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John Skylar
John Skylar is a PhD candidate, science fiction author, and blogger, whose online words can all be found at He is the founder of Better Worlds and the Immodest Proposals NYC discussion series. He lives in New York City along with his ramen soup.

Entries by John Skylar

Leave Me Behind! Save Yourselves: A Native New Yorker's Guide to Surviving the Holiday Crowds

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:31 PM

Okay, this one's for you, my embattled fellow New Yorkers. If you're a tourist, go check out my post from yesterday.

During the time between Christmas and New Year's, even the strongest among us want to get out of the city and run for the hills. I do...

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Welcome to NYC During the Hellidays: A Guide for Tourists

(3) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 9:09 PM

It's the least wonderful time of the year.

To the native New Yorker, the holidays are a time of long lines, huge crowds, and general chaos. In the past, I've compared Halloween in New York to the zombie apocalypse, so I won't use that again. Still, while that one night...

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New Yorkers Aren't Rude. You Are.

(1495) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 8:16 AM

And I mean that title with the utmost of respect.

I've been a denizen of this fair(ly crappy) city my entire life, in one way or another. I spent some time in LA during college, but don't worry, I got over it. The one thing, though, that I've consistently heard...

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