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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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Jun
27

My NYC Summer To-Do List

Since summer is now in full swing (last day of NYC public schools was yesterday!), I put together my top 10 NYC activities I would love to accomplish before Labor Day, all things I haven’t yet experienced in my 9 years of living here.  As they get ticked off, I’ll be sure to share the […]

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Jun
25

A Visit To The Real Winnie-The-Pooh In NYC

A lover of children’s literature, A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books were always in heavy rotation in my library as a child, and the cartoons played pretty much on repeat on our trusty VHS player.  That being said, I never pondered much on the origins of the 1920′s series, basically assuming it was the fictional creation of […]

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Jun
23

This Will All Be Yours + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Alexandra!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! Happy Monday, friends!  How was everyone’s weekend? We’re super excited to be kicking off the official start of summer with some theater ticket giveaways, yay!  Here’s the info […]

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Jun
20

Ask Jess

As a resident expert of NYC NYC blogger, I receive a lot of questions on the site from tourists either planning their trip to the city, or locals looking to make the most out of their weekend.  I spend a fair amount of time answering these inquiries via email or social media sites, and thought, […]

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Jun
18

5 Ways To Stay Cool In NYC This Summer

After that insane Polar Vortex of a winter we had this year, I doubt any of us are complaining about the summer heat too much.  But when the subway platforms start feeling like you’re inhaling a bowl of miso soup every time you breathe in right around July 4th weekend, we got you covered on […]

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Jun
16

Intermission: Aladdin

The very first movie my mom ever took me to see in theaters as a kid was The Jungle Book, setting the stage for my love of all things Disney and musical.  In 1992, the Disney version of Aladdin came to the screen, and my siblings and I must have watched that VHS copy, oh, […]

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Jun
13

FoodPorn Friday: Flatiron Hall

Before I start, I’d like you to all take a good, long look at this pretzel.  Soft, warm, salty, and when dipped into that piping pot of cheddar ale dip…hot diggity!  Loyalty for life is what I call that, Flatiron Hall! Nestled in NoMad, Flatiron Hall is the sister restaurant to further-downtown’s Houston Hall (and […]

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Jun
11

Wanderlust Wednesday: Travel Traditions

Over dinner the other night we were talking about travel traditions.  You know…a little ritual or thing you do in every place you travel to.  I find these fascinating, and am always curious about what peaks people’s interest.  My husband, for example, gets a haircut in every country he visits (the $2 haircut in Cambodia […]

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Jun
9

New Yorkers’ Choice: The Best Coffee Shops In NYC

Coffee is something we New Yorkers don’t take lightly: besides finding a spot with spot-on baristas that perfect your cup of brew EVERY TIME, it certainly helps for the place to have a bit of character of it’s own.  We asked some in-the-know New Yorkers what their go-to coffee shop is and why, and here’s […]

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Jun
5

5 Places To Get Pampered On The Cheap

Looking and feeling your best in NYC is simple enough…there’s certainly no shortage of cheap mani/pedi salons and Chinatown massage parlors, not to mention ALL. THOSE. GROUPONS.  Some may argue that you get what you pay for.  While there are certainly instances of truth in this, we at UsedYorkCity gathered together our go-to cheap spots […]

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