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In Love in New York: Goodbye Fong Inn Too

Chinatown is a vastly different landscape today from what it was even just a few short years ago, but more significant are the differences from  from 84 years ago when neighborhood-staple Fong Inn Too opened. Because of all of the neighborhood changes, this, the oldest, consistently family-owned store in tofu shop in Chinatown and perhaps in all of America, located at 46 Mott Street, finally closed its doors on January 15, 2017. Continue reading “In Love in New York: Goodbye Fong Inn Too”

30 Day Blog Post Challenge: Photographing Astoria

New York has been my life, my entire life. Much of my adult, post-college life has been spent in New York City. While Manhattan was where my story started, I always knew I wanted to make my way to Astoria, Queens.

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I’m Almost 30 and Following My Heart Down a New Career Path

Thank yous are an order to the magazine world, publishing world, e-zine world, and online blog world. Planets in which I was trained to live and believed that I would do so for decades. Thank you to the entire editorial universe for unanimously rejecting me.

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What Nobody Tells You About Dating a Career Firefighter

Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a couple things about dating a career firefighter. To save time, I have compiled a thorough list of pointers I wish I had known before The Man became a career firefighter.

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In Love in New York: Who Says You Can’t Garden in the Concrete Jungle?

I lived in Manhattan for more than three years. There was very little green downtown, and it made me miserable to be away from any green.

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Preconceived Notions of Love and How They Threaten Relationships

Whether has been in my own relationships, someone close to me, or someone about whom I’ve stories; whether it’s putting a positive or negative, still an unrealistic, spin on the romantic situation; people too often let preconceived notions squander any chance of future connections and romantic growth.

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In Love in New York: Brunch! Brunch! Brunch!

Weekend To Do List:

  1. Pick up prescriptions at Duane Reade.
  2. Schedule ConEd payment.
  3. Plan brunch.

It is a widely popular phenomenon across the globe, and brunch in New York City is no different. It is a staple. After a beautiful brunch cruise this past Saturday with The Man, I wanted to take a look back on my brunch experiences in the Big Apple.

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The Best FDNY House Animal Instagrams

Every firehouse need a dog, right?

Not anymore! Besides Nickels, many houses have jumped on the Cat Craze bandwagon. Here are just a few FDNY friend instagram accounts every animal lover should check out.

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In Love in New York: Happy Lunar New Year

There’s a bar in Chinatown, called Whiskey Tavern. As per my First Apartment post, it was a great local watering hole for me during the first few years of my residency in New York City. For the longest time– as I don’t know if this is still true– their slogan was “I miss the old Chinatown.” When you ask any of the owners, Rob, Justin, or George what it means, he would tell you that it  means something different to each patron.

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