A Year In New York

A Daily Bite of the Big Apple

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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 […]

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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 26: Canvas Totes of Woe

July 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

I have exited Trader Joe’s and waded into the hurly-burly of 14th Street before I realize the scope of my blunder. My reach – for six bottles of beer, a can of black beans, a 12er of jumbo eggs – has exceeded my grasp. How the hell will I get all this home?

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Urban Survival · Why I Hate This Town

Day 3: Not Your Average Joe

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

How Manhattanites feed themselves is a mystery to me. I get the restaurant thing – throw your wallet in any direction and it will hit a waiter – but I’m not sure how anyone gets groceries to the refrigerator.

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Tags: East Coast v. West Coast · Urban Survival