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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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Postcards To NYC

Dearest NYC, Some of your residents IV drip this stuff, and rightly so.  You can be an exhausting city at times.  Thank goodness for your kind-natured baristas that take the time to make foam hearts and other smile inducing doodles.  I think it makes it feel a lot less medicinal, wouldn’t you agree? Cheers, Jess […]

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Tips On Where To Save/Splurge On Your NYC Wedding

Happy wedding season!  To all you NYC brides…I know.  New York City and wedding in the same sentence can sound like a money pit waiting to happen, and while, YES, it’s perhaps not the cheapest place to host a wedding, there’s definitely areas that can be saved on.  I spent the entire last year of […]

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Popbar Presents…The Waffle Pop!

Last summer, I wrote about Popbar in my top 5 ice cream shops in NYC.  Popbar was the most unique of the 5 shops offering naturally flavored gelato pops. I recently got the chance to meet with one of the founders of Popbar, Daniel Yaghoubi.  We met early one morning, maybe earlier than what he’s […]

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New Yorker Moments

{greatest thing to read on my way to work} So in BIGGEST New York City news…a Nutella bar opened in Eatly this week!!!  Yes, ladies and gents, a Nutella bar.  Serving up anything and everything one could think of with our favorite hazelnut spread.  This is too important NOT to have an entire post of […]

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A Visit To The Louis Armstrong House Museum

“I urge you to hold tight to the banister as you walk up the stairs, just like Louis did for almost 30 years.  It’s the closest you’ll get to touching the legend.” …So starts the tour of Louis Armstrong’s house in Corona, Queens.  Unlike a lot of other museums in New York, this is the […]

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Postcards To NYC

Dearest NYC, I’ve been on a terrible no cheese eating diet vegan cleanse this week, because summer!  Heard through the vegan grapevine that there is little restaurant that serves up seasonal, never processed, fresh-fresh food (obviously earning somewhat of a cult following) called Dig Inn, so naturally had to check it out.  Let’s just say […]

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The Anthem + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Kasey!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! Happy Monday, readers!  We’re stoked to share a new Off-Broadway show with you today, as well as offer ticket giveaways!  Here’s a little bit about the show: THE […]

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FoodPorn Friday: Excellent Dumpling House

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to certain things in life: walking routes with my dog, Friday night pizza delivery, and places to eat in Chinatown.  And ever since my jury duty stint 2 years ago in lower-Manhattan, the Excellent Dumpling House has […]

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7 Can’t-Miss Shows This Season (Spring 2014)

With just about a month left to go before the Tony Awards (by far our favorite award show here at UsedYorkCity!), we wanted to roundup a few of our favorite on and off Broadway shows that we’ve been personal fans of this season, many of which are nominated for quite a few Tony’s!  And the […]

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Spring Cleaning? There’s Free Charity Pick-Ups In NYC!

Spring cleaning is high on my list of favorite things.  (Crazy?  Yeah, I know.  But nothing quite beats the feeling of an organized closet, right?!)  What’s perhaps NOT on my list of favorite things is the aftermath of a good closet cleanse: bagging and lugging all the giveaways downtown to the nearest Goodwill/SalvationArmy/charity of choice.  […]

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