigslist has come in incredibly handy over the years. But perhaps the most common (and dangerous) things to get on the site (excluding at-home “massages” and “escorts”) are […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you come to New York, you’re more than likely going to end up in a theatre eventually. As a working theatre professional, one of the things that really irks me is when people show up with no idea of how to behave in a theatre, especially given the price of tickets on Broadway. Phones […]
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 […]