FoodPorn Friday: Daniel


“Food should have soul, but the soul is not always in every dish. Sometimes dishes are created because you want some interesting contrast, you want to create something different with the ingredient you have. But that does not mean the dish has found its soul yet.” So speaks the legendary Daniel Boulud. Probably my favorite restaurant, […]

UYC Style: Winter Blues


During last year’s wedding planning, I basically lived on Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.  I decided that after the big day was over, I would make a point to integrate Pinterest into UsedYorkCity, sharing NYC scenes, styles, sounds, and scents that are currently inspiring me. First up, Winter Blues.  Appropriate much? On Pinterest?  Let’s be […]

UYC’s Book Club: Kitchen Confidential

Photo Credit: Donna Turner Ruhlman

Welcome to the second month of our NYC-inspired book club!  In case you missed the first go-around, 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! Last month we had a riveting 700+ page fictional tale set in […]

UYC’s Kitchen: 5 Veggie Homemade Soups To Get You Through The Winter

When the bone-chilling cold winter weather hits, I’m all about the soups.  The best thing about these huge pots is that you can fix one up on Sunday, and have plenty to nosh off of all week.  Busy New Yorker’s best friend?  I think yes. Here’s a few favorites that circulate through my kitchen until […]

Cheap Date: 10 Affordable NYC Outings Your Boo Will Love

Sometimes having too many options can be uber overwhelming, and another night of Netflix and Dominos seems like the better option than weeding through ALL. THOSE. CHOICES. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite dates around the city to make it just a tiny bit easier.  (We’re not knocking Netflix, promise, but jussstttt […]

The Realistic Joneses + Giveaway

The Realistic Joneses

This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Mary Lane from NewYorkCliche!  Stay tuned for more exciting giveaways! Guys!  HUGE giveaway going on today!  Not only are we so excited to share with you the newest hit on Broadway starring the lovely Toni […]

New Yorker Moments: So You Wanna Wear Your Wedding Dress Twice…

Let’s call a spade a spade: I wanted an excuse to wear my wedding dress twice.  (Kidding!)  But seriously, having a secret elopement on a rooftop in NYC with only our chihuahua and parents, and then keeping it hush-hush for 5 whole months (ekkk!), and surprising our guests with the video of our ceremony at […]

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. […]

A New York Minute In Beckie’s Apartment


  We are so excited to welcome Beckie Stravers to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us! What neighborhood do you live in? Forest Hills… or as I like to call it, “Deep Queens” How long have you lived in this apartment, and who do you share your home with? I […]

FoodPorn Friday: Lady Mendl’s


“Thank goodness we didn’t bring the guys, they would have broken something by now for sure.” So speaks my mother-in-law at the Tea Salon.  My response?  ”Truth!” (…in a British accent, of course…I mean, we are at a tea salon!) With course after course of crumpets and finger sandwiches and the most precious tea pots […]

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