Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hallowe’en Hurricane in New York City

Aspiring to almost British levels of understatement, signs similar to these went up across Manhattan yesterday. ‘Inclement weather’ doesn’t even begin to cover it … as I write the streets of New York are deserted as everyone cowers indoors to avoid … Continue reading

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Craigslist parody: all too believable

A friend shared this after we had a sharing session in the pub, bemoaning the fact that the average rent for a 1 bed flat in New York is now $3195. Check out Craigslist for yourself to see how close to the bone … Continue reading

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Speakeasy Dollhouse: NYC interactive theater

Last night I cabbed it down to the Lower East Side for some Prohibition era interactive theater at The Back Room of the Lower East Side Toy Factory. This is basically a speakeasy bar hidden down a dodgy alleyway where … Continue reading

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Attention ladies! Pornstars welcomed, but no hookers…

I spied this on a phone box at 47th and 6th today… it’s perhaps the most specific, demanding yet hilarious personal ad EVER (full text typed out beneath the picture). I’m praying this is a joke, but if not – oh my, is this guy … Continue reading

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You say tomato, I say screw you

Before I moved across the Pond, I’d heard different things about how New Yorkers viewed English accents, which in the US is referred to as the “British accent”. This is essentially the accent used by the Queen, posho Downton Abbey cast members or possibly Simon … Continue reading

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Rooftop Heaven in Hell’s Kitchen

Now that I’ve been living in Hell’s Kitchen for a few months, I thought I’d write a little more about the neighbourhood. To be honest, it’s not somewhere I would have really considered living before. However, now that I’m here, it’s … Continue reading

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