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    5 Inexpensive Ways To Spruce Up Your Tiny NYC Bathroom

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    In prepping to move into our new place, I’ve been obsessing over my favorite design blogs and magazines (okay, mostly Pinterest) for ideas on how to liven up tiny bathrooms.  In the end, we’ll probably keep it pretty minimalist, but here are a few of my favorite ideas for making tiny NYC apartments feel a […]

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    5 Ways To Make Girlfriends In NYC

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Whether you’re new in the city or have lived here for forever and are looking to broaden your social circle, meeting quality girlfriends and creating long lasting friendships is equal parts art and science.  True, you MAY just stumble into a bar one night and find the Samantha to your Carrie, the Serena to your […]

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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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Jul
16

A Ride On The Roosevelt Island Tram

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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Jul
15

Lunchtime Meditation At The Three Jewels

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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Jul
14

Between The Seas Festival + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Leslie!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! Happy Monday!  We’re thrilled to share with you an upcoming contemporary dance/theater/music festival that we love and are huge fans of here at UsedYorkCity…and of course, giveaway […]

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Jul
11

Ask Jess

Hi guys!  Welcome to the second installment of “Ask Jess”, in which I publicly  answer questions that I’ve received through the site! Remember, if you have a question feel free to send me a Tweet, comment below, or post the question to UYC’s Facebook wall.  Looking forward to answering yours next! Q: I’ve visited NYC several times and did most […]

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Jul
10

The Comfiest Ballet Flat, Ever

Us New Yorkers walk EVERYWHERE.  To the subway, from the subway, to the grocery store, back from the grocery store (lugging 50 pounds of food and drink, mind you), out for coffee, back to the office…you get it.  We are a city of power walkers. That being said, footwear is exceptionally important.  Like many NY […]

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Jul
9

A Walk Through NYC’s Smallest Park

You may remember way back when I mentioned one of my goals for the blog was to start incorporating video. I think this got put off for so long because, well, only so many hours in a day!  But then I realized that video doesn’t have to mean mega productions (who has the attention span […]

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Jul
8

Intermission: Phantom Of The Opera

Allow me a bit of nostalgia …… I have arrived full circle with “The Phantom of the Opera.”  This granddaddy of a musical is still playing some 26 years after its 1988 opening at the appropriately named “Majestic Theater” and remains the longest running show on Broadway.  I can’t envision anything topping this fantastic record, […]

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Jul
4

New Yorker Moments

{lunch dates at shake shack are the best} Happy 4th of July!  It’s long been my favorite holiday…probably something to do with all. that. SUNSHINE!  Oh, and the grilling, fireworks, and festive gatherings aren’t so bad, either;-)  We’ll be having a quiet weekend in the city (I say quiet because it always feels like half […]

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Jul
3

Backstage With Daniel Radcliffe + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Herbert!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! You may remember how we raved and raved about The Cripple Of Inishmaan.  I believe the exact words were: “I am not quite certain which comes first – […]

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2

The Boston Ballet + 5 Free Reasons To Visit Lincoln Center This Summer

Last week I went to the ballet, darlings!  (How fun is that to say?!)  A childhood ballerina myself, I had no doubt I was going to adore the dances going in, but had little hope for the hubby.  ”Please just stay awake, and I promise we’ll go to The Smith afterwards and order all your […]

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