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That Time I Met The Gilmore Girls Family

I have an amazing Gilmore Girls-related tale to tell. I have never committed this story to paper. Besides the friends I’ve told and one Facebook post, this has literally been a legend in my own mind. It’s also one of those stories that makes you say “Only in New York”. All the news and excitement about the revival not only renewed my own love of the show, but also reminded me of my all time favorite New York and Gilmore...

If My (Work) Goals Were Honest

If you work in any sort of corporate or office environment, you are most likely evaluated every year on a scale that measures your “success” for that year. And each new year, you have to come up with new objectives or goals. In my case, I have to come up with objectives that are somehow “measureable”. Recently, I’ve really struggled with wanting to be the conscientious, attentive person that I am, but pulling me the other way is my desire...

Getting Dressed In Winter = Struggle City

I truly admire all those people who manage to look super attractive during the winter months here in New York City. I tip my hat to you because winter here simply makes it extremely difficult to look like a put together human being.  Some days I’m going to be frump girl, I’ve accepted it. But there are times when winter here is just the worst (I would still rather be chilly than sweating, so let’s say almost the worst). Ruthless wind...

My First Stitch Fix + Review

Sometimes, I just really hate shopping–there I said it. I mean, I love picking out new clothes for myself and it can absolutely be fun and a nice treat. But honestly, when a store is crowded or it’s that strange in-between weather and I can’t maintain a comfortable body temperature and people are hovering around me. I just can’t. I think most people can relate to this, but I think I have found the majority of my clothes when I...

Staten Island Residents Are Taking Action As Build It Back Sits Idle

If you’ve driven down Hylan Blvd. recently, you may have noticed some local Islanders rallying near the corner of Hylan and Jefferson Ave. Led by Aiman Youssef, the founder of Midland Avenue Neighborhood Relief, residents are now taking action in front of Build it Back’s local office, demanding answers on why the agency has done so little and where the funding has gone. According to a recent Epoch Times article, the city agency, which has helped less than 1% of the...

Residents Are Tired Of The Empty, Decaying Homes Threatening The Community

Update on June 12th: After the running water at 501 Midland Ave was brought to City Council member Steven Matteo’s attention, it has now been fixed and is no longer a danger to the home next door. The home should still be checked for mold and any structural danger, but this is one small item off the checklist. I sent this blog post to the Facebook page of Borough President James Oddo, and this was the response I received. “This has been...

Thoughts On NYC Comptroller’s Sandy Oversight Hearing

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked over to the community center on Wednesday night for the NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Sandy oversight hearing. I thought it would either be empty or filled to capacity. The hearing was held in order to hear residents out on everything they have endured, especially related to the Build it Back program, which the comptroller’s office is now auditing and has held similar hearings in other boroughs.  The room was standing room...

The Village is in my blood

This is something I already knew, but seeing actual proof is super exciting! As I have mentioned in earlier posts, my parents began taking my sister and I into Manhattan when we were young. There was some history in the Village as both my parents’ families either lived or worked there, or both. My dad knew that his father, Arthur, was born on Carmine St., on the small section between Bleecker St. and 6th Ave. And thanks to Ancestry.com, the...