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You Win Some You Dim Sum: Single Ladies Night at RedFarm

Hunger, happiness and House Mule: Single Ladies Night never felt so right Come hungry. My best friend of 15 years is a notorious fan of a good date night.Whenever we both happen to be single, she is the one to tap me on the shoulder and say, “When are you taking me out?We…

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My Favorite Sort of Secret Underground Spot in NYC

You might miss it if you blink, or get off the train. October 27th, 2016: the birthday of a few friends on Facebook, 10 days until the U.S.Election, and the very significant to my life 112th anniversary of my frenemy, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A).I’m not quite sure how my obsession with all…

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I Found Delicious Korean Food in TriBeCa. Yes, TriBeCa!

Enjoying delicious, spicy vegetarian Korean food at Kori in trendy Tribeca Some weekends I like to make believe that I’m a trendy New Yorker who lives in Tribeca. There’s just something about those cobblestoned streets that I (and just about everyone on StreetEasy) find so charming.Just blocks away from Taylor Swift’s loft (probably), I…

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Let’s Eat for The Power of One — Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Nourishing my body and soul with me, myself and I at Cheeky Chicken before a Pokémon Go adventure “Lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely, I have nobody for my own I’m so lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely I have nobody for my own I’m so lonely.” Before I began my solo adventure of catching Pokémon around the Lower East…

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This Unexpected Place Gave Me Confidence to Imagine Myself a New Yorker

How a cozy, casual and ordinary restaurant made me realize I could make a home for myself in the big, bad city of New York My West Coast friends and family had tried to warn me with NYC horror stories of being trampled by crowds on the subway, pizza-hauling rats, and heavy AC units falling from…

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My Night at Virgola with the Girl in the Red Dress

Enjoying chemistry, cocktails and bivalves at Virgola’s in the West Village, NYC As a sucker for poetic nostalgia (as well as cleverly crafted cocktails & raw bivalves), I feel that a review of this place would be appropriate, as 2015 may have been the tastiest year to date for yours truly; this was a year that…

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The Italian Gem of A Restaurant that Saved My NYC Wedding

How a little East Village Italian restaurant named Cucina De Peche  quite literally saved my wedding The giant hanging neon fish outside indicates a time when neon was ordinary. My wife-to-be and I had stumbled upon it in our first year in the City, when every weekend and a number of weeknights were spent in…

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Finding My Place in NYC (via the Perfect Coffeeshop, Bar and Soulmate)

“NYC existed with or without my approval, and quietly contained a treasure trove of amazing places and people waiting to find their amazing counterparts.” I was 26 years old when I moved to New York. I was so excited to finally be in the greatest city in the world, and I knew it would be…

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Do I Stay or Do I Go? A NYC Blind Date Planning Guide: Chinatown Edition

A three-part guide to dumplings, drinks, discussion topics and exit strategies for your Chinatown blind date A blind date is less a date and more a series of contingency plans. There is no better neighborhood than Chinatown for supplying a plan B or a plan C.The very nature of the neighborhood – its hidden…

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I’m from the West (Best) Coast and This Is Where I Eat Tacos in NYC

Where a California-native, current New Yorker finally found delicious, authentic Mexican food in NYC (for a great price, too)  It’s a tired but true complaint: Every Cali transplant who moves out east laments the lack of “real” Mexican food in NYC. It’s hard to find satiety in the absence of tacos from LA’s Tacos Leos or…

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