A Year In New York

A Daily Bite of the Big Apple

A Year In New York header image 4

Day 365: 11 Things New York Taught Me

June 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Today I’ve been running last-minute errands and pondering what it all means, spending a year in New York City. I’ve worn through a lot of shoe leather in this crazy town and learned some hard lessons,  and now it’s time for me to pass those lessons on to you. Here goes: 1. The World Won’t […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Deep Thoughts · East Coast v. West Coast · Encounters with Nature · Getaways · Sights & Scenes · The Rat Race · Urban Survival · Why I Hate This Town · Why I Love This Town

Day 361: What New York Throws Away

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I live across the street from one of the neighborhood’s grocery stores, a Food Emporium. Every midnight after the place closes, a pile of retired produce and collapsed cardboard boxes four feet tall is left at the curb. Garbage trucks come and take it away, and in the morning delivery trucks arrive with new produce […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Deep Thoughts · East Coast v. West Coast · Sights & Scenes · Why I Hate This Town

Day 123: Down Home on the Upper East

October 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

When your fiancée is a Hindu who doesn’t eat red meat, a dinner of Texas barbecue is not the easiest sell. I wheedled Joo in the door tonight with the promise of a turkey burger. We didn’t regret it. Dallas BBQ, on Third Avenue between 72nd and 73rd, has a neon sign and paper placemats […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dining · Sights & Scenes · Why I Love This Town

Day 10: A Sandwich to Die For

July 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I found myself in Gramercy and it was such a nice evening that I decided to walk to my next destination on East 68th Street. That’s about 47 blocks. On foot you realize how big the island of Manhattan really is. Forty-seven blocks is roughly the length of Central Park, and Central Park, for all […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Dining · Sights & Scenes · Why I Love This Town