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Comedy As A Spiritual Experience: Upright Citizens Brigade

Finding My Sanctuary at UCB  Multiple times a week, for the last four years, I have eagerly descended a set of stairs with fellow revelers into a dimly lit, tiny basement comedy theatre called Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). It is, in fact, the steadiest relationship with a sanctuary I’ve ever had.In comedy, without fail,…

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Eh Date But DAMN Good Drinks & Food on Pearl St

Nibbling on truffle fries, delicious drinks and more on a date at The Dead Rabbit  Friday 3:45.  Myself, and my partner in crime (figuratively) for the better portion of that particular evening, arrived early.“We’re gonna beat the Friday mob for some ‘parlor’ seats!” we foolishly thought.The plan was: chill downstairs, then storm the…

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After Work Oysters, Yes Please!

Eating oysters and cocktails – underground – in Grand Central Station There are a few iconic New York buildings that are loved by tourists and New Yorkers alike. Spots like the top of the Empire State Building are more for tourists while The Highline is a destination we’re happy to take our college BFF on…

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Get a Killer Pair of Pants That No Hipster Hath Discovered – for $4

My hearty endorsement of the Livingston St.  Goodwill in Downtown Brooklyn  I know a few people who are as passionate about Goodwill as I am — usually people who love unpretentious thrifting.Goodwill is a refuge for cat-wear lovers (cat sweaters, cat galoshes), for taffeta enthusiasts, and for houndstooth scavengers.There’s the occasional miss, like…

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Where I Found My Sun In A Dark Depressing New York City

A thank you to Sunset Park for giving me brilliant sunsets and glittering lights during the darkest of times There are places that are new to us and that catch our breath with their novelty. There are places we pass by everyday that we grow used to and lose their wonder.Then there are places…

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Get Your NYC Chocolate Fix HERE & HERE & HERE & HERE

A chocolate maker named Sara Sugar (yes, that is her real last name) shares her four favorite chocolate shops in NYC Chocolate for me is part passion, part taste and a splash of obsession. I rarely (no never) go a day without indulging.I see chocolate as more of a necessity in my life than…

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Top 9 Southern-Inspired Restaurants in NYC

AKA where Southern girls go when we miss our food. I moved to NYC from Georgia a couple of years ago and, sometimes (okay, often), just crave biscuits and gravy or really good fried chicken and waffles.I’ve done the dirty work, scampering around the city, to find the best Southern food I can.I…

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