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Manhattan

?? ?I exited my apartment building, curt note in hand for the UPS delivery person: The buzzer for 2R is broken – please leave delivery inside the door. Contrary to what somebody told you yesterday, there are tenants in 2R – one especially who would have loved to have slept on a mattress last night. I crammed the note between the old brick wall and the broken buzzer and made my way down the now-familiar street to get coffee at a café that I had been referred to by seasoned locals. They’d been here since August, anyway. The rectangular olive-green sign beckoned me onward, steel and hard with flashing bulbs that made it look like an old and woefully lost Vegas sign. I ordered an almond croissant and a cappuccino and took a seat at a small, round marble table. I found myself flanked by hipsters, the luminescent glow of chalky white Apples and the click-click-click of their modern keyboards surrounding me. Extremely conscious of being the only person in the large café without a…

Thank You NYC, For Making Me a Better Person

Originally posted on Tara Pook:
I usually avoid Times Square like carrots in my shrimp fried rice, but tonight I couldn’t help but stand here for a few minutes. I’ve learned a thing or two from the tourists I rush past. They’re so happy and in the moment, as they marvel at the big lights. It reminds me to be grateful for the opportunity to live and learn in this city. And although this past year has been rather tough, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The patience I’ve gained is not only manifesting itself in waiting for the promises God made to me when I moved here, it is also manifesting itself in the way I’ve shown patience with those around me. Like showing kindness to a tourist struggling with her luggage, or treating a homeless man like he’s not invisible. So I guess I say all of this just to say thanks NYC, for making me a better person. —Tara Pook

How to Plan Out NYC in 10 Days

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
I am still on such a high from the big apple! I love it so much! There is so much to see and do and to just look around at! Since this was the boyfriend’s first time I knew we had to hit all the sights. We took a red eye flight and got to the city at 10 am. And then the adventuring began! Because we had so many things we wanted to do we decided to write down by days what we wanted to see and do. Day 1: Arrived at the apartment, went to brunch, came back for a nap, took our first subway ride to Times Square to soak in all the bright lights. Then we wandered down a street to get dinner in our first Irish Pub for the week! Day 2: Started out with some coffee, then it was off to the Brooklyn Bridge we went. Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and then went to the park below. Followed…

Hotel Preview: The New York EDITION

Originally posted on travelux:
The New York EDITION is located in the Metropolitan Life Tower, once the tallest building in New York. This special location makes The New York EDITION a real gem in the booming Flatiron District. Just a few steps away from Madison Square Garden, The New York Edition brings together modern design and relaxed lifestyle in 273 uniquely designed rooms. There was rarely any hotel in New York besides The Knickerbocker New York which got so much attention when opening as The New York EDITION. The lifestyle brand which is associated with Marriott opened a new luxury hotel in The Metropolitan Life Tower, one of the most popular skyscrapers in the city. Lobby (Image Source: The New York EDITION / editionhotels.com) Due to its spectacular shaping, all rooms at The New York EDITION are somewhat special and were designed just for this single property. Rooms at The New York EDITION 273 stylish guestrooms and nine different categories including four suite categories are what awaits guests at The New York EDITION. Guestroom (Image…

NYC Spotlight: Peter Lugar Steakhouse

Originally posted on Chey Chey from the Bay:
I am a carnivore. And as a carnivore I strongly recommend that if you’re in the mood for a classic, no frills steak of epic proportions, that you come here. To The Peter Lugar Steakhouse. This restaurant has a long standing reputation as the place to go for legendary steaks– the Porterhouse to be exact. Established in 1887, it’s not a surprise that everything from meticulously picking the best cuts of meat straight from the freshest meat markets, to the broiling techniques and means of preparation, to the final presentation and serving of the meat itself is unparalleled. Peter Lugar only serves USDA prime beef. Just like they only take cash. The famous porterhouse is taken from a section of the short loin. Running down the center of the steak is the well known “T-bone” (named after the fact that the bone that looks like a T- mind blown- ammirite?) On one side is the New York strip, on the other side is the filet. These babies are then dry-aged to perfection, butchered to order…

Zumba Fitness

Originally posted on Best In Class:
Class: Zumba Fitness Studio: Ailey Extension Location: 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 Workout Category: dance, cardio What ClassPass Says: “Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO” allowing Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba Fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music – dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.” My Instructor: Samuel S.…

Gentrification Nation

Native New Yorkers are slaves to gentrification. We have given our blood, sweat and tears to a place we had no choice but to call home. We have squeezed rocks under pressures of 725,000 pounds per square inch on our own. Creating diamonds out of the last kids to get picked to play. Only to see our “masters,” ( those with money) reap the benefits that we have worked so hard for. Once we can no longer afford to live here, where will our next plantation be? Where else will we be able to go and help build up from the rubble so that once we have fixed it the rich can reclaim the land we have worked so hard on? Gentrification Nation #quartervida ________________________________________________________________________________ Follow me on:  Instagram: @quartervida  Twitter: @quartervida 

Adventures in New York – The Last Few Days

Originally posted on A Venturing Girl:
What a week it’s been. Seeing New York city with the people I love has been incredible. Looks like I wasn’t the only one there last week, I noticed Tanya Burr herself was at the UN conference promoting her Global Goals campaign! After a long journey we got home on Sunday feeling exhausted, jet lagged and a bit stuffy but so happy with our time away. For anyone who is interested in going to the Big Apple here are my travel tips: 1. Don’t over plan: I love to plan things to death but when you’re in a city like New York you have to be flexible. The weather can change or you could stumble on something that you thought you’d skim over but end up spending hours at. Give yourself the space to let the city surprise you. 2. Invest in Hand Sanitizer: I never really understood the necessity of this until this trip! Keep some with you so you don’t feel disgusting on the train! Likewise with…

NYFW Recap #4 of 4 – Raquel Allegra SS16 Presentation

Originally posted on letsgetfisico:
The last show of the week that I was able to go to was the Raquel Allegra SS16 Presentation. This presentation was located at the Industria Superstudios again, but this time in a more spacious studio. Although it was Raquel Allegra‘s first NYFW show, she presented with the quality of a seasoned-designer. Her pieces for SS16 carried a vintage theme with splashes of tie-dye prints. Almost every outfit composed of deconstructed layers and fabrics of silk and linen. The models were circled around an original-designed mandala by Briana Sophia Young, which centered the studio, and the colors of the mandala blended perfectly with the SS16 line. The bright tie-dye hues made the room feel alive and added energy to the crowd. Of attendance was actress Marisa Tomei. I was able to snap a picture of her with the star of the show, designer Raquel Allegra. Below are some pictures of the presentation! Click an image to see images in a slideshow. That wraps up my NYFW recap series! I look forward to next year’s NYFW…

Total Body

Originally posted on Best In Class:
Class: Total Body Studio: Brooklyn Bodyburn Location: 34 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 Workout Category: strength training, pilates, sweat-tastic, no shoes allowed What ClassPass Says: “Expect 58 minutes of total-body, cardio-infused strength training on our state-of-the-art MegaFormer. This class is perfect for all fitness levels as you will receive modifications and adjustments based on your physical fitness needs. We’ll get your heart pumping while gliding through exercises designed specifically to sculpt and tone your muscles, shred excess fat, strengthen your core, burn calories, improve your balance and challenge your mind and body.” My Instructor: Devon Kincaid Class Number: 111 Welp, my ass has never been so sore. For days after my Friday class, the tender reminder of Brooklyn Bodyburn stayed with me every time I tried to cross my legs, sit down, or generally attempt to move below my waist. If Kim Kardashian doesn’t already do this workout, she really needs to. Only being my second class in this quiet, little known borough, I was looking to shake…