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    10 Of Manhattan’s Best Green Spaces Beyond Central Park

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    As the dog days of summer approach, make the most out of these last bits of sunshine in some of Manhattan’s best green spaces that are perhaps not as well known (or crowded!) as our crown jewel, Central Park. 1. The smallest park in all of NYC, located in the heart of the Upper West […]

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    From The Lips Of A Local

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Our featured New Yorker today is Alan!  Brooklyn native and bootcamp guru, we’re excited to bring you a slice of Alan’s NYC!   Name: Alan Courtenay Occupation: I’m an NASM Certified Fitness Expert , CEO and Founder of NYC Boot Camp. I consider myself a master at training individuals to improve their bodies and minds through progressively encouraging […]

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    Suck At 2nd Languages? Me Too, But There’s Hope…!

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    I’ve been kicking my language learning into overdrive this summer.  We’re going to the motherland (i.e. Bosnia) next week, and there’s nothing quite so inspiring to get past the “Hi, how are you?/Zdravo, kako ste?” than knowing you’ll be hanging out with your husband’s 80 year old grandmother.  I needed to master Bosnian small talk, […]

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    UYC’s Book Club: Unorthodox

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Okay, remember when we were going to read Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York back in MAY?  ::hangs head in shame::  Well, here’s the thing…despite it’s great reviews, I just couldn’t get into it.  And boy did I try!  I started and restarted that book several times over the last 3 months and […]

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    Treasure Hunting At Brooklyn Flea

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    We’re in the process of prepping to move into our new apartment.  (I say “prepping” because, although our lives have been packed into boxes for the last 2 months, the small renovations that were needed are moving at the speed of smell.  Ahh, hopefully by end of summer…!)  During the giveaway/sell/packing process, we made a […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Dearest NYC, I finally made it to your hidden waterfall in Midtown!  Considered such a hidden gem, in fact, that they discourage tourists and locals alike from snapping photos, with a giant “No Photography” sign at the entrance (but…I got a quick one in, albeit a giant head is in the way.  Shh, don’t tell!) […]

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    5 Ways To Explore Las Vegas Off The Strip

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    {that time I won 10 cents} My hubby and I love Vegas.  Love, love, love.  And not for the traditional reasons, either.  We don’t gamble (well, maybe ONE blackjack table for kicks!) nor do we party like it’s 1999 anymore (hey, 30′s!).  But the glitz!  The glamour!  The hotels!  The pools!  The heat!  The BUFFETS! […]

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    Intermission: Cabaret

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come, hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret!” An iconic invitation, how can you resist? Even with MY froggy vocals doing the inviting! Over the years, I have heeded this call. This is my 3rd visit to a revival of […]

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    Top 5 Vacation Essentials

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    I’m leaving this weekend for vacation, yay!  Heading down south to visit my family in Virginia and North Carolina for 2 weeks, and then the hubby and I will be headed to visit his family in Bosnia, with a stop along the way in Croatia for some beach fun!  (I’ll be posting updates on Instagram!) […]

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    Gillman’s Minivacay With Dogvacay!

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    {this is a guest post written by my chihuahua Gillman!} When mommy told me she was going to be working from home this summer, I was stoked!  All day long with my favorite person?!  Could life GET any better?! Well, don’t take this the wrong way, Mom, but after a few weeks I found myself…how […]

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Mar
25

Lessons In Blogging From Garance Dore

Seeing the darling Garance Dore at the French Institute Alliance Francaise during her “Style Stories” interview was already a highlight of my month life.  I find this French girl the epitome of all things style and vogue, from the perfect application of her red lipstick to her ability to create a denim on denim outfit […]

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Mar
24

A New York Minute In Amanda’s Apartment

We are so excited to welcome Amanda Mactas to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us! What neighborhood do you live in? Midtown East How long have you lived in this apartment, and who do you share your home with? I’ve lived here for over two years now by myself and […]

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Mar
21

Top 10 New York City Movies From My West Coast Point Of View

My love for The Big Apple goes back to my early memories as a little boy and talks with my father. He told me of the most magical city in the world that existed a very long ways from our home in California. It had the tallest buildings in the world that looked like regal giants. It was […]

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Photo Credit: Jessica Anand
Mar
19

My Perfect Winter Getaway: Reykjavik, Iceland (Who Knew?!)

After such an unexpected, bitterly cold NYC winter, I was much looking forward to leaving my beloved, albeit frozen, big apple for a few days.  Who wasn’t stir crazy from too many days inside staying warm. Time to get outta Dodge.  So while most people were flying South, researching affordable airfare to Aruba or package […]

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Go Ask Mama
Mar
18

I Remember Mama + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Bettie!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! More great theater tickets in this week’s giveaway to “I Remember Mama”.  Here’s some info about the show: “The Transport Group’s 20th Century Project continues into its second […]

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Mar
17

From The Lips Of A Local

Every other week we feature a different local, sharing their unique experiences on what makes NYC the best place, ever.  Hey, we never said New Yorkers weren’t cocky.   This week we’re delighted to be chatting with someone who gets to see the inside of all these towering NYC apartments, real estate broker Nikki! Name: […]

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Mar
14

5 Ways To Find Your Inner Leprechaun In NYC

Good beer, Irish whisky, pubs, and lots of green. Yes. We all follow these traditions but what is St. Patrick’s Day really about? The first thing we can all do to find out inner leprechaun here in NYC is to educate ourselves! The History St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish celebration of Saint Patrick. Saint […]

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Mar
11

Two Exciting New Shows + Giveaways

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winners, Jamie and Sojourner!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! There are seriously so many great shows happening right now, the Tony’s are going to have their work cut out for them this year!  We’re delighted […]

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Mar
10

Tourists Share Their Favorite NYC Spots

Ever wonder what NYC spots are most popular amongst visitors?  Me too!  I was excited to stumble across a survey conducted by Kaplan International, where they asked 355 of their students, aged between 18 and 59, from 39 countries, about what they loved doing in New York during their time here.  Here’s a link to […]

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Mar
7

5 NYC Foodie Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

There is always Yelp to help you find a restaurant and of course an inordinate amount of reviews to sift through, but why not look at beautifully filtered foodie photos and quick snippet reviews on Instagram? Here are 5 NYC based accounts that talk about the NYC food scene in carefully curated photos and hashtags, […]

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