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August 29, 2014

Anonymous said: I've followed your site for awhile, and have recently moved to NYC. Wondering if you have any tips for a (New) New Yorker? Good dentists, doctors, gyms, etc.

Welcome! New York is just the fucking best. I hope you love it here.

I don’t particularly like my dentist but readers/friends told me the NYC dentists they love (and none of them were in my network). Maybe these work for you?

If you’re a lady, I absolutely loved my old gynecologist, Dr. Mulligan, (lots of my friends go to her — a kind of sisterhood of ladyparts), but then she also went out of network. Readers/friends suggested these as replacements. I’m currently going to CityScape, a group practice, and since I’m pregnant I am there a lot. They’re fine; professional; don’t keep you waiting; etc. If you go there, I’d recommend Dr. Rosenberg, Dr. Halpern or perhaps Dr. Warsheki, who is new to the practice.

I really like my dermatologists, Dr, Strachan and Dr. Tardio (love my Retin-A Micro and those insurance-covered peels! I mean, when I’m not pregnant). 

I haven’t stepped foot in a gym since I discovered Tracy Anderson more than 6 years ago but I do take machine Pilates classes at Sal Anthony Movement Salon, the loveliest Pilates joint in the city. If you go, take one of Sylvia’s classes, which are very Tracy-esque in their challenge-level and creativity. I love her so much.

I absolutely love Tomo the handsome hairstylist, as does everyone I’ve recommended him to. He just switched over to a new salon: Kiyora. I hope he still charges $80 — my sister and I both have appointments tomorrow; I’ll update this post to let you know.

Here’s a random recommendation: it took me years of living in NYC to get up the nerve to try a Chinese massage parlor. While I can’t vouch for them all, for the most part they are clean, non-sketchy, CHEAP, and they hit the spot. I go to Nie’s on East 4th Street for regular massages.

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May 27, 2014

Bike Lanes by Casey Neistat - Video

peterwknox:

Pretty great, but I mean, no reason to not be wearing a helmet here - KNOWING you’re about to jackass into stationary things. Put your ego aside and set an example you know thousands will be seeing.

So good (especially the last shot).

And as for Peter’s point, this article suggests that, in the eyes of the NYPD, by not wearing a helmet you are taking some part of the blame for a crash. 

But it does make for a better video.

(Source: sizvideos)

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May 7, 2014

mandarinorientalnewyork:

One hundred years in the making, the Russ & Daughters Cafe is finally open! Our tip: weekend brunch is going to be a long, long wait. Stop by for weekday lunch or enjoy the fabulous cocktails, sodas and shrubs, and appetizing platters at the stylish bar.

We stopped by today for lunch — #gamechanger. So excited for the team. They did a kick-ass job, from the drinks to the design (that “take one” ticket wallpaper in the bathroom!).

But yeah, don’t even think about weekend brunch.

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April 2, 2014

Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, at a Monday news conference presenting a new report on climate change by hundreds of scientists from 70 countries (via latimes)

Yes, but poor people will be far more impacted than others. (And what’s new.)

In related news found out yesterday (my first day back at work since March 14) I have to make a statement this morning to the City Council in support of proposed legislation that would make energy-efficiency training for operators of large NYC buildings mandatory.

I’ve been awake since 4 or 5 am with jet lag and my brain is still a plate of spicy Indian mush but … here we go!

(via latimes)

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March 31, 2014

"Only Living Boy In New York" covered by the wonderful Dan Wilson (viahollygonightly)

After two-plus weeks on a 21-person #indiadventure that was in turn sublime, maddening, and always unforgettable, it’s good to home.

Stories and photos to come, of course.

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February 17, 2014

mandarinorientalnewyork:

"NYC, You Inspire Me with your melting pot of people and cultures. So much can be awoken inside from the people around us. People and places that we walk past every day unlock so much potential. By leaving your senses open to the wonders the city has to offer it can inspire anything and everything. It’s our job to let it wash over us like magic waters." - Dave Santos

One of my favorite chefs, ever. Hi Dave :)

mandarinorientalnewyork:

"NYC, You Inspire Me with your melting pot of people and cultures. So much can be awoken inside from the people around us. People and places that we walk past every day unlock so much potential. By leaving your senses open to the wonders the city has to offer it can inspire anything and everything. It’s our job to let it wash over us like magic waters." - Dave Santos

One of my favorite chefs, ever. Hi Dave :)

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February 10, 2014

Maya Hayuk, Bowery Wall Mural (via takesamuscle)
As I said on Ave's Instagram, I feel like we here on Tumblr Secreted this particular Bowery wall.

Maya Hayuk, Bowery Wall Mural (via takesamuscle)

As I said on Ave's Instagram, I feel like we here on Tumblr Secreted this particular Bowery wall.

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January 28, 2014

Ugh all I can think is how much those homes are worth now.

At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979 (via meredithmo)

Working almost daily from January 1978 to April 1979, she crisscrossed the borough, documenting the broad ethnic and economic range of Brooklyn’s residents. The portraits that emerge are striking in their attention to the details of architecture and décor, which reveal just as much about the subjects as how they choose to pose themselves for Nooney’s camera. This project was the subject of an exhibition, At Home in Brooklyn, at the Long Island Historical Society in 1985.
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January 26, 2014

wnyc:

It’s true. The whole hour with Remnick is worth listening to.

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January 20, 2014

Thumbs up: White Moustache yogurt, handmade in the Hudson Valley. I met the woman behind it last weekend at the Bowery Whole Foods and I quickly fell for the line, which she explained is named for her dad’s glorious ‘stache. The “Persian” variety is runny and very light, perfect with mint drizzled on roasted chicken. “Kiss” is thick with walnuts and orange blossom honey, a surprisingly satisfying dessert, and “Yalda,” with walnuts, mint, and raisins, is unusual and savory, great on its own or as a condiment.
Get it at these locations as well as most NYC Whole Foods.

Thumbs up: White Moustache yogurt, handmade in the Hudson Valley. I met the woman behind it last weekend at the Bowery Whole Foods and I quickly fell for the line, which she explained is named for her dad’s glorious ‘stache. The “Persian” variety is runny and very light, perfect with mint drizzled on roasted chicken. “Kiss” is thick with walnuts and orange blossom honey, a surprisingly satisfying dessert, and “Yalda,” with walnuts, mint, and raisins, is unusual and savory, great on its own or as a condiment.

Get it at these locations as well as most NYC Whole Foods.

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