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It’s official: I’m leaving New York

It’s official: I’m leaving New York

It's been a while since I've posted on here. As you know, the past year has had me questioning the next step in my life—with my career, my travels, and Just Visiting. After some serious soul searching, drinking, and location scouting, I finally uncovered the only "before I turn 30"…
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What’s Next After Making It In NYC?

What’s Next After Making It In NYC?

For the past twelve years I've been working towards one massive life goal— move to New York City, finish school, get a good job, and get my own apartment in Manhattan. Last September I finally achieved the last thing on that checklist. And ever since, I've been asking myself, "now what?" Over…
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Biking Through NYC On The Five Boro Bike Tour

Biking Through NYC On The Five Boro Bike Tour

This afternoon I completed the Five Boro Bike Tour in NYC. This evening my Jell-o-like limbs are confined to the couch. The Five Boro Bike Tour is an annual cycling tour of NYC, and it's the largest recreational cycling event in the US. This year there were 32,000 riders, as they closed off a bike-only route…
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HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

HOW TO NOT PISS OFF A NEW YORKER

It's March. The temperature's finally above freezing (even if only for a couple of days), which means it's almost tourist season in New York. So if you're planning a trip while hoping to avoid "the angry New Yorker," you might want to brush up on the laws of the land…
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27 PHOTOS OF FALL FOLIAGE IN CENTRAL PARK

27 PHOTOS OF FALL FOLIAGE IN CENTRAL PARK

Earlier this week I was walking across East 72nd Street when I noticed yellow leaves on the ground—something that's easy to miss considering how few trees there are and how quickly the doormen of the fancy Upper East Side apartments spray the sidewalk clean first thing every morning. Even though…
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How to Enjoy a Rainy NYC Day for Under $20

How to Enjoy a Rainy NYC Day for Under $20

Temperatures could hit nearly 60 degrees this Friday in New York City, but winter isn't quite over yet. All of those faux-spring days also bring plenty of grey skies and puddles galore. Whether you're a tourist or a local, what better way is there to spend a rainy New York…
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The Stanton Social: Tapas, NYC Style

The Stanton Social: Tapas, NYC Style

If you're looking for a unique dining experience in New York City, you'll want to head down to the Lower East Side. The Stanton Social is a tapas-style restaurant serving up food that is intended to be shared amongst a group—hence the word "social."  With a full raw bar and…
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