5 Upper West Side Boozy Brunch Spots

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As any New Yorker will tell you, brunch is somewhat of a NYC institution. In fact, we don’t just use the word to describe a meal between breakfast and lunch, but rather as a verb: “Where are we brunching this weekend?” We, my friends, have you covered on that one! Below is a roundup of 5 boozy brunches for you to enjoy on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Mimosa refill, anyone? Continue reading

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5 Places To Sail Off Into The Sunset In NYC

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Envision sailing around the tip of Manhattan while sipping on a dirty martini. Sounds appealing, right? Well, my friends, we have you covered. With the sea at bay, New Yorkers take advantage of the countless spots to set sail! Whether you’re a first timer looking for a sailing certification or a seasoned pro searching for a new launch, these five spots will definitely get your feet wet.

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5 NYC Ice Cream Shops You’ll Melt Over

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This city is filled with so many places to treat your sweet tooth. In these hot summer days, there is nothing I’m craving more than some ice cream. I’m not talking about plain vanilla, ordinary old chocolate or everyday strawberry. I’m talking about flavors you can’t even pronounce! With National Ice Cream Day happening this weekend (July 17th!), there’s no better time than to check out these one-of-a-kind ice cream shops, putting the flavor back into our favorite frozen treat. Continue reading

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Moving To New York: 5 Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Today we’re launching a new column, Moving To New York! Each month, we’ll feature tips and tricks that will make your transition to NYC smoother. The best part? Even if you’ve lived here all your life or a good chunk of it, we think you’ll still learn a thing or two–so read on! Continue reading

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Tips For Keeping Clutter At Bay In Your NYC Apartment

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Ahh, NYC–home of the tiny apartment, and an even tinier closet! It wasn’t until I moved to New York that I realized how important–scratch that–ESSENTIAL it is to keep clutter at bay. Here’s 5 tried and true tips I swear by for keeping a tidy living space. Continue reading

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NYC Events to Attend in the Month of July

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The festivities of the Fourth may be over, but trust us when we say, July is just getting started!  With so many people taking summer vacations, this is the perfect month to take advantage of all the fun (and often free!) events the city has to offer. Here’s five we look forward to every year. Cue the fireworks! Continue reading

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10 Places To Kayak For Free In NYC This Summer

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Kayak the city’s waterways for FREE!  Not only is it an adventure to check off your bucket list, but it also cools you down from the city’s insane heat, teaches a new skill, gets you outside, and did we mention that it’s FREE? Below we’ve rounded up the best places to kayak in all five boroughs. Happy paddling! Continue reading

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Top 5 Date Spots On The Upper West Side

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Upper West Siders don’t have to look far for a special date night…(you know, the kind that requires fancy pants for the lads and a touch of lipstick for the ladies!)–there’s so many places a stones throw from your home! We’ve rounded up five of our favorite fancy date night spots in your area. Book the sitter now, and thank us later! Continue reading

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10 Farmers Markets To Check Out This Summer

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New York City is famous for its world class restaurants, museums, and theater. Because of its urban status, one might not think to add “farmers markets” onto that list, but New Yorkers know that’s simply not true! NYC is home to some of the best greenmarkets in the country, and today we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for you. The best part about these markets? They don’t just have the typical tomato stand you’d think–they truly have most everything needed to put together a delicious, local, and healthy meal.  From fresh cut flowers for the table to farm fresh eggs, organic honey to vegan cookies, you’ll find it all at the below markets. Continue reading

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5 Ways To Celebrate July 4th In NYC

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America’s birthday is just around the corner, and while many choose to head out East for the long weekend, we can’t think of a better place to celebrate the red, white, and blue than right here in the heart of America–New York City. (Can you tell a New Yorker is writing this?) From firework viewings to beach parties, here are the events we’re looking forward to for the 4th of July. Continue reading

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