New York City has some epic sunsets, but too often they’re hidden behind all of those skyscrapers. The only way to remedy this: go up to the very top of one of those skyscrapers. Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building are great public options, but it’s even more fun if it’s not a tourist location (and the most fun if it comes with delicious Indian tapas!).

New York City sunset from a FiDi skyscraper

My good friend Jillian invited me up to see the sunset from her husband’s office building–right after we spent the afternoon hanging out at Top of the Rock. It was the ultimate day of skyscraper hopping! There was an incredible 360-view: watching the traffic snake uptown, the bridges stretching over the East River, across to the new World Trade Center, down to the Statue of Liberty and across to New Jersey. I can’t even imagine if this was my view at the office every day–I wouldn’t get anything done!

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Date night: Museum Hack!

Museums are one of my favorite solo activities: I like to put some classical music in my headphones and wander around as slowly as I please. Sometimes I sit down in front of a piece of art, ostensibly to examine the piece but usually just to people-watch. I usually get museum fatigue after about an […]

September 17, 2014 Continue reading…

When it rains, it pours and notes on what’s happening next

Here’s what the last couple of weeks have looked like: I’d accepted one job offer, put in my two weeks’ notice, went through three rounds of interviews in 48 hours for another position (that was cleared by HR on the day that I put in my two weeks’), accepted a great side freelance gig, found out […]

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Of the moment // 9.12.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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Postcard from Governors Island

One of my “summer resolutions” was to visit Governors Island, simply because it’s only open in the summertime and because I’d never been before. But my summer weekends quickly filled up (BBQs in Brooklyn! Berkshires! Beach! Boston!) and suddenly it was Labor Day, and I was profoundly disappointed in my scheduling abilities.  And THEN as […]

September 11, 2014 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 8.5.14

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

September 5, 2014 Continue reading…

Notes on life lessons from a party school

One of the things I love about the end of summer and start of fall is that feeling of new beginnings: it conjures up freshly-sharped pencils and crisp, blank notebooks, a bright backpack and a brand-new pair of shoes. I always loved going back to school: I would spend hours deciding on the perfect first-day-of-school […]

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