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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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    Between The Seas Festival + Giveaway

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    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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    Ask Jess

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    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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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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Jul
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UYC’s Kitchen: Fruit Flag

For those of you hosting rooftop fireworks parties this year, I have a super adorable, no-bake, no-work, 5-minutes-and-you’re-done, festive recipe*!  Trust me, your vegetarian friends who are skipping the hotdogs will love you, as will your gluten-free friends who are skipping the apple pie, not to mention your sober friends who are skipping the beer, […]

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Jun
30

That Time I Took A Selfie With Justin Timberlake

So last weekend I got to hang out with Johnny Depp, Brangelina, and Jennifer Aniston.  Oh, AND go on the set of some of my fave TV shows and films…Mad Men, I Love Lucy, and Jurassic Park.  Did I mention Beyonce and I danced a little diddy some of you may have heard once or […]

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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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Where To Eat And What To Order

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Mar
28

New Yorkers’ Choice: The Best Pizza In NYC

We’re bringing a very important topic to the table today, folks: Pizza!  The pizza slice is perhaps one of the most iconic NYC foods, and with a pizzeria (or three!) on practically every corner, it’s tough to narrow down from the good to the great.  Not gonna lie: I’m not picky when it comes to […]

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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
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FoodPorn Friday: Lady Mendl’s

“Thank goodness we didn’t bring the guys, they would have broken something by now for sure.” So speaks my mother-in-law at the Tea Salon.  My response?  ”Truth!” (…in a British accent, of course…I mean, we are at a tea salon!) With course after course of crumpets and finger sandwiches and the most precious tea pots […]

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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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