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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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SummerNYC
Jun
18

5 Ways To Stay Cool In NYC This Summer

After that insane Polar Vortex of a winter we had this year, I doubt any of us are complaining about the summer heat too much.  But when the subway platforms start feeling like you’re inhaling a bowl of miso soup every time you breathe in right around July 4th weekend, we got you covered on […]

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Jun
16

Intermission: Aladdin

The very first movie my mom ever took me to see in theaters as a kid was The Jungle Book, setting the stage for my love of all things Disney and musical.  In 1992, the Disney version of Aladdin came to the screen, and my siblings and I must have watched that VHS copy, oh, […]

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Jun
13

FoodPorn Friday: Flatiron Hall

Before I start, I’d like you to all take a good, long look at this pretzel.  Soft, warm, salty, and when dipped into that piping pot of cheddar ale dip…hot diggity!  Loyalty for life is what I call that, Flatiron Hall! Nestled in NoMad, Flatiron Hall is the sister restaurant to further-downtown’s Houston Hall (and […]

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Jun
11

Wanderlust Wednesday: Travel Traditions

Over dinner the other night we were talking about travel traditions.  You know…a little ritual or thing you do in every place you travel to.  I find these fascinating, and am always curious about what peaks people’s interest.  My husband, for example, gets a haircut in every country he visits (the $2 haircut in Cambodia […]

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Jun
9

New Yorkers’ Choice: The Best Coffee Shops In NYC

Coffee is something we New Yorkers don’t take lightly: besides finding a spot with spot-on baristas that perfect your cup of brew EVERY TIME, it certainly helps for the place to have a bit of character of it’s own.  We asked some in-the-know New Yorkers what their go-to coffee shop is and why, and here’s […]

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Where To Eat And What To Order

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Aug
27

Cheap Date: $20 And Under All-Inclusive Boozy Brunch

You read the title right, folks.  It’s not an entree that costs $25, plus an additional $15 for unlimited drinks (which is what the trend seems to be at a lot of places around the city.)  Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Bone Lick Park, you get your good ol’ southern meal plus […]

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Aug
23

The Vegan Restaurant Even Carnivores Will Love: Pure Food And Wine

When one thinks of an exquisite dining experience, the words raw, vegan, and gluten-free don’t often come to mind.  Even as a vegetarian, I had my doubts, but since Pure Food and Wine has such a lovely outdoor garden space adorned with twinkle lights, I pushed them aside and decided to give it a whirl. […]

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Jul
12

UYC’s Guide: 5 NYC Ice Cream Shops You’ll Melt Over

This city is filled with many places to treat your sweet tooth. In these hot summer days, there is nothing I’m craving more than some ice cream. I’m not talking about plain vanilla, ordinary old chocolate or everyday strawberry. I’m talking about flavors you can’t even pronounce! These shops are all one-of-a-kind, putting the flavor […]

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May
24

5 Delicious NYC Bakeries

Like everything else in the city, when it comes to baked goods and yummy treats, New Yorkers have too many choices. To keep you from falling prey to unnecessarily long lines at Magnolia, or from eating the same old fare from Crumbs, we’ve found you some delicious and much more swoon-worthy alternatives.  Here’s Used York […]

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