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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
4

Reinvent At The Fifty

Summer travel and healthy living go together like brownies and hot fudge peas and carrots, do they not?  While NYC is certainly the epicure capital of the USA, there’s something about those 90 degree days…sweating on the subway platform…makeup dripping down your face…clothes clinging where they shouldn’t (you get the idea, right?), that makes the […]

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Jun
3

Postcards To NYC

Dearest NYC, Be still my beating heart!  Vegan tofu veggie cream cheese that tastes like (gasp!) regular veggie cream cheese?!  And spread on those original, freshly baked bagels you’re so world renowned and loved for?!  I hate to be super selective, but I fear that after experiencing Pick A Bagel no other bagel joint in […]

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Jun
2

The Big List Of New York City

It’s been on my “to do” list for a while to make one huge, comprehensive list of all my favorite NYC sites and blogs.  So when I got a Facebook message from a reader this weekend saying that not only had all the best NYC sites been included in one bookmark, but UsedYorkCity was included […]

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May
30

FoodPorn Friday: Anable Basin

Summer in the south was all about the three B’s: buddies, beer, and (the best) BBQ’s.  While I am neither a beer drinker or meat eater (gasp, I know!  what kind of southern girl am I?!), I always looked forward to months spent outside grilling with family and friends on the back porch. New Yorkers […]

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May
29

A New York Minute In Donna’s Apartment

We are so excited to welcome Donna Dugan to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us! What neighborhood do you live in?  Astoria, the 30th Ave stop on the N/Q. How long have you lived in this apartment, and who do you share your home with?  I’ve lived here for 10 […]

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May
28

Choice Streets Presents The Best Food Trucks In NYC

It was a nippy Wednesday evening and of course I didn’t dress accordingly for the weather. However, having been to the previous Village Voice Choice Eats event, I made sure that I had eaten light for the occasion. The volunteers and security led us to the press table where we were given a special ticket […]

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May
27

Postcards To NYC

Dearest NYC, Now that the weather is consistently on the up and up, Central Park and I have a standing jog date every morning.  I’m thankful she’s such a beauty, giving me excuses to pause and catch my breath snap a few pictures every few minutes. Cheers, Jess p.s. for more photo inspiration from my […]

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May
23

FoodPorn Friday: Ktchn

When taking the hubby to the theater, pre-show snacking is pretty important.  All you theater-geeks married to or dating non-theater geeks totally get what I mean, right?  Kinda like how it’s REALLY important for me to have good snacks when sitting through a soccer game or tennis match and especially football…but I digress. We were […]

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May
22

Intermission: Bullets Over Broadway

You would think a show so tellingly titled “Bullets Over Broadway” would fit the “Great White Way” smoother then Cinderella’s glass slipper. It’s not that it lacks for an evening of entertainment – especially strong are the formidable dance numbers. Yet ultimately you leave the theater puzzled (“Huh?”) rather then pleased (“Wow!”) For those of […]

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Bermuda by UsedYorkCity.com
May
21

My Bermudaful Vacation

Guys: I discovered a place where it’s a constant 75 degrees and less flight time than Florida!  (Ok, Jess, you didn’t discover per say, but we’ll just play along to appease your excitement.)  Blue skies, pink sand, always-full-drink-in-your-hand…that’s right, we’re talking Bermuda! At under 2 hours from NYC (and daily non stops from JFK with […]

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