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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Why NYC Kids Rock

NYC kids are a funny bunch. I generally try to avoid children in my day-to-day life, and fortunately live in a neighborhood where they aren’t prevalent, but my brief encounters with kids in this city never cease to entertain. I’m not sure if it’s the constant exposure to adults and adult conversation or just city […]

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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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Guest Post: NYC’s Best Game Bars

If your Fantasy Football team is performing as horribly as mine this year, you may need some other ways to validate yourself in competition—with a beer in hand, of course.  Look no further than your nearest New York game bar!  I just wrote my first post for EuroCheapo featuring various game bars around town where you […]

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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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The Banana Index

There’s always money in the banana stand. “I just paid 75 cents for a banana!” a friend yelled at me in disgust as he slammed the banana down on my desk. This troublesome injustice was somewhat lost on me, especially given that the banana now likely had a bruise from the slamming. Apparently, this outrage […]

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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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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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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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