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A Very Tuba Christmas

A Very Tuba Christmas

This holiday season I found a new tradition that rivals the Christmas Cabaret last year. The annual Christmas Tuba Concert at Rockefeller Center was something I saw in The Skint last year but for some reason couldn’t attend. So when it came around this year I couldn’t pass it up. And thank goodness I didn’t! … Continue reading

Hot Guys and Holidaze!

Hot Guys and Holidaze!

Well folks, the holidays have officially hit Harlem once again this year. Now we are old pros. I confirmed that the hot lumberjack man was back again to sell trees across the street. He indeed was. Plaid and all. So the roommates allowed me the “opportunity” to purchase our wreath this year. (Our little apartment … Continue reading

Tarrytown

Tarrytown

One of the things I wanted to do on my long Thanksgiving weekend was get out of the city. I hadn’t left the city since I went to Spain 3 months ago, so I was ready for an escape. But with the short time frame, holiday crowds and wanting to be a little cheap- I … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Well hello all- I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m ending mine curled up on my couch feeling a little sicky. But that doesn’t mean I had an awesome Thanksgiving. This was the first year that I wasn’t able to make it back to family. Weird. A bit sad. And very different. But I’m … Continue reading

LES does the LES Food Tour

LES does the LES Food Tour

The Saturday before Sandy hit the Lower East Side super hard, I went on a Lower East Side Food Tour. It was delicioussssss. And thanks to The Skint it was half off and only $30! For the amount of food we consumed and the amount of new restaurants I experienced- totally worth it. Next time … Continue reading

VOTE!!

VOTE!!

I crawled out of my warm bed at 6:00AM (still no heat after Sandy/idiot landlord), went down with my fellow Harlemites, and I voted!!! So should you!!!! Two days after getting my New York State license, I used my vote for the next POTUS. I’m officially a New Yorker– totally legally 100%. Seeing the screen … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Sandy

The Aftermath of Sandy

So we’ve got cabin fever up here in Harlem but with all the damage that Sandy has caused, we are incredibly lucky. We still have power and very little damage. The photos of the devastation in the city are amazing and I can’t believe they are real. The trains are pretty messed up and we … Continue reading

Mother’s Bike Out

Mother’s Bike Out

Just has a lovely stay-cation with my mom that included a wonderful Broadway show, an amazingly shwanky dinner, and picking out makeup. The most beautiful portion of our stay-cation was an amazing bike ride around Central Park (woot woot Groupon!) It was so wonderful to see the colors changing and parts of the Park I … Continue reading

Strand

Strand

Many moons ago, just when it was turning chilly, my mom and I ventured to The Strand bookstore to find some new/used books and wander the aisles. When you come to New York, we will go there and absolutely love this place. It’s kind of a big deal. The old books  you find. The cheap … Continue reading

Lauren Does Broadway (Thrice!)

Lauren Does Broadway (Thrice!)

So this is my third time around with the Broadway posts, and since my last Broadway review, I’ve seen 3 more shows, 2 in the last week!. Again, none of which I paid for at full price! It is the only way to go! As an update, out of the 3 shows I reviewed last … Continue reading

Outdoor Movie… ON A BOAT

Outdoor Movie… ON A BOAT

First, I apologize for the crappy photos. Pictures at dusk are not fun/easy to take. Last Friday I got to experience one of those “New York things” that I had been wanting to experience since I moved here- an outdoor movie. Outdoor movies around New York City are a HUGE thing. Parks, rooftops, parking lots, … Continue reading

Calle Ocho… Calle Awesome

Calle Ocho… Calle Awesome

As I’ve mentioned before (like here, here, here, and here) weekend brunch is a BIG thing to do in New York. Like evvvvvverybody goes to brunch. And this is one trend that I am totally happy to hop on the bandwagon for. I mean- who wouldn’t?? And a New York brunch is not complete without … Continue reading

PS1 Warm-Up!

PS1 Warm-Up!

This past Saturday, prior to being assaulted on the subway platform, I went to one of the coolest things I’ve seen New York offer thus far. The MOMA PS1 Warm-Up. Pretty much, it is a big outdoor party at MOMA’s PS1 in Long Island City, Queens where a variety of experimental bands and DJs perform … Continue reading

The Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel

One of my big wishes for my New York summer finally came true last night. I went to a rooftop bar. Like a NICE rooftop bar in New York. And it was! It was really nice and a little glamorous. As were the people- especially all the men that just got off work at Brooks … Continue reading

Madison Square Eats

Madison Square Eats

Thanks again to my trusty Skint, I heard about another great NYC event called Madison Square Eats. Surprise! It is a food fair- in Madison Square Park! (not the big arena, the quaint lovely park). But of course, being New York, this isn’t just a bunch of standard food stands, the big guns of NY … Continue reading

A Boston Sunday

A Boston Sunday

With the Memorial Day Weekend giving us an extra day of adventure, MG, Laura and I decided to finally take advantage of our convenient proximity and head to another East Coast city. Where to? BAWSTON. I had been to Boston before but my ladies friends had not! So we had a great/exciting/inexpensive adventure ahead of … Continue reading

Stick ‘Em Up: Craft Night in Harlem

In the an earlier post, I gave you a tour of my Harlem room. Today I’ll continue that tour with my most bold room addition yet… Wall decals. Now when I think wall decals- I normally think of really cheesy quotes like “Reach for the Stars” “Love is in Our Home” “Home is Where the … Continue reading

A Walk on Riverside

It’s been a goal of mine now that we are finally having some good weather to just explore more via adventure walks. What are my adventure walks you ask? Well adventure walks are just going. Following those heart strings and just seeing more of the city- going where the heart strings take you. It’s one … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Free Ice Cream!

Thanks to The Skint (per usual) and various work chain emails, I was alerted that Ben & Jerry’s was having their yearly free cone day! Free?? Ice Cream?? Naturally I had to take part in this cultural event. Meghan took part with me. The lines moved quick and we were back before our lunch break … Continue reading