Tag Archive: nyc

Feb 28

I Want to Move to the Suburbs


My white picket fence dream: Maybe I’m having a 3-decade crisis, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about moving to the suburbs. Eric and I love our current condo, and it’s ideal location, but are starting to feel a little smothered by city life. The hustle and bustle combined with noise, no privacy, and …

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Jan 22

Do I Need a Car in NYC? No, But I Have One


Do you ever keep a luxury item that you don’t need because it has sentimental value or it makes your life more comfortable? I’d like to say that material things don’t motivate me and I’m a frugalista in all aspects of my life, but neither are true. There are plenty of “things” in our house …

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Nov 03

Survivor’s Standouts: Remembering Sandy Edition

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I can’t believe it’s already November 3rd. It feels like just the other day I was making my goals for the year, and now we’re almost at the end of the year. This week was a good, but emotional week for me. One year ago, hurricane Sandy came to town leaving a wake of devastation …

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Sep 11

9/11 in NYC


On September 11th 2001, I was a freshman in college. Like most people, I remember exactly where I was when I found out that the World Trade Center had been attacked. I was walking back to my dorm room from an 8am math class when several students ran by me stating that a plane crashed …

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Jun 24

New York State of Mind or Maine-iac?


Over the past few years I’ve thought a lot about my upbringing and reflected on how it impacted me socially, culturally and economically. Growing up in a very small fishing village on the coast of Maine there were a lot of things I wasn’t exposed to as a kid. I grew up in a very …

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