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Looking at the two of us, you might’ve decided, “He’s a douche bag and she’s a dumb blonde.” You’d have been at least half right. We had nothing in common on the outside but everything on the inside. The table cloth of our first date might as well have been a red flag. He suggested a little French bistro on the […]

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It’s that time of year. Every May, after the last white cherry blossoms blow off the trees, men in white hats blow into New York City. Expect seamen jokes from every media outlets and most ladies in Times Square. That’s right folks, it’s Fleet Week NYC. The ships arrive today and stay through Memorial Day. “There’s something about a man in uniform.” […]

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There are two types of people in New York City: those who have read Harry Potter and those who missed out on the most magical cultural phenomenon of the new millennium. The former pity the latter occasionally lug their giant hard bound copies of Deathly Hallows onto the subway because nothing makes a commute go by […]

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I had the best commute of my life last week. That is an insane sentence, I know. But 100% true. In NYC commuting means smooshing yourself in a sardine-packed subway or watching the meter tick higher and higher as you sit in a taxi in stand still traffic. When I worked an event on Ellis Island, […]

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There’s a little tramway that runs next to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. A little red tram car runs across it, from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island, several times an hour. I heart this tram. Oh course I do! It’s my favorite color! It let’s you rise about the city! It’s the best of public transportation (tramsportation?)! 1 Celebrate […]

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I first met Bob The Drag Queen in Times Square. We were both wearing wedding gowns. One of us was demonstrating with Drag Queen Weddings For Equality for gay marriage rights in America. The other was handing out flyers, promoting a shitty Off-Broadway show with “Marriage” in the title. If you’ve been watching RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, […]

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It’s a question that often comes up on a second or third date. An innocent question with a more innocent answer: What’s your favorite flower? The follow up question always pops up in my head but I never ask it aloud: Will you actually use this information? Are there flowers in our future? Do you have […]

Colorful Plastic Bags And Trash Caught In A Fence

While you all were drinking margaritas, celebrating Cinco De Mayo, I sipped a local draft beer and celebrated one of my New York dreams coming true! May 5th, 2016, the New York City council passed a bill to crack down on plastic and paper bags. Starting in April 2017, for every bag you take in New York City, you will be […]

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Continued from Part 1 and Part 2 I was sitting on a hard wooden bench waiting to testify in front of a grand jury at the New York City courthouse. An older man, probably in his 50s, came up to me. He had a large bruise covering a considerable part of his face and a big […]

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It was 5pm on a Friday and I found myself with no plans for the evening. Instead of going straight home to a bottle of pinot noir and the new season of Kimmy Schmidt, I decided to take a long walk in the park. Central Park. Is that weird? Is it weird it felt weird? Going for a […]