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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 Manhattan. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States–and the […]

January 24, 2013 Continue reading…

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 State Building and seeing Manhattan from Top of the Rock. Without […]

December 27, 2012 Continue reading…

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. I still had to walk 100+ blocks […]

November 1, 2012 Continue reading…

Getting my Carrie on: the Sex and the City tour

I didn’t start watching “Sex and the City” until  I went to see the movie with my mom on my 20th birthday. After recovering from the embarrassment that ensues after watching said film with your mother, I immediately watched the entire series from start to finish. I’d be lying if I said that SATC hadn’t […]

October 26, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Fort Tryon Park

Sometimes the best thing about living in a city is having a quick and easy nature escape: a place with plenty of greenery, fresh air and open skies to counteract the sensation of being stifled by concrete and skyscrapers. There are plenty of parks located in central Manhattan and Brooklyn: Central Park, Bryant Park and […]

October 25, 2012 Continue reading…

The little things I love about New York City

Honestly, I never pictured myself as much of a big city girl. I grew up in the suburbs of a cow town capital, and I’ve always been more comfortable in smaller cities with a prominent beachfront. I’ve based my happiness on how easy it is for me to escape to a swim in the sea. […]

October 23, 2012 Continue reading…

Chinatown and Little Italy with Ahoy! New York Food Tours

It’s no secret that I love to eat–and noodles, whether Chinese or Italian, are probably one of my favorite meals. So I was stoked to take a NYC food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting. The owner Alana Hoye is a fellow Francophile and an absolute legend when it comes […]

October 19, 2012 Continue reading…