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Best Affordable Food in NYC

New York is, notoriously, an extremely expensive city. But there are also a lot of amazing cheap eats for the foodie on a budget. I detest cooking and ate out […]

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What to Do On Governors Island

Governors Island is just off the southerntip of Manhattan, not far from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It feels like something of a different world—all green, open space. […]

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One Day in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is possibly the most well-known neighborhood in Brooklyn; and despite the heavy hipster presence, it’s also one of my favorite parts of the City. There’s so much to do […]

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Best of Greenwich Village

With NYC back in business and outdoor dining better than ever, I figured it was time to venture into Manhattan. In spite of the fact that 2020 has been an […]

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One Day in Dumbo

I never thought I would get sick of hanging around my house with no responsibilities. But it’s finally getting old, and New York is cautiously opening up. I had an […]

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NYC Favorites, Packed and Shipped

After a couple weeks in captivity, I am really, really missing my favorite NYC fewds. Even getting delivery is discouraged, and most of my favorite spots are in Manhattan or […]

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Brighton Beach Diaries

I started thinking this morning of the two years I spent living on the beach in Brooklyn. Out of nowhere, it occurred to me that the whole experience has taken […]

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Happy(ish) New Year

Note: Feel free to skip to the end—a map of my first weekend out in the new year. The rest is mostly reflection on the decade. I feel particularly nostalgic […]

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One Day in Flatiron

You don’t need more than one day, trust me. But there are some cool places in this mostly unremarkable neighborhood. I don’t really think of Flatiron much, although I now […]