Books Better Listened to Than Read

I love audio books. I listen to them while I get ready in the morning, on my commute, or while working out, and it's a great way to squeeze some pleasure reading into a busy day. Audio books are perfect because they allow you to multi-task while you read, which works well for the restless.... Continue Reading →

New York Minute Q&A

This week, I decided to do a quick Q&A about the city. As you most likely already know from my previous posts, I have mixed feelings about NYC. Sometimes I love it, and sometimes I wonder why I ever left my rural upstate hometown. So here are some questions and answers I've crafted about the... Continue Reading →

A Trip to Roosevelt Island

This weekend, I travelled to Roosevelt Island for the first time with my roommate to attend the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture and a showcase of the newly-bloomed cherry blossom trees that cover the island. For those of you who don't know what Roosevelt Island is, it's the small strip of... Continue Reading →

Culture Shock

Culture shock is a phenomenon often referred to in the context of young, American college students leaving their native country to study abroad somewhere exotic for three to four months. Everyone warns, jovially, of the supposed "shock" of being suddenly displaced into a culture that is different from your own.¬†Wait until you see what time... Continue Reading →

Where to Go On a Date in Bushwick

I moved to Bushwick in the very early stages of dating my girlfriend Kate (she actually came with me to view my apartment mere weeks after meeting), so we are very familiar with all the best places around the neighborhood to go for a casual drink, a good meal, or a fun activity. Bushwick is... Continue Reading →

Things to See: The Bushwick Art Collective

It took me six months living in Bushwick to finally experience what the neighborhood is most well-known for: its street art. Bushwick is speckled with beautiful and unique murals, stylized graffiti, and Instagram-worthy backdrops. It's ironic to me that these small pieces of art bring walking tours to Bushwick, because the neighborhood itself isn't exactly... Continue Reading →

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