Posts Tagged "New York"

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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12 Lessons on How to Survive in the Wild

12 Lessons on How to Survive in the Wild

Last weekend I went upstate to Saugerties, NY for a wilderness survival workshop with about 25 complete strangers. Sounds like a cold weekend of sleeping in piles of leaves, fighting off bears and wolves with flaming sticks, purifying my own urine until it's safe to drink, and hunting down squirrels…
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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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Adios 2010! Bring on 2011 in Times Square!

Adios 2010! Bring on 2011 in Times Square!

I'm off to join nearly a million others in saying farewell to 2010 in the center of the universe—Times Square. This is my third time braving the crowds on New Years Eve, and each time I swore I'd never do that again. So to everyone all around the globe, I…
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Day 8: Relaxing in Montauk

Day 8: Relaxing in Montauk

Tuesday I woke up ready to hit the beach with Mike's family. Too bad the weather was just a tad bit chilly. It wasn't too bad on the beach, but the ocean was ice cold. It was a nice, lazy day of taking pictures for me. And even better to…
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