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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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    Intermission: I Remember Mama

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    This is a memory play….it will take us to back to a time and place we need to visit in our minds in order to remind us who we are … where we came from … where we are going. I realize that Jessica has already awarded two tickets to “I Remember Mama” but I […]

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    Loving Right Now: “The Little Prince: A New York Story”

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    When you seen the following illustration, would you describe it as: a. a hat b. a mountain c. a fruit cake gone bad d. a boa constrictor digesting an elephant If you answered “d”, I have no need to convince you to run to the Morgan Library and Museum as quickly as possible to see […]

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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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Mar
5

Art To The Rescue! (…plus all these cute adoptable pooches!)

Guys!  Remember back in December when I shared my 4 simple goals with you?  And how one of them involved pooches?  (I mean, what else what it involve, really??)  Well, I’m delighted to share that we just attended our first fundraising event for the Animal Care & Control of NYC, a delightful evening called Art […]

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Mar
4

UYC Style: Mint Condition

With the start of March, I can’t help but get excited about donning my favorite shade of green in preparation for St. Patty’s Day: mint!  I used the gold t-strap shoes I wore for my wedding reception as the starting point to this ensemble, because you know what they say, “nothing sweeter than a repeater!” […]

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