New York

Postcard from the Bowery

One of my favorite little moments in New York City always comes when I walk home from SoHo at night: I glance over my shoulder as I go down the Bowery between Houston and Delancey streets and I see the Empire State Building glittering uptown and I just can’t believe this is my walk home. […]

March 14, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Marcy stop

The little joys of an open-air subway stop: watching the sun rise as you wait for your morning train, seeing the sun stream through colored glass, contemplate as the birds fly instead of the rats scramble. I lived in Williamsburg in Brooklyn for four months last year (I’ve since moved to the Lower East Side […]

February 28, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Central Park

Whenever I feel a bit overwhelmed by the city’s unstoppable pace and sheer number of people, places and things–like millions of other New Yorkers–I head to Central Park. It’s an 1.317-square-mile oasis of relaxation and recreation: grassy fields, running paths, lakes filled with rowboats and ducks. I’ve visited Central Park in summer, fall and winter: […]

February 21, 2013 Continue reading…

Get Quiet: a yoga and meditation retreat in the snow

36 hours. 15 new friends. Six vegetarian meals. Four yoga classes. Three meditation sessions. One day of silence. No iPhone or computer. However, it’s impossible to quantify the pure amount of calm and relaxation after a weekend retreat in the Berkshires with Aly, my former college roommate and one of my best friends. Led by Julianna, […]

February 15, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Berkshires in the snow

I’m a child of California: while I’ve certainly seen snow before, the prospect of a blizzard is still enough to make me giddy. However, snow in New York City is more of a black slushy nightmare: public transportation hold-ups, slippery sidewalks, biting cold to endure. So I was ecstatic to spend Snowstorm Nemo out of […]

February 14, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the High Line

While I feel like I’m constantly walking in Manhattan–darting through crowded sidewalks, trudging up stairs, ambling along the streets lined with shops–I rarely feel like I have a chance to stroll. Everyone in New York City has a purpose, a place to be, a reason to be pounding the pavement in their sky-high heels or […]

January 31, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge has quickly become one of my favorite “touristy” spots in New York City. It’s the perfect vantage point for a beautiful sunset, a relaxing walk on a sunny day or just a nice way to get from Brooklyn to downtown Manhattan. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States–and the […]

January 24, 2013 Continue reading…