Smorgasburg and Street Art in Brooklyn

Living and working on Long Island gives me little reason to visit the five boroughs unless it’s to visit family in Queens or The Bronx. And that’s sad because there is so much to see and do! Recently I headed out to Brooklyn to meet Arielle and have a girls day. I’ve known this girl […]

A Trip to Dead Horse Bay

(Otherwise known as the day Dave and I voluntarily picked through garbage.) I’ve been wanting to go to Dead Horse Bay for awhile now but the fire to head there was ignited once again when it was featured on the Only in Your State blog. (If you don’t follow this blog for your own state […]

Hot Chocolate Festival & Harry Potter Trivia

On Monday I headed into the city after work for hot chocolate and Harry Potter trivia with Arielle. Every February City Bakery hosts their Hot Chocolate Festival where each day they feature a different kind of hot chocolate. Mmmm. We had no idea what Monday’s flavor would be since the date just said LEAP YEAR […]

How to piss off a New Yawker

The other day the Matador Network (no idea what that is) published a list of things that would piss off a New Yorker. Or a New Yawker, if you have one of those horrible accents. You know who you are. As someone who was born and raised in Queens and worked in the city for […]

A nice, low key celebration

Man this last week just FLEW by. With Independence Day and visiting my office with Sadie and just running around during Dave’s first full week off, it’s been a whirlwind. Not to mention Sadie was a major cranky baby last week (I think she was having a growth spurt), which put a damper on my […]

Subway Behavior 101

I’m pretty sure the NYC MTA is solely responsible for me becoming a crazy, antisocial, sociopath. I’ve developed coping mechanisms to help me deal with my hour+ commute each way from the Boogie Down BX to the city.  Such habits include, but are not limited to: Sticking my elbow out whenever someone goes to sit […]