Freebie – How to live a fun life in NYC and not go broke!

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New York City is not cheap. We all know that.

With record breaking rental rates and groceries you’d think were made of gold because they’re so damn expensive, it’s difficult to have any money left to actually do things that take the stress away from these “adulting” necessities.

But don’t fret, I’m here to share the top five free/cheap things you can do to live in the great city of Gotham and still live like a boss. Continue reading “Freebie – How to live a fun life in NYC and not go broke!”

Hoop Dreams – My first New York City Knicks Game


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Founded and named in 1946 with the cast of votes in Ned Irish’s hat, the New York Knickerbockers (aka The Knicks) were one of the founding teams of the Basketball Association of America, an organization which later merged with its rival the National Basketball League to form the present day National Basketball Association (more commonly known as the NBA). The Knicks are one of only two remaining league teams to operate in their original city.

Like many other teams, the Knicks have had their fair share of ups and downs on the court, but with a fan base as strong as the net and an all-star cast of present and former players (think Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and most recently, Carmelo Anthony) the Knicks are still a force to be reckoned with more than 70 years later! Continue reading “Hoop Dreams – My first New York City Knicks Game”

Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple

banksyJust over three years ago, the notorious and critically acclaimed street artist, Banksy, took to the streets of New York City, leaving his indelible mark on the Big Apple forever. For 31 days, starting October 1, 2013, the elusive artist made New York his canvas, posting one unique piece per day in a nondescript, unannounced location, causing one of the biggest commotions the city had ever seen.

For an entire month, the artist used social media as a medium for a scavenger hunt to help his “fans” determine the clandestine location of his next masterpiece. The “Banksy Hunters” as they came to be known, equal parts fans and haters, tuned in to decipher clues and make their way to the next location before the work had vanished or had been vandalized (often the case).  Continue reading “Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple”

Paradin’ Through Town – My First Time at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

mp5For so many Americans, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (also known as the Macy’s Day Parade) is as much of a tradition on Thanksgiving as is eating pumpkin pie. Since 1924, larger than life balloons and festive floats have made their way across town, wowing both kids and adults alike. As a matter of fact, Nyctourist.com reports the first ever Macy’s Day Parade took a different route than is traveled these days, first starting at Herald Square, making its way all the way up to Harlem. This route was a marketing gimmick of its day, originally intending to draw attention to the store (it worked!). Continue reading “Paradin’ Through Town – My First Time at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”