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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 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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It’s Christmas Time in the City

Yes, yes, it’s that time of year. The holidays are quickly approaching (or if you’re Jewish, they’re here—Happy Hanukkah, by the way!) and the city has undergone its annual transformation into a winter wonderland, garnished with red ribbons and LED lights galore.  There really is only one way to describe it. New York at Christmas […]

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The Rat Race: NYC Style

First it was the bed bugs and now it’s the rats.  Though these growing plagues are not of Black Death proportions, they’re concerning enough that Senator Perkins took it upon himself to survey 5,000 New Yorkers on their rat sightings.  The results of his survey are in, showing that a not-so-alarming 99 percent of New […]

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NYC Dogs Have Better Halloween Costumes Than Yours

Still needing inspiration for your Halloween costume? You may need to look no further than the 20th annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. For New Yorkers it’s no secret that they love their petite, hypoallergenic dogs more than, well, each other, and now you have to worry about these hounds one-upping you in costume […]

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CMJ Week: The List of Bad Band Names 2010 Edition

The third week in October is a loud one in NYC. It marks the annual CMJ Music Marathon where thousands of musicians, critics, producers and fans (of course!) gather to share ideas about the industry and check out rising artists.  The CMJ schedule is nothing short of an organizational masterpiece.  Various bands play simultaneously at […]

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Ground Zero Now Ground Three-Oh?

    A couple days ago I was walking by the World Trade Center site and my friend stopped in awe, exclaiming, “Holy crap-it’s not just a big ol’ hole in the ground anymore!”  True, it is not. For the past couple years whenever visitors asked if they should take time to go by Ground […]

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50,000 Meatballs and a Dream: Giada’s Meatball Madness

Last week a generous soul gave me tickets to the opening event of NYC’s Wine and Food Festival: San Pellegrino’s Meatball Madness, hosted by Giada De Laurentis and presented by one of my favorite foodie blogs EaterNY.  Considering my general love of food, the Food Network and all things Italian (my middle name is Pellegrino, […]

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To Brita or Not to Brita?

NYC tap water has been branded as the best in the nation.  In fact, some clever entrepreneurs even started bottling it last year but considering it didn’t explode in popularity, I’m not sure that venture was much of a success.   NY Mag went to the trouble of testing NYC’s water a few months ago from […]

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National Coffee Day, The French Way

Apparently today is National Coffee Day. The first thing I thought when I saw the string of tweets this morning related to National Coffee Day was “Gawd, how American!” (A week in France isn’t without some snobbery, right?) But in the American spirit many coffee chains like Dunkin are offering a free cup of Joe, […]

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