New York Cliché of the Day: Even Bodegas Are Celebrating Christmas

New Yorkers love our bodegas. These corner markets are so intrinsic to NYC life, we’ll defend them like a member of our family. Bodegas are THERE for us. They wake us up in the morning (with the best bacon, egg, and cheese), help us in times of crisis (TOILET PAPER), and even tuck us in at night (with a pack of cigarettes at 3AM on a drunken Saturday). We trust them with our secrets (emergency condoms and/or cat food).

Bodegas are THERE for us: Holiday Edition!

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New York Cliché of the Day: Shopping and Romance at the Bryant Park Holiday Market

New York City is known as a shopping destination year round. The shopping scene naturally peaks every holiday season, with pop-up shops and festive holiday markets. My favorite is the Bryant Park Holiday Market. It’s so full of cheer with unique gifts, an outdoor bar, and (most importantly?) FREE ICE SKATING!

Ok, the ice skating is in fact free, but the skate rental is not. That’s “the catch”. Still, it’s completely worth it, smack in the heart of Manhattan with views of the Empire State Building and the New York Public Library.


A night at the Bryant Park Holiday Market is definitely my favorite Date Idea for the NYC holiday season.

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[Replay Cliché] The Passing Fantasies Of A Hopeless Romantic

 Originally posted December 2013. One of my all time favorite posts, I hope you like it too.

Yesterday I noticed a man on the street waiting for the light to change.
“He’s cute,” I thought and smiled in spite of myself. I couldn’t help it.

“You noticed a cute guy!” I patted myself on the back, “I’m so proud of you! This is a great step! Maybe now that the weather has chilled and the cold (and cuddle) season is upon us, you’re ready to come out of dating hibernation!”

We stood at the cross walk together, this stranger and I. Side by side, I basked in the vague flutters of attractions that have long lain dormant while he remained completely unaware of my existence. I rather liked it that way. So far, so safe.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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The Ultimate I Love New York Gift Guide 2017

If you read this blog, chances are you love New York City. Want to spread that love to everyone on your holiday shopping list this year? Or maybe you Googled your way here searching for the perfect gift for someone you know who is crazy about NYC? Well you’re in luck because I went on a quest (around the internet and NYC) and found:

The  Best Gifts for People Obsessed with NYC!

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New York Cliché of the Day: A Cheesy Case of Hipster Or Homeless

I’m walking home on a Thursday night, down my dark, windy street in Brooklyn. It’s not too late, but the chill of the night some how makes it feel later than it is. There aren’t many people on this street or businesses that stay open after 8PM, definitely a change from my old Manhattan neighborhood.

As is customary for the millennial New Yorker, I have my headphones in, listening to a podcast.  What podcast, you ask? Oh, just a little podcast about murders. Ya know, tooootes normal and soooo advisable to listen to while walking home on a dark, blustery night with dead leaves swirling around my feet…

There’s only one other person on the sidewalk and I don’t pay much attention until it’s clear he’s approaching me. Fuck. He motions for me to take off my headphones. Fuuuuuuck.

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