UYC’s Guide: 5 NYC-Centric Gifts Under $25


With the holidays quickly approaching, I decided to round-up a few of my favorite NYC-centric gifts, and share them with you over the coming weeks.  The first installment of this series are treats that start at the great price point of $25 or less…but I’ll actually do you one better…the great price point of $17.99 […]

Loving Right Now: Melibea’s Urban Mediterranean Cuisine

Ever so rarely in this darling city of ours do you hit the restaurant trinity: amazing food, fabulous vibe, and top-notch service.  One?  All over the place.  Two?  No problem.  But three out of three?  That’s a rarity I’m certainly willing to sing about. Last night I had the true pleasure to dine in a […]

UsedYorkCity’s NYC Charity Of Choice Is…!

Handsome of the many adoptable faces at Manhattan's Animal Care and Control

A few weeks ago I posted my 4 simple goals I hope to will accomplish before the end of 2013.  First up: finding a NYC charity to support.   I broke this into 4 simple steps (I do love consistency!), and before I knew it, I had honed in on a wonderful organization that I […]

New Yorker Moments

{i found my nyc charity i’m so excited to start supporting!  any guesses to what it is?} We headed down to Richmond, VA, this weekend where my mom and sister hosted my bridal shower!  This was the last big event before the big day, and between now and December 6th I have a ton of […]

Becoming Dr. Ruth + Giveaway

Becoming Dr. Ruth

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Kate!  Stay tuned for more exciting giveaways! I had the pleasure of attending Becoming Dr. Ruth last week, and can’t stress enough how YOU should see it, too!  Dr. Ruth herself was in the audience, […]

Loving Right Now: Gossip For 2

Gossip for 2

You already know how much we at UsedYorkCity absolutely love Mille-Feuille Bakery and Cafe (raving post 1 and 2!), and now we have another reason to add onto the list: their Gossip for 2 cake.  Interest and appetite piqued?     The Gossip for 2 was a collaboration project between Chef Oliver Dessyn and Julie […]

From The Lips Of A Local


Each week 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 online marketing guru, Julian!       Name: Julian Macias Occupation: Online Marketing New Yorker since: 2005 What hood do […]

Disaster! + Giveaway


This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Corey!  Stay tuned for more exciting giveaways! All of you who have a soft spot for platform shoes, disco balls, and everything else that goes along with the groovy 70′s, we promise you’re going to […]

New Yorker Moments

{fun flea market finds}

{fun flea market finds} Even after living in the city for 8+ years, I still delight in “NYC Firsts”.  This weekend marked one: perusing the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market!  We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weekend and had my favorite kind of Sunday, brunch followed by strolls and just a tiny bit of shopping. […]

That Black Truffle Ricotta Ravioli!

You could say I stumbled on Crispo as an accident.  Charged with making dinner reservations for a group of 6, I booked at a nearby restaurant that was just.  too.  loud.  Like, we’re talking the kind of walk-in, cover the ears, scream “ya wanna get outta here??”  ”HUH?”  ”I SAID, DO YOU WANT TO GET […]

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