Category Archives: The Inside Track

In NYC, hold the sarcasm, but not the door

Today was one of those days when I was reminded how English I actually am. Until you have actually lived abroad, you often don’t realise how ingrained your cultural habits can be. Or how difference can so easily confuse and offend. So … Continue reading

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The Treadmill that is New York City

Now is the perfect time to write about the pace of life in New York. I’m knackered and I have a backlog of at least ten nights’ sleep to catch up on. Tonight I left work at 8pm on a Friday night; people … 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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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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Fine and Dandy in New York City

Yesterday, I decided to go for an exploratory wander around Hell’s Kitchen. I love the way that by doing this, you can just happen upon something totally random that widens your world. And I did! Tucked away down a quiet … 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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