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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Dearest NYC, I’d like you to meet Louisiana Macaroni and Cheese, the dish that puts all other mac-n-cheese in the outer boroughs above the Mason Dixon Line to shame.  Sugar Freak, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me. xoxo, Jess    

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    A Stroll At The MET With “Walks Of New York”

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The great cities of the world – Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul – are true walking cities. I proudly add New York City to this illustrious list of capital cities. In order to know a city, you HAVE to walk its streets.  It’s that simple. Subways, railroads, cars, metros and buses will get you from here […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Kings’ Carriage House

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    After the delightful time we had at Lady Mendl’s, my mother-in-law suggested that we take NYC by the horns and visit every reputable tea parlor in all five boroughs, featuring the best ones here. Never one to turn down an adventure (or macaroons), it took all of 2 seconds for me to commend her brilliant […]

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    Jump, Jump!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    I still remember the excitement of my sisters and I as we peaked out the window on Christmas eve and saw that Santa had delivered the greatest thing ever: our very own trampoline! Many an afternoon was spent on that thing, which miraculously never felt like exercise.  Which is why I got super excited when […]

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    24 Hours In Hawley, Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Living in NYC, it may come as a shock to you that I have a serious thing for small towns.  The barista at the (one) local coffee shop that knows your name and order by heart, gallery openings and book signings that the entire community comes out to support, and antique shops that still have […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Dearest NYC, Putting a Vive la Crepe! in the basement of the Plaza Hotel?! Now there’s the ticket to this NYer’s heart! xoxo, Jess  

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    A Conversation With A Dreamer

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Victoria Milo is a Long Island native currently working in advertising but her natural passion lies in the arts where she expresses “individuality and creative beauty” with oils on a canvas. Although she is a remarkable artist, she says she never really considered herself an artist until March 1st, when her painting collection titled The […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Houston Hall

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Thursday night in the city and you want to know where all the cool kids are?  Head downtown to Houston Street, and chances are you’ll hear them before you see them. (yes.  it’s loud.  but embrace it and you’ll have a good time, promise.) Houston Hall is, by Manhattan standards, a ginormous beer hall decked […]

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    5 NYC-Centric Apps We Can’t Live Without

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Besides my Metrocard, the only other thing I never ever leave home without is my trusty chihuahua* iPhone.  Any other New Yorkers out there relate? I’ve only had this life changing amazing piece of technology for about a year, and it’s insane to think how I navigated my way around the city before!  (Blackberry, you’ll always […]

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    Top 10 NYC Movies From The Mouth Of A Native

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    {Dear Readers: The guest post written by Mike Vogler, Top 10 New York City Movies From My West Coast Point Of View, caused quite the passionate discussion here in NYC, so much so that our very own New Yorker and UYC writer Joanne came up with her own top 10!) Now Mike… I don’t mean […]

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Jan
24

FoodPorn Friday: Convivium Osteria

“Where Brooklyn at?!” We heard this, oh, 87 times at the Jay-Z concert…responding every time with a “Wooo!”, waving our hands in the air like we just don’t care.  (Although we clearly SO did.) (…was trying to throw a little rap in there, not sure of its success rate?) Anyhow, YES, we were in Brooklyn […]

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Jan
22

Wanderlust Wednesday: 10 Bloggers Share Their Most Anticipated Trip Of 2014

Samuel Johnson once said, “All travel has its advantages.  If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own.  And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”  At UsedYorkCity, it’s no secret that we love to explore our city and its many pocket neighborhoods nestled throughout…but a […]

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Jan
20

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 co-founder Anna of the travel magazine Off Track Planet.  As an avid traveler myself, I have to say I’m pretty […]

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Jan
16

New Yorker Moments: Small Traditions

I’ve been reading a lot of New Year’s resolutions on various blogs this month (so inspiring!), so wanted to share my simple resolution intention for 2014. Make meaningful, small traditions. Growing up, traditions were always huge in my house: from big ones like sitting on the hearth with my sisters every Christmas morning in our […]

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Jan
14

UYC’s Book Club: The Goldfinch

Every so often you come across a book that’s a game changer: one whose characters are wholly relatable, a plot that sucks you in, the inability to put it down, the sadness you feel when you’ve, alas, read the very last page.  Do you know the kind of book I’m talking about?     On […]

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