A Toast to Nikki Takes New York – One Year Blogiversary!

cheersIt’s been just over one year since I took a bite of the Big Apple, and I’m still chewin’! I moved to NYC last January and exactly one year to the day, I started my blog sharing all things food, fun, fashion and fabulous in this City of Dreams! For 365 (give or take) days, I’ve been exploring the Big Apple searching high and low for the best, coolest, quirkiest, and most fun things to do in NYC. I’ve explored Manhattan from Uptown to Downtown and just about everywhere in between, crossed bridges and tunnels into Brooklyn, Queens, and even New Jersey, and, I’ve certainly been on multiple subways and trains to do some extra special exploring outside these boroughs’ borders. There really is nothing quite like New York City, in all its greatness, to help you go beyond your comfort zone, push the boundaries and discover things about yourself you never really knew! So in honor of the one year anniversary of Nikki Takes New York, here’s a little recap of some of the amazing adventures I’ve embarked on. Go ahead dive in to New York City, it’s been waiting for you! Continue reading “A Toast to Nikki Takes New York – One Year Blogiversary!”

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All Aboard – A Little Mangia Outside of Manhattan

FullSizeRenderSometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone and be spontaneous to discover some of the greatest things life has to offer – or at least some of the greatest things New York has to offer.

With this weekend (Valentine’s Weekend) being one of the coldest in record history, I could only think of one way to keep warm – eating, of course! A staunch lover of all things Italian, naturally I wanted pizza and pasta to get me through these cold winter days (what’s new?). I had heard of a little known place just north of Manhattan, in New York’s most northern borough, the Bronx, and while tons of options exist in the City, I decided to be a bit adventurous and explore one of New York’s oldest and greatest well-kept secrets,  Arthur AvenueContinue reading “All Aboard – A Little Mangia Outside of Manhattan”

The Pizza Princess Visits The Pizza King – A Day at DiFara’s in Brooklyn

IMG_3206Pizza – the famously delish diet staple for all New Yorkers, born and brought, alike. Whether you’re out for a full pie, or just a plain slice, pizza brings people together, regardless of your choice of toppings. You can eat it any time of day, any type of way, and I’d even go as far as saying it’s the (unofficial) grub of Gotham. Characterized by its round, thin crust (usually well-done), sweet sauce and very particularly placed mozzarella cheese, this food favorite originated in the Big Apple in the early 1900’s. Continue reading “The Pizza Princess Visits The Pizza King – A Day at DiFara’s in Brooklyn”