Meet Our Team

Jessica Tiare Bowen (Editor-In-Chief)

A former Air Force Brat, Jess has lived in ten continental states and traveled to seventeen countries…all of which pale in comparison to her beloved Big Apple.  Coming to New York nine years ago with nothing more than a suitcase and a dream, she now claims the proud title “New Yorker”, sans the accent.  Her children’s book, “Park Avenue Pound Puppy“, is based off her love of NYC and her adorable chihuahua.  You can reach her at


Joanne Theodorou (Contributor)

Having worked as a music teacher for the New York City Department of Education the last two decades, this Upper East Sider knows better than anyone that if you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere!  Truly one of New York’s greatest patrons of the arts, Joanne can lead you in a New York minute to the best music, theater, and dance this side of Broadway.



Denise Pina (Contributor)

Denise is a proud New Yorker.  Born and raised in the Bronx, she’s always had dreams of living in the heart of NYC.  A graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Writing, she’s using her passion for the written word to learn more about the best city in the world.  Living on a recent grad’s budget, she makes living in NYC look affordable and easy.




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