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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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Apr
8

Intermission: I Remember Mama

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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UsedYorkCity.com
Apr
7

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

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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Photo Credit: Denise Pina
Apr
4

Choice Eats Delivers A Happy Belly

The Village Voice’s 7th annual Choice Eats tasting event was a satisfying hit!  As soon as I walked into Basketball City on South Street and noticed the thousands of people lining up at each table, I knew I shouldn’t have eaten lunch that afternoon. I was greeted with a tasting glass, a souvenir tray to […]

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Apr
3

From The Lips Of A Local

Each month we feature a different local, sharing their unique experiences on what makes NYC the best place, ever.  Hey, we never said New Yorkers weren’t cocky.   This week we’re delighted to be chatting with Roger! Name: Roger Ma Occupation: Recovering banker, current digital media professional New Yorker since: 2006 What hood do you live in? I’ve lived […]

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UsedYorkCity.com
Apr
2

Nothing But Blue Skies

With the trees staying bare just a little bit longer this year, I was extra excited to see blue skies out in full force in Central Park. “Blue skies?!”  you say.  ”But Jess, I haven’t seen anything but gray, gray, gray since Halloween!” (Hmm…I can’t argue there…) But no, the blue skies I’m referring to […]

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Under My Skin
Apr
1

Under My Skin + Giveaway

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Harriet!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! Another Tuesday, another terrific theater ticket giveaway!  Here’s the info: Take the dashing CEO of America’s leading healthcare provider, a single mom from Staten Island, and an outrageous […]

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UsedYorkCity.com
Mar
31

UYC’S Book Club: Rules Of Civility

Welcome to the third month of our NYC-inspired book club!  In case you missed the first few go-arounds, the idea is to read a new book each month that is either based in or about NYC, and chat about it here on the blog!  This month’s pick, Rules of Civility, was a real winner (seriously, […]

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UsedYorkCity.com
Mar
28

New Yorkers’ Choice: The Best Pizza In NYC

We’re bringing a very important topic to the table today, folks: Pizza!  The pizza slice is perhaps one of the most iconic NYC foods, and with a pizzeria (or three!) on practically every corner, it’s tough to narrow down from the good to the great.  Not gonna lie: I’m not picky when it comes to […]

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UsedYorkCity.com
Mar
27

New Yorker Moments

{weekend getaway to long island’s oheka castle} Maybe because it’s a month without any proper long weekends or vacations (my inner-school marm is coming out), or maybe it’s because the longer days and sunlight gives the illusion that it SHOULD be light-jacket-wearing spring (which any New Yorkers can definitely attest a resounding no to), but […]

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Photo Credit: George Ferrandi
Mar
26

5 Ways To Be Inspired In New York City

I am constantly looking for inspiration in the city. Some days, the little things that make our life go round inspire me. Others days, I need a little more than the regular everyday things. The Neighbors Pawel Althemer’s The Neighbors exhibit at the New Museum has given me the inspiration to do exactly what I […]

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