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    Red Eye Of Love + Giveaway

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Happy September, readers!  How was everyone’s Labor Day weekend?!  We’re excited to be teaming up with a new musical comedy, Red Eye Of Love, and to be offering free tickets to a lucky subscriber! Super simple to enter…if you’re already a UsedYorkCity subscriber, you’re automatically entered!  And if not, take a few seconds to subscribe […]

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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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Feb
22

When In Canada, Eh?: Outaouais, Day Two

Most vacations I plan involve either a myriad of museums, religious institutions, and landmarks (sending my travel companions into cultural overload) or a beach, a fruity drink, and the mindset that it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.  Embarking on this new frontier known to the more athletic world as “adventure travel” is a pretty huge step for […]

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Feb
21

“En bref, c’est une perle”: My First Day In Canada

My French may be a little rusty…(okay, by “rusty” I mean “non-existent”), but by the end of my first day in Canada, I was an expert at this phrase: “En bref, c’est une perle”.  But before I provide you non-French speakers with the translation, let me explain why.  It all began at the sounding of […]

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Feb
17

Our Guide To Packing Like A New Yorker

Alas, only two more days before I head off into the great frontier we New Yorkers like to call Canada, which means that, yes, tonight I will be packing.  When you live in a pint-sized city apartment, you have to get just as creative with packing as you do living.  For instance, I only have […]

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Feb
16

New York City Center Presents Merrily We Roll Along

The past is always present. It forms us, makes us who we are now, for better or worse.  We are indeed the sum of many past parts.  The older you get, the more you tend to look back and question your choices.  The mistakes are all too evident, the regrets add up quickly.  But somehow […]

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Photo Credit: Kim Olson
Feb
15

Whimsical Wednesdays: Bicycle Buddies

This week’s featured image is titled Bicycle Buddies, and is a photo from Etsy artist Kim Olson:  

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Feb
13

The Furry Faces Of NYC

There are eight million people in New York City…(give or take—I mean it must be more by now.)  There are also some odd million animals in this city as well.  A majority are pets and sadly, a huge number fill up our shelters.  I have always been a huge animal lover, since I was a […]

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Feb
10

Used York City Is Going North Of The Border!

My first trip out of the country was when I was seven and was to Vancouver, Canada.  We were living in Spokane, Washington at the time, and this journey across international borders seemed so exotic in my young mind.  And it had every right to seem so…from the hot springs to the campgrounds to the […]

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Feb
9

“As” Evidenced By Evidence

On Monday, February 13, 2012, Evidence, A Dance Company will hold its 8th annual gala. The gala will take place in The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center, 311 West 35th Street, New York, NY.  The reception will be at 6:30P.M. and there will be a special performance by Evidence performing its signature piece, ‘Dancing with […]

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Feb
8

Whimsical Wednesdays: Empireh

In an effort to recognize some of the amazing works of art, photography, and fashion that stem from the inspiration of New York City, we’ve added a new category on our site: Whimsical Wednesdays.  Every Wednesday, we’ll be featuring a NYC inspired work of art for your enjoyment, along with contact info to the artist. […]

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Feb
7

Shall We Dance?

“Shall we dance?  On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?  Shall we dance?  Shall we then say ‘Goodnight and mean goodbye’?”  Those lyrics may come from the Broadway show, The King and I, but on Friday, February 10th, 2012, The Pertoushka Ball hosted by The Russian Children’s Welfare Society will give New Yorkers […]

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