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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Seeing Manhattan from the water: the Circle Line Cruise

My very first "housewarming" gift in New York City was a copy of The Best Things to Do in New York. It's been an awesome resource in an overwhelming city for the tried-and-true tourist spots, quirky festivals and neighborhoods that are worth a...
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Postcard from the swings

This is a little departure from my regular "postcard" posts, but, alas, my external hard drive is broken (with, you know, all of my photos since 2009--don't even offer any insight on the importance of backing things up as I assure I have already...
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Postcard from Top of the Rock

Whenever people go to Paris, I tell them to skip going up the Eiffel Tower and head up the Arc de Triomphe instead: it's so bizarre to see the Paris skyline without its iconic structure. Similarly, many New Yorkers will suggest skipping the Empire...
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