From The Lips Of A Local

Today we’re so excited to welcome to the blog freelance writer and rockstar mom, Nichol, to share with you a slice of her NYC life!


Name: Nichol Perez

Occupation: Blogger, Freelance Writer, Mom, and interviewing for a new full time job, so more steaks for us!

New Yorker Since: October 1972, baby!

What Hood Do You Live In: I live in Harlem, that’s my hood!!!

Where Do You Get Your Morning Coffee: From my Keurig if I feel like making it, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks if not!

Restaurant you’d be really, really sad bordering on clinically depressed if it closed: Cheesecake Factory and Johnny’s Reef in City Island.  Seafood and cheesecake-aholic, clearly!

Every tourist must visit: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.  I used to work there.  Don’t pay full price, as it’s a suggested donation.  Give what you can afford.

NYC trend you’re currently loving/hating: The natural look.

Favorite way to while away a (non-work day) NYC afternoon: Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry for free.

NYC’s Best Kept Secret: The city is full of so many free things to do and celebrities to see.  Also, if you like free stuff check my blog for giveaways!

For more on Nichol, check out her blog Five Little Words (being: family, fashion, fun, free, food).  For more tips from locals, click here.


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