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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
5

Art To The Rescue! (…plus all these cute adoptable pooches!)

Guys!  Remember back in December when I shared my 4 simple goals with you?  And how one of them involved pooches?  (I mean, what else what it involve, really??)  Well, I’m delighted to share that we just attended our first fundraising event for the Animal Care & Control of NYC, a delightful evening called Art […]

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Mar
4

UYC Style: Mint Condition

With the start of March, I can’t help but get excited about donning my favorite shade of green in preparation for St. Patty’s Day: mint!  I used the gold t-strap shoes I wore for my wedding reception as the starting point to this ensemble, because you know what they say, “nothing sweeter than a repeater!” […]

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Mar
3

Your NYC March 2014

Is this the month of “in like a lion, out like a lamb?”  Oh, how I hope so.  But lucky you, New York has plenty of activities on the docket to keep you busy and warm throughout the month! FREE St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 17, 2014 Whether you hail from the Emerald Isle is […]

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Feb
28

FoodPorn Friday: Daniel

“Food should have soul, but the soul is not always in every dish. Sometimes dishes are created because you want some interesting contrast, you want to create something different with the ingredient you have. But that does not mean the dish has found its soul yet.” So speaks the legendary Daniel Boulud. Probably my favorite restaurant, […]

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Feb
27

Shopping For Jewelry? TraxNYC Has You Covered!

Like many New Yorkers, we love a good shopping session…but even BETTER when you’re shopping + supporting local businesses!  We’re delighted to bring TraxNYC to the blog today to hear what they’re doing for jewelry in the most sparkling of all NYC hoods, The Diamond District!  Can I get an “oh la la?!” TraxNYC is […]

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Feb
26

Exploring My New York: Art, Architecture And Appetizers

New York is not just a place; it’s an experience, and a unique one at that. In fact, the New York experience is unique to everyone here, tourist or resident. My New York is an upscale city full of personality, color, and beautiful architecture. Here are some of the activities I like to do to […]

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Feb
25

UYC Style: Winter Blues

During last year’s wedding planning, I basically lived on Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.  I decided that after the big day was over, I would make a point to integrate Pinterest into UsedYorkCity, sharing NYC scenes, styles, sounds, and scents that are currently inspiring me. First up, Winter Blues.  Appropriate much? On Pinterest?  Let’s be […]

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Feb
24

UYC’s Book Club: Kitchen Confidential

Welcome to the second month of our NYC-inspired book club!  In case you missed the first go-around, the idea is to read a new book each month that is either based in or about NYC, and chat about it here on the blog! Last month we had a riveting 700+ page fictional tale set in […]

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Feb
21

UYC’s Kitchen: 5 Veggie Homemade Soups To Get You Through The Winter

When the bone-chilling cold winter weather hits, I’m all about the soups.  The best thing about these huge pots is that you can fix one up on Sunday, and have plenty to nosh off of all week.  Busy New Yorker’s best friend?  I think yes. Here’s a few favorites that circulate through my kitchen until […]

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Feb
19

Cheap Date: 10 Affordable NYC Outings Your Boo Will Love

Sometimes having too many options can be uber overwhelming, and another night of Netflix and Dominos seems like the better option than weeding through ALL. THOSE. CHOICES. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite dates around the city to make it just a tiny bit easier.  (We’re not knocking Netflix, promise, but jussstttt […]

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