5 Places To Get Pampered On The Cheap

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Looking and feeling your best in NYC is simple enough…there’s certainly no shortage of cheap mani/pedi salons and Chinatown massage parlors, not to mention ALL. THOSE. GROUPONS.  Some may argue that you get what you pay for.  While there are certainly instances of truth in this, we at UsedYorkCity gathered together our go-to cheap spots […]

Reinvent At The Fifty


Summer travel and healthy living go together like brownies and hot fudge peas and carrots, do they not?  While NYC is certainly the epicure capital of the USA, there’s something about those 90 degree days…sweating on the subway platform…makeup dripping down your face…clothes clinging where they shouldn’t (you get the idea, right?), that makes the […]

Jump, Jump!

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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 […]

5 Ways To Be Inspired In New York City

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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 […]

Loving Right Now: Nina’s European Day Spa And Laser Center


I’m pretty loyal when it comes to my massages, but in all honesty, trekking down to Chinatown in this bone-chilling cold just isn’t happening for me.  A friend recommended Nina’s European Day Spa and Laser Center, centrally located on 35th and 5th, and promised it would live up to my high standards of DEEP-deep tissue. […]

From The Lips Of A Local: New Year’s Resolution Edition!

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Ahh, 2014!  With the new year now about a week in, we thought it’d be fun to make this week’s edition of “From The Lips Of A Local” all about not only creating a resolution, but sticking to it!  We’re delighted to be talking to our very own contributor, Orlando Manuel, who resolved last year […]

UYC’s Guide: 5 NYC Workouts That Will Spice Up Your Routine


I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty low shelf life when it comes to a consistent workout routine.  I’m all about the hot yoga, oh, for about three weeks, before the downward dogs and puddles (of other people’s) sweat starts to get to me.  Then I’ll take up jogging for a few […]

UYC’s Guide: 5 (More) Free Ways To Learn Something New In NYC

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A few weeks ago, we posted an article about learning something new in NYC for free.  Seriously guys, there’s just so much good stuff in this city, that we had to do a follow-up article with 5 more awesome ways to learn something new.  Even better when you can learn something new for free.  Here’s […]

Luxury Spas For Less When You Book “Last Minute”


New York is chock full of the best of the best when it comes to spas, salons, and fitness studios…but let’s get real: I refuse to pay $300 for a massage at a five star hotel when I can jet on down to Chinatown and have 60 minutes for $45.  But that’s not to say […]

Kick 2013 Off Right With NYC’s Fitness Fight Camp + Giveaway


This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Heather E.!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! A glimpse at my workout routine may have you believe I have commitment issues, seeing as how I bounce from studio to studio.  This, my friends, is […]

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