Monthly Archives: December 2012

Manhattan, She Wrote

I stumbled across spontaneous poet Abigail Mott in the subway at 14th street, on my way out to dinner. She asked me a few questions about my life in Manhattan – then tapped out a reflective poem on her trusty typewriter – … Continue reading

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The Winter Wonderland of Dyker Heights

Last night I dragged a mate out in the torrential rain to the far side of Brooklyn, simply to catch a glimpse of the Dyker Heights Christmas lights. This is basically where residents in an upscale neighbourhood compete to see who can … Continue reading

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Crazies on the New York Subway

As the city blog narrative.ly so eloquently attests, everyone in New York has a crazy subway story. Now that I’ve rode the subway for several months, I thought I’d share my own perspectives – as well as weirdo-sightings – on life down … Continue reading

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NYC: where social commentary meets advertising

Manhattan Mini Storage are known for displaying a series of shareable ads offering observations on life in the City, as seen by New Yorkers. Here’s their latest offering – a bit harsh on parents, but they know their audience…  

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The foodie secrets of Hell’s Kitchen

Further to my previous remarks about bars with open space in Hell’s Kitchen, now let’s talk food. I set off today with a work colleague on a fantastic tasting tour of Hell’s Kitchen, exploring the lesser-known eateries of the area. The … Continue reading

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How the New Yorkers say ‘don’t park here’

Who knew that the well-heeled loft-dwellers of TriBeca could be so in your face?        

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