Touring NYC Taxi Style

Ford Crown Victoria

Touching down in New York City, you’re bound to have some misconceptions regarding the transport systems. Yes, NYC boasts one of the finest metro systems in the world, but even the Big Smoke suffers capital-standard delays and the subway doesn’t serve every little nook and cranny. Buses might seem the obvious option, yet if you’re unused to the ‘wrong side of the road’ drivers or indeed the bustle of metropolis, finding your way around presents a challenge of “Rat Race” proportions. Served by over 10,000 licensed drivers in the center of New York alone, it’s pretty reassuring that all you need …continue reading

Subway Series: NY vs. NY

NY Subway Series

Did you hear that?  That was the collective sound of thousands hearts belonging to Mets fans breaking across the five boroughs.  Again.  This past weekend marked the first Subway Series of the season and, in reliable fashion, the Mets imploded. The team managed to bring lots of hope and promise to its fans on Friday when they won the series opener at Yankee Stadium.  But in the bottom of the seventh inning, in the last of the three game series Sunday night, the Yankees scored eight runs and pulled off a 9-3 win.  The Yankees had tied the series with a …continue reading

You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

Angelika Theater NYC

A discussion over what is the best movie theater in New York is one likely to inspire some fierce debate.  Some enjoy the megaplexes of Times Square or Union Square, while others gravitate to the art-house realm of theaters such as the Angelika theater.  Now, I believe in pluralism and the idea that there is a place (and room enough) for both styles of movies houses, though my tastes more often than not fall on the art-house side.  And I realize that what I am about to say isn’t going to win me any fans, but here comes my confession:  I …continue reading

Sunday In The Park With Pastries

It’s Sunday morning.  You have peeled yourself out of bed and are ready to greet the day after a weekend of wild parties, turning heads, and a secret rendezvous or two.  Or maybe you spent your weekend by lounging at home in your PJs and watching every episode of 30 Rock, while drinking nearly a case of grape soda.  I don’t know your life and I don’t judge.  Either way you are about to start another week after the last one was full of long hours (be it spent at work or looking for work), bad food, and even worse coffee.  …continue reading

The Brooklyn Boutique Club

When I first moved to Brooklyn Heights in 2005, I didn’t realize how much I would fall in love with this gem of a neighborhood.  Brooklyn Heights is home to the Promenade (with the best views of Manhattan this side of private helicopter rentals), beautiful architecture, a variety of movie theaters, bookstores, great restaurants, and multiple subway lines (which always comes in handy when the MTA decides to close or detour pretty much every train you want to take in a single weekend).  But one thing I was not expecting when I headed across the bridge from Manhattan was the treasure …continue reading

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