Tag: nyc

Jan 26

5 frugal activities I’m entertaining myself with during the #blizzard15

“The weather is getting worse by the minute”, says NBC4 in NYC. Thankfully my employer let non-essential staff go home today at 4pm, to avoid the bulk of the snow and bad travel. So I’m now comfy/cozy in my PJs lounging on the couch and thinking about the 18-24 inches (depending on what news outlet …

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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

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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