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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Dearest NYC, I’d like you to meet Louisiana Macaroni and Cheese, the dish that puts all other mac-n-cheese in the outer boroughs above the Mason Dixon Line to shame.  Sugar Freak, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me. xoxo, Jess    

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    A Stroll At The MET With “Walks Of New York”

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The great cities of the world – Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul – are true walking cities. I proudly add New York City to this illustrious list of capital cities. In order to know a city, you HAVE to walk its streets.  It’s that simple. Subways, railroads, cars, metros and buses will get you from here […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Kings’ Carriage House

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    After the delightful time we had at Lady Mendl’s, my mother-in-law suggested that we take NYC by the horns and visit every reputable tea parlor in all five boroughs, featuring the best ones here. Never one to turn down an adventure (or macaroons), it took all of 2 seconds for me to commend her brilliant […]

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    Jump, Jump!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    I still remember the excitement of my sisters and I as we peaked out the window on Christmas eve and saw that Santa had delivered the greatest thing ever: our very own trampoline! Many an afternoon was spent on that thing, which miraculously never felt like exercise.  Which is why I got super excited when […]

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    24 Hours In Hawley, Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Living in NYC, it may come as a shock to you that I have a serious thing for small towns.  The barista at the (one) local coffee shop that knows your name and order by heart, gallery openings and book signings that the entire community comes out to support, and antique shops that still have […]

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    Postcards To NYC

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Dearest NYC, Putting a Vive la Crepe! in the basement of the Plaza Hotel?! Now there’s the ticket to this NYer’s heart! xoxo, Jess  

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    A Conversation With A Dreamer

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Victoria Milo is a Long Island native currently working in advertising but her natural passion lies in the arts where she expresses “individuality and creative beauty” with oils on a canvas. Although she is a remarkable artist, she says she never really considered herself an artist until March 1st, when her painting collection titled The […]

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    FoodPorn Friday: Houston Hall

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Thursday night in the city and you want to know where all the cool kids are?  Head downtown to Houston Street, and chances are you’ll hear them before you see them. (yes.  it’s loud.  but embrace it and you’ll have a good time, promise.) Houston Hall is, by Manhattan standards, a ginormous beer hall decked […]

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    5 NYC-Centric Apps We Can’t Live Without

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Besides my Metrocard, the only other thing I never ever leave home without is my trusty chihuahua* iPhone.  Any other New Yorkers out there relate? I’ve only had this life changing amazing piece of technology for about a year, and it’s insane to think how I navigated my way around the city before!  (Blackberry, you’ll always […]

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    Top 10 NYC Movies From The Mouth Of A Native

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    {Dear Readers: The guest post written by Mike Vogler, Top 10 New York City Movies From My West Coast Point Of View, caused quite the passionate discussion here in NYC, so much so that our very own New Yorker and UYC writer Joanne came up with her own top 10!) Now Mike… I don’t mean […]

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Mar
17

From The Lips Of A Local

Every other week we feature a different local, sharing their unique experiences on what makes NYC the best place, ever.  Hey, we never said New Yorkers weren’t cocky.   This week we’re delighted to be chatting with someone who gets to see the inside of all these towering NYC apartments, real estate broker Nikki! Name: […]

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Mar
14

5 Ways To Find Your Inner Leprechaun In NYC

Good beer, Irish whisky, pubs, and lots of green. Yes. We all follow these traditions but what is St. Patrick’s Day really about? The first thing we can all do to find out inner leprechaun here in NYC is to educate ourselves! The History St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish celebration of Saint Patrick. Saint […]

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Mar
11

Two Exciting New Shows + Giveaways

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winners, Jamie and Sojourner!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! There are seriously so many great shows happening right now, the Tony’s are going to have their work cut out for them this year!  We’re delighted […]

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Mar
10

Tourists Share Their Favorite NYC Spots

Ever wonder what NYC spots are most popular amongst visitors?  Me too!  I was excited to stumble across a survey conducted by Kaplan International, where they asked 355 of their students, aged between 18 and 59, from 39 countries, about what they loved doing in New York during their time here.  Here’s a link to […]

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Mar
7

5 NYC Foodie Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

There is always Yelp to help you find a restaurant and of course an inordinate amount of reviews to sift through, but why not look at beautifully filtered foodie photos and quick snippet reviews on Instagram? Here are 5 NYC based accounts that talk about the NYC food scene in carefully curated photos and hashtags, […]

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Where To Eat And What To Order

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Jul
13

Hakkasan Is To Cantonese Cuisine As Hermès Is To Haute Couture

“Quand on déguste ses plats, c’est de l’érotisme; mais quand on regarde ses prix, c’est la pornographie.” -Romain Gary Foodie that I am, this is of course one of my favorite lines in French literature, which roughly translates to: “the taste of his food is erotic, but the prices on his menu look pornographic!” Hakkasan […]

Hommos (Photo Credit: http://www.almayassnyc.com/gallery.php)
Jun
29

Al Mayass (Huh?)

It’s unquestionably the best Lebanese food outside of the Middle East, Europe or Montreal. But the name… how dumb can they be?     Reminds me of a story that Colin Peter Field, bartender of the legendary Hemingway Bar at the Ritz in Paris, likes to tell about his friend at the Crillon. Field has […]

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Jun
8

Eat The Shrimp! At Aldea…

I loved the part in the movie Shark Tale when Robert DeNiro, voicing over the mobsteresque head shark insists that his mild-mannered shark son Jack Black “Eat the Shrimp!” And way before DeNiro, Ferran Adria also insisted in what he has cited as the best article ever written about El Bulli, that you too should […]

Can't go wrong with goat cheese!
Jun
1

Sweet And Savory Crepes At Bar Suzette

I’m a sucker for a good crepe.  And let’s be honest, is there such a thing as a bad crepe?  (Besides the epic flops I tried to make once in the comfort of my NYC kitchen, which turned out more like lumpy pancakes than crepes…so yes.  I guess there is such a thing as a […]

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