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    My Summer With Jeff Koons

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Anyone who knows me is well aware I never lack for conversation nor hesitate to share my opinions.  After all I am a born and bred New Yorker and we never hesitate to articulate our thoughts. After all, if you see something, say something!  But the work of the controversial artist Jeff Koons renders me […]

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    New Yorker Moments

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    {stumbling upon this colorful street in chinatown} Running the blog, I feel lucky in that I often feel like a tourist in my own city.  This week I was on a museum tour with people from France, Germany, California…even Kansas!  A nice reminder that you can live in a place for a really long time […]

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    Visit The MOMA’s Sculpture Garden For Free

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    On a recent visit to the MOMA, I noticed the queuing system had changed…it seemed they were only checking tickets to go upstairs, rather than also on the ground floor of the museum…the floor that houses the sculpture garden.  I asked at the information desk, and sure enough, the garden is now free to the […]

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    Bye Bye Starbucks, Hello Save Bucks!

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    A few months ago I interviewed Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life, who has a really great mantra when it comes to spending and saving money: write everything down!  So I did just that.  And you know what a quick scan of my iPhone Notes recently told me?  Since the start of summer, I’ve […]

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  • Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Dearest NYC, For all the ladies (and gents!) pondering the most mentioned brand on Sex and the City, oh, EVER, the answer is clearly given to us in this brilliant 9 minute montage which details all the brands mentioned in the show in every. single. SEASON!  Ekk!:-) xoxo, Jess p.s. if you guessed #vogue, you […]

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    Get Blown Away (Or Not) At The New Museum’s Exhibit “Here And Elsewhere”

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    {totally love this dishtowel hanging in the gift shop…says it all;-)} As Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum, the New Museum is known for being THE destination for new art and new ideas.  And on top of that, the museum features the work of living artists, which we at UYC think it pretty awesome. {Sidenote: I’ll […]

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    New Yorker Moments: One Year

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Last week Mr. P and I celebrated our 1st anniversary of being very married!  Seriously, where does the time go?! I mentioned to him that as an anniversary gift (because 1st year = paper, right?), I’d like to make a tradition of taking photos each July 7th.  Ya know, kind of like how some families […]

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    An Afternoon On Roosevelt Island

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    I often joke around that I’m “staying on the island for the summer”…meaning the island of Manhattan, of course.  But there’s another island right next door that’s super quick and easy to get to (no car needed!), and offers a lot of quiet, solitude, and nature that we’re not necessarily swimming in on the island […]

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  • A Ride On The Roosevelt Island Tram

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Today I’m taking you on a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram, which, for the swipe of a Metrocard, offers some of the best views in the city! And what, you may wonder, is there to do on this Roosevelt Island once I’m there?  Excellent question, my friends!  And get excited, because we have a […]

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    Lunchtime Meditation At The Three Jewels

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Meditation has always been something that’s intrigued me (remember, it was on my summer to-do list!).  While I practice yoga on the regular, it’s never been much of a zen activity for me…let’s chalk this up to the fact that I like hot yoga, and it’s hard to be zen when you have about a […]

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May
6

Postcards To NYC

Dearest NYC, Dining in MOMA’s restaurant, The Modern, certainly promises to have aesthetically pleasing plates.  But for a dish on sensory overload, delighting the palate even more so than the eyes, order that little dish in the middle, the poached egg, porcini mushrooms, buttermilk and sorrel.  Tastebud tingles, promise! Cheers, Jess      

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Photo Credit: http://www.bhffnyc.org
May
5

Reflections On The 11th Annual Bosnian Herzegovinian Film Festival

I spent a good portion of this past weekend practicing Bosnian, guys!  (Remember that tiny ambitious goal from last year that I still haven’t checked off yet?  Fail, I know.)  BUT…I spent several hours immersed in the language at the 11th Annual Bosnian Herzegovinian Film Festival, so we’ll consider that a win! This year’s festival […]

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May
2

Cinco de Mayo In The City!

Cinco De Mayo is a Mexican celebration commemorating La Guerra de Puebla in 1862. Some people mistake this day for the Mexican Independence day, which is actually celebrated on September 16th.  Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico but here in the US, it’s another reason for big, BIG celebrations. This year, Cinco […]

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May
1

A New York Minute In Tracy’s Apartment

We are so excited to welcome Tracy Kaler to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us! What neighborhood do you live in? The Upper West Side. How long have you lived in this apartment, and who do you share your home with? I’ve lived here for 5 years with my husband, Mike, my […]

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Apr
30

Intermission: The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Sometimes less is more, so I’m gonna keep it simple,  skip a clever intro and cut right to the chase….The Cripple of Inishmaan IS ONE  FINE PLAY. Theater is obviously a highly collaborative art form, but if you don’t have a good plot, you don’t have a play. You can dress a show with wonderful sets, […]

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