A New York Minute In Amanda’s Apartment


We are so excited to welcome Amanda Mactas to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us! What neighborhood do you live in? Midtown East How long have you lived in this apartment, and who do you share your home with? I’ve lived here for over two years now by myself and […]

UYC Style: Mint Condition


With the start of March, I can’t help but get excited about donning my favorite shade of green in preparation for St. Patty’s Day: mint!  I used the gold t-strap shoes I wore for my wedding reception as the starting point to this ensemble, because you know what they say, “nothing sweeter than a repeater!” […]

Shopping For Jewelry? TraxNYC Has You Covered!


Like many New Yorkers, we love a good shopping session…but even BETTER when you’re shopping + supporting local businesses!  We’re delighted to bring TraxNYC to the blog today to hear what they’re doing for jewelry in the most sparkling of all NYC hoods, The Diamond District!  Can I get an “oh la la?!” TraxNYC is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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-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 […]

Diamond Candles + Giveaway


This contest has officially ended.  A huge New York thank you to all who participated, and congrats to our winner, Lyndsay!  Stay tuned for more exciting UsedYorkCity.com giveaways! If I’m in my apartment longer that, oh, 5 minutes, I have a candle burning.  I have favorite scents for each season (warm pumpkins for fall, sweet sugar […]

Upcycled Favorites From Fashion Week 2013


On Monday, September 9th, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce held Tesla Style Night, an event which added to the unique excitement of Fashion Week 2013. This fabulous evening featured the sustainable electric car designs of Tesla Motors, complemented by many emerging fashion designers whose focus is also on the […]

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