Freebie – How to live a fun life in NYC and not go broke!

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New York City is not cheap. We all know that.

With record breaking rental rates and groceries you’d think were made of gold because they’re so damn expensive, it’s difficult to have any money left to actually do things that take the stress away from these “adulting” necessities.

But don’t fret, I’m here to share the top five free/cheap things you can do to live in the great city of Gotham and still live like a boss. Continue reading

A Love Letter to New York City

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A year ago today I wrote this. The feelings remain…

nycToday, I had a lengthy conversation about why I love the city I now call home – New York City. It is often the case where people ask me why I made the decision to move to one of the most expensive, tough, chew you up and spit you out kind of cities in the world. When they do, I reply with one simple answer –

Never in my life have I been more fulfilled by anything or anyone. Whether I’m exploring the city “alone” or embracing the millions of people (friends or not), New York is me. New York is about me. New York makes me who I am. It is what I believe in. And some would even venture to agree when I say, “New York is my boyfriend!” It is a perpetual love affair, I hope never dies.

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A Night At The Museum: The 39th Annual Museum Mile

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IMG_3521Every summer, the Upper East Side blocks off 5th Avenue from vehicles and opens the doors to several of the neighborhood’s museums (think The MET, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, etc) for a free night of fun, new friends and awesome exhibits.

Now, you might be thinking, aren’t most of them free anyway? Well, the answer is yes, but this is more than just visiting a museum for free. It’s about community engagement and of course, a vehicle-free 5th Ave! Continue reading

Bringing Bud Into the Mix: A Cannabis-Infused Culinary Experience with ‘Chef for Higher’

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image (1)Momma always said, “Eat your greens”. And though we usually avoid taking her advice, this year we complied. In honor of 4/20, the highly revered unofficial holiday praising everyone’s favorite green plant, pot, we indulged in a night of edibles and edification. Continue reading