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Postcard from an epic Empire State sunset

This has been a weird week. I just moved back into my place in Williamsburg after waiting out Sandy on the Upper East Side with a friend: we were lucky in that we had a very "boring" hurricane with  neither of our homes losing power or being flooded....
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Postcard from the Empire State Building

It's really easy for New York City to lose that tourist sparkle after you've lived there for a few years. Sure, you still marvel at seeing the city all sparkly when you're in a cab going over the Brooklyn Bridge late at night and you revel in the...
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Postcard from a skyscraper sunset

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,...
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10 things you can’t miss in NYC

New York City is an easy city to be overwhelmed by: heck, I've lived here for five years and still feel like I've barely scratched the surface of everything the city has to offer. There's just so much good stuff--from the tucked away local...
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Postcard from Memorial Day Weekend

Last weekend marked the unofficial start to summer, and honestly, it was one of my favorite weekends in the city to date. Maybe we've just been cooped up for too long--and to be fair, I've spent just about every weekend in the yoga studio since...
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Postcard from Midtown New York City

I worked in Midtown for about a year: starting and ending my day at Grand Central Station, eating lunch in the sunshine on the steps of the New York Public Library, heading to Bryant Park for outdoor yoga in the evenings. I loved being able to see...
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The “perfect weekend in New York” itinerary

Any new New Yorker can attest: you get a whole lot more visitors as soon as you move to this city. Not only is New York City one of the most popular vacation destinations for both Americans and foreigners, it also features some very expensive...
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Do, Eat, Drink: Manhattan

 I'm not a "New Yorker" by any means, but I've lived in the city long enough to host quite a few visitors, plan several days of fun and start to find my favorite local haunts. Here are my favorite things to do, eat and drink in Manhattan: I'll update...
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NYC

Even though I'm not an expert or even truly a New Yorker, I'd like to sharing my burgeoning knowledge of where to go and what to do--whether you're in the city for a day or a year. I spend (most of) my weekends treating New York City like the...
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Postcard from the USA

The 4th of July is a day that always makes me happy to be an American. Beyond the history of the founding of our country, it's the most summer-y day of the year. Everyone wants to be outside: at the beach or in a pool or the river or crowded around...
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