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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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    My Summer With Jeff Koons

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Anyone who knows me is well aware I never lack for conversation nor hesitate to share my opinions.  After all I am a born and bred New Yorker and we never hesitate to articulate our thoughts. After all, if you see something, say something!  But the work of the controversial artist Jeff Koons renders me […]

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    New Yorker Moments

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    {stumbling upon this colorful street in chinatown} Running the blog, I feel lucky in that I often feel like a tourist in my own city.  This week I was on a museum tour with people from France, Germany, California…even Kansas!  A nice reminder that you can live in a place for a really long time […]

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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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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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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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Where To Eat And What To Order

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Jan
10

NYC’s 5 Must Try Vegetarian Pasta Dishes

In a city that lays claim to not one but TWO Little Italy’s, weeding through Italian restaurants for the city’s most noteworthy veggie-friendly pasta is no easy feat.  However, over my 8+ years in NYC, these are the dishes that continuously have me going back for more. 1. Goat Cheese Ravioli, $22* Nestled in the […]

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Nov
19

Loving Right Now: Melibea’s Urban Mediterranean Cuisine

Ever so rarely in this darling city of ours do you hit the restaurant trinity: amazing food, fabulous vibe, and top-notch service.  One?  All over the place.  Two?  No problem.  But three out of three?  That’s a rarity I’m certainly willing to sing about. Last night I had the true pleasure to dine in a […]

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Nov
6

That Black Truffle Ricotta Ravioli!

You could say I stumbled on Crispo as an accident.  Charged with making dinner reservations for a group of 6, I booked at a nearby restaurant that was just.  too.  loud.  Like, we’re talking the kind of walk-in, cover the ears, scream “ya wanna get outta here??”  ”HUH?”  ”I SAID, DO YOU WANT TO GET […]

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Oct
16

Cheap Date: Jazz Brunch + $0.92 Cocktail

Where can you go for free live jazz and legit, tasty, $0.92 cocktails without leaving New York, you ask?  Why, the fabulous Hotel Chantelle (not really a hotel, btw).  Every weekend from noon to five, this retractable-rooftop spot is the place to be, for all that and amazing, decently priced food.  Take a peak for […]

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