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From Brooklyn With Love: Year Two

New York City Pickle Day

Here I am, two years into living in New York City and finally feeling comfortable, perhaps too much so, in this place. The rumble of the subway only slightly registers in my ears now and a perpetual stream of honking becomes daily background noise. The steady hum of the city is energizing and comforting all at once. Once all the chaos begins to normalize and feel less so, it can be easy to fall into a routine in spite of…

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Is The Grass Really Greener On The Other Side Of Brooklyn?

Is the grass really greener on the other side of Brooklyn? Living in Bushwick Brooklyn has had it's ups and downs, but was the move worth it?

As we looked for a place to park our behemoth of a U-Haul truck, we were greeted by an older man in a faded baseball cap. He waved us over, letting us know we could park in the empty spot right near where we needed to be. Though technically, the area he guided us to was a no-parking zone.  A heavily graffitied garage door was bolted shut on one side, the other was open to reveal a well-worn auto shop…

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Life In A Shoebox: Apartment Hunting In New York City Really Sucks

Apartment hunting in New York City is the worst ever. Have you ever wondered what the inside of these expensive rentals look like? Here's my top 3..

Finding the perfect apartment can be a thrilling whirlwind of an experience- new place, new roommates, new neighborhood. With my mom, a real estate agent, and my father, a home inspector, I’ve been able to see inside a fair share of homes on the market in the past. Each time, it’s a bit of a rush to figure out how I’d personally set up the oddly shaped living rooms, spacious bedrooms, and tiny yards. Yet, apartment hunting in New York City…

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One Year In New York City & Why I Decided To Move Back Home

One Year In New York City & Why I Decided I'm Moving Back Home

June 13th marked my one year anniversary in the city and spent it by laying on my floor mattress, loft recently disassembled. The air in our apartment was stifling; the breeze outside nonexistent. I never reinstalled my air conditioning this spring as it was an unusually cool few months for once. Plus, the thought of trying to haul that thing and cut another custom piece of plywood to ensure it sat in the window correctly was not appealing in the…

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Aren’t You Afraid? Attending The Women’s March on NYC

Stunning Photos of the Women's March on NYC

“Aren’t you afraid?” Twice, I have attended rallies in New York City. Twice, I have been asked the same exact question. Have I ever felt afraid for my safety? Isn’t it scary to be engulfed in a crowd? Considering I do it every day around rush hour, when I stuff my body onto the already packed F train, I’d say no. This weekend, I attended the Women’s March on NYC, and not once did I feel afraid.…

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An Updated Love Letter To Living In Brooklyn

Living In Brooklyn: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Recently,  I talked about writing my own love letter and stuffing it in the overflowing letter box that sits tucked away in one of my favorite cafes in Connecticut. Written prior to living in Brooklyn, this letter was when I wasn’t sure if the apartment I threw most of my savings at was going to be mine. Was it all going to be one huge mistake? Still, I was finally chasing after one of my oldest dreams of living in the city. Though nervous…

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A Quick & Practical Travel Guide To New York City

A Quick And Useful Guide To Visiting NYC

I’ve hit my 4th month mark of living in Brooklyn, and close to five years since I first hopped on the Metro North train from Connecticut to explore New York City on my own. I remember the anxiety taking my seat each time regardless if it was for a job interview or concert, the knots in my stomach impossible to untangle by the time we arrived at Grand Central. Terrified I’d take the wrong subway to my internship, I would walk the 25 blocks each day…

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