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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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    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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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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Where To Eat And What To Order

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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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Getting My Jjigae On At Kori-Tribeca

After hearing about the marvel of Eastern and Western fusion in the New York Times, I decided that some things needed to be tested and tasted personally. So I hopped on the 6 train and texted some friends. I had about half an hour to wait so I ordered a dirty martini, was not disappointed […]

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Get Your A** On The 7 Train And Go To Flushing

I suppose my use of profan*ty in the title makes me a real New Yorker. And in a way that sort of bothers me, so every now and then I need a break. Sure, it’s great to schlep out to the Hamptons or fly down to Florida for the weekend, but there is no better […]

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The Lower East Side’s Authentic Japanese Joint: Hachember

Do you know that feeling where you walk into a place and feel your whole evening has just taken an epic turn?  Then upon entering, you suddenly leave the world behind and enter an urban novel or movie?  Two years ago, I moved back to NYC to find that feeling again, and yet, my largest […]

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