• 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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    Lunchtime Meditation At The Three Jewels

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Meditation has always been something that’s intrigued me (remember, it was on my summer to-do list!).  While I practice yoga on the regular, it’s never been much of a zen activity for me…let’s chalk this up to the fact that I like hot yoga, and it’s hard to be zen when you have about a […]

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    Between The Seas Festival + Giveaway

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Leslie!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! Happy Monday!  We’re thrilled to share with you an upcoming contemporary dance/theater/music festival that we love and are huge fans of here at UsedYorkCity…and of course, giveaway […]

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    Ask Jess

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Hi guys!  Welcome to the second installment of “Ask Jess”, in which I publicly  answer questions that I’ve received through the site! Remember, if you have a question feel free to send me a Tweet, comment below, or post the question to UYC’s Facebook wall.  Looking forward to answering yours next! Q: I’ve visited NYC several times and did most […]

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    The Comfiest Ballet Flat, Ever

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Us New Yorkers walk EVERYWHERE.  To the subway, from the subway, to the grocery store, back from the grocery store (lugging 50 pounds of food and drink, mind you), out for coffee, back to the office…you get it.  We are a city of power walkers. That being said, footwear is exceptionally important.  Like many NY […]

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  • A Walk Through NYC’s Smallest Park

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    You may remember way back when I mentioned one of my goals for the blog was to start incorporating video. I think this got put off for so long because, well, only so many hours in a day!  But then I realized that video doesn’t have to mean mega productions (who has the attention span […]

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May
29

A New York Minute In Donna’s Apartment

We are so excited to welcome Donna Dugan to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us! What neighborhood do you live in?  Astoria, the 30th Ave stop on the N/Q. How long have you lived in this apartment, and who do you share your home with?  I’ve lived here for 10 […]

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May
28

Choice Streets Presents The Best Food Trucks In NYC

It was a nippy Wednesday evening and of course I didn’t dress accordingly for the weather. However, having been to the previous Village Voice Choice Eats event, I made sure that I had eaten light for the occasion. The volunteers and security led us to the press table where we were given a special ticket […]

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May
27

Postcards To NYC

Dearest NYC, Now that the weather is consistently on the up and up, Central Park and I have a standing jog date every morning.  I’m thankful she’s such a beauty, giving me excuses to pause and catch my breath snap a few pictures every few minutes. Cheers, Jess p.s. for more photo inspiration from my […]

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May
23

FoodPorn Friday: Ktchn

When taking the hubby to the theater, pre-show snacking is pretty important.  All you theater-geeks married to or dating non-theater geeks totally get what I mean, right?  Kinda like how it’s REALLY important for me to have good snacks when sitting through a soccer game or tennis match and especially football…but I digress. We were […]

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May
22

Intermission: Bullets Over Broadway

You would think a show so tellingly titled “Bullets Over Broadway” would fit the “Great White Way” smoother then Cinderella’s glass slipper. It’s not that it lacks for an evening of entertainment – especially strong are the formidable dance numbers. Yet ultimately you leave the theater puzzled (“Huh?”) rather then pleased (“Wow!”) For those of […]

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Where To Eat And What To Order

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Jan
25

Belgian Bites And Beers At Resto

One of my favorite ways to wile away a lazy winter weekend afternoon is to pop into a restaurant in those quiet hours between lunch and dinner for a snack.  Nothing substantial, just something salty, something sweet, and a tall glass of something soothing.  We found ourselves on 29th Street this weekend and were immediately […]

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Dec
28

Central Harlem’s Foodie Find: Native

My first few years living in NYC, I was an uptown girl…and by uptown I don’t mean “Upper East Side close to the MET”, more like “Inwood: the last neighborhood in Manhattan before reaching the Bronx.”  Needless to say, I was always on the lookout for up-and-coming restaurants ABOVE 96th Street…cause honestly, I didn’t feel […]

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Sep
7

Treasured Tables: The Back-To-Work Special

Bzzzz (your Blackberry / iPhone)… read work emails that arrived overnight, eyes half open… Wait in long line for lousy latte (shudder)… Work, work, work. Work. Work. Grab a bite and wolf it down at New York’s most quintessentially “treasured table” – i.e., your office desk. Work – work – work some more… Coffee break? […]

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Aug
17

Yasuda: Sushi Supremacy–Service Not Included

We’re in violent agreement with NYC’s top critics that Yasuda is currently serving the finest sushi in New York (save for maybe the outrageously expensive $500+ per person proposition at Masa). The service; however, is abominable. To go… or not to go? (Never take sushi to-go, but that’s another story…)     I defer to […]

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