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Mount Snow Winter Getaway (Post 2 of 2)

Just when most skiers head inside the lodge to sip a hot chocolate or a beer, my crew set out to explore the mountain from a new vantage point: the snowmobile. I always thought one of the greatest aspects of skiing was the speed you gain flying down the mountain. I only feel satisfied when […]

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Mount Snow Winter Getaway (Post 1 of 2)

For as much time as people spend trying to get into NYC, many New Yorkers seem just as eager to leave it—if only for the weekend. When the winter snow turns a greasy grey in the city, it’s time to head for the pristine white snow on the slopes, and Mount Snow, VT provides a […]

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My first cucumber roll. An art in progress

Sushi Class: Roll With It

Sushi comes in many forms—the grab n’ go package, the dodgy half price buffet and, of course, the classy over-priced restaurant with the open kitchen so you can admire the chef’s handy work.  Out of my experience in all three types of establishments, I always come away with utter admiration for the sushi chef. Even […]

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The Subway Swagger

One of the most amazing, complex human creations is the subway system. Sure, here in New York the subway is a little smelly, grimy, rat-ridden, expensive and unreliable on the weekends but we pride ourselves on it anyway. Hey, at least we’re not driving some gas-guzzling SUV and contributing to global warming like our Midwest […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest Review

The play has been resurrected many times in the past century since Oscar Wilde’s first writing in 1895, but few renditions match the perfect execution of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s performance at the American Airlines Theatre. I remember first reading The Importance of Being Earnest for an English class in high school and fell in […]

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When Do You Become A New Yorker?

When does one officially become a New Yorker?  The barriers of entry to the city are pretty low, as evidenced by Kim Kardashian’s recent move to the city in the wake of many California reality stars, but there is something to be said for longevity in this town. Whether or not you are a true […]

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Strawberry Fields Forever

One byproduct of living in New York is growing jaded from the buildings and sites that once attracted you initially to the city. I now see Times Square as a neon tourist trap and officially branded the iconic Macy’s in Herald Square as the worst department store in the city. There are a couple places, […]

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A Journey Through the American Museum of Natural History

In the spirit of January I made resolutions for the New Year and revisited last year’s failures. The word failure is so dramatic, isn’t it? Well, I’m not here to get all Dear Abby on you, just to say that I reexamined the Bucket List from last summer and am proud to report that I […]

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Ringing in the New Year with Reflexology

It seems everyone has superstitions about starting the new year. Most of these involve going to the gym immediately to kick off the month of January, which effectively angers the rest of the population that has been going all year. This year, I decided to embark on a relaxing entry to 2011 with my best […]

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NYC’s New Year’s Eve: The Un-hyped Reality

Ah, New Year’s Eve. The most hyped-force-yourself-to-buy-a-new-outfit-and-swear-you’re having-the-best-time-of-your-life holiday of the year!  What other city better guarantees a positively epic night than New York? Despite Dick Clark and the glistening ball drop, it still seems like a big overrated jig to me. First, most people assume that Times Square is the place to be on […]

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Zee Blizzard of 2010

As it turns out, there’s a bit of snow in the Northeast right now. So much, in fact, that news stations have taken to calling it Blizzageddon, Snowpacolypse, or, the PC version courtesy of CNBC, The 2010 Winter Storm of Epic Proportions. Whatever branding you fancy, it’s pretty clear that NYC is buried. All airports […]

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The NYC Christmas Tree Hunt

Every household develops traditions around the holidays that incorporate decorating in some capacity and my humble apartment is no different.  Many of my friends have warmly expressed concern that my shoebox sized living quarters prohibit such holiday fanfare and I attempt to explain that while the decorating happens, it’s just on a much smaller scale. […]

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The Cordoba Movement

If nothing else, New York City is a place to reinvent yourself. Apparently that’s exactly what the folks of Park 51 are doing.  You may better recognize the name Park 51 as the Ground Zero Mosque or Cordoba House, which garnered the attention of Americans nationwide and even moose-shootin’ Sarah Palin a few months back. […]

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