5 NYC-Centric Apps We Can’t Live Without


Besides my Metrocard, the only other thing I never ever leave home without is my trusty chihuahua* iPhone.  Any other New Yorkers out there relate? I’ve only had this life changing amazing piece of technology for about a year, and it’s insane to think how I navigated my way around the city before!  (Blackberry, you’ll always […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Find Your Inner Leprechaun In NYC

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Good beer, Irish whisky, pubs, and lots of green. Yes. We all follow these traditions but what is St. Patrick’s Day really about? The first thing we can all do to find out inner leprechaun here in NYC is to educate ourselves! The History St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish celebration of Saint Patrick. Saint […]

Tourists Share Their Favorite NYC Spots

Ever wonder what NYC spots are most popular amongst visitors?  Me too!  I was excited to stumble across a survey conducted by Kaplan International, where they asked 355 of their students, aged between 18 and 59, from 39 countries, about what they loved doing in New York during their time here.  Here’s a link to […]

Exploring My New York: Art, Architecture And Appetizers

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New York is not just a place; it’s an experience, and a unique one at that. In fact, the New York experience is unique to everyone here, tourist or resident. My New York is an upscale city full of personality, color, and beautiful architecture. Here are some of the activities I like to do to […]

UYC’s Walks: A Blustery Stroll Down 5th Avenue


One of my favorite traditions during the holiday season is walking down 5th Avenue, taking in all the store windows, and ending at Rockefeller Center to see the tree.  This year it happened on a blustery Tuesday night…we were graced with snow during the first half of the day, but by nightfall all that was […]

UYC’s Guide: 8 NYC Staples To Experience This Winter

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The winter weather is about to start, and rather than sit around the house, it is really time to get out and about and do some socializing. Winter festivals around New York City offer the perfect chance to see some new faces and celebrate all that New Yorkers love. Some of the favorite festivals and […]

Loving Right Now: Vimbly


Classic New Yorker problem – there are so many things to do in NYC that sometimes you just don’t know what to do or, more importantly, what’s actually going to be worth your money. So you end up at the same bar, with the same people, doing the same thing.  Enjoyable?  Yes.  Boring? Definitely, maybe. […]

UYC’s Walks: A Sneak Peak Into Gramercy Park


One of my NYC bucket list items got checked off recently: take a stroll INSIDE Gramercy Park.  While I can say with much certainty that there’s no fountains of youth, chocolate filled ponds, or other such exciting features one might expect to find in a locked park in an elite hood, it was pretttyyyyyy exciting […]

UYC’s Walks: Red Hook


I’ll be honest: after my stint in living in the nether regions of Queens (Jamaica/Hollis, I’m talking to you!), and commuting to work to some pretty crazy far areas of the Bronx and Brooklyn (East New York, you know who you are!), I don’t get out to the outer boroughs for pleasure as much as […]

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