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Montauk in October: Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Bisque

While most New Yorkers prefer to head to the Long Island beach towns throughout the summer, my friend’s family has a standing Columbus Day weekend out in Montauk, the end of the south fork of Long Island.  Montauk has been dubbed as the town “Where the Hamptons Relax.” Though I think this phrase is taken […]

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Summer is Ovah: Bucket List Assessment

Here we are, barreling undeniably into scarf and soup weather. Granted, I employ both of these things year-round, it is just now more culturally acceptable and encouraged as the breezes pick up and September slips away. Since I work in a numbers business it would only be responsible of me to revisit and assess my […]

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Summer Float Trip: If You Give A Duck a Cheeto… It Will Just Want More

The summer float trip is a longstanding tradition among my friends. This activity started back in college, on the Huzzah River in the lovely, lush state of Missouri. Every summer we would pack our coolers, always with ample booze and Cheetos and hit the rapids. By rapids I mean the slowest river you could possibly […]

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Summer Sunsets on the High Line

When people think of New York City parks they think Central Park, naturally.  Last summer, however, one of the most unique parks in the world opened on the West side of our little island. This park has a long, tumultuous and inspiring history and, not to mention, it’s the coolest unconventional park you’ve ever seen. […]

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A Real Jersey Shore Weekend

Thanks to MTV’s latest reality stars, the Jersey Shore now has national recognition and plenty of camera crews running around Seaside Heights trying to capture the hair poofs, fist pumps and fights!  Long before the Situation and Snooki came to the scene, however, my aunt fell in love with the beach and left the Midwest […]

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A Quick City Escape to Governors Island

My friend and I had an appetite for exploration last Saturday and set our sights on Governors Island, this odd little drop of land in the New York City harbor accessible by a short ferry ride. We knew very little about Governors Island except that it was once used by the U.S. Army and Coast […]

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MMMPop! Cooling Off with Gelato on a Stick

In the ever-evolving world of frozen desserts we now have a new contender: Popbar Gelato!  Summer can lead to fro-yo burnout, I mean, Tasti D (I refuse to call it The Lite Choice) only has some 100 rotating flavors and Pinkberry is now just too predictable. Enter Popbar—gelato on a stick! This little West Village […]

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A Haunted Afternoon at the Guggenheim

I’m convinced there isn’t a much better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than brunching and going to a museum.  On Sunday I set out to do just that.  We dined at the quintessential NYC brunch spot, Sarabeth’s, and after aptly stuffing ourselves with Sarahbeth’s finest omelettes, pumpkin muffins and homemade jams (one of Oprah’s […]

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Flaming Lips Light Up Summerstage with Crowd Faves, Confetti and Cake

Ugh, the weather. It has been satanically hot, disgustingly muggy, unpredictably rainy and way over-discussed, but damn, last night was beautiful. It was one of those epic summer nights in the mid-80’s with a slight breeze and spotless sky—perfectly timed for an outdoor concert.  As the sun set and cast an orange glow over the […]

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No A/C in AC: A Night in Atlantic City

I boarded the bus to Atlantic City on Saturday afternoon with a sunglasses, a Starbuck’s Double Shot and a dream.  This trip had been talked about for years and finally we decided to pull the trigger for my roommate, Hillary Clinton’s birthday celebration.  The brilliance of this bus company, Academy Bus,  is not to be missed. Every […]

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